This "crisis of evangelical Christianity" is the revelation (or perhaps, recognition) that the "white" in "white evangelicalism" isn't some demographic identifier but the dominant ideology of the movement.
"Until followers of Jesus are once again willing to speak truth to power rather than act like court pastors, the crisis in American Christianity will only deepen, its public testimony only dim," warns
“We’re losing an entire generation. They’re just gone. It’s one of the worst things to happen to the Church.” ⁦ ⁩’s piece is a must read on the existential crisis now facing the Evangelical church.
Evangelical Christians Face a Deepening Crisis - The Atlantic
This is important. I mean - this is really, really important. Please read it.
I think these folks may not understand the extent to which this particular hypocrisy is defining them to an entire generation of people
With unusual passion, he told me, 'We’re losing an entire generation. They’re just gone. It’s one of the worst things to happen to the Church.'” -- Karel Coppock in my essay on the deepening crisis in American evangelical Christianity
.: “...until followers of Jesus are once again willing to speak truth to power...the crisis in American Christianity will only deepen, its public testimony only dim, its effort to be a healing agent in a broken world only weaken.”
"There’s a very high cost to our politics for celebrating the Trump style, but what is most personally painful to me as a person of the Christian faith is the cost to the Christian witness."
“We’re losing an entire generation. They’re just gone. It’s one of the worst things to happen to the Church.” I've seen this in real time. And it's far larger than a generation.
I appreciate this deep dive into the crisis of White Evangelical Christianity in the Trump era but it’s not that complicated. Trump has exposed the racism that has always existed just under the surface of White Evangelical Christianity. Want proof? (1/2)
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Evangelical Christians Face a Deepening Crisis - The Atlantic. (Very sophisticated insights into the support for Trump by evangelicals. America is in the first stages of unraveling.)
The Deepening Crisis in Evangelical Christianity
Good take on the harm to Christianity by white evangelicals’ unwavering support of Trump. Here I discuss that with CEO of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State here
The narrative of "crisis" only works if you accept that political evangelicalism was ever anything other than a movement to sacralize capitalism, retrench patriarchy & roll back the sexual revolution. With these premises, though, one sees broad continuity.
"...for many evangelical Christians, there is no political figure whom they have loved more than Donald Trump."
Evangelicals believe "that they are engaged in an existential struggle against a wicked enemy...American liberals and the left." If Francis Schaeffer could have seen what he wrought, I honestly don't know if he would've been thrilled or horrified.
Evangelical Christians Face a Deepening Crisis - The Atlantic
"The Deepening Crisis in Evangelical Christianity." My latest essay for
"Culture care is to see our world not as a battle zone in which we’re all vying for limited resources, but to see the world of abundant possibilities and promise." in my essay on the crisis facing American evangelicalism
Evangelical Christians Face a Deepening Crisis - The Atlantic
This is a terrific piece but I’d be fascinated to know more about how black evangelicals perceived Trump.
If nothing else, the Trump era has tested White Evangelical Christianity. The glaring lack of morality, values, integrity, and leadership won't be forgotten. Jesus would not approve.
The Deepening Crisis in Evangelical Christianity: Support for Trump comes at a high cost for Christian witness. #FakeChristians
I must have read this piece 5 times, each time marveling anew. I realize how naive I have been.
He asks what a life of faithfulness looks like while one lives in a world of fear." -- of in my essay on the deepening crisis facing American evangelicalism
Exposing the moral and intellectual rot within organized Evangelical Christianity may be a salutary unintended consequence of the broader Trumpist moral rot.
"For a growing number of evangelicals, Trump’s dehumanizing tactics and cruelty aren’t a bug; they are a feature."
The Deepening Crisis in Evangelical Christianity - The Atlantic via
'Why are those who have been on the vanguard of “family values” so eager to give a man with a sordid personal and sexual history a mulligan?" BECAUSE THEY ARE NOW, AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN, MORAL COWARDS AND HYPOCRITES.