I received a bit of kickback to my Patheos column from last week in which I suggested that post-evangelicals should be marked by their attention to the global church, as opposed to evangelical infighting in the United States. The main argument I heard was that progressive or post-evangelicalism isn’t what is shaping global Christianity. Rather, it seems, conservative Christianity is growing at a rapid pace. Not surprisingly, I have some thoughts on this, which I will work into my next column.
In gathering sources and information for this week’s piece, which will be published on Wednesday, I came across several essays on this topic that I thought I’d share. These will each figure into my own reflections on the growth of conservative Christianity, with a particular interest in Africa, which everybody seems to want to use as proof positive that this is a good thing.
So, I’m showing my hand, but I’ll stop there. Here are the links:
David Brooks got me started with his review/reflection on “The Book of Mormon.”
Start there, and I’ll add any additional links as I come across them. And don’t forget to check Patheos’ Evangelical Portal on Wednesday morning for the column.
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald is editor of Patrol and author of Not Your Mother's Morals: How the New Sincerity is Changing Pop Culture for the Better. Follow Fitz on Twitter.
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