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.
- grifter1910 on A Response to Stephen Baskerville’s Lecture at Patrick Henry College
- Vernon Rainwater on The Chastened Baritone and the Worth of Labor
- Patricia Jolley on Sufjan Is An Insensitive Name
- Realist on How Women Ruined Men, the World, Everything, Etc
- AC700 on Living the Story of Belief: Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead”
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