David Swartz gave a lecture at Gordon College last month entitled, “Evangelical Left: Oxymoron or Opportunity,” in which he tells the story of a failed attempt to coalesce a movement in the mid-eighties and current thinkers who might signal a renewed opportunity for political engagement by Evangelicals. The Culture Wars have left many Evangelicals [...]
Yesterday, Fitz argued that evangelicalism won’t split because it’s eroding instead. I agree, and I would add that this erosion factors heavily into the debate over whether young evangelicals are staying conservative or shifting to the left.
Christian conservatives have been trumpeting new numbers that show the evangelical kids are holding on [...]
Every few months sees another Christian pundit publicly wishing The Youth would just get a grip and do as they’re told. It usually goes something like: the “young evangelicals” just want to be accepted by the world, they’re just bitter, they only define themselves negatively, they reflexively oppose anything traditional or conservative, they’re self-absorbed egotists, [...]
Matt Lee Anderson has written a pretty good review of Gabe Lyons’ buzzed-about book, The Next Christians. I haven’t read it, so I can’t claim to have a sound opinion on it. But I want to concur with his slight criticism of the triumphalist tone of the “next Christians” narrative, which [...]
Drew Dyck, author of Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Faith and How to Bring Them Back, has a cover story in the latest issue of Christianity Today on what the magazine’s cover line obnoxiously calls “the new apostates.” It’s divided, presumably like his book, into a “why” section [...]
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