I have been asked before after one of my messages/classes to define what I mean by the terms “modern evangelicalism” or “American evangelicalism”… Since I tend to use them in a derogatory manner. I have tried to explain it, but never felt like I have done it full justice because it is such a vast and pervasive problem. So, I guess this is my attempt to explain what I mean… While I vent a bit in the process.
One of the problems, if not the biggest problem, is we have “believers” who think Christianity is all about them because we have churches teaching them that garbage and doing everything they can in their services and campuses to reinforce said garbage. Garbage here referring to poor doctrine and awful theology. The fact that we have taken Christ’s institution of the church and turned it into an arms race of sorts (bigger and more is better) that’s concerned more about buildings than people, angers me! And I’m not just looking from the outside in. I have been a part of the numbers game. Read more →