A sociology professor at the University of Oklahoma captures the problem of evangelicalism in a tweet. It slices to the core and reveals the dysfunction and brokenness of evangelicalism. This is a brief post but I wanted to add this tweet to this blog.
“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”
“What is truth?” retorted Pilate. With this he went out again to the Jews gathered there and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.
John 18:38 NIV
When I was in Campus Crusade I remember hearing about a day that would come when people rejected truth because they wanted to sin. And that when they rejected truth that is how we would enter the post-truth era. Christians would resist because they stood for truth. I heard this in retreats and a couple of Christmas conferences at Campus Crusade for Christ. Little did I know that one day it would be the white evangelicals who reject truth plunge many forward into the post truth era by embracing conspiracy theories at a whole new level. Or that many would become anti-vaxxers. And that they would do this while proclaiming to believe in absolute truth. I never foresaw the day that it would be white evangelicals who were the leaders of slander by being in the post truth era. Its with that in mind that I saw the following tweet below by Samuel Perry. Perry is on staff at the University of Oklahoma and researches religion. He tweeted out what I would consider to be the tweet of the decade.
Again if this doesn’t capture the sickness that is white evangelicalism then I would be hard pressed to think of something that does. In the last decade evangelicals revealed what many of them are and what they believe. They have lost their way and the right to preach the Gospel. Many have no idea what it is. And many atheists and people outside evangelicalism have more Christian values and fruits of the spirit than evangelicals. Its been an eye popping experience. But I wanted to push this and add it quickly to my blog.