Scot McKnight wrote an article about American evangelicalism that is on fire. It was being shared online yesterday and its a must read. Its about how American evangelicals are in the process of being unmasked. This blog is encouraging people to read this article.
“When one losses their respect for someone it is an end all to all, because there’s no phoniness when we truly lose respect for someone for whatever reason. We either treat someone with dignity and respect or we don’t treat or acknowledge them at all. They either have earned our respect, never had our respect or lost the respect we once had, there’s no in between when it comes to respect.“
Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”[a]; 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.”[b] 21 So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas[c] or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.
1 Corinthians 3: 18-23 ESV
Bill Hybels of Willowcreek
The other day Scot McKnight wrote an article about evangelicalism that is very hard hitting. Its about the implosion of evangelicalism and how evangelicals have no one to blame but themselves. From the mess in the Southern Baptists, to mega church pastor scandals, to racial issues to sex abuse. Then you add the growing political nature of the movement. Today many people no longer respect evangelicals, and they have no one to blame but themselves. This is a painful read but it is well worth it. You can find the article in, “The Unmasking of Evangelicalism.”