Over the weekend David French released an essay that is garnering some attention. The article looks at the effect on Trumpism on American evangelicalism. While evangelicalism has grown in some ways the bigger question is what kind of evangelicalism? Is it an evangelicalism that would welcome the likes of Beth Moore and Russell Moore? This blog post is encouraging you to read David French’s article.
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1: 9-12 NIV
This weekend David French published a fascinating essay that I skimmed which this blog wants to push. Its another taken on American evangelicalism and the harm of Trumpism. The essay by David discusses how evangelicalism grew from 2016 until 2020. But it also asks, what kind of evangelicalism? And what are evangelicals? There are different types such as Biblicism, conversionism, activism, etc… French writes about how there is also a growing group of evangelicals who do not go to church who are deeply involved in politics. Then you also have a group of people like Russell Moore or Beth Moore who opposed the infusion of Christian faith with Christian nationalism. Many evangelicals in response are calling them liberals. Beth Moore spoke about this on Twitter the other day. According to what David French writes when some Christians outside the church move forward with other evangelicals who are politically motivated then the Bible can be an obstacle for this crowd. This post is over simplifying what French is saying. But go ahead and read what David French has written and feel free to discuss below. The name of the article is, “Did Donald Trump Make the Church Great Again?”