We are excited to have been mentioned in this blog on Monday, by The Millenial Pastor, about the Mainline view of Evangelicalism. He humorously sets up the debate about women in ministry as a high school drama. Continue reading to find out which part the author sees The Junia Project playing…
These days, Evangelicalism makes me feel old. And tired.
The week that Phil Robertson was suspended, I was preparing for the funeral of a 16-month old girl killed in a car crash. The week he was re-instated, I was preparing for a funeral of man who took his own life, leaving 3 young children behind.
Throughout the last few months as a famous pastor was accused of plagiarism, as the Pope was called a marxist, as the issue of the role of women in Evangelicalism continued to rage, as the war on Christmas rolled into full force, it just made me tired.
I watched as progressive Evangelicals bemoaned the state of their tribe. As some called for schism, as others resolved to quit fightingabout it, even others thought about leaving altogether, and still others spoke thoughtfully into the cacophony that is Christian twitter, blogs, and media.
All Christians in North America, if they are paying attention, are forced to watch the Evangelical tribe as it rumbles and quakes about whatever is the issue of the day is. And I cannot help but see it all as some grandiose high school drama.
There is the usual cast of characters.
The Football Team (Mark Driscoll, John Piper, John Eldredge). The crowds love them, but most cannot see that they are also the bullies. They are pretty sure the football is only for boys, and the only sport for girls is cheerleading…