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The Dissenters Trying to Save Evangelicalism From Itself

posted on February 8, 2022

David Brooks of The News York Times argues that American evangelicalism is in crisis and needs saving from those inside the community. Disagreements over racism, sexual abuse, and evangelical support for Donald Trump are dividing evangelicals. Tim Dalrymple, the president of Christianity Today, told Brooks, “One of the most surprising elements is that I’ve realized that the people who I used to stand shoulder to shoulder with on almost every issue, I now realize that we are separated by a yawning chasm of mutual incomprehension. I would never have thought that could have happened so quickly.” Brooks writes, “Christians are supposed to believe in the spiritual unity of the church. While differing over politics and other secondary matters, they are in theory supposed to be unified by their shared first love—as brothers and sisters in Christ.”

Read at The New York Times