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What's Right and Wrong With American Christianity

SuperSam Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 1:07 AM
I WATCHED ON CSPAN TODAY BIDEN SWEARING IN INOUYE'S FILL-IN. HER AND HER HUSBAND HAD A BIBLE THEY BROUGHT TO BE USED TO BE SWORN IN. BIDEN TOOK IT FROM THEM AND PUT IT ON A TABLE; REFUSED TO USE IT FOR THEM. I AM NOT RELIGIOUS, BUT WTF.

As I prepare to spend a week teaching the book of Jeremiah to Chinese pastors in Hong Kong, I’ve been reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of the Church in America. Regrettably, the list of negatives is longer than the list of positives.

To be clear, though, I’m speaking of the circles in which I travel, meaning evangelical Christian circles, so my observations might not apply to other Christian groups in America.

What are some of the strengths of the American Evangelical Church?

1) We are at the forefront of feeding the poor and providing disaster relief worldwide. From the...