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What's Right and Wrong With American Christianity

TabSpangler Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 4:23 PM
What? That's it? Nowhere does that show that thou shalt support the nation-state of Israel no matter what. I don't fund the drug habits of drug addicts and I don't support the US writing blank checks to a socialist country based solely on the interpretation of Rev. 21:9-11. Please try harder to think critically when reconciling the Bible to Republican talking points.

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...