Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ross Douthat's new book - Bad Religion

Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics

NY Times - Divided by God By ROSS DOUTHAT

Christianity Today ~ Q & A: Ross Douthat on Rooting Out Bad Religion - Why the New York Times columnist wants to see America return to its confessional roots
For evangelicals, it means thinking more seriously about ecclesiology and what it will take to sustain Christianity across generations. Promise Keepers, Campus Crusade for Christ, and other parachurch groups have been important to evangelicalism. But ‘parachurch’ makes sense over the long term in the context of a church. The danger for evangelicalism is becoming too parachurch without enough church. Some megachurches seem to function like parachurches rather than churches, as though everything else that's going on is more important than the central life of the community of worship. It might be important for evangelicals to think of themselves as Presbyterians, Baptists, and so on, and recover the virtues of confessionalism, because it's confessions, not just superstar pastors, that sustain Christianity over the long haul...
Huff. Post - Ross Douthat On New Book, 'Bad Religion: How We Became A Nation Of Heretics'

On the Square - Orthodoxy and Silence in the Public Square

The Gospel Coalition - Why Is Christianity on the Decline in America? by Tim Keller

The Christian Century - Obama and Ross Douthat's "Christian center"

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