This is from a couple of weeks ago, but somehow I missed it. In case you did as well, here you go.
ABC news did a story on “The New Face of American Evangelicalism,” using a panel discussion with “five young Christians.” The discussion begins with the fact that all of them affirm that the “death of Christian America” is actually a good thing for the church because it frees us from the distractions of power and privilege, allowing us to be the church.
The more interesting part of the discussion comes after the moderator asks, “What are the biggest say 3 or 4 issues in American life that you all have on your minds.” For the next six or seven minutes, the panelists discussed the following:
- health care
- violent human conflict
- climate change and environmental stewardship
Now, the panel was far from representative. Each of the panelists represented an organization that has social justice as a primary purpose. So, of course the discussion was going to be skewed in that direction. But still, it was an interesting representation of a certain strand of contemporary evangelicalism.