The Journey

Thursday, January 12, 2006

I read this in an article about Barna's top five trends in an article by Rabbi Marc Gellman in Newsweek. Maybe there is hope for the evangelical church in America. Maybe people are listening to the cries of modern Prophets calling our people to reach out in love. Let's hope this trend continues!

"The energizing of the evangelicals. Although only 7 percent of adults are evangelicals, their voice is the loudest and their energy, charity, Bible study, and prayer life is the greatest. They give away more than three times as much money as other Americans. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it was the evangelical volunteers who came in the greatest numbers and stayed for the longest time. I hope that even people who are suspicious of their motives for America can admire the power of their good works when America needed good works the most. Even if they wanted to evangelize the storm-tossed remnants after giving them food, shelter and clothing—who cares? They were there, and most other religious groups were not there in anything like their numbers or sacrificial kindness. People who cannot appreciate the energy of evangelicals for good after the experience of their posthurricane mobilization have eyes, but they do not see. Most pious people flee from the culture and its needs. Evangelicals are engaging the culture and producing the most constant and cogent critique of cultural crud that we are seeing from any religious group in our time."

Let me know what you think about this...


  • At 6:59 PM, Blogger Chris Good said…

    Honestly if being an Evangelical means this...Call me Evangelical cubed.


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