Sharing a podcast link to a sermon, The Great Unmasking, from a famous white evangelical pastor preaching some Gospel, talking about social justice in our current context, preaching from the prophets and discussing things like defunding police. It’s Rob Bell, which to be fair, I’m not sure he’s actually an evangelical….He was booted out of his evangelical church years back, circa 2012.
Before I published this post, it occurred to me that one of the reasons why evangelicals have lost their anchor in justice and righteousness may have to do with the fact that so many good and decent persons were either kicked out of their churches, encouraged to leave, or else just found the situation so maddeningly unredeemable that they left. Hence there is likely far less diversity in evangelicalism today than ten or twenty years ago. So evangelicalism has likely become an echo-chamber for a right-wing, nationalist political ideology. That’s always kind of been the case, but the fact that there is no longer any sense of decency (and no biblical correctives) coming from evangelical leaders may well be the result of a mass exodus of alternative voices.