What do you think is the overall health, or lack thereof, of the contemporary evangelical church?
I better begin with saying that by "the evangelical church" I mean the whole fellowship of congregations that believe that the Bible is the Word of God and that Jesus Christ is the savior who everybody needs. I am myself an Anglican, and I fraternize with folk of a number of denominations who are all linked with me and I with them by evangelical faith. Within that frame, on balance, I am hopeful. I think I see evangelicals strengthening their grip on the gospel and also on the fact that they have to be different from the world around them, realizing slowly but surely that they must know their stuff for witness in the world, and so they're giving themselves to learning their faith with a diligence that is relatively new. I didn't find it when I came to North America nearly thirty years ago.
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Issue: "No Church, No Problem?" July/August 2008 Vol. 17 No. 4 Page number(s): 40-42
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