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Jim Hinch, reporter/columnist at The Orange County Register and contributor to The American Scholar, tells about a shift in fortunes for the U.S. evangelical movement through one Orange County mega-church.
When the right would say "gay agenda" in decades past, they wanted you to believe it was some mysterious, undefined nefarious plan. Now that we all see it's just the quest for equality, when anyone says "gay agenda" nowadays, I wonder why everyone isn't aboard.
"A gay agenda"...what a concept.. my lungs tend to require oxygen,so do they perhaps have a "Breathing agenda" ??
While one could suspect Jim of carrying a gay agenda, I find the reporting here (listening) all pretty straightforward and factual. Was never interested in flash over substance myself. I hope the conversion of the Crystal cathedral to the Catholics goes well.
Robert Shuller's ministry is nothing like most of the evangelical ministries on tv. His theology is closely aligned with that of Norman Vincent Peale and the Reformed Church of America, which is practiced at Marble Collegiate Church here.
More importantly, ministers like Peale and Shuller focused on taking the shaming out of religion and finding positive interpretations on language that other television ministries use to shame and humiliate people.
I think you have the wrong example, however valid the overall point may be.
Armageddon and the Rapture haven't happened yet, and that disappoints so many.
I thought Evangelical / Proselytizing was the unabashed explanation of:
Duck DynastyBush 2Tea Party
If Evangelicalism is passed, then who has picked up their US political positions, and why?
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