Evangelicals Falling

Monday, December 23, 2013

Worshipers enter St. Joan of Arc church (WNYC/Arun Venugopal)

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.


Jim Hinch

Comments [6]

Zelgo from Nyx

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.

Dec. 24 2013 08:23 AM

"A gay agenda"...what a concept.. my lungs tend to require oxygen,so do they perhaps have a "Breathing agenda" ??

Dec. 23 2013 11:43 AM
John A

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.

Dec. 23 2013 11:35 AM
Leo from Central Jersey

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.

Dec. 23 2013 11:31 AM
jgarbuz from q

Armageddon and the Rapture haven't happened yet, and that disappoints so many.

Dec. 23 2013 11:29 AM

I thought Evangelical / Proselytizing was the unabashed explanation of:

Duck Dynasty
Bush 2
Tea Party

If Evangelicalism is passed, then who has picked up their US political positions, and why?

Dec. 23 2013 11:21 AM

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