Driscoll on the end of Christian america

Posted on May 23, 2009

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Mark Driscoll responds to the Newsweek article that has made so many headlines with its discussion of “The End of Christian America.” Driscoll argues that the report, rather than signaling the looming death of Christianity, could actually be encouraging and clarifying for evangelical churches and pastors:

Subsequently, the Newsweek report simply confirms the fact that, just as Christendom has died in Europe and the major American cities, it is now dying in the suburban and rural areas of America as well. With the social benefits of professing to be a Christian no longer in place and the social stigma of not professing to be a Christian now lifted, those who were part of Christendom America are simply no longer pretending to be part of Christian America.

Since those who professed faith but did not practice faith were confusing to account for, this is actually a good thing. Now, it is more likely that if someone is a Christian or non-Christian, he or she will state so plainly.

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