Monday, January 08, 2007

50 reasons why American Evangelicalism will be irrelevant by mid-century

Okay, I suppose some of these people are respectable. But on the whole this list is a frightening look at the state of American Christianity:

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Biretta tip to T-1-9.

10 comments:

jbrim said...

You're right Dan, that list is scary.

Mark said...

Figures such as Paul Crouch, T.D. Jakes, Rob Parsley and John Hagee have enormous influence among American Evangelicals. So it is no surprise to me to see their names on a list of America's top "Christian" leaders.

This list is also illustrative of the exceedingly strong attraction Evangelicals have for parachurch ministries. Parachurchism is the de facto ecclesiology of American Evangelicalism.

Jeffrey said...

What happened to the nice look of your blog? I liked the older look much better!

I agree about the list--scary!

Thomas said...

I am surprised by number 49 although he is certainly one of the more media savvy prelates.

I have to agree about the blog format. It looked better before.

Mark said...

My vote goes to the new format. It's a whole lot easier to read than the old one

dmartin said...

Not one Catholic... Not one Orthodox... Not one Lutheran... Not one Presbyterian... and I don't believe I saw an Anglican either. Boy they really cover ALL of Christianity don't they. An article for the celebration of disunity.

dmartin said...

And the old format looked better. If you don't go back to it, I'm going to steal it.

lexorandi2 said...

There are two Catholics in the list. The senator from Kansas I believe is a Catholic. So is #49.

I'm at a loss to understand the rationale for this list. For instance, why is President Bush listed? And if President Bush, why not Ted Kennedy or Nancy Pelosi? (They're Catholic, right?) Arguably, since Bush is the president of the most powerful nation on earth he should be the #1 most influential Christian, right?

I thought the change in format was easier on the eyes. But, yes, I like the old format better. We'll give it a week or so and see how it goes.

Anonymous said...

To dmartin: number 37 is Presbyterian

dmartin said...

My point is being lost by me not being thorough. My point is, this is not main stream. These people are mainly independent, Bible Church people not tied down with any affliations whatsoever, so they are able to in a sense, "be their own man."

It is sad.