November 09, 2006

The Continuing Crisis

It's no secret that modern evangelicalism (which, interestingly, can be anagrammed "meandering small voice" and "anemic legalism vendor") is in a pretty sad state. I've said before that I pity the satirist who tries to make a living keeping up with it. After all, reality is moving so fast that parody can scarcely keep pace. Already we have churches which utilize fog machines during their, um, worship experiences and churches which offer a ministry of aerobics. And today I read a column by constitutional attorney John Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute, which mentioned that Joel Osteen's church boasts a café with wireless Internet access and -- this is my favorite part -- 32 video game kiosks.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:30 PM

    Thanks for posting John W. Whitehead’s comments on your blog.

    He is a legal, political and cultural watchdog — sounding the call for integrity, accountability and the democratic principles on which this country was founded. Whitehead is an attorney and author who is passionate about defending our constitutional rights and speaking truth to power.

    As Whitehead often remarks, “Anytime people find themselves under fire from both the liberal left and the conservative right, it means that that person is probably right on target.”

    Here’s an excerpt from another of his commentaries:

    Whitehead on religion and politics:

    “Where the Christian Right gets it wrong is that the present spiritual problems we face today will not be changed through the political system. Although it is a valued and necessary part of the process in a democracy, the ballot box is not the answer to mankind’s ills. And, in fact, Christians who place their hope in a political answer to the world’s ills often become nothing more than another tool in the politician’s toolbox.”

    Please feel free to visit The Rutherford Institute’s website ( for more of his articles on current events and your constitutional rights.

    We would also encourage you to stay informed on the many issues that impact your rights by signing up for free weekly emails of Whitehead’s commentaries, our monthly e-newsletter and for our e-alerts on important issues.

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