11 May 2008

Wheaton Panel

Fascinating time yesterday with my friend Uche here on campus listening to Mark Noll, John Piper, and Nathan Hatch discuss together how Evangelicalism has changed in the last forty years. They all graduated from Wheaton 40 years ago this weekend.

Their consensus bottom line: Evangelicalism is way worse off and way better off than four decades ago.

Worse: defragmented, "hollowed out," the gospel core of Henry/Schaeffer/Graham has dissolved, entertainment-saturated. Better: lots of fresh energy for a doctrinally robust mission to a fallen world, especially among the younger generation.

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