Much of my PhD research of late has focused on the role of the Church Growth Movement (think mega churches like Saddleback and Willow Creek in 80’s/90’s/early 2000’s) in shaping Evangelical political engagement. The intersection between my findings and what happened one year ago today at the Capitol are haunting, but necessary to examine.
I put together a brief summary in this blog post.
If you don’t read it, here is my conclusion/hope at end of the piece as we reflect today:
“We can choose to ignore the history or we can choose to change it by building a better way forward. A way that is relentlessly proximate to the pain of those on the underside and unbending in our commitment to leverage our influence for the flourishing of all. One year later, it is this better way that I pray we turn to as followers of Jesus and citizens of the United States.”