The “Non-Court Evangelicals”


Here is a taste of Nancy LeTourneau’s Washington Monthly piece: “The Status Anxiety of White Evangelicals“:

The question becomes: how much of this is about Christianity and how much is about whiteness?

It is important to note that not all white evangelicals are reacting to change this way. A group that John Fea calls “non-court evangelicals” met last week in Illinois to discuss the future of evangelicalism. One of the speakers was Dr. Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Theological Seminary (disclosure: where I earned my master’s degree). His speech resonated with a theology that takes an entirely different view than the one we hear so often from the likes of Robert Jeffress, Pat Robertson, Franklin Graham, and Jerry Falwell, Jr. He acknowledged that evangelicals are at a moment of crisis, but it is historical, not recent.

Read the rest here.