This quote from Trevin Wax is an accurate assessment of our current partisan-pandemic.

And, it applies, not only to the parry you oppose, but the party you defend without any critical analysis of its blind spots and weaknesses.



"The decline of cultural Christianity will likely result in more people satisfying their religious impulse elsewhere. Entertainment could be one avenue. Politics is more likely." 



Even worse, the marriage of entertainment and politics, with partisanship on the rise, will lead people to

  1. hold their political views with a fervor generally reserved for religious conviction,
  2. treat people with different political views as “evil” or “heretics” who deserve to be hounded out of the public square and “burned” at the social media stake, and
  3. find their deepest sense of belonging in whatever group shares their “identity,” and thus fall prey to an identity politics that is ruthless in its obsession with and quest for power."  Trevin Wax


#ReimagineCHRISTIANITY...to become the Church centered upon Christ not wandering to the left or comforted by the right.



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  • I fear we have placed political perspectives so close to biblical teachings that many can no longer tell the difference.

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    “But it helped me understand how good people could stand by and make excuses for bad people in power,” he wrote. “They couldn’t not see past their own resentments and bias, even when people they loved were hurting or scared.”
    "When you categorize everybody as an extremist just because they hold these views, I think it pushes more evangelicals towards the bad actors who are trying to bring people into an anti-democratic movement."

    Are you still an evangelical, or do you call yourself something else?

    "I don’t think I would use that label. I think I would just call myself a Christian."

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