I read this piece yesterday afternoon as I sat waiting for my doctor’s nurse to call me in. Insofar as I think Evangelicalism is an articifice at best and completely bankrupt at worst, I hesitate to agree that “America’s Evangelicals…deserve better.” While getting that the EM says absolutely nothing, Miller seems to miss that Evangelicals’ problems are their own making. Observe Mouw’s own rehearsal of socio-political categories to not only vent his frustration over “how little his efforts have yielded” but counter claims that the EM “really amounts to a green light for evangelicals to vote for Obama,” as if that is some sort of problem that the project of Christianity is at all interested in:
“I do not support gay marriage. I do not support the ordination of gays. I am a right-to-lifer. Does that make me a lefty?”
Michael Cromartie declined to sign, but only because specific political questions are not answered. Huh? One might as well say it says nothing about who I should hire to finish my basement. What does one have to do with the other?
It seems to me that Drs. Mouw and Guinness are way too worried about the wrong things.