I’ve been largely absent from the blogosphere lately and feeling derelict in my duties. However, the time away has served to reinforce previous insights; 1) The american protestant world, continues to be remade in the image of Peter Drucker, Rick Warren, Max Lucado, John Hagee, Joel Osteen and the like. As such, we have become the caricature of ourselves on SNL, Comedy Central, South Park, et al. 2) We’ve earned most every bit of ridicule we receive from the secular prophets. 3) Scarily, I’m noticing unbelieving friends start to buy some of our drivel. 4) Rome has won. Word-Faith has won. Protestant liberalism has won. We don’t understand this well enough to have conceded. 5) The democratic party has finally seen how similar we are to them ideologically, how easy we are to turn, and have finally started to pander to us as a political base. 7) In desperation, I’ve seen many reformed pastors/churches doing their best Rick Warren impersonation via poorly executed “Kelleresque” culture transformation sermons and programs.-Rome continues to win. 8) It’s going to get worse. 9) It’s getting worse. 10) I don’t see it getting better any time soon.