Will S. over at Patriactionary has a new post up wherein he dissects a claim by Russel Moore that young Evangelicals aren’t moving left, just rejecting the Christian right. Instead they are just “freakish. I don’t have much to say about the post, or the piece it covers. Instead, I wanted to throw in my thoughts on the change in the Evangelical movement.
You see, I have, in my (relatively) short lifetime observed a monumental shift in the Evangelical movement. In fact, from what I can tell, in the space of a single generation the Evangelical movement has made a near complete transformation. When I was younger my Evangelical friends were very much opposed to the world. They stood out from everyone else, and basically didn’t bother to fit in. I would even say that many enjoyed standing apart from everyone else.
That isn’t the case any longer. Now many of my Evangelical friends have become leftists to some degree or another. They hardly resemble the people I remember growing up. Now most are just pro-life liberals. And I’m not sure about even that any more. As far as I can tell they have all gone full Churchian. Of course, many were that way to begin with. But now they aren’t really hiding it anymore.
Frankly, the transformation has been shocking. It amazes me to think of how quickly a broad movement like that can shift so quickly. Especially given how influential it was in some quarters. Yet the change is there, especially amongst my generation. Given the troubles of the Catholic Church, and some rumors of feminization of the Orthodox Church here in the US, well… I dare say we are heading towards Remnant territory. Brace yourselves folks.