|RE: Can Liberal Churches save Christianity? Diana Butler Bass responds to Ross Douthat|
|Written by Rev. Robert McClelland|
|Thursday, 19 July 2012 12:48|
Though both Bass' and Douthat's articles are worth a read, I believe neither asks the real question. That question is not whether "Liberal Christianity can be saved" or whether "Liberal Churches can save Christianity" The real question is "Should American Christianity be saved?"
Douthat correctly points out that Liberal Christianity in America has seen a greater collapse than the Conservative denominations, but both have experienced decline. Both have played a big part in the development of our Country. But the question needs to be, "Should this American Christianity be saved?"
American Christianity has been thrust into a crisis, and, as pointed out by both bass and Douthat, is in need of rediscovering relevance. The only way relevance will be found is by stripping away American Christianity and allowing the Gospel of Christ to be boldly proclaimed and lived again. For it was that Gospel which brought Christianity to America, that Gospel which took Christianity to unreached people in Africa, South America, and the far East, and that Christianity which has been exchanged for comfort and convenience in America.
Rev. Robert McClelland