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Alcorn on Younger Evangelical Inconsistency

August 9th, 2010 | 1 min read

By Andrew Walker

I would encourage you to view this interview between Mark Driscoll and Randy Alcorn. It's excellent and rightfully deserves a response from evangelicals who label themselves "pro-life" but then vote for pro-choice candidates. I'll be blunt; I know of no more contradictory stance held by younger evangelicals today, a stance which is both naive and appalling.

I've recently completed a term paper on a Christian understanding of public morality. In it, I made the assertion that individual acts create cultural habits and moods (which, I know, is not a novel concept), that eventually contributes to what Robert P. George labels as a "moral ecology." On the abortion issue, evangelicals have the unique ability to stand on the side of celebrating a culture of life. How sad that, on such an important issue, younger evangelicals are contributing--surreptitiously--to the pro-choice movement's "culture of death."

Andrew Walker

Andrew T. Walker is an Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.