I’ve got some thoughts up at Patheos on the future of evangelicalism.
There’s nothing terribly revolutionary in there to longtime readers of Mere-O, though (if I dare say so) it is worth reading all the same.
I had my friend Hugh Hewitt’s essay lurking in the back of my mind as I wrote it. In it, he suggests that we are witnessing “the opening of a great era in evangelical Catholicism.”
And if I have anything to do with it, we’ll witness the opening of a great era of catholic evangelicalism that is rooted in the appreciation of church history without giving up any evangelical distinctives. Timothy George and JI Packer evangelicalism, you know. Broad, centered upon Scripture, articulated through the creeds, with the emphasis on Bible, cross, conversion, and heaven.
Patheos has replaced Beliefnet as the pre-eminent religion portal on the net now that Dreher has left Beliefnet for more Templetony-confines. It’s worth checking out regularly.
You can see all the posts released today here. And check back over the next two weeks, as they have some heavy hitters lined up to chime in.