The Continued Self-destruction of Liberal Theology

jesus-crossby John Ellis

A little over a year ago, in an op-ed for the Washington Post, Rachel Held Evans continued her naïve drumbeat about how to fix churches. Like her book, the op-ed blamed diminishing church attendance on things like “cooler bands, hipper worship, edgier programming, [and] impressive technology.” Further down the article, she drags out her favorite hobby horse – the treatment/rejection of the lgbt community and her desire to open the Lord’s Table to any and all, regardless of whether or not they are repenting of their sins and placing their faith in Jesus. Of course, as I stated in my review of her last book, Rachel Held Evans either ignores or is simply unaware of the vast amounts of data that scream that liberal theology (you know, embracing aberrant sexuality and embracing an inclusive soteriology devoid of a drastic re-shifting of a person’s identity) is the culprit for declining church attendance.

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