By sifilings Dec 15 2012 EvangelicalismThe Decline of Evangelical America 725 reads There are 2 Comments I'll just note that the Shaynus - Sat, 12/15/2012 - 10:51pm I'll just note that the author of this article, John Dickerson, was my Theta Kappa Nu society chaplain at Bob Jones, and is an all around great guy. I quibble slightly with his analysis, but it captures nicely the generational mood. cycle Mike Durning - Sun, 12/16/2012 - 11:01am It is the cycle. Every time christianity becomes obsessed with political power, it becomes spiritually weak. Even the author seems to have some trouble viewing evangelicalism as having influence in society wihout political power being part of it. I commend to you all "Less than Conquerors: How evangelicals entered the 20th century" by Douglas Frank. He makes this case brilliantly. Out of print, but generally available used, it will change how you look at influence and power in society.