"A new report released Tuesday by the Cultural Research Center (CRC) of Arizona Christian University has a troubling conclusion.... Unlike the Protestant Reformation, whose goal was to return to the foundational teachings of the Bible, this modern movement is one where Americans are redefining biblical beliefs according to secular values."- C.Leaders
"Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, recently criticized the amusement-driven church and encouraged Christians to participate in the Body of Christ for the purposes of discipleship and community — not entertainment." - Christian Post
The notion that we must win the world's esteem before the gospel can do its work is, I'm convinced, a spiritually crippling error that underlies most of the trends currently vying for widespread acceptance within the so-called evangelical movement. In reality, for three decades or longer the broad movement has been softening its commitment to (and in many cases totally abandoning) the two most important evangelical convictions—sola Scriptura and sola fide.