Posted on Nov 21, 2012 by Tom Gilson
My November Worldview and You column at BreakPoint: Post-Comfortable Christianity:
We stand at a turning point. Some Christian thinkers have described this month's elections as symbolizing America’s decisive turn into post-Christianity. Respectfully I disagree, though my assessment is no less somber….
I'm describing this new phenomenon as “post-comfortable Christianity.” I’ve tried to come up with another name for it with more zing; I’d be gratified, after all, if I could coin a new term that would catch on widely. I fear this one suffers from a certain sleepiness that will hinder that happening. But that drowsy feeling is actually part of what I want to describe. We have been comfortable (at least in the ways I described above), but now we have uninvited guests coming in to prod us off our couches. The temptation is to blink, yawn, and stretch; mumble our protests; and roll over to continue our naps. And this is where the historical uniqueness of our situation comes into play….