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We Cannot Go Back! Says who?

John Mark N. Reynolds has written an insightful article about how many evangelical thinkers have come to believe in the myth of progress. “Evangelical Whiggery” is a term that is new to me, but it sums up the tendency among many evangelicals to assimilate every new cultural development as though it were special revelation.

There was (we were told then when I was young) “No going back.” My dad was told that in seminary. His dad was told that in advertising. There is no going back, Satan might remind us, the way to Eden is barred, but the City of God is still ahead of us. Things are not worse (over all) necessarily, but they are not better over all necessarily.

EIDOS | “We Cannot Go Back” says the Person Reviving Whiggery: The Self-Referential Incoherence of the Young Evangelical Whigs

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About Christopher Ames

Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Boyceville, Wisconsin. Bicycle owner and operator. I used to play in a Campus Crusade band.

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