Have you ever heard the word "crisis"? It has been put to use not only in politics but in religion as well. Kevin Bauder explains why conservatives do not operate with a crisis mentality.
Here's a tidbit.
Somewhere along the line, somebody discovered that they could always attract a bigger crowd and see a greater visible response if they would just trim away the uncomfortable or unattractive aspects of the Christian faith, inserting in their place some really spectacular amusement. This methodology has succeeded wildly—at least from a certain point of view. Its very success has created an acute problem. We are now forced to wonder how much of the Christian faith we actually have left. Some of us suspect that it is far less than American evangelicals ordinarily assume. Some of us suspect that nearly the entire birthright of Christianity has been traded away for a mess of pragmatist pottage.
Read the whole thing here.