Is there a third stronghold we are dealing with in America? In the UK and in Canada as well? A phenomenon we can well call reactionary conservatism?
Discernment from Frank Drake – A few months ago you, Brad, mentioned two major strongholds that are threatening the Church and the advancement of the Gospel in the West, and the USA in particular–radical Islam and liberal progressivism.
I think the Lord has been showing me a third stronghold, which I believe we need to confront along with the other two. Perhaps the best name I can think of for it is reactionary conservatism.
I see its talons in a number of places–the continued re-emergence of racism in the wake of Obama’s reelection; the rise of secessionist sentiment in almost every state and especially in Texas; the vast proliferation of hate groups that espouse and perpetrate violence; the gridlock in Congress; the historically huge and increasing gap between rich and poor; and the massive and unreasonable effort on the part of the NRA and others to allow the most lethal weapons to find a place in every household, to name a few.
Where this stronghold may negatively impact evangelical ministries, in general, and PRMI, in particular, could be traced to the view held by some in this reactionary conservative bloc, though unsupported by solid evidence, that the US economy is in shambles and will soon collapse, and that the best way to preserve one’s future is to get out of the economy as much as possible and as soon as possible, i.e. buy property and send money overseas. [Read more…] about Reactionary Conservatism: Another Stronghold Blocking the Gospel?