Only one moment of Moody Bible Institute’s Radio station today was enough to reveal that the name of Jesus is being slandered more than ever before in America. The National Association of Evangelicals took out a full page ad in Christianity Today this month warning that Evangelicals may soon be on the “endangered species list.” But then I saw this wonderfully candid comment from the NAE’s president, Ted Haggard:
“We’re church people. We always use fear and guilt to motivate people,” Haggard told Bible Belt Blogger, punctuating the quip with hearty laughter.
You won’t hear lines like that on WMBI any day soon. I wonder how much longer fear and suspicion will work to motivate Evangelicals. I can’t help but think its just a mimicking of cultural signifiers. We’re in a War on Terror. Be Afraid. We’re in a War for Culture. Be Afraid.
There are better things to lose sleep over.