The rotten fruit of evangelicalism
If a good tree bears good fruit then why are evangelicals so immoral? Ronald Sider compiles a list of statistics that reveal most evangelicals are not significantly different from non-evangelicals.
- The divorce rate is higher
- Just as likely to beat their wives
- More likely to be a racist
- Almost as likely to have pre-marital sex
- Just as materialistic
Sider tries to offer some solutions but I think they fall short. I believe we need to search deeper and question our assumptions about the gospel and the church. One of our faults is that we apply the same answers to the same questions and we keep getting the same results.