Tuesday, August 29, 2006

The Intelligelicals

No, it's not the name of a new Broadway musical, but a rather cute neologism concocted by the Japery to describe this growing breed of evangelical intellectual wannabes.
The best one can do is say it [evangelical access to and presence in academia] will steer the culture, shaping the law, government, and public policy on issues that....presently divide the hell out of Christians, especially ill-defined, fad-chasing, deracinated Protestant Evangelicals and other "post-confessionalists." Lacking ecclesial and political solidarity -- the latter ideally following from the former (though this is precisely what many people fear) -- one cannot expect to be able to do anything with "access" once one has it.
I knew there was a reason why I smell a fish every time I hear smart evangelicals talk. Except for Mark Noll.