Last week I attended a lecture at Gordon College given by David Swartz entitled, “”The Evangelical Left Oxymoron or Opportunity?”
He just released a book called, Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism.
Here are some of the notes I took – below is the accompanying reflection:
Limits of evangelical politics
1. Acting out culture war scripts
2. Preaching real politick
James Davidson Hunter’s idea of both sides can be manipulative and jockey for power.
3. Proclaiming Nationalism
4. Consuming stuff -
Unintended reformation: What unites the West is no longer Christianity but consumption.
We traded the “pursuit of good” for the pursuit of goods.
In light of all this, the evangelical left (and right) can come across as an oxymoron.