The New Life Church in Colorado Springs was one of the nation’s leading megachurches. But then its pastor, Ted Haggard, was brought down in a sex and drug scandal. Now the congregation is changing the way it is doing things. Instead of trying to be new, it is trying to find its place in historic Christianity. This means bringing in liturgy, every-Sunday communion, the church year, and pastoral care. Its new statement of faith is the Nicene Creed.
Christianity Today published a sympathetic in-depth article about the changes last month. Lutheran scholar Martin Noland sees these developments as possibly “a watershed in American evangelicalism.” [Read more...]