Winning, Losers, and the Example of Christ

The American Christian Right loves nothing so much as winning. But this is more American than it is Christian. Evangelical Christianity in America is dominated by a mindset that places numbers, wealth, political power, status, achievement, and other visible markers of its own importance above the more biblical marker of success: faithfulness. It is easy to see how this mindset developed. The American Dream has always been a materialistic one—though to greater or lesser degrees—involving visible markers of success. You… Read more

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