I have created a new (for me) description of a good number of our Evangelical platform personalities. They are “chipper clippers.” They clip “positive Christianity” chipper aphorisms to tweet out and think they have made a contribution. They don’t do Nehemiah lament stuff.
In John Piper’s analysis of Evangelical worship services he made use of the word “chipper” to describe the effect being sought. Above all else the service must be “chipper.” Serious angst about our soul’s condition and lament over unclean hearts and what we have become are out. Not allowed. Too negative.
How cruel of churches to demand of their parishioners that they must virtually deny the reality of serious evil.