Piper Prefers Today’s Church over That of 50s, 60s

John Piper recently commented – “I would take the evangelical church in America today any day over the church I grew up with in the 50s and 60s.” I agree with this.

The Evangelical church of that time was less self-aware, more naive about the play of cultural forces in shaping its life, more racist, less conversant with the broader life of the church, and mired in more virulent forms of anti-Roman Catholicism. Of course, they played their role of preserving certain tenents that Evangelicalism has held since the Great Awakening of the early 1700s, one of which is the high priority of Bible knowledge. And no one can doubt the great good of the missionary instinct infusing the church following WWII.

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