Burk is an associate professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College (Louisville, Kentucky)
Albert Mohler’s article for “The Washington Post” is a must-read. It’s a sobering reflection on where evangelicals stand within a culture that has turned against a biblical view of human sexuality. He writes:
“Evangelicals cannot join the moral revolution on homosexuality, but it seems unlikely that we can stop it, either. The issue of homosexuality, by itself and in tandem with other moral issues, may well lead to the marginalization of evangelical Christians within the larger society. This is already the case in secular Europe and, increasingly, in Great Britain and Canada as well. Churches and other groups that cannot accept the full normalization of same-sex relationships will find themselves driven further and further from the cultural mainstream.
This is going to be particularly difficult for America’s evangelical Christians. We are accustomed to standing within the political and cultural mainstream, comfortable in an America that shared much of our moral worldview. Those days are over.”
Mohler’s article ends on a hopeful note, saying that we can still be faithful to the gospel even if we are marginalized. That is a good word for what is sure to be some hard days ahead. Read the rest here.
First published on February 10, 2013 on the Denny Burk website. Reprint according to policy.