If blogs are the enemy of thought, they can also be conduits of friendship. Enter Andrew Walker of Mere Orthodoxy. Thanks to the blogosphere, we’re now friends. Andrew is a graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a public policy analyst for The Family Foundation in Kentucky.
In a Gospel Coalition review of Alisa Harris’ book Raised Right: How I Untangled My Faith from Politics, Andrew comports himself with Southern gentility while scrutinizing the leftward tilt of younger Evangelicals. Big questions emerge: Does the trajectory of political liberalism necessarily lead to theological liberalism? Is biblical religion at home with conservatism? Click here to read the review.
My current reading of Darryl Hart’s From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin: Evangelicals and the Betrayal of American Conservatism challenges the assumption that Evangelicals are natural constituents of the American Right. Hart submits they are merely co-belligerents. The religious and moral idealism of Evangelicals makes the alliance with conservatism inherently fragile.