Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker / Posts tagged "Younger Evangelicals"

Wrestling With Political Engagement

My friend, Jonathan Merritt, has recently released a book, A Faith of Our Own that has generated some good discussion online. To summarize, Jonathan is the son of Dr. James Merritt, a prominent Southern Baptist pastor and onetime president of the SBC. A Faith of Our Own chronicles a growing desire among millennial Christians to reexamine evangelical political engagement. I reviewed the book here and felt that, despite some weaknesses, this was a worthy book. What makes Jonathan different than the rash of books that have been released in recent years (Alisa Harris' Raised Right, for example) is that Jonathan is still fairly conservative in both political beliefs and theological practice. He is on staff at his father's church at Crosspointe Church outside Atlanta. And if you read his Twitter stream, he is clear about his belief in the gospel. In other words, unlike many voices in our generation, he has not replaced a fondness for...

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