Wafer-Thin Commitment -- Sightings (Martin Marty)
This political season has brought to the fore questions about what makes for an evangelical. We are told that scores of Evangelicals are voting for Donald Trump, and we wonder why. He sure doesn't seem like an Evangelical, but again what is the definition? Martin Marty takes a look at the question as he takes note of a couple of Evangelical observers, including David Gushee. Of course, this isn't a new question -- just ask Donald Dayton, who was asking that question three decades back! In this piece Marty takes note of Gushee's use of the terms "wafer-thin" and "half-churched" to describe the state of the Christian community. Take a read and offer your thoughts.