Searching for the Ties that Bind Evangelicals Togethe: "The Making of Evangelicalism: From Revivalism to Politics and Beyond" by Randall Balmer

Monday, 01 Nov 2010

If you listen much to Christian radio (though I can't say I recommend it), born-again Protestants apparently believe that change is a big part of being Christian. The Bible and the Holy Spirit will change the lives of believers, sometimes in radical proportions. In their public presentation, evangelicals are not shy about being "change-agents." Change is even an important feature, at least on paper, of evangelical worship since one of the chief reasons for substituting praise songs for hymns is that the older music was repetitiously boring. Supposedly, contemporary Christian music provides congregations with songs that ...

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