I've often heard the claim, of how the evangelical church is captive to modernity, and how in a post-modern world it needs to change. Well this Autumn, for the first chapter of my PhD I am going to spend the best part of 6 months reading a brace of books that chart the history of evangelicalism in order to better understand how that may or may not be the case.
I'm sure like any form of the church in history, it will be a mixed bag, of good and bad. But I'm excited to dig deeper into the history of my church background and tradition, and not rely on sound bite reductions, of how complicit the church has been with modernity and capitalism. I'll let you know some of what I find out as I get into it.