Monday, January 31

Time Magazine, still trying to unpack the dynamics of the 2004 presidential election, has discovered the evangelical world and they have published a top 25 list.

Frankly, I've never heard of some of these people. One, T.D. Jakes, appears to be heretical in his theology of the Trinity and thus outside the evangelical camp as traditionally understood. Richard John Neuhaus is a Roman Catholic who is evangelical only in the sense that he holds some of the same conservative social views as some evangelicals.

I would only care to be associated with eight of these people (even then I don't necessarily agree with them on many points) and I'm pretty much a classical evangelical. Either Time has really screwed up or "evangelical" has become such a widely defined term that it has lost all usefulness.

Of course, the biggest question in this piece is what happened to Rick Warren? No, they didn't forget him. He's on the list. But in the picture he has lost is signature aloha shirt and he's dressed in black with some edgy facial hair. It must be the emerging Warren.

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