From John Hunt’s blog: The Indigenous American Religion

June 27, 2013

Below is the link to an essay by John Hunt that I found to be both stimulating and challenging.

Part of the myth of contemporary American Christianity is that ours was always a Christian nation, and that strong Christian homes coupled with strong Christian congregations should have produced generation after generation of Christian young people. Thus when we find that increasingly large numbers of people are not recognizably Christian then we think it must be a failure of either home or church to raise Christian children into Christian adults.

This fails to understand what evangelists from before the American Revolution have seen clearly – that ours was never a converted nation. And because of this it greatly underestimates the countless ways in which a moralistic therapeutic deist society promulgates its faith, only one of which is through careless preaching and conformist Sunday School lessons.

 

The Indigenous American Religion.

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