Mickey Maudlin on the “Love Wins” controversy

As a young evangelical, I was socialized to see the biggest threat to the church as theological liberalism. But now I think the biggest threat is Christian tribalism, where God’s interests are reduced to and measured by those sharing your history, tradition, and beliefs, and where one needs an “enemy” in order for you to feel “right with God.”

Mickey Maudlin editor, Harper

don’t think liberalism will ever keep people who seek Jesus from finding him. I’m almost positive that tribalism will. I think people can safely navigate the search for truth where doubt and room for questions exist. As soon as the wagons are circled and it’s no longer about Him but about Us we’ve made Truth irrelevant.


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