From the January/February, 1999 issue of Touchstone
america Reflections on “Revising Our Pledges of Allegiance” by James J. Condra

Reflections on “Revising Our Pledges of Allegiance”

James J. Condra on “Christian America”

Ashley Woodiwiss managed to cover an awful lot of ground in his “Revising Our Pledges of Allegiance” (Touchstone, September/October 1998). While I agree with much, I think that the prescriptions he offers: an embrace of serious ecclesiology, a rejection of consumerism, and a reinvigorated sense of community, offer anything but a rosy scenario for America’s Evangelicals, at least in the short run.

The systemic allegiance that Evangelicals have to the American civil religion is perhaps more tenacious than the allegiance of many on the secula . . .


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