Editorial

Declining Self-Esteem

A First Step in Cultural Salvation
by Thomas S. Buchanan

"May you live in interesting times" is a well-known ancient Chinese curse. Although it may be apocryphal, it certainly applies to the state of the Church today. We Christians see a turning away from the faith that is astounding in its abruptness and impact.

Of course, we have been on a bad trajectory for several decades. We have seen many churches embrace moral positions that Paul clearly condemned. We have faced dilemmas from new technologies—from birth control to embryonic stem-cell research to trans-sexual reassignment surgery—and have not fared well. Many churches today put banners in their front yards proclaiming . . .

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Thomas S. Buchanan is a member of the Orthodox Church and lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and three children. He is a senior editor of Touchstone.

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