Andrew Sullivan is the founder of a political blog called The Dish. He recently attended the funeral of his friend at an Evangelical Mega-church. The post is worth reading in its entirety—here. The most interesting part of his piece is this.
What I guess I’m trying to say is that so many of us have come to view evangelical Christianity as threatening, and in its political incarnation, it is at times. But freed from politics, evangelical Christianity has a passion and joy and Scriptural mastery we could all learn from. The pastors were clearly of a higher caliber than most of the priests I have known – in terms of intellect and command. The work they do for the poor, the starving, and the marginalized in their own communities and across the world remains a testimony to the enduring power of Christ’s resurrection.
This is what most non-evangelical’s don’t get about Evangelical Christianity. We can actually learn something.
Constantly critiquing other Christians is boring, but learning from each other despite our differences is when the fun begins. We grow and our stretched in new ways.