RE: Heresies economic, Creeds ecclesial

  • But are [current] efforts to save the planet doomed? A growing band of experts are looking at figures like these and arguing that personal carbon virtue and collective environmentalism are futile as long as our economic system is built on the assumption of growth. The science tells us that if we are serious about saving Earth, we must reshape our economy.

    This, of course, is economic heresy. Growth to most economists is as essential as the air we breathe: it is, they claim, the only force capable of lifting the poor out of poverty, feeding the world's growing population, meeting the costs of rising public spending and stimulating technological development – not to mention funding increasingly expensive lifestyles. They see no limits to that growth, ever.

  • Today the “Biblical Worldview” and “Biblical values” movement is busy hammering away at unity and simplicity, seeking to make sure that everyone who says they are a Christian has the same opinion on everything, votes the same way, worships the same way, talks the same way and consumes the same evangelical culture.

    It is simply not necessary. Evangelicalism should confess its creeds and confessions and STOP THERE. If we surrender to some alliance between the culture warriors and the teachers of the Word we will destroy a credible evangelicalism for thousands.

    Simply say “Enough and No More.” The Apostles’ Creed. The Nicene Creed. The Confession of your denomination. (Which is minimal if you are fortunate.) And that’s all. After that, “it’s none of your business.”


2 thoughts on “RE: Heresies economic, Creeds ecclesial

  1. Michael Spencers recent posts on Evangelical disillusionment have been very interesting reads. It’s great to see confessing evangs who are prepared to stand up and acknowledge some of the shortcomings of this expression of xtian faith.

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