Here is an interesting link, sent to me by a close friend. It is a recent essay from Frank Schaeffer.
After you have read this, and before we go any farther, permit me to observe that I, too, see that Mr. Schaeffer is over the top: he uses sensational words like “stunning,” implies that he just “discovered” something that is happening to “millions” of “us” right now (that others of “us” have been observing and commenting on — and even doing something constructive about — for some years now) — brags about his “loss of faith” and self-identifies as an “atheist” (but a special one, of course).
I know that Frank Schaeffer is trying to sell his book: he has done this sort of thing several times over the last thirty-some years. He likes to be the critic: long ago of the “secular left,” and now of the”religious right.” He likes attention. Edgy — always! (But sometimes it looks like he is just doing verbal “selfies.”)
However, “having said that,” (as his late father, Francis Schaeffer, used to like to say), I must also say that Frank Schaeffer is pointing out an important set of facts: many Christians are walking away from the modern American evangelical church, and many are challenging its distortions, whether theological or practical. And I personally think that they are well-advised to do so, given the seriousness of those distortions.
So, I am not discounting the importance of the subject that Frank Schaeffer is willing to bring up, even though I think his approach is a little bit sensational, and perhaps a little bit misguided.
Have you noticed any problems like this in the churches where you live?