Ligonier Ministries recently released the results of a poll conducted by LifeWay Research that points out that many American evangelical Christians hold views of God that are a little outside of what many of us would consider orthodox thought, especially when it comes to the Trinity and salvation.
Christianity Today ran an interesting article summarizing Ligonier's findings. As a member of a denomination that prides itself in raising doctrinally sound disciples, what might this mean for us? Is it a chance to pat ourselves on the back and smirk at our confused "Christian-light" brothers and sisters? Or might this be both an opportunity to evaluate how and what we are teaching our kids, teens, and newcomers? Do people in your congregation know why clear understandings of Trinitarian relationship or who seeks who in terms of "salvation" matter? What are some helpful ways you've taught these concepts in the past?
Instead of using information like this as another excuse to bemoan American evangelicalism, how can we use it to start productive conversations in our pews, on our educational councils, and with our neighbors? We'd love to hear from you.