Dr. Owen Strachan, a professor of theology and church history at Boyce College, the undergraduate school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently delivered a lecture on the topic of the “Sacrificial Witness of the Christian Moral Tradition.” The Institute on Religion & Democracy shares the details of that lecture:
Strachan’s remarks come in the context of what he sees an increasingly dysfunctional evangelical community in America, one in which the moral witness of the Christian tradition is being compromised. Strachan confronted what he sees as ethical compromise in the post-partisan movement in Christianity, heralded by Rachel Held Evans and Jonathan Merritt.
“Those who would divest themselves from courageous biblical proclamation are, perhaps unwittingly, playing the cynic. For them, God’s truth is not powerful; it is not efficacious; it is not ultimately gracious. In reality, it is held over the barrel, hostage to the whim of a generation,” Strachan said.