It is for evangelical Christianity, according to a Christian Science Monitor column by Michael Spencer, “a writer and communicator living and working in a Christian community in Kentucky” who “describes himself as ‘a postevangelical reformation Christian in search of a Jesus-shaped spirituality,'” who predicts ten years left for evangelical Christianity as we know it. Key quote:
This collapse will herald the arrival of an anti-Christian chapter of the post-Christian West. Intolerance of Christianity will rise to levels many of us have not believed possible in our lifetimes, and public policy will become hostile toward evangelical Christianity, seeing it as the opponent of the common good.
Millions of Evangelicals will quit. Thousands of ministries will end. Christian media will be reduced, if not eliminated. Many Christian schools will go into rapid decline. I’m convinced the grace and mission of God will reach to the ends of the earth. But the end of evangelicalism as we know it is close.