Think Out Loud: "The Evangelicals You Don't Know"

Religion writer Tom Krattenmaker challenges progressive notions of Christians. But is our identity shift really "new?"

Oregon Public Broadcasting's "Think Out Loud" asked last week "Are you an evangelical Christian? How do you see yourself represented in the media, and what do you see as the future of your faith?"

Be sure to listen at the link above.

Their highlight voice in the show is Tom Krattenmaker, an author and USA Today religion writer who thinks that an identity shift as large as the Protestant Reformation is underway in American faith. Krattenmaker is joined by a live audience, and prominent Portland evangelicals including Rick McKinley and Kevin Palau.

Krattenmaker is, in some sense, the Jane Goodall of evangelicalism: a sympathetic observer, but clearly outside the population he's studying. His new book, The Evangelicals You Don't Know, is a kind secular view of our community, but again, outside.

Of the book, OPB says "The assumption implicit in the title is that the reader has a preconceived notion of what evangelical Christians look like. They're ...

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