That’s the story in Newsweek, and it features Dr. Albert Mohler, Jr. and deserves a very close read.
Which John Schroeder at Article VI Blog has given it. Read that as well.
When 4,000 jam the gym at Biola University to see a debate between William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens (with thousands more in overflow rooms and remote broadcast sites), I suspect as does John Schroeder of Article VI Blog that the Newsweek headline writer wasn’t very concerned with the substance of the Jon Meacham story so much as he was with selling magazines. There is an enormous, exploding interest in faith –and in the new atheists etc– and the technology now available allows for an era that Dr. Thomas P.M. Barnett predicts will see the “Greatest Awakening.” (A transcript of one conversation in which Dr. Barnett discusses this prediction is here.)
When I don’t have guests this week, I will take call from pastors, priests, rabbis and all religious on where they think the religious trajectory of America is headed. E-mails from the clergy are welcome as well: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll post the most persuasive of them all week.