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Trinitarian Crisis in Popular Evangelicalism

brorito's picture

Several years ago I came to the suspicion that the doctrine of the trinity had fallen on hard times. The lack of empirical indicators to prove such a statement left me only with a suspicion. However, it seemed to me that the doctrine of the trinity didn’t quite get the same recognition as some of the popular teachings like prosperity, morality, self-esteem, and relationships. Yet one cannot deny the perennial nature of the trinity and its related teachings. It doesn't take long before one begins to notice that within contemporary evangelicalism discourses seem to emphasize second order discourses and primary order discourses Christology, God, or the trinity were relegated to secondary status. It seems to me that the sentiment today is that the trinity is a doctrine to be believed not understood which I would say is a CRISIS. Any thoughts?

brorito's picture

I fully agree with you.

I fully agree with you. Generally speaking our narcissistic culture has won the day and contemporary evangelicalism has sought to demonstrate its ability to match wits with the secularists by buying into the culture of narcissism with a “Christian” spin. Walk into any major “Christian” bookstore and look for a book on the Trinity. You may find a couple but Christian self-help swallows the entire store. The absence of the doctrine of God indicates to me that the prerogative is not the church but the self.