Today we are featuring two posts from Shane Rosenthal’s article, “Abandoning Evangelicalism?” in Modern Reformation magazine. Rosenthal is executive producer of “The White Horse Inn” national radio broadcast which can be heard online at www.whitehorseinn.org.
As we said this morning, Shane’s article talks about the American propensity for switching religions and, in particular, why some folks are leaving evangelicalism for other traditions. The issue of worship was our subject of discussion this morning, and this afternoon it is theology.
I thought the following provocative paragraph was just the ticket for good theological conversation here at Internet Monk on a Sunday.
There is a great deal that divides Protestants from Roman Catholics. In particular, we’re divided over the crucial question of justification. Is Christ’s merit alone sufficient for my righteousness, or is that a legal fiction? This is an incredibly important question that divides our two communions, especially in light of the fact that Rome’s anathemas against the Protestant position are still binding. But official Roman Catholicism and confessional Protestantism are closer to each other than they are to the theology and practice of moralistic therapeutic deism that so pervades contemporary American evangelicalism. (emphasis mine)
Have at it!