A true pastor's burden

American culture is probably the least Christian culture that we’ve ever had, because it’s so materialistic and it’s so full of lies. The whole advertising world is just intertwined with lies, appealing to the worst instincts we have. The problem is, people have been treated as consumers for so long they don’t know any other way to live.

The late Eugene Peterson on PBS, via his New York Times obituary

These are sentiments unheard of from the loud Evangelical media leader-creatures, but Peterson was not one of them.

At the risk of committing a No True Scotsman fallacy, I’ll venture that no true pastor would endorse American culture as “Christian.” It’s barely Christianish.

I haven’t read it yet, but this Christianity Today story reportedly debunks a lot of “Evangelical” stereotypes.

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