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Your whole book is about how we need to stand apart from the anti-Christian ethos of modern culture, and do better at building community practices that enable us pass on the faith, catechize, and keep us from turning into moralistic therapeutic Deists.But there are two ways of distancing ourselves from the ethos of the broader culture.



Or will she hold fast to the word of life, draw courage from Jesus, and unashamedly proclaim his way as the way of life?The second, however, is to become a self-righteous clique, whose members don’t call each other out, but instead focus on blaming all their problems on those outside the clique, whether other Christians who fall short by the clique’s standards, or non-Christians.The Nashville Statement falls pretty clearly into the second category.I grew up Southern Baptist, and have first-hand experience of the “slow motion sexual revolution” that Russell Moore describes.

And I’ve watched how that shaped my Christian peers’ acceptance of gay marriage.

Still, SOGI has become a unique threat to traditional Christian belief, which you describe elsewhere as “the tip of the spear at our throats in the culture war.” It’s worth saying more about why.