Among Moderates and Progressives, talking truthfully about Conservatives and White Evangelicals has become such a popular subject that countless books, podcasts, and blog posts about it.
But there is a reason for it. Some point to what has been deemed an unholy marriage between the conservative church movement with a presidential candidate in 2016, along with the subsequent 2020 election. Nearly 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump.
The last two election cycles, along with the promulgation of the Big Lie and January 6th insurrection, were the proverbial camel that broke the camel’s back, causing countless finally depart the evangelical church. They are done and are not looking back.
But is there hope for revolutionary change within this movement? What if the answer is a realignment with the virtues of Jesus?
We sat down with Amy Peterson, the author of “Where Goodness Still Grows,” to discuss reclaiming virtue in an age of hypocrisy.
Peterson is a writer, with her works appearing in Christianity Today, River Teeth, The Christian Century, and the Washington Post. In addition, she has authored several books, including “Dangerous Territory.”
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Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following eight years as the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton and five years as CBF’s church start specialist. Follow on Twitter @haleandy