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Time II: Top 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America

As often times happens, Rob Asgar seems to put words my feelings. This time it was describing his reaction to looking through the Time magazine list of top 25 Evangelicals. Here is the quote, but go read the whole post...

"I often wonder whether I'm an evangelical or an ecumenical kind of guy, and I go in cycles. But I'm not inspired when I see the sort of list that TIME did or when I see the faces of the folks who will be in millions of living rooms tonight via Mr. King.

Reminds me of Mouw's book, Calvinism in Las Vegas. He tells of an experiment he conducted with a small group of evangelical laypersons. He lists a number of prominent evangelical leaders, along with Catholic legends Mother Theresa and Henri Nouwen.

He then asks them, if a dear secular friend were to spend a few days with one of these leaders, which one of these famous persons would you choose for that duty? ...

Who are the evangelical world's Nouwens and Mertons and Theresas? Our most visible figures, within and outside our confines, are our fanciest talkers, not the humblest servants. "

Thankfully, in the Time article there are a couple of very notable exceptions....

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