PREDICTION (non-inspired): By, or before, the year 2015 there will be a full-blown new liberalism growing out of the evangelicalism of today.
I don’t know what fancy flag it will sail under. But, doubtless, it will get one—possibly one that sounds intriguing so as to dupe unsuspecting conservative preachers into its ranks. That part I make no predictions about.
But, if I am anywhere near correct, the new liberalism will come. At the moment, it is growing rather impressively among many “scholars” who, it would seem, want to impress one another, and the liberals, with their wide range of thought—often so wide as to include many liberal tenets and exegetical processes within their ever-widening tent.
Who would have thought it—pirates today taking over huge ships out on the briney deep?
It’s certainly a different world from that in which some of us grew up singing, “From the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli”—Tripoli being the place where our marines finished off the pirates of the past. Seems like time to call out the marines again rather than simply surrounding the pirates on the high seas! But who am I to know?
At any rate, it seems that what goes around comes around—here we are in 2009 confronted with pirates of all things!
But other things have cropped up again that we thought were put to rest—depressions, diseases we believed to be eliminated, a new liberalism brewing on the back burner in evangelical kitchens, a resurgence of unbelief, the uprising of Islam—you name it.