„Western culture is having a breakdown because the Western „soul” is losing its equilibrium. Consider just three symptoms of many currently evident among churches, Christian organizations and movements in one big chunk of the West, the United States:
- Schizophrenia—A strange coalition ranging from dispensational Southern Baptists to health-wealth Pentecostals and Charismatics gathers periodically in the Oval Office—viewed by some as almost a civil „holy of holies”—while another group of evangelicals assembles at one of the monumental institutions of evangelicalism—Wheaton—to discuss their distress about „evangelicals in the age of Trump.” When a president becomes the point of definition for what a true evangelical—or any biblical Christian—is or is not, the diagnosis is grim indeed.
- Paranoia—Some liberal churches seem to view Donald Trump as the „Beast” of Revelation. Meanwhile, some conservative Christians appear to equate Hillary Clinton with Revelation’s „Scarlet Woman.” Many Christians walk in constant dread when God has called us to be givers of light and hope midst the gloom.
- Irrationality—Even the Catholics are showing signs of soul-sickness with the scandal of clergy sexual abuse, and now the emergent pope leading the Catholic Church into postmodern theological ambiguity. Irish voters celebrate their new-found right to deprive their unborn children of their right-to-life in a country once called „staunchly Catholic”.”