I’ve let my Christianity Today subscription lapse, but in the ways of marketers they continue with a few past-date issues hoping to rekindle an interest.
So with February’s issue, (this has got to be the last one) lying on the coffee table for a few days now, I sit down, flip it open, and I’m greeted with this ad. It has my attention.
Am I too sensitive? Too Canadian? Too pagan? Help me understand why a Christian publication that claims to be the leading Evangelical voice would run an ad like this? I know revenue is involved. But what are the guidelines here?
Of course the ad says everything you want to know about Answers-in-Genesis-dot-org. The group, I learn, that sees itself as a true bastion of capital-E Evangelical Christendom. The "org" that would save the faithful from the blight of secular humanism. And would then save the straying, if they’re not too far along in their indoctrination from the depraved universities, the godless liberals, and the reprobate evolutionists. I wish I was embellishing here.
Their mission and method for correcting all this is through, "Upholding the Authority of the Bible from the very first verse."
The same Biblical Authority that inspired this ad. The Biblical Authority that helps us see how all atheists and agnostics, and doubters, are natural killers. And you, could be their next mark.
All this is enough to make me embrace a healthy atheism. God would understand.
In the mean time it has at least spurred me into one last missive to CT. And that’s it!