In today’s episode Tom asks the rhetorical question, “Who sets the agenda for the Christian faith?”
Winsome market-oriented church growth types demonstrate through their methods that they believe people should do that. But maybe people don’t actually know what is in their best interests. Tom traces out how autonomy and “authenticity” have come to shape much of evangelicalism in our time. Chris notes that this is what underlies the call to be “relevant”. Tom labels this “Humanistic Evangelicalism”.
But isn’t this a case of tail wags dog?
By contrast Tom describes something he calls “Evangelical Humanism” and he says this is what constitutes a good Christian anthropology.