Douthat, Christianity and Heresy

Where Christianity Ends

Which is why I think it’s a mistake, both theologically and personally, to read individuals and cultures out of the Christian family prematurely, just because you think they’re moving, in deed or word, away from essential elements of the faith. This is true when we’re debating the faith of President Obama; it’s true of Bruce/ Caitlyn Jenner; it’s true of anyone who publicly identifies with Christian faith, and even of some who don’t. Indeed, this is the whole point of talking about “orthodoxy” and “heresy” — it frees you, at least somewhat, to acknowledge just how permeated by Christian ideas and influences even a culture trending away from the faith can still remain.

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Husband, Father of 5, Pastor
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