Michael Spencer is at it again, God bless him! There are some students from communist China this year at the school where he works, and they are teaching him some things:
In many ways, these Chinese students are a revelation of American decline and a preview of future Chinese cultural success. China may not be our military equal, and their government may be repressive, but the products of a culture are an indication of where things are going. These 8 Chinese students will not go to college and run up credit cards, wreck the car, stay drunk, fail classes and waste their time. They will soon be engineers, pilots, doctors and scientists; leaders in their field.
And I doubt, very seriously, that they will be Christians. Not because I haven?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t tried to live, teach and preach the Gospel. I have, and will continue to do so as will all of the Christians on our campus.
I doubt they will become Christians because they are seeing American Christianity, and it?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s far more American than Christian. They?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢ve helped me to see my own cultural religion, and it?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s been a disturbing revelation.
Go read it all. Then go somewhere quiet and pray.
Mollie at GetReligion isn’t seeing as much activity on the secularist front as in recent years.
Update: Mike Noakes, a new name to me, has joined the fray.