BP This Week: Evangelicalism ABG (After Billy Graham)

John Stonestreet and Ed Stetzer survey the future of the evangelicalism after the death of Billy Graham, who served for the better part of a century as a touchstone of evangelical identity. Despite the rumors of evangelicalism’s demise, research shows that the movement is still numerically strong. Our hosts also take stock of China’s move to make Xi Jinping leader for life and call out the hypocrisy of Hollywood lecturing the country on morality at the Oscars.


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  • Joel Stucki

    I agree that Hollywood is hypocritical for calling anyone out on morality.

    But evangelicals have lost all credibility on moral issues ever since they put Donald Trump in the White House.

    Who is left to speak about morality?

    • Scott

      What choice did evangelicals have?.. Is Hillary Clinton a bastion of morality? If a Christian were voting for a moral candidate (as God defines morality for us in the bible), they would have had no choice on the ballot.

      Just because a person voted for DT, doesn’t mean that person agrees with his morals… It more likely means that person wanted to see policy changes.

      Christians still have a better claim to understanding morality than anyone.

      • Bill Knapp

        it is not a question of voting for him as much as certain evangelical leaders and pastors openly campaigning for him and the awful un Christian attitudes and hateful remarks made by evangelical leaders concerning Obama, Clinton and etc … I thought that pastors were supposed to encourage us to focus on our real home as pilgrims here on earth .. not the contrary

        • Scott

          For the most part, I agree with what you say… but my point was that you cannot condemn all evangelicals for the actions of a specific few. Blanket statements like “But evangelicals have lost all credibility on moral issues ever since they put Donald Trump in the White House.” are irresponsible an lack depth. Morality was not on the ballot in 2016… either in the primaries or otherwise.

          You are right about us being pilgrims here on earth… but let us not forget the Lord’s prayer “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” – Matthew 6:10

      • Joel Stucki

        Evangelicals supported Trump in the primaries. It shouldn’t have come to that. We had a terrible choice in Nov. 2016, but we have no one to blame for that but ourselves.

        • Scott

          Evangelicals were fairly split in the primaries… I know many who did not think DT would gain the Republican nomination and didn’t support him prior to that.

          Although I will very likely never endorse the Democratic party… I am not overly fond of the Republican party either. A truly “moral” candidate would most likely separate themselves from either (and probably wouldn’t have a chance of being elected).

    • gladys1071

      You really should not be attacking people for who they voted for as far as i remember everyone is a sinner and remember all presidents are temporary, eventually the current president will be gone and a new occupant will occupy the white house.

  • The Bechtloff

    The coverage of Billy Graham’s life, legacy, and passing from this site has been fantastic. Good work.

    • Bill Knapp

      right on – great work!