Thursday, February 03, 2005

Time Releases Its List of the 25 Most Influencial Evangelicals in America

. . . and that list includes:

T.D. Jakes, a Oneness Pentecostal who denies the Trinity ("God in three Manefestations," for the Sabellian-challenged, is not to be equated with "God in three Persons"),

Brian McLaren, a represenative of the post-modern "emerging church" movement,

Joyce Meyer, a "Word-Faith" Pentecostal,

And . . . . (drum roll please) . . .

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus . . . a Roman Catholic priest, no less, and one spearhead of the ECT movement!

Now, there is no doubt that all the members of Time's list have had an influence on Evangelicalism. But bear in mind, Time does not purport to give us a list of people who are most influencial on Evangelicalism. It purports to give us a list of the most influencial Evangelicals in America. The list also includes Senator Rick Santorum (a Roman Catholic), as well as other dubious "Evangelicals."

Why is it that Time always seems to botch anything that has to do with Christianity?