Losing political clout may save the American Church

Rod Dreher isn’t enamored with the election of Donald Trump. While it’s a possible side benefit that Trump may actually appoint conservative judges and justices, Dreher isn’t going to be sidetracked from the idea of the turn that has already happened in American culture. 

The tide has been turned. The culture wars are, in his view, essentially over. Exile for Christians has begun. The culture we thrived in for centuries has shifted. What to do?

“We are a minority now, so let’s be a creative one, offering warm, living, light-filled alternatives to a world growing cold, dead, and dark. we will be increasingly without influence, but let’s be guided by monastic wisdom and welcome this humbly as an opportunity sent by God for our purification and sanctification. LOSING POLITICAL POWER MIGHT JUST BE THE THING THAT SAVES THE CHURCH’S SOUL.” —  The Benedict Option

 

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