January 29, 2013
Giving Up on Evangelicalism Would Be Easy
Alister Chapman, Huffington Post
In 2003, a friend invited me to a formal dinner at one of the colleges of Cambridge University. The food was traditional yet exotic (think guinea fowl), the conversation with the professors as stimulating as one would imagine. My main memory of the evening, however, is of listening to two American lawyers who were working in London at the time. As they and my American wife talked about their experience of living in England, they mentioned that they and many of their compatriots were asking their companies to extend their contracts in London for as long as George W. Bush occupied the White House. They were still mostly proud to be Americans, but they were horrified by their president and wanted to stay out of their country as long as he was in charge.
One of the reasons...