It's happened again. For the second time in three weeks, a prominent (at least in Evangelical circles) Christian has renounced his faith. In July, it was Josh Harris, a pastor and author of the mega-best-selling purity culture book I Kissed Dating Goodbye. This month, it's Hillsong United songwriter and worship leader Marty Sampson.
For those who don't know, Hillsong United is one of the most popular and influential worship bands of the modern era. Born at Hillsong Church in Australia, its albums routinely top the Christian charts — in fact, Billboard's chart history gives it no less than eight number-one Christian albums.