Mar 1 2003
The family...is now collapsing….In a video-saturated culture in which, to play on Auden’s lines, “[A]nguish comes by cable,/ And the deadly sins/ can be bought in tins/ With instructions on the label,” film and television now provide the [basic] values that were once provided by the family...children are lifted away from the older values like anchorless boats on a rising tide....
Evangelicals, no less than the Liberals before them...have now abandoned doctrine in favor of “life”...have lost interest...in what the doctrines of creation, common grace, and providence once meant for Christian believers, and even in those doctrines that articulate Christ’s death such as justification, redemption, propitiation, and reconciliation. It is enough for them simply to know that Christ somehow died for people.
David F. Wells , No Place for Truth or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? (Eerdmans, 1993) , pp. 84-87.