In recent years, the United States has witnessed the politicisation of Christianity (through the growth of the “Religious Right”) and the polarisation of American society (through the “culture wars”). These developments have impacted Singaporean Christians as American evangelical Christianity has a considerable influence here, especially through social media. Yet, Singapore and the US are two very different societies, and it is clear to most believers that many of the things that have happened in America would not be immediately applicable in this country. This talk will examine some of the main characteristics of American evangelicalism over the past four decades to identify lessons that can be learned, both positive and negative.
Date: 27 October 2022
Speaker: Dr Bruce Lockhart
ETHOS Institute™ for Public Christianity was formed by the National Council of Churches of Singapore, Trinity Theological College and The Bible Society of Singapore in 2014.