Add to this moralistic therapeutic mix Ed Young’s “Sexperiment” and Mark Driscoll’s pornographic dreams. Christless pastors, in Christless megachurches, producing Christless “Christians.”Â And what do you have?
Mark Driscoll, Ed Young and company. They’re all obsessed with MTS preaching.
Sociologist Christian Smith coined the term “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism” to describe the default religion of American teenagers, and I suspect, that of most evangelicals worldwide. Kenda Dean, Professor of Youth, Church and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary,Â describes what this religion is all about here.
Many of today’s pastors also preach moralistic and therapeutic sermons. Be like Joseph or Josiah or Jesus. Avoid Jacob’s deceitfulness or Jeroboam’s wickedness. Don’t throw away your self-confidence. Five ways to analyze your teenage daughter. Moralistic, therapeutic preaching.
Moralistic Therapeutic Sexpository preaching. By Christless pastors, in Christless megachurches, producing Christless “Christians.”