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The Gospel Coalition’s Incessant Quest for Cultural Relevance Is What Makes Them Irrelevant to the Church

by | Jun 19, 2024 | Apostasy, News, Opinion, Politics, Religion, Social-Issues, The Church

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The Gospel Coalition (TGC) is notorious for its center-left-leaning views on everything from spiritual to cultural to political issues while masquerading its social agenda as “gospel issues” to maintain a veneer of spiritual authority. In its relentless quest for relevance, TGC consistently promotes worldliness over the inconvenient truths of Scripture.

One of its most “culturally aware” contributors, Brett McCracken, in his latest article on “Inside Out 2” perfectly illustrates TGC’s misplaced priorities. Rather than grappling with the substantive and controversial biblical issues of our time, McCracken and his brand at TGC are preoccupied with dissecting the latest Hollywood productions.

Of course, his fascination with secular television and movies is nothing new—it’s a hallmark of his career. McCracken’s recommendations more often than not include films and shows filled with blasphemy, profanity, and explicit content—material that no Christian should lay eyes upon, yet he hails these as tools for better evangelism and spiritual insight.

At The Dissenter, we have exposed McCracken’s problematic endorsements year after year. His lists frequently feature works that not only embrace but glorify debauchery. For example, his endorsement of movies that portray graphic scenes of homosexuality and other profanity is well-documented. He once even claimed that watching these kinds of films helped him become better at evangelism. This twisted rationalization is not just absurd but indicative of a deeper issue within TGC—a relentless desire to be seen as culturally relevant, even at the cost of compromising biblical values.

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McCracken’s latest article is a laughable attempt to find profundity in a children’s animated film. Instead of addressing the real moral and spiritual battles the Church faces today, he waxes lyrical about the supposed wisdom of “Inside Out 2.” This focus on the trivial highlights TGC’s ongoing struggle to maintain a semblance of relevance while avoiding the hard truths of Scripture. They would rather critique animated emotions than confront the real emotional and spiritual depravity rampant in society and within the Church.

TGC’s consistent pandering to worldly interests reveals a glaring neglect of their duty to uphold and defend biblical truths. While McCracken and his peers are busy engaging with Hollywood’s latest offerings, the real issues—abortion, sexual immorality, apostasy within the Church—are largely ignored or addressed with a tepid, accommodating tone. It’s clear that TGC is more interested in gaining the approval of the world than in boldly proclaiming the uncompromised truth of the Gospel.

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