Living as we do in the Bible Belt–forsooth yea verily in the buckle  of the Bible Belt–we are accustomed to various unusual Christian novelties.

By “Christian novelties” I mean versions of Christianity that are novel. They are new. They have never been thought of before. They are the creation of entrepreneurial spiritual leaders with one eye on the Bible and the other on the religious marketplace.

They might be the megachurch pastors–the Bible thumpers de nos jours. Their church might be an old supermarket which they have gussied up with a stage, a sound system, a dry ice machine and a light show to rival a rock show. They do a good business raking in the cash and tailoring the gospel to the contemporary culture. Others have named their creed as “Moralistic therapeutic Deism” and it is pretty much THE big thing in the Christianity of our day.

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