Evangelicalism’s “Embarrassment Reflex”

On this episode, John Ehrett discusses his recent article published in American Reformer: https://americanreformer.org/the-embarrassment-reflex-evangelicals-and-culture/

We assess how evangelicals are struggling to navigate what Aaron Renn has called a “negative world,” a context in which traditional Christian faith and practice are seen a low status, undesirable, and downright evil. We also explore how that, for many today, theology is no longer the queen of the sciences, but rather a mask for power dynamics. We then think about how to overcome religious self-loathing and how to pursue faithfulness in an often-confusing world filled with temptations to religious and moral infidelity.



  • The Rev. Barton Gingerich
  • Mr. John Ehrett