Meet Chelsen Vicari: A Christian Culture Warrior

by Counter Cultured | August 26, 2015 12:03 am

In our latest installment of young conservative profiles, we are thrilled to write about Chelsen Vicari. Chelsen is the Evangelical Program Director for the Institute on Religion and Democracy and author of the book Distortion: How the New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith[1]. (It’s an excellent read-I highly recommend it!)

Religion often gets a bad rap from the media for being “uncool”, “oppressive,” or “too strict.” While there are some hypocrites among the faithful, it’s wrong to suggest that religion-especially Christianity- doesn’t have a place in our society anymore. Our nation was established on the pretext of Judeo-Christian values. Christianity has largely been infected by socialistic ideals and is in need of some remedying, which is where people like Chelsen come in.

Chelsen was kind enough to share her thoughts on how to encourage Millennials to come back to the Church without the sway of big government policies.

GH: Tell our readers about yourself and your work at IRD.

CV: Do you ever wonder why your Christian friends are also your liberal friends?

Instead of faithful discipleship, many young Christians are starting to treat the Bible like a Shoney’s buffet line, picking and choosing which Scriptures verses to follow and which ones to ignore. Much of the time their choices include cherry-picking Scriptures that align with liberal politics instead of the ethics and values outlined by the Gospel.

A big reason for this is out of fear of being falsely called “hateful” or “uncompassionate”. Many young Christians are buying into theological falsehoods from popular liberal Evangelical writers and preachers. As I’ve noted before, liberal elites tell young Evangelicals that if they accommodate abortion and accept same-sex marriage, then the mainstream media, academia and the popular culture at large will finally accept Christians. But popular culture often gets it wrong, especially when it comes to religion.

Read more at Counter Cultured[2].

  1. Distortion: How the New Christian Left is Twisting the Gospel and Damaging the Faith:
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