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What we need is an authentic Christianity with an explicit gospel witness, not the sort of nominal affiliation in which people become identified with Christianity because that’s the American thing to do. I think that God quite routinely in history shakes his Church out of complacency and out of cultural captivity, and I think that’s what’s happening now.