To say that Jesus’ death and resurrection is more important than Jesus’ birth reveals our failure to understand that the three major events in God’s plan for humanity – the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus – are equally important.
Theology is not the most serious cause of concern for a declining Christian witness in America. The truth remains that people are drawn to Christianity because they see ample evidence that teaching and preaching are accompanied by deeds and practice.
In America, it seems that the prophetic tradition is in a crisis. How does it differ from the tradition of order? Indeed, it seems that the only tradition in America is that of order, and if there is a prophetic tradition, it seems that it is not easily and clearly distinguishable from the tradition of order.