Mohler: "Are you a bit surprised that, in one sense, the younger pastors these days are actually more conservative, by and large?"
I'm not, because they grew up in a culture that they know is not a friend to them, whereas so many of the guys our age and older thought that the culture was a friend to them, or that they could fit into the culture, or that they could make détente with the culture. And these young guys know that this culture is not their friend. And so they're on fire for truth. They're ready to be countercultural. They're ready to speak truth to power. They're ready to be a minority. And it's encouraging, very frankly, to me, to look at them. They're heroes to me. [longer comments from Mohler] . . . They didn't become conservative evangelicals by accident. They had to make that choice. It wasn't something that they just sort of inherited through tradition. It's something that they had to do against the tide.Is the underlying assumption true? I suppose it depends where you draw the circle and how you define conservatism.