I’ll start by putting this mildly: the church has an uncertain position in modern society. Fewer people identify as Christian, fewer people attend or otherwise support the church, and fewer people trust the church to exercise moral authority. There are reasons for that. Some of them are good, and some of them are bad. But it is indisputable that the church’s social position is uncertain. And yet… Every so often, I see requests for the church to simply solve—or make a major dent in solving—some big social problem. The most recent example is this perspective piece in the Washington…

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