Edwin Gaustad

Once the chief arbiter between good and evil, between the heartless and the generous, the churches have found themselves bystanders in many of society’s critical struggles. Why not, with resources 50 times greater than those of the National Rifle Association, again speak with a force that can be decisive in a culture’s direction and a culture’s quality? . . . Not laid back, not defeatist, not dug in behind stout theological or sociological walls, not mindless or heartless—but open, active, committed enthusiastic, compelled.