Where have all the theologians gone?
I think one of the biggest things ailing the western evangelical church is poor theology, particularly in the areas of salvation and transformation. Our understanding of what it means to follow Christ has been skewed through sales pitch conversions. Over the last couple hundred year’s evangelists have made it progressively easier for people to respond to their pitch without thinking through what they are really getting in to. They have reduced discipleship to eternal fire insurance. Without a proper understanding of what it means to follow Christ people remain untransformed and thoroughly fixated on their own “spiritual needs”.