Secular Reporting

The New Yorker features a long, interesting article about the Fellowship, that secretive Washington Christian group, and its leader Doug Coe. Reading it I felt a little envious: how come Christianity Today never put me on this, a subject that is a natural for a Christian publication? I started reading expecting dark suspicions to be raised, and possibly some fundamental rot and scandal, but to my surprise the article is thorough and gives the Fellowship a very fair shake. Not far from the surface is the underlying question of how you encourage genuine fellowship and pastoral care among a bunch of politicians. It’s easy to spot the Fellowship’s shortcomings, but can anybody come up with a better model?

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