• EVANGELICAL CRISES AND EVERYDAY LIFE

    Author(s):
    Kyle David Byron
    Editor(s):
    Kreg Abshire (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    American cultural studies, Evangelical studies, Religious studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6CV4BR34
    Abstract:
    On July 11th, 2015, a man walked down Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado, pressing a collapsible plastic step stool and two signs between his right arm and his torso. After stopping to survey his surroundings, he unfolded the small stool and carefully placed it on the brick walkway, centering it on the glass entryway of the building behind him. Above the entrance the words “Court House” were carved in stone. He leaned one sign against the side of the stool, “JESUS SAVES,” and placed the other on the opposite side, “Evolution is a LIE, JESUS is LIFE.” He emptied his backpack behind the portable pulpit: a bottle of water, a Bible, some sunscreen, and several hundred pamphlets wrapped in two rubber bands. After twisting open the bottle and taking a drink of water, he kneeled on the sidewalk and prayed in silence for several minutes as people politely walked by him, parting like redirected tributaries. Amidst the murmur of the passing crowd, the man caught a single word from a woman’s mouth, perhaps directed at him, probably not. He stepped up on his stool, extended his Bible toward the woman and punctuated the hum of the sidewalk… “Justice!?”
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    Last Updated:
    11 months ago
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