The Economist mentioned us last week…sorta. In their article "Looking for a Leader–But preferably not Glenn Beck," they discussed the open field that is seemingly devoid of national religious leaders on par with the likes of Rev. Billy Graham. We were mentioned as being part of "a ‘radically committed’ generation" that will "pursue big moral issues." They briefly highlight Lou Engle and his ability to marshall "small armies of 20-somethings to stand in continuous rotas in front of the Supreme Court to symbolize the helplessness of the aborted child." That concluding note in the article followed what actually sounded like a pretty bleak projection for the Church as a whole. They describe a landscape with young people defecting in record numbers at a time when the Church is emotionally disconnected to a physically hurting world. Their evaluation is that the most charismatic leaders of our day have found their way into politics and punditry instead of the pulpit. We need prophets in both.