General Conference is just around the corner.
Though I am no prophet who foretells the future, may I offer a simple prediction on American Mormonism during this chilly spring in Idaho?
For the LDS Institutionalized Church in America, the pull will not be toward an evangelical Mormonism. Some evangelical leaders might have fond hopes, Greg Johnson, Craig Blomberg, others, etc. But it won’t happen.
No, American Mormons will not become more and more Evangelical Mormon. Here is the realistic story: American Mormons will increasingly morph toward an Agnostic Mormonism or for some, even towards a “civil” Atheistic Mormonism.
Let’s see how things progress in future generations for LDS in the United States of America.
There might be coming a day when many LDS will consider Jesus “a Jewish apocalyptic prophet” but obviously not deity, for that clearly contradicts both American biblical scholarship and their human reasoning.