Recent years have seen an alarming drop in biblical and theological literacy among American Christians. Many churchgoers now understand Christianity as a kind of self-help program, a series of tips for enhancing their everyday lives. This cheapens the gospel, misrepresenting God’s purposes and raising false expectations. It promotes spiritual immaturity, leaving believers open to disillusionment and tempting them to abandon Christianity when difficulties befall them.
The Fund promotes true Christian maturity nationally and internationally through its sponsorship of the research, publications, and speaking engagements of the scholars in its Scholars Program.