Its very striking from looking at this and similar Boards how different US and UK evangelical Christianity seem to be. This is particularly so now compared to perhaps 30 years ago when I suspect the differences would not have been so great. The main differences I perceive are as follows: (and I've tried in doing this not to purely look from the perspective of the sort of church I'm part of-which is a New Frontiers church. Other posters please say if you think I've got it wrong) 1. The majority of evangelcial churches in the UK are to some degree charismatic wheras the US picture is rather more mixed. 2. Isues like alcohol are pretty much non-issues in the UK. Most Christians drink alcohol. 3. Issues like women wearing trousers are equally non-issues and indeed to object to it would be viewed as postively legalistic. I took a quick count in my church last week and all but 5 women were wearing trousers 4. Whilst there are a number of Christians involved in different social issues and an increasing number involved in politics, they are a much smaller proportion than appears to be the case with US Christians and many UK Christians would lean toward the left politically (though I personally am an exception to that). 5. The kinds of pre-tribulation scienarios set out in the Left Behind books have much less support in the UK. However what UK Christians actually believe on this issue varies. Many New Churches have to varying degree a Restorationist/post-tribulation theology. However the worrying aspect is the lack of clarity in many UK Christians over what they really do belevie on this issue-even in the New Churches where I am sometimes bemused by Christians who refer to reading things like Left Behind without noticing any apparant discrepancy between their content and what their church might teach. With some exceptions (and it is not unfair to say that New Frontiers is such an exception) systematic theology of any persuasion is not the strong suit of many UK churches and I think that is a real problem. What do others think? Is his a fair picture and how did the US and UK end up with such a different situation?