Although theologically, I hold to a positive, postmillennial (Jesus returns after the millennium) view of the future, I have become a short-term pessimist in regard to America’s near future. In the past, it seemed unthinkable to me that God could have a plan without America being the star player. After all, we are a “Christian nation” or at least we used to be. It didn’t even enter my mind that the world’s greatest Christian experiment could end in failure. Well, I’ve changed my mind and my thinking.