I love this article by retired Lutheran missionary Donald L. Raun here.
The implications for the North American context are clear. Today we have Lutheran and mainline pastors and theologians who deny truths like Jesus' virgin birth and His resurrection.
Without these truths and the new life that come from trusting in the living Christ they proclaim, we Christians are "of all people, most to be pitied" and, when your beliefs and teachings are no different from what the rest of the rest of the world subscribes to, there is simply no reason for a person to become a Christian.
Non-Christian Christianity is not only oxymoronic, it denies those who fall under its influence of the unique hope that comes from the living Jesus Christ. Only a living Christ is worth following!