If the 21st Century Church is going to transform the culture we have to leave the building. We must go where the people are, build a bridge of fellowship, and demonstrate the love of Christ even as we gently warn.
I am amazed at the level of pessimism among so many Christians that I encounter. Is it a product of too much reliance on politics?
Two thousand years ago, Jesus challenged his disciples with, “Who do you say that I am?” It was a haunting question because the possible answers were few.
- June 20, 2008 |
The concern for the Christian today is that unlike our early brothers and sisters, the church all too often appears similar to the surrounding culture.
When a civilization responds to challenges, it grows. Conversely, civilizations decline when their leaders stop responding creatively or with wisdom. Where is our civilization right now?
- June 09, 2008 |
One of the more disturbing films of late is Deliver Us from Evil, in which Church hierarchy, with knowledge of a priest's attraction to children and evidence of actual misconduct, harbored him for thirty years.
- May 29, 2008 |