Christendom has protected us from the beginning. We, as American Christians, have never been the “minority” voice. The influence of Christendom (not necessarily Christianity) runs deep because this nation has roots deep in Christendom. That does not mean “this nation was founded as a Christian nation.” Those are not identical comments.
Two stories I ran across that speak to heartache and grief I carry. One is about the deepening issue of Christian nationalism. I had called it culturalized Christianity years ago, and things are only worse.
The church in North America is starting to erode. Thankfully, however, the center of the church is not in North America. The vast majority of Christians on Earth live elsewhere, and their numbers are growing rapidly. The vibrancy of majority-world Christianity presents us with an opportunity — one that was always available to us, butContinue reading “The American church needs the global church”
My wife has some things to say! Listen up. Apprenticed to Jesus–Are we?by Terri Thompson
The biggest struggle conservative Christians in America seem to have (and divides us between generations with incredible precision) is politics. My generation and older was tied almost completely to Republican ideology. For those 50 and over, this is the struggle.
We can realize we are set for a new wind of the Spirit!
In all of our cultural coverings, we work so hard to make Jesus “attractive,” his beauty gets lost.
Evangelical Christianity in America is simply a cultural way of looking good.
The American Church is headed for a new Dark Ages … but it doesn’t have to.
And, quite frankly, good riddance. I can hope, anyway. This post on the future of evangelicals is a good read. It’s refreshing. We are stumbling into new realities. These are things the greater evangelical church should have paid attention to decades ago, but the majority are only now being dragged kicking and screaming into theContinue reading “Good bye “normal” church…”