It is no secret that Western civilization is changing, especially as it pertains to religious views. Christendom is losing its pervasiveness over Western culture. Secular humanism is quickly replacing religious views. Moral absolutism has been replaced by moral relativism. The internet is changing the definition of social interactions. People are more connected and more isolated than ever before. No one uses a Motorola Razr any more. Needless to say, things are changing quickly.
For many in the church this change produces a mix of anxiety and fear. What has been known is not what will be known. Many Christians are holding on to a past where, by and large, Christianity was normative. Even if Christianity wasn’t normative in the past at least the Judeo-Christian worldview was.
But that is changing. Like it or not. Whether we admit it or not, everyone knows it. [Read more…]