Do We Look More American than Christian? Part 7

Part 7: Spiritual formation is not attractional. The entire model of the contemporary American church is centered upon attraction and motivational appeals. I grew up in this church culture so I know it well. The contemporary churches of today are merely adult versions of the youth groups of yesterday. My “youth group” experience simply followed […]

Read More

Do We Look More American than Christian? Part 5

Part 5: The Numbers Game We’ve seen a conversation in politics recently around whether the popular vote should matter more than the electoral vote. That debate reveals an ever present desire in our society to focus our attention on high-populated areas as if they are “more significant” than less-populated areas. I think the farmers who […]

Read More

Do We Look More American than Christian? Part 2

Part 2: Christian Celebrity This past decade the death of cultural Christianity accelerated rapidly. Statistically, the church is in decline, and most of that is evidence of the death of a version of Christianity where people merely attended for social reasons. *see Barna’s statistics on Christianity. While some are concerned by these trends, I think […]

Read More