In the immortal words of Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, I’m tired of sex.
For those of us trying to live as missionaries in the post-Christendom West, it’s easy to feel like we’re constantly cleaning up other people’s messes.
All countries, in particular the U.S., have a tradition of “Civil Religion” that wants to talk about what it means to “be a good Christian.”
Politicians manipulate well-meaning religious people to talk about what they want to talk about.
The media focuses on flash points, diverting the conversation to what they want to talk about.
Publishers produce new books and micro-celebrities to take advantage of every trend that comes and goes.
The results tend to focus on topics related to violence, moral failures and often seem to lead back to sex.
At the same time, there is a growing number of people who are committed to reimagining the church for the unique time and place that is the 21st century. This group believes that the gospel has not changed, but the role of the Church must constantly shift for its particular time and place. This group is deconstructing what came before and prayerfully seeking ways to make disciples that work today. Continue Reading…