Did you see last Monday’s article in USA today? They’re doing a series on faith in America and the author, Oliver Thomas, is making the point that things change—even in the area of faith. Once a faith stops connecting with the people and the culture, it begins to die. Sometimes that death takes a long time, but it does eventually die.
As a result of cultural changes, he argues, Christianity is changing. A new variety that is more focused on relationship and experience than on creed. More counter-cultural, less hierarchical. More about worship and service than about correct beliefs.
Now, whether you think this is a good change or not, ponder this question: IF this is true, what are some of the opportunities that open to us?