Our students are increasingly living in a post-Christian world and this means that they have a worldview and moral outlook that has almost zero touch points with Christianity. If that is the case, then how do we share the gospel and disciple students in the new world?
The Gospel story is wrapped up in the language of adoption.
We are lonely, alienated, and isolated. The gospel is the story of a loving Father who leaves the comforts of home (heaven) and runs after the lost daughter and son and invites them back home.
For the "Christian" world, there was rebellion and sin, but the process of coming back into the Christian household was a rather simple process of assimilation. There was a clear Judeo-Christian ethic that was internalized by those rebellious sons and daughters. They were rebells, but they knew what they were rebelling agains, they knew what ideal had been lost, and an invitation back into the family brought justification / forgiveness for these sins, and brought healing towards these relationships.Read More