My friend, Ryan Reed, wrote a brilliant post this last week and wanted to share it with you. Apologetics is an interesting study. But what is the defense when nobody seems to have questions or even care? Check out this post and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
Perhaps instead of defending our faith to a culture that already could careless about it, we need to begin a new conversation.
It is no secret - or at least it should not be - that American culture has moved past a Christendom mindset into a post-Christian (or some would even argue pre-Christian, depending on the context.) If these words are new you to you, then Google "Christendom" and "Post-Christian" to learn more about it. Several theologians and philosophers have written valuable articles for the church on this topic since the 1970s - nearly 40 years ago!
Essentially, Christendom connotes the perspective that generally-speaking a given culture holds the values and standards of Christianity and the teachings of Jesus in high regard, including specific tenets, morals, and generally held truths.Read More