Article on Post-Christianity Posted at SBC Voices

June 6, 2009

For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.” -1 Corinthians 9.19-23

Over the past few months I have written several posts concerning the rise of a post-Christian culture in America and how this affects the way we must view completing the Missio Dei (1, 2, and 3).  This is an issue which I see all around me and which I strongly believe is necessitating reform in the way we tend to be doing business as usual within the church.  I came to find out Friday, however, that not everyone agrees with this position (see here).

Thus, in response I have composed a post defining post-Christian, showing that this term does indeed describe our current situation, and then arguing my views on the new evangelistic and missiological challenges being presented by it.   This article has been posted at SBC Voices (here).  I encourage anyone who is interested in the theories of how to reach the lost in America today to check it out and join in the discussion.