Cultural Awareness In Light of Current Conversations: Part 2- The Church

Today, we will look at the second conversation that is going on.  This is the conversation of the church and Christian thinkers.  This group is asking questions like:

  • What does it mean to be a Christian today?
  • What is the gospel?
  • What does it look like to impact the world around us?
  • What is the church’s role in society?

These are questions that all different corners of Christianity are trying to answer.  From Joel Osteen to Rob Bell to John Piper, all of these leaders have insight and ideas that fuel this discussion.

This discussion focuses around the church. not the church as in your church or your denominational affiliation.  This is a discussion for the global Body of Christ.  This means that we should be willing to listen to people’s perspectives that are different than ours to gain further insight into what outreach and evangelism looks like in a post-modern and post-Christian culture.

An unaware and disconnected church is limited in its impact for the gospel and glory of Jesus Christ in all nations.  We need to not limit ourselves but rather open our ears to the conversation at hand.