S. Michael Craven
I do not think it too strong or sensational to say that we are witnessing the collapse of Western civilization. Across the Western world, the fruits of apostasy and secularism are manifesting themselves in overwhelmingly destructive ways.
In the age of Christendom, the church occupied a central and influential place in society and the Western world considered itself both formally and officially Christian. So when we speak of post-Christendom, we are making the point that the church no longer occupies this central place
There is a growing body of research demonstrating that there is a significant disconnect between professing faith in Jesus Christ and actually following Jesus.
Every indication suggests that America is becoming increasingly secular. However, if we mean increasingly secular in the sense that more and more people are now irreligious, secularism has a long way to go.
It seems necessary to address why and even if Christians should be involved in redeeming society and culture. There are many who deride such activity as being a diversion from the “real” work of the churchTags Culture
It was at the pinnacle of Roman debauchery that the Christian church appeared. It was into this sexually immoral environment that Christians would bring forth a radically different sexual ethic.
Our culture today is rife with moral and religious challenges and scarcely do our leaders demonstrate a coherent understanding of the challenges much less offer real wisdom.Tags Homosexuality
President Obama suggested that innovation and technology were reasons why the employment rate was not rebounding as quickly as he had hoped. This reveals a dangerous anti-business ideology that is growing in AmericaTags Barack Obama
I am afraid that our culture in general has reduced the role of fatherhood (along with marriage itself) to something nonessential or unnecessary.
Perhaps one of the most persistent and pervasive myths that have shaped the thinking of many people and, subsequently, public policy is the myth that the world’s population is spiraling out of control and that it will ultimately lead to catastrophic shortages of the essential resources necessary to sustain life.2 comments
It is astounding to consider that the most powerful military force in the history of the world is comprised entirely of volunteers!
When pastors and theologians speak of calling, most people think of some loftier spiritual work rather than trudging off to a business office, construction site, or retail store to labor.
There are many good minds giving attention to the marketplace as a powerful channel for missions. Generally speaking, this is a very good thing.
Americans’ faith in the free market system is falling. I believe that free market capitalism is among the most monstrous and oppressive systems when severed from a coherent ethical framework and compelling moral restraint.Tags Economic Crisis
You and I do not bring forth the kingdom of God. This is the work of Christ aloneTags Easter