The assessment of the unchurched continues to follow suit that the typical Christian community is inflexible, hypocritical, judgmental and just plain mean.
The church is a family, which means that its leaders are to lead parentally (cf. I Timothy 3). If you are a parent, you know that few things matter more to healthy family life than the culture you create and then protect.
We make resolutions because we want to bring change to bear on our circumstances. We want to improve ourselves and our quality of life. And the top resolutions, for most people, tend to revolve around the same three poles: money, health and family.
But how do you really get a 12-month snapshot of a culture's zeitgeist? I would argue for two words: Google searches.
What is being revealed is an increasing "sexual fluidity" ... Sexuality should be set free of any and all restrictions and allowed to follow its desire, moment by moment.