Monday, September 21, 2020

Reflection for the Week - September 21

One of the salient features of the twenty-first century is that we are living in a post-trust culture. As I have recently mentioned in another post, this means that our ability to trust institutions, governments, politicians, economics, and churches is coming to an end. Furthermore, the Christian faith in the West seems to be losing its traction, coherence, and credibility. The principles of marketing and consumerism in many churches are replacing the deep spiritual realities of truth, unity, and love, which are so essential in a world lost in propaganda and fraud. It seems to me, therefore, that this is a defining moment and the church is at a historic crossroads where its survival is under serious threat, and it is likely that, at this moment in time, it needs to be.