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Is Your Response to Christian Practices Harming the Faith of Others?

Is Your Response to Christian Practices Harming the Faith of Others?

I grew up in West Virginia, and for everyone else who did not, then you missed out. 

West Virginia - or "Almost Heaven" as we like to call it - regards certain characteristics about life as most desirable, such as honesty, pride in one's family and country, integrity, hard work, and a simple, straightforward way of life. My culture engrained these values in me, and it seems no matter where I go, gratefully, each one follows me there. 

My childhood culture also embedded other values within me that bear roots deep down, namely in my faith and spirituality. 

Our Culture Needs a New Apologetic

Our Culture Needs a New Apologetic

Perhaps instead of defending our faith to a culture that already could careless about it, we need to begin a new conversation. 

It is no secret  - or at least it should not be - that American culture has moved past a Christendom mindset of culture into a post-Christian (or some would even argue pre-Christian, depending on the context.) If these words are new you to you, then Google "Christendom" and Post-Christian" to learn more about it. Several theologians and philosophers have written valuable articles for the church on this topic since the 1970s - nearly 40 years ago!