post-christianity

Do Your Students Really Feel Ashamed for Doubting?

Do Your Students Really Feel Ashamed for Doubting?

In the not so distant past, one of the dominant discussions permeating throughout student ministry consisted of the tension between doubt and shame. Does the church bestow shame - either implicitly or explicitly - upon students who doubt?

Perhaps, among certain cultures, certain geographical locations, certain groups of people who interpret Scripture a particular way, certain networks and denominations of churches - perhaps - but I believe that this paradigm of discipleship is fading fast into the distant background. 

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!

"Buckwild" Proves that the Post-Christian Context Exists Everywhere!

First, what is Post-Christianity?

Great question, and I will admit at the outset that this term is a 'meta'-term, difficult to understand, and carries with it many connotations. Many folks use this term somewhat flippantly to describe situations and contexts that seem undefinable. I want to argue (and this is merely my perspective), that this has become a catch-all term. If your kids are blowing up and going crazy, then it is because they are post-Christian. If your kids pick their nose, then it is because they are Post-Christian.