Dear Christians: It’s no longer enough to work hard, raise a family, and hope to be left alone

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Which brings us to our present unpleasant realization that from a cultural perspective, the traditionalists and conservatives have been thoroughly beaten in the war for the culture. For the most part, we never even showed up. We raised families, built farms and businesses, and attended church functions while secular revolutionaries took over the entertainment industry, the media, academia—and finally, the public education system that now dutifully serves as a conduit for secular “values.” Prayer is out, queer theory is in, and many a middle-aged conservative has found occasion recently to splutter his coffee and gape at his newspaper: “How did things change so fast?”

 

Christians have taken the conservative route of keeping to themselves, being responsible in home, church, and community, and leaving activism to the liberals. But Christianity is no longer status quo. If we want to preserve its influence we must stand for it. Apathy is no longer a viable option.

By
Jonathon Van Maren
Category
Mission and Outreach
Spiritual Formation
Life in Community
Ministry Strategy
Anti-Christian Hostility
Publication Year
2018
Resource Type
Text-Based Resource
Minimum Familiarity Level
Anyone
Groups that would be especially interested in this resource
Teachers
Pastors
Apologists


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