For those of you who don’t know yet, I’m working on a book. Content is there, but now the arduous task of organizing the words into coherent paragraphs and ideas.
The gist of it centers around calling the church back into an era of innovation and risk. That means calling people, you and me, to dream bigger and celebrate our attempts. Why does this matter? The facts are out: we close more churches than we start and traditional Christian influence is losing prominence in our culture.
But you know what? These are good things because Christianity as a whole isn’t on the outs, only a kind or Christianity is losing. The kind that operated in a position of privilege and power for centuries. That Christianity is on the outs, and good riddance too.
The gospel narrative isn’t one of power, privilege, or prestige. Rather, the gospel story is a narrative that captures the heart and soul of our common and innate desires as human beings.
When we discover how to re-tell the greatest story every told we’ll discover that the problem all along hasn’t been the ‘attack’ of popular culture on the church, but our inability to tell stories in a language people around us can get excited about.
Losing our privilege is our blessing in disguise.