Christianity and Secularism on a Global Collision Course
New Year’s Sermon – 2013: The State of the Church – Christianity and Secularism on a Global Collision Course (1Tim 3.15)
To know where we should go, we must first know where we are and how we got here. Accordingly, it is our tradition every New Year’s to reflect on the state of the Church. This New Year’s, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that millions have been coming to Christ, especially in Asia and Africa. The bad news is that there a growing global secularism promote by powerful cultural elites in major cities of the world — elites who regard themselves as global citizens, whose peers are one another, and whose allegiance is to their shared vision. They exert power far disproportionate to their numbers, for they tend to control the institutions of law, academia, mass media, and advertising that provide the “official” definitions of truth and reality. For the first time in history, due to the pervasiveness of media, youth in a tiny Kansas farm community, or in a small community most anywhere in the world, are more influenced by global secularist values than by the values of their own family and community. To learn how the evangelical church has unwittingly contributed to the problem, the enormous cost to individuals and to society, and what we must do to turn the tide, inquire within. I hope you enjoy the sermon. -Alan Burrow
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