A few decades ago, the culture in the US could objectively be described as ‘predominantly Christian influenced.” In the past 30 or so years, that has changed dramatically. As I am writing this, in the Fall of 2020, we have seen cultural trends come to a head: increased lawlessness; disrespect for authority, institutions and one another; abandonment of principles of rational thinking and the rule of law, among others.
It is common to blame others: partisan politicians, the death of objective journalism, left-wing college professors and teachers to name a few. And, while all of these have contributed to the mess we’re in, there is one factor that few people have acknowledged: US!
I’d like for us to consider this question: Has our mindless acceptance of the division and separation fostered by the institutional church system substantially contributed to the mess we’re in?