Encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. Likewise urge the young men to be sensible; in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach. Titus 2:4-8
Western Civilization has changed drastically in the last half century, particularly the shift from a broadly comprehended Christian worldview to the religious pluralism and secular worldviews prominent today.
For example, when a Christian today speaks about God, sin, and salvation, it’s likely the hearer will have a very limited understanding of these subjects. He or she will consider stories in the Bible to not be historic events but just fiction. Research bears this out, as our guest Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, writes about in his new book, Gospel Reset.
So what should Christians and the church do to reach our changed culture, especially the younger Millennial generation that has been most effected?
Popular pastor Andy Stanley recently stated that Christians need to “unhitch” the Old Testament from the New Testament because people stumble over the Old Testament.
Many others believe the way to reach this generation is through becoming culturally relevant to them, particularly through Christianized rock and rap music and inserting messages about “social justice” causes and how Jesus changes “messed up” lives.
Be sure to join us this weekend for an important conversation with Ken Ham, who will explain what he believes is needed to communicate the gospel to modern ears.