Picking up from last week’s post, I want to explore how individualism deeply distorts what it means to be created in the image of God and how our understanding of the Trinity should inform how we embody theology.
Recently, my heart has become cumbrously burdened with grief while reflecting on the radical individualism that seems to fund most of the actions and behaviors within Western Christianity. We have seemingly developed an insatiable appetite for subjective pleasure; we embrace …
If you have followed me to this point, you are familiar with the notion that the earliest church was like a caravan, a group of committed believers on a journey to a destination of maturity and witness.
Then came COVID-19. What already felt like losing ground, suddenly felt like a free fall.
One of the hardest realities of church life in North America is that worshippers are also customers or consumers—it’s as if the image of church as “company store,” used in one of the earlier Caravan blogs, has come to full development.
The more powerful we become, the more the words of Jesus seem strange to our modern sensibilities
We have come to the end of Christendom, and while denominational identity lingers, many of feel an unsettledness that we cannot name.
Now we have come to another place in history where the church has become powerful in the ways of the world yet ineffective in God’s mission.
The Western church became intricately intertwined with the governmental powers of the declining Roman Empire.
How did the church morph from being a Caravan, a people on a journey, to a company store?