My theology of culture class at Multnomah Biblical Seminary is addressing the theme of what it means to live as Christian witnesses in a post-Christendom society. For your information, I don’t think America is post-Christian since Christianity is not yet a minority religion, though someday it might be. Having said that, I believe we live in a post-Christendom society, since Christian narratives do not shape the rites of passage culturally for the society at large; in part, the loss of cultural influence is bound up with a loss of credibility. The seemingly hegemonic Bible belt around our societal waste is shrinking by the day.
- Tax-exempt status; financial resources.
- The Triune God; the incarnate Christ.
- Status; power; privilege.
- The Bible.
- Mystical experience.
- Other survivors with other perspectives.
- Rights, entitlements.
- Christian unity.
Please feel free to comment on these items and/or list alternatives in response. We will revisit this theme in the days ahead.