Some years ago I stumbled upon a loud-mouthed political pundit whose criticism of the right and left sides of the aisle always revolved around his philosophy of the need for distinct national borders, a unified national language, and a particular culture. He suggested that when a nation dissolves her borders, does away with a common language and embraces multi-culturalism, that she is in a downward spiral which will eventually lead to her demise. His was a critique of America. I want to hijack his categories and apply them to the church.
The church has defined borders, a distinct language and a peculiar culture. When these are threatened the church’s existence is threatened. The church’s existence is threatened when her borders are dissolved, her language lost, and her culture subsumed by another because she then fails to offer anything that is distinct … Read More »