A friend of mine in California is leading an adult education class on post-Christendom and asked me to put together some introductory videos for her class. The first class was yesterday and here is the video. This project is a helpful challenge as I continue to work on articulating what post-Christendom is and why we should care.
I’m pleased that the video and my friend’s teaching generated some good questions from the class. I’ll be thinking about these as we move forward.
- Are we concerned about preserving the “church” or preserving Christianity and the teachings of Jesus? (This relates to how Christianity changed when it became the dominant cultural force.)
- How can we remake our image? Why can’t we freely share the source of our faith? (This is about the “country club” Christian milieu that is very much a part of our past.)
- Do you think it can be a good thing for Christianity to be less dominant in culture? Good for our personal faith?
- What does it mean to be a “church”? Does it always mean what we know now?