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. Here is the second video. (Check out the first one here.)
She didn’t have time to show them, but here are some examples of churches doing the kinds of things I’m talking about.
After making this video and suggesting these examples, it occurs to me that this type of thing only goes so far in addressing the needs of being church in post-Christendom. Essentially, these are simply offering an alternative institution that is more appealing to contemporary people than the old Christendom models. My BBQ Church idea is no different. While I think that there is a place for this, another (and more radical) post-Christendom strategy is to think about ways of being church that don’t rely on institutions at all. (More on this later.)