The social landscape has radically changed over the past fifty years. Christians were once respected, sought out, and trusted. Now we are blamed, marginalized, and viewed with suspicion. In this book, David Rietveld explains what, how, and why this has happened, in a way that the average person can understand. He begins with Christendom, where both Christians and non-Christian held shared beliefs and values. He explains the church's role, and how evangelism and discipleship worked in that era. He then tracks the changes that have occurred and clarifies what and why things are now different. Insightful, broad explanations are illustrated by real-life examples, and woven together so that readers can see the patterns in the new twenty-first-century Western landscape. If you are seeking a thoughtful overview of what is going on in our world and how this relates to being a Christian in a local church, this book is a great introduction.
"What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ in cultures that desire freedom, tolerance, and autonomy but reject the very gospel that gave birth to these values? David Rietveld steers us through the profound sociological changes that are leading to a post-Christian view of the world in a way that is clear, accessible, warm, and good-humored." – David Williams, director of training and development, Church Missionary Society of Australia
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Being Christian After Christendom: Where Are We? How Did We Get Here? What Went Wrong? What Is the Solution? is found in these collections:
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