Saturday, February 14, 2009
Corporate Church. In post modern society, people have been trained to distrust any corporate entity. Whether that entity be Big Business, Education, Media or the Church, an assumption from people is that the underlying motivation is money. The survival of the corporation over integreity of business or character of the individual is always assumed. Now this method of logic is inhertanly flawed and void of empeical evidince but can certainly be understood given the post-modern climate. Corportate scandals, church scandals, and the lack of authenticity from parents in the emerging generation are all very real factors in contributing to the mindset of our young people. Most Corporate Church leadership structures and methodologies do little to meet this mindset where it is at and simply take pleasure in attacking the flawed logic. Paul, whoes powers of logic and reason were well demonstrated on Mars Hill and throught the book of Romans thougt it wise to be weak to the weak. (I Cor 9:22) Paul's desire was never to prove a point but simply recognize the root issue. Jesus wants to rock your world. Unconditional Love, authenticity, volunerability, raw community void of the church babel and flavor is exactly what the emerging generation is flocking to. And that is exactly what Corporate Church is lacking. To have a venue and credibility to reach this generation requries some fundamental paradigm shifts. The epistomology of this generation is not consistend with that of the previous one. Personal experiance is the highest influencer in a young person when determining what is Truth. For the pervious or modern generation, Emperical Evidence is the highest ifnluencer when determing what is Truth. If God has called you to reach the post-modern world, study it.