We are Scared:
From the Progressive House churches, to the traditional mega or semi-mega establishment everyone is shooting from the hip about what to do to reach, teach and send this generation. Its like everyone is very scared about "missing it" or being behind, or not going about it the right way. So most of what you see is very PC, with a Social Justice Bent. Scared to death of how the media can portray anyone to be a hero or a villian regardless of the facts has everyone running to "Base" and playing it safe.
Consider the following statistics by Barna:
o 71% say they will develop their own slate of religious beliefs rather than accept a package of beliefs promoted by a church or denomination
o Three-quarters of adults (75%) believe that God is motivating them and others to connect with Him through different means and experiences than were common in the past
o Two-thirds of adults (64%) are willing to experience and express their faith in new or different environments or structures than they have in the past
o Only one-third (34%) believe in absolute moral truth
We tend not to view these statistics from a strategic standpoint of "How do we approach a culture in this state." Instead, we view this as market research..."71% want to combine religious experiences lets give them more." "34% don't believe in absolute moral truth...lets not go there then."
I am all for changing the current face of Christianity and agree that People connect with God in ways that are not offered in a traditional church setting....BUT, I believe we are unbalanced.
Come on boys, its ok to grow a pair.