Now, before you shut me down, I’m probably not saying what you think I’m saying….
All I’m saying is that things change.
Everything evolves over time. Sometimes, it may not seem like it’s for the best, but things do evolve and change. Think about the last 10 years and how much society, social nuances, and technology have changed. It’s mind blowing if you look at what’s happened over the last 10 years. Since 2000…
CABLE: Cable 24-hour news made the evening network news seem quaint, cable dramas reaped Emmys … and at decade’s end, even Oprah was making the move to cable.
CAMERAS: Remember those trips to get film developed? Nope? Even your grandmother has a digital camera, and she’s probably emailing you photos right now or uploading them to a photo-sharing site.
CELEBRITY CULTURE: Celebrity magazines fed a growing obsession with celebrities and the everyday minutiae of their lives.
CELLPHONES: Cellphones are now used by more than 85 per cent of the U.S. population and for some have replaced land lines entirely.
FACEBOOK: Can you believe this social networking site was once limited only to Harvard students? Now it’s a time-sucking obsession for more than 300 million users globally and a whole new form of social etiquette: Who to friend on Facebook?
All of that to say this…
We have a timeless message as believers in Christ. As leaders, we have to be sure we change our methods to reach those that are in a changing culture.
Sure, some of the non-biblical ‘rules’ we’ve put into place over the years may have to be blown up to do so, but we have to adjust what we’re doing. The church must evolve as well. Christians must evolve. We can’t sit in a pew and shake our finger at a culture that is more connected and less “Christian,” we have to take our timeless message to them using their evolved culture.
Just something on my mind. Your thoughts?