I’ve been doing some reading on the missional movement, and one of their big arguments is that we live in a post-Christendom West, and therefore the barriers between the culture of the church and the culture around has grown significantly.
Now there’s a whole lot of baggage with what they’re trying to prove, but I found it very interesting that they argue basically what many of us have been arguing in terms of “Christianization” of Western culture — something many of our detractors like to deny.
In particular, I found the following chart by Alan Hirsch in The Forgotten Ways really interesting:
I agree with Hirsch on this point of his analysis. Our difference may be perhaps in our answer to the problem.