My take-away from this new interview – in this present day with it’s upheaval and polarization the discussion here has a different perspective, we are missing the real point.
The title identifies today’s topic as Future Church Trends. This is true but it’s not the whole truth. These days we are in hot debate, coming close to blows over things like Covid, global warming, CRT, and so many more. The discussion here expands to embrace the global view, not just the church view, of our struggles and it encompasses all the areas of life we as a culture are fighting about.
Mark Sayers has taken a step back to look at the global in-fighting and has reached the conclusion, there is something bigger going on here.
His view on this speaks to me.
A number of weeks ago, as we watched the massive destruction of farmland and major highway systems in south western Canada, due to major flooding, a realization came over me. For years we have been engaged in the heated philosophical debate over climate change and how to combat it. We have totally ignored the practical aspects of infrastructure maintenance. If the level of energy given to the climate change debate had been applied to the consideration of practical areas, like fixing the reported weaknesses in the local dykes, the disaster could have been significantly reduced.
On a global level, are we so caught up in our emotional and opinionated disagreements that we are missing the reality of what is going on in our world?
Mark Sayers is not offering any thoughts on what is truly happening but I think he could be right, there is something.
The world could be falling apart all around us and the way we are fighting, we wouldn’t even notice. Until it was too late.
Personally, I’m taking a few steps back to think about what we could be missing here. What is truly going on in our world? I don’t think there are any easy answers. If we are vigilant maybe we will see the truth exposed in time to do something about it.
So, who is it? Happy to see us consumed in heated arguments while they steal the rug out from under us?
I think generations coming up behind us need us to lay aside our feuds and pay attention to reality.