There are two extremes occurring around us and I think we’re not seeing these realities very clearly. This could cause us to resist any need to change our life-style, congregational strategy, practices or structure as a people and as a congregation.
First, the physical violence against Christians in other parts of the world is increasing. Last month, Open Doors USA, Advocacy Director, Kristin Wright noted that 2014 was the year for the highest level of global persecution of Christians in the modern era. The expectation is for things to get worse.