If you have been paying attention to the outside world, to your kids coming back from college, or to the cultural debate about everything from Sexual Harassment to Race to Economic Policy, you will notice that there is one thing that has gone absent from these discussions. Personal Responsibility.
Personal Responsibility has gotten a bad rap in our culture. I mean, how can you expect people to pull themselves up by their bootstraps when you are talking about poverty or the deep systemic issues that are hindering women and people of color. In every conversation I am a part of the issues always are about environmental factors for the situation people find themselves in. (Don't get me wrong, situational factors are significant and worthy of conversation.)
But there is another part of the conversation that no longer gets air time. And on a public policy level, this has some implications, but those are for another day over a drink. I want to talk about how this cultural shift is hindering the work of the church and worse, hindering the work God longs to do in His people and the world.