It is overwhelmingly obvious that the landscape in which we do ministry has changed. The values, morals, expectations, and biblical understanding have been completely turned on its head. If we continue to do ministry the same as we have always done it, with the same assumptions then over the long haul the Church is going to find herself in trouble.
A while agoI wrote a little about how the gospel is really not good news at all this this current generation of students. And while many of our students "play ball" for us while they are under our supervision or while they frequent our programs, who they are in the rest of their life has little to no reflection of traditional, Judeo-Christian, ethic, values, or understanding. If this assumption is correct then the penal-subsitutionary atonement brand of Christianity with the discipleship bench marks of shutting down sexuality or not drinking have to change.
Here is a gospel message that seems to be actually be good news to my post-modern, post-Christian kids: