I listen to a guy named Matt Chandler. As far as Biblical teachers go, I think he is the brightest of what this generation has to offer. I agree with about 90% of his theology which is much more than most. Recently he said something that figuratively kicked me in the back.
"Whether it functions this way in the United States or not, biblically, the role of The Church is such that the community would think to itself 'What would happen if not for the body of Christ?'. The truth is that government does what God has commanded The Church to do and this is an indictment on us."
Is he right?
For the most part, our church buildings and programs have grown exponentially, while our influence in the community has dwindled. We are culturally impotent. What has caused this and what can we do to reverse it?