I attended the New Day Conference in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at the end of last week with a small group from Riverchase. It was a good conference and I left encouraged about the opportunities we have to fulfill the call of Christ to make disciples. On Friday evening, a group of four college presidents from some of the universities affiliated with the church of Christ served on a panel where they discussed the challenges of Christian education in a culture that is increasingly un-Christian.
One of the questions that was specifically asked is “What is it like to lead a Christian university in a ‘post-Christian’ world?” All the members of the panel had good answers, but one particularly struck me. President Williams from Harding University answered that it is wrong to refer to the world as “post-Christian.” His point was that to refer to our world as post-Christian implies that God, Christ, the church, and the light are gone, but God is very much alive. Jesus is very much alive. His church is very much alive. The light remains on.
The challenge is for us as members of the body is to not allow the enemy in the world to convince us that our life in Christ and our light in the world is not worth sharing.