How Should We Now Live?
The Challenges and Opportunities of Living in a ‘Post-Christian’ America
Christians who understand what has happened in American society and culture over the past 50 years realize that we are entering a precarious new phase of history. In lieu of some unforeseen revival of moral-based sanity, not only is our economic system in peril but much of what has distinguished American civilization in the past. The Christian influences in our culture are rapidly eroding, and the fact that many Christians either don’t see it or refuse to acknowledge the gravity of the situation doesn’t alter the reality of it.
In Mere Christianity C. S. Lewis wrote of what he called the “key to history:” Over time, terrific energy is expended building civilizations and cultural institutions, only to have it all ruined as the most selfish, ambitious and cruel people claw their way to the top and eventually bring the whole system crashing down. In the end, greed and the lust for power corrupts most of the good that institutions and civilizations stand for. Sound familiar?