I’m not sure when it happened. I think it was always there, nibbling around the edges of my consciousness. The first time I really remember having a clear glimpse of this new awakening was in the early days of my work with Union Baptist Association. We completed a massive research project that told us what we all know today – that Christians are becoming a smaller percentage of the whole population and that they have less and less impact on our culture.
I got a glimpse of it when we moved to Montrose in Houston and got outside of the traditional church. My days were filled with conversations with young adults in recovery and with street kids and homeless people. I regularly had conversations where I could not say . . . “you know, it’s like the story of the Good Samaritan” . . . because neither they nor their parents or grandparents had every heard that story. [Read more…]