Church 3.0: Upgrades for the Future of the Church by Neil Cole

By Neil Cole

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7 A serious problem the church has faced in the recent past was that her people were separate from the world, in their own subculture, and had a difficult time finding any unbelievers they knew personally. We would go to Christian Schools, work for Christian organizations, and shop exclusively at Christian stores. We knew what a non-Christian looked like only from watching Jerry Springer on TV. No wonder our idea of reaching the world with the Gospel was often nothing more than sending the church choir to the mall at Christmastime to sing songs that are already playing over the loudspeakers.

Reality shows have taken over many of the time slots on TV. 0 audiences watching. There is no moral to the story and no hidden subplot, but the shows have a sense of intrigue with their unpredictable twists and turns. Audiences may also identify more with the people on the shows, even in surreal circumstances, than they do with actors speaking lines that were written by committee in a third-floor room at the network’s offices. Of course, all of this is just a corrupted expression. Real authenticity will always shine in the sea of the pseudoreal that is pumped at us through the media.

But we have not made that shift yet. ”6 We can no longer afford to keep the church as the front door to God’s kingdom; it was never meant to play such a role. Relationships have always been the pathway to Christ. Today, nine out of ten young adults believe they can have a good relationship with God without being involved in a church. 7 A serious problem the church has faced in the recent past was that her people were separate from the world, in their own subculture, and had a difficult time finding any unbelievers they knew personally.

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