Over the last two weeks I have shared the top ten ways I hope the American church of 2020 will differ from the church of 2012. The list
- builds on trends in church and the larger culture;
- is realistic rather than idealistic; and
- is guided by hope in rather than fear about the future.
The list seeks to consider broad shifts within American Christianity rather than specific changes or changes more likely in some traditions and less likely in others. Additionally, it intentionally favors Protestantism because of my own limitations in study and life experience.
My writing is designed to start conversation and contribute to ongoing dialogue rather than to provide “the answer.” I invite your feedback on any or all of the items I propose. To read and respond simply click on any of the items on the list below to view the associated post.