PGF Outbox: Proof of our pluralistic culture
Whenever I am speak to a church or group of lay leaders about the missional church movement, I inevitably spend the greatest amount of time trying to convince them that "Christendom" is over. From now on I am going to come with the new Gap Ad ready to play. If you haven't seen it, watch it :
For the record, I like the artistic composition of this ad. I think the costumes (Gap clothes) are fun and the dancers are talented and beautiful. The choreography is top-notch. High school dance teams the nation over will be mimicking this ad all year.
Let's take a look at the lyrics:2, 4, 6, 8!
'Tis the time to liberate!
Go classic tree, go plastic tree, go plant a tree, go without a tree!
You 86 the rules!
You do what just feels right!
Happy do whatever you want-a-kah and to all a cheery night!
First notice that Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Solstice are all equated. But of course, they are very different holidays. ...
... The missional church movement begins by acknowledging that proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is a radical, counter-cultural act that requires courage and conviction. If you don't believe that being a Christian is outside the norm of American culture, then just watch this ad again. And then imagine how your church needs to change inside and out to reach secular Americans with the Good News.
Read the whole thing. Great post.