Thursday, July 05, 2007

Advancing or Retreating?

Have you ever been to an "Advance?" It's someone's attempt to be cute and not call it a "Retreat" because it's better to advance than to retreat. Well, there are times when I'd rather retreat and it's a good thing.

But this isn't one of those times. The article below offers some pretty sobering data on how we're doing reaching our world. It's not just challenging: it's convicting. Read on and tell me what you think.

Knowing and being known
by James Emery White

Research shows that 80 percent of non-Christians worldwide don't know any Christians. Pastor James Emery White believes that stat exposes the heart of our cultural crisis. We've been called to influence the world around us, but we've often simply retreated into our own Christian subculture. [more]