The current Culture Wars have a profound impact on every level of modern society. From Political polarization to religious deconstruction, these questions shake the foundations of civilization. The question remains, in the end, will the Culture Wars have a positive or negative net result?
confess. I have frequently been pulled down the rabbit hole of Karen videos on YouTube. Who hasn’t? I’m not sure why we love to watch Karen melt down and make a fool of herself. Perhaps it makes us feel normal. I mean, I’ve got my problems but at least I’m not deranged like Suburban Barbie, right?
The modern church is not dead, but undead. The dead at least have the manners to be done with it and lay politely in their grave. But the church of the 21st century fills me with confusion. Its decay and disease have betrayed the church’s intended form and, unfortunately, spread worldwide. We see today not the ekklesia of the first century but a Zombie Church.
There is a growing mental health crisis in America, and most churches seem ill-equipped to address the struggles of their congregants. Some churches try to address the impending emotional instability, but others just bury their heads in the sand. Instances of depression and anxiety have increased exponentially since the turn of the century, with no signs of letting up.