Out Of The Box & Into The Public Square
Christians, we will need to create our own dialogue and bring it to the public square.
We will need to think outside of the box to bring Christianity back into the public square.
At this time, there is not a prominent dialogue in society about the disappearing presence of Christianity. It is not a regular conversation on mainstream channels and most people are not talking about it at work. Christians, we will need to create that dialogue and bring it to the public square. Mainstream thinking would have us abandon Christianity altogether. We will need to think outside of the box to bring Christianity back into the public square.
One way to step out of the box is to realize that it is not wrong to talk about God in public. Current thinking wants us to believe that we shouldn’t mention God outside of Church, specifically religious channels, and private forms of communication. Another step outside the box will be to realize that our isolated voices in many places can become one large and sweeping voice through social media and other modern means. Do not discount technology and realize that it can be harnessed to revive Christianity’s presence.
Outside of the box, we may find ourselves caught up in a whirlwind of change. We need to be thinking of creative solutions to bring the Christian message of genuine love and kindness back into the public. Christians need to once more be able to feel that they can talk about God openly at work and school. We need to find ways to live and talk about our faith in the public so that Christianity can once more enrich public life. It can be done.