Primed for a Spiritual Awakening

America is positioned for another massive spiritual awakening. Check out these statistics from the June 24, 2008 issue of the Washington Post.

  • 92% of Americans believe in God or a universal spirit
  • 80% of Americans think miracle’s occur
  • 74% of Americans believe in an afterlife
  • Even 21% of American atheist’s believe in God (these are really confused people)

Americans are moving away from the spiritual skepticism of modernism and becoming more spiritually aware as the post-modern era takes over. This shift provides the church opportunity to present relationship with God through His son Jesus to a culture that believes “many religions can lead to eternal salvation”, but for the message of Jesus to make a difference we must communicate it in new ways – in ways our culture can understand. When our arrogance makes us think our approach to sharing God’s truth is just fine, Jesus says, “find a new way to fish.”

To reach a spiritually minded America, the church must change. This change will require leaving the church building to live and share Jesus’ revolutionary truth within a culture that is open to God. It’s time to get out of our comfortable auditorium seats and go fishing.

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2 Responses

  1. That video is hysterical! This post has great timing for us – God’s really showing us that it’s time to get out of comfy seats and comfort zones.

  2. Fish live in water, most Christians reside in church buildings. Who has the legs?

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