|(Stained glass in Redeemer sanctuary)|
I have argued that the crisis in American Christianity is the loss of our distinctive, which is the experienced presence of God. Our distinctive is not theologizing or theorizing about God. It's not preaching or worship or coffee or stage lighting or friendliness or a building. It is... God. With us. In encounter and experience.
In this week's Christianity Today editor Mark Galli says something similar. He writes: