Christianity is declining in the West.
How will the church respond?
In this short but sweeping manifesto, New York Times bestselling author and pastor Timothy Keller argues that this decline should prompt us to rethink the church's mission from the ground up. Using the early church as our guide, churches and individual Christians must examine ourselves, our culture, and Scripture to work toward a new missionary encounter with Western culture that will make the gospel both attractive and credible to a new generation.
Part 1: A Missionary Encounter
Tim Keller explores the elements of having a new missionary encounter in the West—as well as the biggest obstacles we face in doing so.
Part 2: A Christian High Theory
Before we can explain the gospel to a culture, we must analyze that culture with the gospel.
Tim Keller explores how a Christian high theory can help us analyze our cultural moment and be able to address it effectively.
Part 3: A Truly Post-Christian Evangelism Dynamic
Tim Keller details five key elements of the early church that we must strive to embody today.
Part 4: Counter-Catechesis for a Digital Age
Tim Keller discusses how we need catechesis as well as counter-catechesis: using biblical doctrine to both deconstruct the beliefs of culture and answer questions of the human heart that culture’s narratives cannot.
Part 5: Faithful Presence in the Public Sphere
We live in a culture dominated by non-Christian thought and themes. Even though non-Christian culture may contain a vast amount of good, believers are members of a community animated by a set of sharply different principles.
Tim Keller shares how this reality requires us to decide how to faithfully engage the world around us.
Part 6: Grace to the Point
There are many features of a missional movement, but at the heart of them all is a rediscovery of the gospel of grace—totally free to us, yet infinitely costly to our Savior. Tim Keller encourages to display this grace to those around us.