As long as the Church is concerned only with her own survival she will never be able to fulfill her calling in this world. Christianity needs renewal as churches struggle to keep up with the times, but the problems we face in the modern world require answers to questions religion is not asking.
The question of the times in which we live is how to preserve humanity, not how to preserve the Church. We are threatened on many sides from wars to nuclear extinction, but of most immediate concern is the disintegration of the heart and soul of man. Without giving serious thought to how the Church can address this existential threat, the Church and Synagogue will continue to fold in upon themselves and remain irrelevant to most of the now dominate secular world.
Modern man feels free to wonder and explore the meaning of our existence and challenge the well-worn truisms that might have sufficed to convince people in the past but have lost their impact and meaning to modern ears.
What can we do about it? We must...
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