We are in the age of an identity crisis.

Yes, we’ve heard about people struggling and having a mid-life crisis. And we’ve seen people feel lost after they’ve retired from work. But there is a bigger identity crisis that is going on, and this predicament exists in various spheres of life and organizations. And the Church has not been immune from this trial.

As Western culture continues to undergo a moral shift, the Church has spent a great amount of energy trying to figure out its place in the world. During the 90s, many evangelical churches tried to become more “seeker sensitive” by tailoring their ministry in an attractive fashion to draw people into their weekend services. By the mid 2000s, as postmodern relativity had gripped universities and was seeping into workplaces, the “emerging church” tried to find a way to connect with those who were skeptical, even cynical, towards any claims of truth. As objectivity gave way to subjectivity, the world has been wrestling with injustice. And into this void, critical theory has emerged as the dominant voice in workplaces and universities, causing the “woke church” to rise up – a church awakened by the realities of injustice in the world, seeking to rectify wrongs done to those perceived to be without privilege.

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