Though it may be easier for Christians to transform culture or even withdraw from it, what does it look like to engage culture, and do it well? Hundreds of church pastors, lay leaders, and staff joined together at Engage 2017 to dive into the topic of engaging the culture – a conversation relevant for all believers. Engage featured 25 speakers and 20 workshops, and was held May 1-3, 2017 in Reno, ‘The Biggest Little City in the World.’
In this session, Mike Cosper discussed the idea that our culture no longer has a sense of mystery and wonder. Doubt and disenchantment are default settings. But even in today’s culture, stories are told as a way to make sense of the world. And the stories often told in our world shame us away from belief. Christians need to tell better stories and be shaped by better stories. We must tell the story of the Gospel again and again and again and again, and in a way that is life shaping and life transforming to our culture.