The Death of Church and Pub

Posted on August 27, 2023 
Filed under Opinion

“My annual trip to my home village in England is typically a week when I enter the land that time forgot. Nothing much changes. The shop still sells newspapers and houses the local post office. The view across the valley from my mother’s cottage still reveals nothing—not even a street light or a power cable—that would indicate it has a point of origin in the last century and a half. And the Baptist chapel bell still strikes the hour ten minutes late.

But even in this land where nothing seems to change, some things do bear the unmistakable marks of late modernity. …”

– At First Things, Carl Trueman sees the disintegration of community, and a tremendous opportunity for the church (maybe your church!).

Image: Crossway.