Upstream Strategy: Grow Up + Rule With Jesus
I wrote '...maybe we can fight this battle more upstream, with a better strategy?' You asked: 'What strategy do you suggest?'
I've been thinking about this for some time, and my answer(s) would tend to be too long, did I not summarize briefly to start.
1--Apprehend big chunks of time--w're 'playing' in a longer game. Thus, Lectionary Historical. [Even better, doing a 'Looking Backward' LH on 'America' is valuable.]
2--Holidays rule, they 'conduct' history, that is, carry events that happen once for the first time forever, into the future. [I propose that A. D. 70 is such, and have proposed a Public Vindication holiday.]
3--Name the days rightly. Our days are named for a type of firmament that is planets and 'gods' of the planets. But Ephesians 2:6, 'WE' are the firmament in Christ. A naming system that also expresses that the present is caused by the past and the future helps.
There is much more. most of it on my Facebook Notes, or at http://chuckhartmanhistoryconductor.blogspot.com/.
What to do first?
Love in King Jesus,
PS: Re: Killing babies in the womb, surely the church's actions are echoed in the culture, in that, since we do not let children eat before they prove themselves intellectually, the culture's practices that are based on babies in the womb being less fully 'human' can be seen to follow, in a deep, unarticulated sense?
PPS: Also, seeing Lord's Day worship as liturgical warfare, and not an educational situation would help.
Conclusion: Grow Up + Rule With Christ