It’s a different world! The drive toward self-expression is strong. People are constantly reinventing themselves. The self has been psychologized, psychology has been sexualized, and sex is politicized. This is the mind-set to which the church addresses herself with the Gospel today.
Yet none of this is completely new. Much of it has been brewing for years. CID Evangelism Executive Ken Schurb made a series of three one-hour presentations via Zoom in fall, 2021. These were based on a book by Carl Trueman, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, which goes back to the late 18th century to trace the beginnings of our present expressively individual and therapeutic culture.