Though Raley’s language seems to target a distinct group of believers termed ‘evangelicals’, anyone with a heart for reaching the lost should consider investigating it. It would seem that the evangelicals Raley refers to are really any Christian holding to an orthodox understanding of salvation and a desire to reach out into a dying world for Jesus. With post-modernity sweeping across all of Western culture and Christians finding themselves increasingly alone in their worldview, this title is incredibly timely and relevant for believers.
I greatly enjoyed The Diversity Culture and fairly blew through it. I’m keeping it up on my shelf for another read through because as of yet I’ve been unable to move from my ideological battle position to a relational stance of building bridges of friendship and understanding. I can catch a glimmer of what he’s driving at, hear a faint echo in my heart, but for now I’m still counting on John 14:6. Keep growing a heart of compassion in me Lord, keep growing it.