I found this video through James Emery White’s blog serioustimes.com. It’s circulating pretty quickly so maybe you’ve seen it. Dr. White, a local pastor here in Charlotte of a tiny little church you’ve probably never heard of called Mecklenburg Community Church (feel the sarcasm), gives some great commentary to it. If you’re prone to overreacting and freaking out easily, you might want to read his comments here first. You’ll see why. This video is meant to create a little buzz in the Christian world, and probably rightly so. Dr. White closes his thoughts with this statement, and I think he’s right on.
Yes, the world is changing. Islam is growing while Christianity, in many quarters, is waning. The best response is to neither demonize Muslims nor deny the differences between Christianity and Islam. The best response is to know what we believe, why we believe it, and then carry that message to the world. And maybe have some more babies.