Tim Keller had a Q&A on Twitter yesterday in which he was asked this question: "What would be three adjectives you would use to describe your thoughts about the future of the church in N America?
He replied: "Fractured, Marginalized, Hopeful."
For years, I've heard church leaders obsess about the first two. We have difficulty getting to the third. It is counter intuitive to believe that a fractured and marginalized people could be so hopeful. Some days, I wonder. What gives me hope is that there have been fractured and marginalized people before us. God has a way of doing hopeful things with a hapless people.