The world that we inhabit today is a secular one. What seems to be driving us all is money and success. You could possibly say that those two factors are our gods. We yearn for money and success and we’d probably do anything to attain them. What’s happened to faith in today’s world? What we do place faith in anymore? It seems like faith has become more and more irrelevant thanks to scientific influences in today’s secular society. We don’t need to have faith anymore when we have rock hard evidence.
Is there a place for god in today’s world? Is there a place for god in your life? Most people would say that there isn’t. Life is just too demanding to delegate time for god. Annual conferences seem to be the only times that some of us go to church. A one time in a year thing. Young people seem to have even less time for god with their parties, socialising and social networking sites. Planet Shakers music on iTunes.
Although I am in no way religious, a part of me still finds it sad that we are becoming colder and colder to faith. I’m not just talking about religious faith but faith in general. Indeed, religious faith these two words put together has a ring of the old world in it. It’s just not something that people these days hear that often anymore. Religion has become more and more irrelevant for modern day life.
Of course, there are still some of us who hold god close to the heart. They are a rare few now, but it’s interesting and almost sentimental to think of these people as the last vestiges of society who have yet to be robbed by the lures of modernity. Money, advertising, iPhones, fast food. There is really a sacredness about it all, having religion as part of your life.
I wouldn’t personally adopt religion in my life but I see lots of advantages of belonging to a church community. For young people, the youth ministry is a positive and guiding influence in helping young people through the typical yet difficult issues of adolescence and young adulthood. For adults, belonging to a community makes one feel a part of something.
Communities shape a part of identities for it is through others that we learn a great portion about ourselves. It’s almost essential for us to belong to some kind of community. The Planet Shakers church community are huge advocates of charities like World Vision who they support greatly. All in all, it seems that god has well and truly been replaced by icons of modernity in the majority of peoples lives today. What can we say or do about this? In a sense, a part of where we head in life isn’t even up to us but to the current that we belong in. Religion, something that harks from the old world is simply something that we’ve explained away, that’s we’ve bought out.