The existentialism of the mid-twentieth century led to a postmodern culture with its own view of life and the world. Truth has become an individual matter, and spirituality is related to one’s emotional health. Evidence is growing that this culture has begun to compromise Christian faith, much as the calves and calendar of Jeroboam and the sacred stones and Asherah poles of Rehoboam led to the dissolution of faith in Israel and Judah. Many are aware of this compromise of faith, but too many deny it. Without thoughtful and informed leadership, the church is in danger of becoming more religiously obscurantist and irrelevant.
August H. Konkel, 1 & 2 Kings, The NIV Application Commentary (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006), 256–257.
There is a leadership crisis in the church, but it doesn’t need a John Maxwell to fix it. It needs servants of God, prophets of God, to step up.