The Church in the West is in a cultural battle, and the church is losing. Once in the position of pre–eminence, the church now finds itself on the margins. Christendom has crumbled. This new situation creates fresh challenges and opportunities. On the one hand, as the old cultural Christianity dies out, there is an opportunity for true discipleship to take its place. However, as the values, laws, and social attitudes of the land become increasingly anti–Christian, Christians are faced with a conflict – compromise the faith and lose God’s blessing, or resist the cultural pressure and risk social hostility.
Radical Church looks at the challenge of what it means to be a faithful Christian in an increasingly godless culture. Ultimately it calls the church to faithfulness. As the church is faithful in the very areas that society is forcing compromise, the church will rediscover the source of its own vibrancy, power and relevance. As the church stands fast as a faithful church, it will emerge as a radical church – and history proves that radical churches have the potential and power to transform individuals, cultures and nations.