Decline of the church elsewhere

It won't come as a surprise to you that in many parts of the world the church is not growing, but in fact it is  shrinking. If you happen to live in a place where it is growing, that is great and the future could be bright as the gospel transforms people. For the rest of us the road ahead is a different story. It may be back to the future. 

What does it mean to live in a place where there are fewer and fewer Christians? Does it get better for us when there are fewer of us, or does it get worse?

Marginalization is real for Christians in England. As  Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister said, you don't speak of your faith in the political arena because you will be viewed as a "nutter." 

It was real for Christians in the early church too. 

Will we be marginalized in America, or has it already happened? What does the future hold for the church? Far be it from me to predict, but I can say that our movement is always far better off when we live like a healthy minority.  That could be something for us to begin to think about.  Blessings