How is the Church to
respond to the trends of modernity? In each period the Church needs to deal
with a new set of cultural issues; the Church in the West today is dealing with
issues specific to modernity. The following will argue that certain unchristian
modern ideas have infiltrated the Church and the response to this is to take
seriously the cost of discipleship.
To begin it is helpful to look at a number of the effects of modernity
that still exist within our society.