Everything is changing. People, values, beliefs . . . all changing. We are quickly becoming a post-church society where everything is permissible, but never stopped to ask what is actually beneficial. Why is that? Is it possible we're simply asking old questions in new ways:
- "Who am I?"
- "What justifies me?"
- "Am I accepted?"
These questions are as old as creation. Words like tolerance and acceptance are in actuality the cry of a people who fail to see their need for the soul-regenerating grace of the gospel. Further, we must understand the vehicle for the gospel has been and always will be the Church. For sometime, churches have been trying to keep pace with culture to find new ways to answer these old questions. But what if those ways were already given to us? And what if these methods were timeless and we simply need a reminder? 'Vintage' seeks to be that reminder. We will explore the common denominators shared between some of history's more significant church movements, such as the Reformation and the Great Awakening, all the while being reminded:
- What led to these revivals
- Seemingly new ideas and beliefs are, in actuality, old ideas and beliefs
- How the church responded in vintage times
- It may be possible what we don't need is new methods for old questions, but instead, to look back at the old church for new times.