Faced with an increasingly secularised and worldly population, how can one find his/her place in society but also in a church where individualism and contemporary tribalism are tightly bound together?
Matt Malone, Editor-in-chief of America Media, challenges readers to reject the political terms 'liberal' and 'conservative' in referring to the Church and instead to give testimony to a message that transcends pure politics — a Gospel message spread by its sole leader, Jesus. This incisive essay shows us that it is neither healthy nor effective for us to deck ourselves out in ideological labels. When we regard the church in terms of political terms that are essentially secular, he argues, the church is no longer a communion but a grouping of factions. According to the author, Christians are called to bear witness to a message more radical than any involving secular politics. That is why he engages Christians in a real, substantial debate devoted to only one message: the Gospel. And one leader: Jesus.