As I work to equip churches and Christians to live out the Gospel in a post-Christian culture, I spend most of my time focused on strategy. I am committed to providing practical examples and information. The importance of our task demands nothing less.

That said, I have come to believe that, for some Christians, strategy is a bridge too far. Why? Because they have a story problem. They have bought into the fable of a progressive, secular modernity scrubbed of religion and the narrative of an embattled church faced with a single option: awaiting Christ’s return in self-dug trenches.

Simply stated, we need to change that story before we can get to strategy.

Here are some thoughts on this topic in the form of a sermon entitled: “The Prince of Peace.”