For the first time in over a century we are transitioning out of a period of history where the power of the church and the power of the state have been one. For over a thousand years, the State lavished the Church with riches, resources, status, and power. In return, the Church lavished the State with the theology needed to support its violent rule. The values of the Church and the values of the State became mixed together. Historians call this period of history “Christendom.” This period of history has influenced a lot of church thinking today and has clouded many people’s understanding of the message of Jesus.


Out of the ashes has risen a global movement of people who are rediscovering the radical idea of a God that looks like Jesus.