Church. What does the word even mean anymore? Many people use the word as a designation for the local Christian assembly they are members of and the building they meet for worship and edification. Others use the word in such a general sense that all it means is a distinction between the saved and the lost (the churched and the unchurched). In a culture that is becoming increasingly hostile to Christianity the “church” is seen by many as a puritanical and primitive holdout against enlightened progressivism. Because of that, there is a growing number of “enlightened” leaders in the church trying desperately to help Christians “evolve” with the culture in order that the “church” might maintain some measure of cultural relevancy. They don’t seem to understand that the progressivism which is driving culture has no interest in a culturally relevant church. For progressives, the only good church is a dead church.