Many sociologist believe that America is headed toward becoming a post-Christian nation, much like what Europe experienced in the past 50 years. As the culture and morals of our nation change, how is the church to respond? How can we carry out the great commission and still stand up for our convictions and values? Do we really even know why we believe what we say we believe? Can we back it up with scripture and explain it in a manner that allows room for grace, mercy and love? Join us for this new series that will examine many of the culture changes we are encountering as well as looking at some of the popular "hot button" issues as we explore why we believe what we believe and what that means moving forward in a possible hostile environment. This Message is an introduction and lays the foundation for the series. From 1 Peter 3:13-17, Matthew 5:10-16.