The Christian influence on the Western world has been unraveling for several hundred years and has reached a new low. A crisis is at hand. . . . We now live in a world with no unified narrative, much like the Roman world in which the Christian narrative first appeared. . . .
What must we Christians do to narrate the world once again? I suggest two urgent commitments: (1) relearn the Christian narrative, and (2) break away from our accommodation to the culture.
-Robert E. Webber, Who Gets to Narrate the World? Contending for the Christian Story in an Age of Rivals (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008), 98-99, 116.