Stalemate

We’re in a series called the Christian Atheist, and we’re considering today the Christian who doesn’t show change - progress from their former life outside of Christ, and outside the church. This is the Christian in stalemate. On one hand it seems clear that this Christian has been claimed; won over by Christ. They declare it in word. They go to church. They mind plenty of the manners of the Christian life. But in one way or another, the patterns of the world still live unchallenged in pockets of their lives.