Derek and Amber are postmodern college students. They have entered your church for the first time, hoping to find spiritual reality, but a 500-foot wall appears to be blocking their way into the sanctuary.
From the “narthex,” you spot D and A. They look out of place here at church—baggy clothes, tattoos, tongue rings, I-pods. Confused yet confident.
An unmistakable 500-foot barrier separates them from you.
I believe the barrier is real. It’s a cultural barricade, actually. Compare the tendencies of these two cultures: