Christianity had much more influence than it does now in our generation.
Here’s a good word about Cheerful Confidence After Christendom:
“God has granted me the privilege to live now—in my own times. To wish otherwise is not only pointless, it is ungrateful. It is also self-defeating. Every season of life has its own joys. Foolishness is to want to have the joys of adulthood when still a teenager or the joys of adolescence when middle aged and so on.
Likewise, there are unique joys, privileges, and opportunities for serving God in each generation. We are called not to hanker after a different age, but rather to jump in with relish to following Christ at this moment. There is an old Puritan saying: “If you would make the greatest success of your life, try to discover what God is doing in your time, and fling yourself into the accomplishment of his purpose and will.”
Sure, there are definitely some unique challenges we face as Christendom wanes in our country, but there are also some gains. And remember there were some pretty bad times for Christians that turned out pretty well for the gospel in the end. Remember Christ is building his church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. So read the rest of Tim Larsen’s article Cheerful Confidence After Christendom.