So far, no culture shock at the missions congress I'm attending. The majority of people came from outside the country and its a sea of black heads. But one thing I and my friend agree on: the tremendous different in tone. This is a gathering of highly committed evangelical/Pentecostal missions types and many major leaders that I've heard of for years are here.
And they repeatedly say things ...like "God is doing amazing things, stupendous things over the past 10 years. Things only dreamed of before in the 2,000 year history of Christianity. We are an incredibly blessed generation to be living to see this."
They live in the same world that Catholics do. But they see if with totally different eyes. As they see the 50 years since 1960 with different eyes. they are focused on the incredible growth of Christianity in the global south while we are fixated on the decline of the last remnants of Christendom in the west.
And the flying car is there with its creator Steve Saint. It can fly for 3 hours and drive 450 miles.