I'm enjoying my stay at the Singapore YMCA. On my way to breakfast each day I pass this plaque displaying their mission statement.
There are some worthy ideals about "serving and enriching all members of the community." Nothing about the gospel.
It was a Western secularized kingdom theology that derailed both these movements and the Student Christian Movement a century ago.
For one hundred years, every movement in the Western world that has replaced an evangelical gospel for a secularized kingdom theology has eventually imploded.
Yet the cycle continues . . .
I spoke too early of the Singapore YMCA. Talked to someone who assured me they still have a commitment to gospel.