You’re probably accustomed to thinking about secularism as anything non-religious. That’s partially true, but that doesn’t explain its appeal or its power to influence the culture.
Secularism means current = authoritative. The ideas and values of today’s culture are the standard by which all other ideas are judged. Anything that came on the scene before you did is likely to be considered irrelevant. Our information age contributes to this view. The latest buzz via instant intra-cranial download, is a transfusion of information that replaces what preceded it 5 minutes earlier. “Truth” changes minute by minute.
Isn’t it easy to see how the Bible could get pushed aside in this climate? It’s old, thick, and deep. It stubbornly rebuffs the latest principles of our world (Col. 2:8). But maybe we should use that description to point out it’s radical relevance. Human nature doesn’t change, God doesn’t change, and the Bible shows how the two interact. Isn’t that a refuge in a world that constantly does change?