Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Engaging the Culture

Christians have been uncertain about how they should engage with the culture of the world.

  • One response has been to withdraw from culture to escape its evil influence, but this leaves society unleavened.

  • The other common response is to engage with culture and attempt to control it from the top down by controlling the institutions that shape culture. Unfortunately, the world hates being controlled by Christians.

The best option is cultural engagement from the bottom up at the local level. Christians should be involved at every aspect of life, but on a voluntary basis. If we serve our community at street level and provide quality service with no demands, we will sometimes have influence. I explain how this works in Government of God.

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