A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life

A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
___
I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Church and Its Cultural Idols

Scot McKnight on Brian Harris' new book, The Big Picture: Building Blocks of a Christian World View:
___
Blindness is the problem and it leads to complicity in culture in ways the degrade the gospel and the church. We need the frigid splash of water in the face of what the Bible actually says at times — about all kinds of topics — if we want to be enlightened out of the blindness so that our complicities in culture are snapped.

Idol 1: The quest for power, by military means if necessary

Idol 2: The quest for the quiet, ordered life, rather than the just life

Idol 3: Money-- he points at materialism and consumerism.

Idol 4: Sex-- he observes that the kingdom will be a “sex free zone”, relativizing sex...

Idol 5: Power-- instead of pointing at the medieval complicity in powers of the state, he points to leadership issues
___
The details of each can be found here.

No comments: