This Blog looks at culture and the Bible, and how they fit together. But my goal is to be part of changing the conversation about culture among Christians.
I believe the Bible is God’s inspired word, so it sets the standard of truth that culture must be measured against. But I also believe that culture is part of God’s created world, and that God created it for a purpose.
I am concerned that we have missed the purpose for culture that I see described in God’s word.
As our awareness and understanding of culture has grown, our understanding of culture’s purpose has not kept up.
That biblical purpose for culture needs to be brought into the conversation. Only then will we be able to start to apply the truth of God’s word to the problems of culture that we see today.
Culture has gotten a bad rap, and this is particularly true in how Christians think and talk about it (Read more at FaithCulture.org).
That doesn’t mean there aren’t things that are part of culture that shouldn’t be changed. There most certainly are. But I am concerned that we have largely misdiagnosed the problem, so we can’t properly apply the cure.
God has a purpose for culture. That purpose is part of accomplishing his plan for us, and all of his created world. I am hoping that with biblical truth I can persuade you to look at culture from a different perspective from the one we’ve been given.
What conversation needs changing?
Our current situation presents us with a new set of challenges as we seek to understand and apply God’s Word.
God’s Word hasn’t changed, and how it describes us hasn’t changed. But the way we see and understand our world and how we interact and relate to each other has changed in big ways.
This has created challenges we have not faced before. But with these challenges come the opportunity to look more deeply into God’s word from this new vantage point, and see things we did not see before.
What we see around us is bad and unbiblical. But it gives us the opportunity to see new and profound insights into God’s goodness and grace.
By standing on what we believe about the unchanging truth of God’s word, we can gain new insights into how to respond to the issues we face today.