Culture War

The World Can Hurt You. When It Does, Love Anyway.

"If today’s followers of Christ fall on hard times, if we lose favor and become a persecuted or marginalized minority, it might actually mark the beginning of our truest impact. ... it is not from a place of worldly or political power and privilege that God’s people have through the centuries found their firmest footing." - Scott Sauls

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The Church's Lane is the Whole Cosmos

"The Roman world needed Christians to take in abandoned children and oppose the gladiatorial games, precisely because the pressure was enormous to do exactly the opposite. When we engage with culturally acceptable causes but 'stay in our lane' on unpopular ones, we fail the tests of courage and integrity." - Breakpoint

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“ can we follow Paul’s Socratic approach to our own culture ‘full of idols’ (Acts 17:16)?”

"Tertullian once asked, 'What does Athens have to do with Jerusalem?' His implied answer: 'Nothing at all.' But most other fathers like Justin Martyr, Augustine, and later Aquinas would answer, 'Much in every way!'" - TGC

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Why Churches Go Woke: They Deny the Sufficiency of Scripture

"However, it is increasingly rare to find in the aforementioned issues of race-relations, LGTBQ+ narratives of identity, gender roles, etc., that the various systems of thought in place are under the domain of darkness. What I mean by that is the simple truth the apostle John expresses so clearly when he speaks to a present love of this world being incompatible with genuine faith (1 Jn. 2)." - Grayson Gilbert

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Learning from History: Orwell’s (Prophetic) Proposed Preface to Animal Farm and Freedom in Society

"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to say this, that or the other, but it is 'not done' to say it..." - Ben Edwards

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