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Christians and Culture

Christians and Culture

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Back to Basics You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

Christians have always wrestled with how they should respond to the cultures around them. On the one hand, we recognize the goodness of God’s creation and his common grace upon all people. On the other hand, we recognize that people are sinful and that the world is hostile to God and to Christians. So what… Continue Reading

Another proof we need a middle way between 2K and Neo-Calvinism

Another proof we need a middle way between 2K and Neo-Calvinism

This is another example of why I believe that neither Two Kingdom Theology nor Transformationalism quite gets the biblical picture. Related: Two-Kingdom vs. Transformationalism: What’s all this fuss about? On the one hand, I agree with the Neo-Calvinist interpretation of Kuyper that says that (in Bratt’s words) “God can–must–be served anywhere and everywhere.” On the other… Continue Reading

Machen, Hart, 2K, and Cultural transformation

Machen, Hart, 2K, and Cultural transformation

I continue to find this discussion by Hart and others about Two Kingdom Theology vs. Transformationalism intriguing and helpful. Part of the intramural debate among Presbyterians is whether or not Machen was one or the other. Hart cites these statements from Machen’s testimony before Congress concerning public education as proof that he was not transformationalist.… Continue Reading

What should the Church’s relationship to culture be?

What should the Church’s relationship to culture be?

This is a good summary of the important debate going on today about what the Church’s relationship to culture must be. Here’s a snippet: At the end of the day the debate about transformation is not between those who want Christians to be effective witnesses to the Gospel in every situation and those who want… Continue Reading