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 hand, I completely disagree with his criticism of the idea that some “sectors of culture or society” could be “inherently wrong.”
Likewise, on the one hand, I agree with Hart’s argument for a distinction between the temporal and eternal or between the sacred and the secular.
On the other hand, I disagree with the 2K rejection of distinctly Christian ways of living.
Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.