The Current Milieu (Podcast Episode 21)

ON THIS EPISODE

What should a Christian’s relationship be to the culture around us? God created humanity in his image, and so human society folds into that. But we’re fallen and sinful, and so culture has, in many ways, been corrupted. So how do we navigate that in a way that honors Jesus and also shares his love with the world?

On this episode, we explore H. Richard Niebuhr’s classic book Christ and Culture to answer that question. We discuss his framework that describes the different Christian views on culture, and we apply them to some of the important issues of our day, including the pandemic, racial unrest, and partisan politics in 2020.

We also mention Carl F. H. Henry’s The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism, which is a helpful resource. 

If you have any questions you’d like to submit about this episode or have other topics of conversation you’d like us to explore in future episodes, you can connect with us over on our contact page. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and we’re excited to journey with you!

QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE

Jesus sat with sinners. He didn't sin with sinners. Click To Tweet

Christians should have some kind of interaction with culture. We can't just wholesale reject it. But then the question is what the nature of that interaction should be. Click To Tweet

The social gospel movement sought to use Christian ethics to social problems. Where it failed is it didn't make preaching the gospel an essential part of the movement. Click To Tweet

Being a true Christian isn't dependent on who I voted for. Click To Tweet

We need to hold to truth and seek truth — no matter how exciting the latest conspiracy theory is. Click To Tweet

 

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