Sunday, April 01, 2012

Church and culture

Paula Huston, in an interview with The Other Journal, speaks of monasticism, Lenten disciplines, and community. What struck me is her assertion that
if we are going to be effective witnesses for Christ from within culture, whether as cultural critics or culture shapers, we must be willing to look with a clear eye at the habitual patterns of behavior and thought that dominate our society. If we’re to avoid hypocrisy, however, we must first be willing to turn the same assessing gaze on ourselves.
In a course I'm facilitating, students are reading Timothy Gombis, Eugene Peterson, and Jamie Smith and how they work through the same themes in Ephesians. The assignment on these is due tomorrow, and I'm looking forward to their reflections.

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