"We will never save civilisation as long as civilisation is our main object. We must learn to want something else even more."
—C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
As Christians, we are called to engage our culture, not for the purpose of redeeming our culture, but for the purpose of seeing those within our culture redeemed.
What does he (and what would you) mean exactly by "engaging" culture?
Scott,I asked KB to read me the context to get as much of a grasp of it as possible without actually reading it all myself. I think a fair summary of his view of "engaging culture" would be to live as a gospel-bearer in the world—distinct from it but not isolated from it.If that's not what he means, it is at least what I mean.
I don't know; I just hear a ring of "We need to be like them so that we can reach them." I may be wrong.
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