Saturday, February 11, 2006

Carson on Redeeming Cuture

Friend KB called me today to share a quote and some context from D.A. Carson that he read this morning in For the Love of God, vol 1. February 10th entry (yeah, he's a day behind).
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.

3 comments:

Scott Aniol said...

What does he (and what would you) mean exactly by "engaging" culture?

Ben said...

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.

Scott Aniol said...

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.