Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Why Are There Never Enough Parking Spaces at the Prostate Clinic?

At the Reformation 21 blog, Carl Trueman has written a very helpful (and funny!) article about how many Christians engage (or accomodate) culture. He says, "I am increasingly convinced that talking about culture, for all of its loud claims to relevance, significance, and importance, can actually be a first-class way of doing precisely the opposite, of not really talking about things that matter at all." Read it, and think twice about that next PG-13 movie.

“Plenty of talk about Christian approaches to art, music, literature, sex, even international politics. All very interesting subjects, I’m sure, and the topics of many a chardonnay-fuelled discussion after a hearty dinner party. But what about subjects that aren’t quite so interesting? Take street sweepers, for example; or hotel lavatory attendants; or workers on an umbrella manufacturing line. Why no conference on the Christian philosophy underlying these vital callings and trades?”

Many thanks to Tim Challies for bringing this to my attention.

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