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Why do I talk about culture so much?

This is a book about Imagination, after all. Christian Imagination to be specific. It’s because culture defines us and how we interact with others. It’s a context, and the words we say have a certain meaning based on the context, the stories, and what we are told is true. Guess…

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Adolescence, Part VI: Social Networking

Social networking and blogging is a phenomena, a poorly understood phenoma. So using The Cluetrain Manifesto and A Case Against Adolescence for reference, let’s discuss some background. Mass production and mass media served to put power in the hands of less people. Mass production requires a large, relatively unskilled workforce. Mass…

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Adolescence, Part V: Sex & Marriage

“But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.” 1 Cor. 7:9 In case you didn’t know, people in the Western world are living longer than anytime in history. No longer is it a necessity to get married and…

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Contextualization and Relevance

Internet Monk has a post titled The Meaning of a Suit: A Response to John Macarthur’s Comments on Contextualization. There he quotes Dr. John MacArthur about contextualizes the Gospel. His commentary is really good, so if you get a chance, read the entire post. MacArthur said the following: The first…