Sunday, July 04, 2004

heart and culture

will sampson made an important addition to his comments about the Christian Booksellers Association's recent convention.

We can't add these kinds of provisos enough. Thought it's arbitrary to entirely divide matters of heart and motivation from culture, it's nevertheless a critical distinction we must always keep in mind. Any discussion of culture that stays at the level of what sociologists call boundary markers (e.g. clothes, books read, perhaps, in some circles, certain shibboleth beliefs, , etc.) is intrinsically superficial. We must never forget our Lord is much more concerned about the degree to which we love Him and others than that we're pre-modern, modern, postmodern, or post-postmodern.

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