There is no doubt that we live in a culture today that does not embrace people who hold faith in Jesus Christ. As Christians, we are trying to figure out how to live in this culture while possessing this faith. How do faith and culture intersect? Is there a dividing line?
Brett Kunkle and John Stonestreet give great insight into how to view our culture in light of our faith. Instead of asking where to draw the line between faith and culture, take an approach of learning where we fall in the big story of the Bible. The only way to make sense of what is happening in our current culture is to place it in the larger context of God's bigger story.
This is critical for us to understand as we continue to formulate and refine our worldview. It is also foundational for kids and youth to learn and understand as they are at the founding moments of formulating a worldview in their lives.
An excellent article, with a link below, is an excerpt from A Student’s Guide to Culture© (2020 John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle. Published by David C Cook. All rights reserved.).
Kunkle and Stonestreet write:
"Only the good news of God’s True Story of the world would enable Christ followers to endure trials, resist temptation, love their enemies, do good, and live well in the cultural moment. Peter didn’t dwell on persecution or the pervasive immorality of pagan society. He returned again and again to the truth that defined their moment, our moment, and every moment of human history: Christ has risen from the dead! Our hope is secure."
A Student’s Guide to Culture: Don’t Confuse the Moment and the Story by Brett Kunkle and John Stonestreet
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