‘Consecrating’ the Culture with Machen and Wilberforce

Saturday, 30 Apr 2016

'The fact that the primary purpose of the church is spiritual, not social, doesn't mean that the Christian is not to participate in culture.'
Like me, you are probably disoriented by how quickly culture is changing. Just over a decade ago, there was no such thing as ‘gay marriage.’ Now it is a legal right. When the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court got the ball rolling on the establishment in 2004, most college students were hauling desktop computers to college. Now they take laptops, along with tablets, smartphones, and Apple watches. Amid the rapidity of these changes, our temptation to retreat from public engagement is understandable. That’s why it’s important for us to gather historical and biblical wisdom in order to gain perspective ...

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