Culture as a Ladder to Heaven
The message of God's grace is not found in the data from a radio telescope at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, nor in the beauty of Paris or the music of Mozart. It is found in the Scriptures alone.
To many, the mainstream evangelical subculture is a confining ghetto.
Creators, intellectuals, workers, entrepreneurs who would otherwise involve themselves in their callings and in the production and enjoyment of good art, literature, architecture, or cuisine are exhorted to leave aside worldly things and seek those things which are above. While this causes some to become cynical and bitter, others are rescued by brethren who know that God created the world to be enjoyed. While the liberty that these people offer is a true liberty, its basis is often misunderstood. When the right relationship of culture to the ...