Shortchanging the World?: "American Christians and Worldiness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World" by C.J. Mahaney

Monday, 13 Jul 2009

As the editor and contributor, C. J. Mahaney begins the book Worldliness by posing the provocative question of whether 1 John 2:15 is still in our Bibles, or if we have, in true Jeffersonian fashion, simply cut out the beloved disciple's exhortation: "Do not love the world" (15). The reason for such a metaphorical excision is that the very command gives rise to more questions than it answers, such as: Does it mean I can't watch MTV or go to an R-rated movie? Do I have to give up my favorite TV shows?…How do ...

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