Wednesday, October 24, 2007

John Frame on Christ and Culture

A Blog Article Here or a word document here. He promotes a transformational view of Christ and Culture. He's reformed, what else is new. But who else writes on culture?


SBC said...

Do you think the reason most who write on these subjects are reformed is due to their "kingdom" perspective? I've been thinking through the issue of cultural ethics and it seems we "dispy's" are no where to be found within the debate (perhaps it's not the dispensationalism but the fundamentalism that scares us away from such discussions???)


Matthew LaPine said...

Why debate about culture? It's all going to pot and we could be gone within the next few weeks anyway. Have you been following what is happening in the middle east?!!! jk. Kind of.

Seriously, I don't mean to be so sarcastic, but I agree with you that there is not a lot of constructive conversation on the issue from our camp. It seems to me the whole reason Paul writes 1 Thessalonians is so that we won't have this type of reaction to a view that the Lord's return is imminent. By the way, Eilers, did you get my email?

lilrabbi said...

Marsden is insightful on the topic of various Christian approaches to culture.

Matthew LaPine said...

Thanks Jesse, I added it to my wish list on Amazon. I will have to read it.

I don't know exactly how to express my frustration with this. I'll have to give this more thought. No time now.

For Marsden, fundamentalists are not just religious conservatives; they are conservatives who are willing to take a stand and to fight. In Marsden's words (borrowed by Jerry Falwell), "a fundamentalist is an evangelical who is angry about something."