Christ and Culture

While critical of some of its content, the church has a virtually uncritical attitude toward the form of popular culture. In fact, the church has adopted those forms without much resistance, in the alleged interest of promoting its message.  But the message has thereby suffered, and so have its members. A Christianity presented as a "natural high," as a "rewarding lifestyle option," or as "the key to health and wealth" is not the faith once delivered to the saints. Our God is too small because our culture is too small. Popular culture's forms are not capable of sustaining the Christian conviction of a holy, judging God who demands repentance and promises the joy of obedience.

--Kenneth A. Myers, All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes

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