Culture and God's People! The Frog in the Kettle?
Pathway living can often lead to tensions in how to approach aspects of our culture. In fact, Christians have always experienced a strained relationship with various features and practices within their respective cultures, having been exhorted, on the one hand, to not be improperly molded by it, but on the other, to celebrate whatsoever excellencies they may find in it (e.g., in music, etc.).What biblical and practical wisdom – including examples – do you have on the topic? How do Romans 12:1-2, Philippians 4:8 and 1 John 2:15-16 (Cf. Revelation 17-18) help us think through our corporate and personal relationship to culture? How do we live so as to be “in” the world but not “of it” (Matthew 5:13-16)?
How does reflecting on the incarnation help us?
The Corinthian church seems to have made a few key errors around this question, tightly coupled with their misunderstanding of the gospel itself (cf. 1 Cor 1-4, 5-7, 8-11:1, etc)? What can we learn from them?
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