18 May Christian Cultural Engagement
Few will argue that Christians must be about cultural engagement. But in doing so, we must always remember what true Christian cultural engagement actually looks like. For John the Baptist, cultural engagement looked like this. For Jesus, true cultural engagement meant public humiliation, scourging and crucifixion. We’ve all seen the Passion. (Do we really expect to improve upon Jesus’ example?) For Paul the Apostle, cultural engagement looked something like this:
Sad to say, many Christians very wrongly believe that Christian cultural engagement should look something more like this. If you aspire to be a true follower of Jesus then, prepare your heart not to be praised by the world, but for the kind of “cultural engagement” that John, Jesus, Paul and millions of others faithful witnesses have already demonstrated for us.
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