If culture is what we make of the world God has created and the meaning we assign to it, what role do Christians play in culture? The Christian's role in culture is to preserve and illuminate it, for the glory of God.
How should Christians interact with their culture? Christians should see themselves as called to produce culture. This article looks at the place of creativity and arts in producing culture and explains that with God's kingdom as a primary focus, Christians have an opportunity to positively impact culture.
How does the church impact culture? This author wants to encourage the church to be a loving presence in society.
What is a Christian worldview? Everyone comes to perceive the world and God in a way formed and influenced by their culture and sub-culture. From a Christian perspective, it is imperative to replace such an old worldview with the one communicated in the gospel. This essay considers what it means to replace a natural third-world worldview with a Christian worldview.
The church today is facing the challenge of cultural irrelevance. The answer to this challenge lies in Reformed Christianity. Reformed Christianity's position on doctrine and liturgy equips the believer to face the challenge of culture, and live a Christian life that contrasts the life of this world.
How can a Christian survive a culture that is hostile to God? it is through remembering the reality of sin, the last days, the Lord's Day, fellowship, and Christ that Christians can resist this worldly culture.
This article shows the relationship between culture and intellect, morality, and education. Only in Christ can true culture be developed.
Modern art and culture often includes nudity. The author of this article discusses how nakedness took on a new meaning after the Fall. Nakedness was no longer a sign of beauty and perfection, but rather of sin and unholiness. Therefore, there is no justification or reason for having nudity in art or culture.
This article discusses the relationship between Christians and modern culture. The author calls Christians to focus on the doctrine of scripture and upholding biblical standards rather than getting caught up in modern culture and entertainment.
"You want to know what your problem is? You don’t love Jesus enough. I know this not because I know you, but because I know me. I’ve got the same problem. My wife has the same problem, as do my kids. The sheep in my flock suffer from the same problem". This article looks at the relation of love for God and sanctification. The author also discusses seeking God and our holiness, and holiness in society and culture.
It is an error to identify the gospel with any particular system or culture. A problem with the church being identified with the culture wars is a basic one: Christianity is not a culture. It is a faith centered around a person who has a real life, a life of significance because he is God incarnate and rose from the dead as he promised and is alive in heaven.
In contemporary culture there is a crisis of meaning, but most of the time it is swept out of sight. Not many think there are any answers to the big questions of meaning: “Why am I here?”, “What’s the meaning of life?” People tend not to ask them. They try to create meaning out of the things our societies urge us to fill our lives with: working and spending money. This lecture proposes that the Christian message about Jesus Christ has something to say to this crisis of meaning.