Friday, January 9, 2009

preoccupied with the trivial and peripheral

Here is a great article about how Christians in the West are over-obsessive about culture. It is a thick read, but worth the effort.
The Christian culture vultures focus on the particular and the peripheral rather than the universal and the central.
Kids' stuff - teenflicks and sex and the internet - holds centre stage in so much Christian cultural conversation, perhaps a sign of the West's obsession with all things adolescent.
Is a Christian bookstore going to make money selling a book on the Incarnation or on prayer, or one on Christian approaches to body image, or The Simpsons, or how to improve your sex life?

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