Sunday, February 01, 2009

Christianity as Counter-Culture


“Christian culture” is always a counter-culture, not a consumer culture, an entertainment culture or a political lobby. “The Church” is a gathering of people loyal to Jesus who believe certain things, but it is a movement of people who apply the gospel to those issues in their midst that demonstrate the meaning of the Kingdom of God.
"Gospel Relevance = Gospel Application", Michael Spencer, Internet Monk

2 comments:

steve martin said...

Looking at all these popular non-denominational churches one would have to wonder just how counter-cultural they really are.

It would seem to me that they are in love with the culture.

Everything about them reeks of the culture.

~ The Billy Goat ~ said...

Steve,

Perhaps one of the measures of a church's authenticity is how rightly counter-cultural it is.

Thank you for commenting.

Peace...