Saturday, July 29, 2017

notes on the loss of culture wars article.

"The Faith Based Partnership / Multi Sector Collaborations of management theorist, Peter Drucker, are central to Leadership Network’s training and view of the Church as solely a social organization that creates community.  Doctrinal teaching and promotion of individual salvation are determined to be problematic, divisive and down played “for the common good.”  "

This view of the church is the key problem in itself, allowing all other evils.

"So, thinking this through a moment — the lead researcher for the SBC’s Lifeway Research is good friends and collaborator with the developer of “The Gay Christian Identity” which negotiates the reconciling of a Biblical view of homosexuality and LGBTQ identity.  Suddenly the host of mixed messages on LGBTQ issues coming from Stetzer, Moore and others begin to take on a more disturbing edge.  Is this why Stetzer’s Exchange blog hosts a journalist outed for a gay tryst  in 2012 to converse about “The Future of Evangelicalismand asserts that homosexuality, which was once considered a CURSE, is now considered a CROSS (to be born by the SSA Christian) to one day perhaps being celebrated as a CROWN?  Why is such a conversation being facilitated into mainstream Christian media?  The same interview described the current attitude of the church on a range of issues from homosexuality, gay marriage, abortion, legalizing drugs and more as being like “unbaked cookies which need to be placed back in the oven and taken out in three to five years to see where we are.”  This interview was about 3 years ago and the conversation and collaborations are about 33 years in the making."

incremental stages and you can see, I hope, that it would not be possible if the average
Christian didn't already to some extent view the church as a social rather than an otherworldly
God focused organism but instead more of a this world society whose value lies in facilitating
peace and smooth functioning of the secular society.

This is called civil religion, and while it is a good argument for Christianity against pagan
detractors, that a good Christian is a good citizen until some great evil is demanded by Caesar
and/or society, it is NOT Chritianity's  primary value or basis of truth.

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