Christ is Culture

Got my first (trial) issue of Family Reformation magazine yesterday. I loved it!

Here’s a quote that I particularly liked, from an article titled “The Labor of the Home” by Mrs. Jennie Chancey: (emphasis added)

We must reclaim a scriptural vision for the labor of them home – for the things that take place within its walls. This is true for the homemaker without children just as much as it is for the mother. We create the culture in which we want to live. There is much talk about Christians “influencing” the culture, but this demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding of what culture really is. Christ is culture. Christians should be living the culture of our King before a watching world – not limping behind a deteriorating culture built on sand in hopes of “influencing” it in some way. The Christian home must be the culture it wishes to see around it.

This puts into words so well my vague and disjointed thoughts about what it really means to be light in a dark world and how we ought to interact with the world.

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2 Responses to Christ is Culture

  1. Chris P. says:

    I’ve always believed that Galatians 3:25-29 is telling us that in HIM,i.e. the Church we find that issues of culture,equality, gender etc. are irrelevant, as we are all a new creation not made in the world’s likeness any longer. I think that what Paul is saying in 1 Cor 9:19-23 is that he does not bring any other culture, save Jesus, to whomever he preaches to. So I think you put it very well, that Christ Himself is culture. Good quote and thanks for providing the link.

  2. Phil in CA says:

    Great citation, Robert. See, now THIS is the reason I read your blog.

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