ELSEWHERE: Cultured Christianity and Its Dangers

Brett McCracken wrote a great piece on what it means to be a "cultured Christian" over at Q Ideas, and just put out what looks to be a great book, Gray Matters, that deals with Christian consumption of culture.  Trevin Wax from The Gospel Coalition asks McCracken whether all of this can slide into an excuse for unfettered worldliness or uncharitable snobbery. Because navigating the fine line between legalism and license is what CaPC strives for, these questions (and answers) are worth a look. … [Read more...]

What Rob Bell Talks About At the Areopagus

Rob Bell at the Areopagus Illustration

Is God still relevant for the modern world? Rob Bell thinks so, and we do too. But the real question is: how? Paul’s debate with the philosophers at the Areopagus remains a favorite story of mine. The Areopagus, or Mars Hill, in Athens was the cultural and intellectual center of the ancient world, so when the apostle Paul was asked to speak there on this strange new teaching about “Jesus” and “the Resurrection,” he spoke with great erudition and made an appeal for the Gospel tailored to his ‘reli … [Read more...]


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