My longtime friend, the Rev. Harold Senkbeil, has an article in the latest Concordia Journal entitled “Engaging the Culture Faithfully.” It is a scathing critique of how the Church as a whole has been accommodating the culture instead of truly engaging it. At the same time, it offers a genuinely pastoral response.
The article isn’t online, but Pastor Matthew Dent has posted some piercing quotations at Steadfast Lutherans, which you can see after the jump.
From Rev. Harold Senkbeil, “Engaging the Culture Faithfully, Concordia Journal (Fall 2014), quoted by Pastor Matthew Dent, Steadfast Lutherans » Senkbeil in CSL Quarterly: Cultural Accomodation is What Ails Confessional Lutheran Church:
Death and Resurrection: Disentanglement from the Culture
“…it seems that much of what is ailing us [the confessional Lutheran church] can be traced to cultural accommodation.”