Sunday, November 05, 2006

Affecting the Culture

Ransom Fellowship has been such a great help to me and enabled me to see my place in our culture in a fresh light. This article is no exception. A quote:

For nearly twenty-five years, evangelicals have been politically active. Large sums of money have been raised. Political PACs and think tanks have been formed. Elections have been won—even as far as the White House. Nonetheless, American cultural life has continued to decline over the same period. What was considered scandalous when aging Boomers were in college is now regular programming on family TV. We have not been effective in influencing culture.

This statement is in the next paragraph:

Cultural change requires changing minds and hearts. It cannot be forced.

The entire article is well worth reading. I don't agree with every statement, but the points give great food for thought.


My Boaz's Ruth said...

But note that when Christians didn't vote, things didn't get better either.

Disengaging from politics is no more than answer than trying to do everything by fiat.

Charity Grace said...

No, I certainly don't believe that Christians should disengage from politics. I treasure my right to vote, and exercise it faithfully.

But we can't put our trust in political activism, for all the legislation and activism in the world won't change the heart of the culture. Jesus is our only real hope.