Culture does matter
There has been a recent surge in the number of books helping Christians relate to culture, as churches are seeking to be more “relevant” and “savvy” in their approach. What had been missing in conversations regarding Christianity and culture has been a consensus on what is meant by cultural matters and examples of what it looks like to put culture matters into practice.
That void has been filled by T.M Moore’s new book Culture Matters: A Call for Consensus on Christian Cultural Engagement (Brazos Press, 2007, ISBN-13: 978-1-587-43187-6). The book begins with a discussion on common approaches to culture: cultural indifference; cultural aversion; cultural trivialization; cultural accommodation; cultural separation; and cultural triumphalism—illustrating how each approach is utilized in the contemporary church.
To that end,
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