Thursday, October 13, 2011
Known for What?
"I wonder what we Christians are known for in the world outside our churches. Are we known as critics, consumers, copiers, condemners of culture? I'm afraid so. Why aren't we known as cultivators- people who tend and nourish what is best in human culture, who do the hard and painstaking work to preserve the best of what people before us have done? Why aren't we known as creators- people who dare to think and do something that has never been thought or done before, something that makes the world more welcoming and thrilling and beautiful?" (Culture Making, p. 97-8).