The world is a gift from God, and like a pen given by one’s father, it has special significance, because it came from him. (20 min)
The importance of marginality. Christianity started out on the margins (29 min)
In the process of wanting to shape politics and culture, they misshape themselves.
Attempts to take over culture must result in a parody of the Kingdom of God. (31 min)
I don’t think there is a single stance that Christians should make in regards to culture because culture is varied.
Love of enemy is so fundamental to the Christian faith that if one takes it out of Christianity, it is no longer Christian. (35 min)
Christianity functions as a club; and faith in Christ is becoming irrelevant. It doesn’t shape how you act.
Jesus Christ has become a moral stranger – a guy who we don’t think is good for us.
We want what he gives us but we do not know what to do with his demands.
Before: Church: no, but Christ: yes
Now: reject Christ