Episode 21- The Current Milieu

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Kainos Project
Episode 21- The Current Milieu

What should a Christian’s relationship be to the culture around us? God created humanity in his image, and so human society folds into that. But we’re fallen and sinful, and so culture has, in many ways, been corrupted. So how do we navigate that in a way that honors Jesus and also shares his love with the world?

On this episode, we explore H. Richard Niebuhr’s classic book Christ and Culture to answer that question. We discuss his framework that describes the different Christian views on culture, and we apply them to some of the important issues of our day, including the pandemic, racial unrest, and partisan politics in 2020.

We also mention Carl F. H. Henry’s The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism, which is a helpful resource.


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