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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Saturday, 16 December 2006

Gideon Strauss on living with liberalism

This week's Comment has a wonderful piece by Gideon Strauss on living with liberalism. By liberalism he means 'the modern ideology commited to individual freedom above all else'. He reminds us that cultural transformation in the form of Schaeffer, Rookmaaker, Dooyeweerd and Kuyper is not an overnight sensation - we have to work at it:

The kind of cultural renewal that will move North American culture beyond the liberal hegemony is the work of more than one or two generations. With this in mind, and without giving up the long-term dream of transforming the culture, Christians must learn how to live with the reality of a liberal cultural hegemony—with authenticity and integrity, but at the same time with prudence and patience, courtesy and civility.

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