We live in a culture where everyone could, in theory, run for president, or even be president. We live in a culture wherein we teach our children that there is no dream they should not dream; that they can be anything they want to be, even the CEO of America; or that they, as mere amateurs, can nonetheless critique with pride the performances of the best athletes, writers, philosophers, or religious leaders in the world.This quote hardly does justice to the post, in which Bill quotes Plato, Oscar Wilde, and Raphael Demos. I recommend reading the whole essay, because it sheds important light on what Christians really face in bringing the gospel to men and women in the United States.
Monday, December 12, 2005
In the process of looking at political diviseness, Bill Gnade makes a trenchant observation that affects every aspect of culture in the United States. The problem? Each one of us sees himself or herself as a king or queen: