Re: Why post-Christian?

From: Jim Armstrong <>
Date: Thu Jun 03 2004 - 02:15:06 EDT

There seems to be a thread of validity appearing here and there in this
statement IMHO. And I agree that there is some culpability that can be
assigned to some within the Christian community who struggle with
interpreting revelation with reasonable fidelity.

That said, however, in the statement offered for comment, words like
"control of life" and "powers of civilization" portray the landscape in
a context of a power and authority struggle. I think that's the wrong
framework and is itself symptomatic of part of the cause of much of the
loss of influence and attractiveness in the world.

...or so it seemeth to me. JimA

Howard J. Van Till wrote:

>I recently came across the following paragraph regarding science and
>Christian faith. Any comments?
>This age into which we are moving has been called post-Christian, meaning
>that the Christian faith has lost control over the conduct of life. The
>reason for this is not the rising power of sin; the reason is our failure to
>show how the rising powers of science can be applied to the purpose of human
>existence when this purpose is found in Christ. The blame does not rest on
>the evil of scientific civilization; the blame rests on those of us who have
>responsibility for interpreting the revelation in such a way that the powers
>of civilization can be brought into its service. This we have not done.
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