This article was originally published by Mennonite World Review

Cozy with culture

I appreciated immensely “Under the Sky, We Stumble Along” by Ryan Dueck (Blog, Aug. 1) and his suggestion for the need of “exegeting our own culture.” It made me think of something I read in Exclusion and Embrace by Miraslov Volf: “Our coziness with the surrounding culture has made us so blind to its many evils that, instead of calling them into question, we offer our own versions of them — in God’s name and good conscience. Christian communities, which should be the salt of the culture, are too often as insipid as everything around them. If the salt has lost its saltiness, how can it season?”

Wilma Shank
Goshen, Ind.

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