There has been a lot of talk in christian contemporary circles lately about the "purpose driven life". But it seems to me like people can live their life so entrenched in western christian culture that that they never get into the mainstream culture to live out their purpose. Are we truly living a purpose driven life or is it really a culture driven life? It's not as simple as applying a "Fish" decal to your car, wearing a "WWJD" bracelet and "Lord's Gym" T-shirt, as you wipe your feet on the "Prayers of Jabez Doormat" while you're on the way to the bible study with all of your friends who are already christian. Are we out there living life with a sense of purpose, a sense of mission? Or are we taking the easy way out by retreating to the familiarity of the christian book store, listening to christian music, playing christian video games, and watching christian movies, as we wear our christian clothes, while we avoid sinners for fear of contamination?
What is the difference between "God culture", and "christian culture". I'm trying to struggle my way through this question and I invite you to join in the discussion.
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