“If you go back…in human history, you come to archaic
societies in which the whole set of distinctions we make
between the religious, political, economic, social, etc
aspects of our society ceases to make sense. In these
earlier societies, religion was “everywhere”, was
interwoven with everything else, and in no sense
constituted a separate “sphere” of its own.”
A Secular Age. Charles Taylor
“The problem is…the separation of God from nature, a
split that began in the late medieval and early modern
period. This resulted in the (perceived) separation of
God from everyday life that is so characteristic of
contemporary secular societies. The main carrier of this
has been modern natural science. Science came to
understand nature as a mechanical system that
operated more or less independently from God. God
was thus gradually (over centuries) removed from the
The Sacred Cosmos. Terence L. Nichols
Consumerism, Sex, Travel, Sport,
Home Improvement, Exercise, Food,
Technology, The Environment,
Education, Romantic Love,
Experience, Music, Movies.
“All Sins are attempts to fill voids.”
ME-ISM (Moral Therapeutic Deism)
WHAT IS HOT
1) Purpose of life is personal happiness
2) God is a cosmic butler
3) Morality is not hurting others
4) Everyone gets to heaven bar Hitler
5) Feelings are paramount
WHAT IS NOT
2) Sin & broader consequence
3) Submission of self
4) Interventionist God
WHAT DOES MISSION LOOK
In a dis-Enchanted Culture?
In a post-Covenantal Culture?
For a church infected by Me-Ism?
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