Rod Dreher's latest book, The Benedict Option has caused quite a stir among Christian conservatives. He concedes we've lost the culture war and uses the example of St. Benedict who founded monasteries to combat the collapse of the Roman Empire. He suggests withdrawal from the culture is necessary to protect the purity of the Gospel and future Generations. Wayne and Brad discuss his premises and conclusions and the pitfalls of thinking any human-contrived system can preserve the purity of the Christian community. When you know God as a real presence in the humanity, putting your trust in any system just seems preposterous. Only as people come alive in him and share that life freely int he world will the kingdom of God continue to unfold even in the brokenness of this age.
Christianity Today article on The Idea of a Christian Village
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