Currently, this interest is rooted in a sound biblical worldview, which faces up to the reality of sin and idolotry in contemporary TV output, electronic media, films, music, books and art whilst rightly recognising that God's 'common grace' is also present in human culture.
Here is an example of Dr Turnau's solid biblical persective:
If our rebellion and alienation run deep and distort our hearts so decisively, then these sins will inevitably affect culture as well. Though God established culture as good, we should expect every dynamic of culture to be distorted by sin. And sure enough, if we look at what culture was supposed to be at creation, we can see it twisted and misdirected at every turn (p60).
Such biblical realism provides a confidence-inspiring basis for Dr Turnau's well-argued exhortation to Christians to be salt and light for the Lord Jesus in their attitude to and engagement with popular culture.
But this movement could become victim of what one might call 'second generation complacency'. The strong and deeply thought-through biblical perspective of the first generation of Reformed exponents gets taken for granted, assumed, by the next generation of evangelicals and then eventually compromise with the prevailing culture and sinful worldliness sets in.
The movement's current leaders need to make sure that they continue to highlight God's call to personal holiness and the priority of evangelism. The Apostle Peter's perspective in his first letter is vital if 'popologetics' is to stay fixed to its biblical moorings:
Therefore (in the light of the true saving message from God Christians have been privileged to receive through the Holy Spirit) gird up your minds, be sober, set your hope fully upon the grace that is coming to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, be yourselves holy in all your conduct: since it is written, "You shall be holy, for I am holy" (1 Peter 1v13-16 - RSV).This piece about how new diversity rules are impacting on church schools appeared on ConservativeHome.
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