Travis and I started talking about counter-cultural living today and ended up at this deeply troubling (at least to me) question – "As followers of Jesus are we called to be counter-cultural or to engage the culture?" The two ways of life seem contradictory at first, but can they be? I think the answer to the question is "yes" – Yes, we are to live counterculturally as citizens of a kingdom that is counter-cultural to our present world AND yes, we are to flesh out this faith within the culture we find ourselves in.
There is much to say here, but I want to let it brew a bit. In the meantime….I would love to hear your thoughts.