Last week we started thinking about the Habits of Grace that are more public, if you will. By that I mean that they are things you do “in the world” or “before the world.” Certainly, when we think about “culture making” we are talking about something very public, very open, and very concrete. I would even go so far as to say this - people judge Christianity by the culture you create. The culture you create in your life is really the real you, it is an expression of what you really and truly love.
This week and next we are going to look deeply at this aspect of being human. Some are, of course, skeptical when I talk about “culture making” because it sounds to “worldly.” Well, that is just what I hope you will see about Christianity - it is “in the world” and “for the world.” We can’t do Christianity on a reservation, we are called to be “worldly Christians” in that Christianity happens “in the world.” You can’t be more spiritual than God. Jesus came into the world to bring in a new kin