The iconic television series Downton Abbey, set in early twentieth century England, has much to teach us about the culture wars in America today. And here’s the lesson: remnants of Christian culture collapse with the loss of Christian convictions.
Just when we thought the other side couldn't be more inconsistent with their positions, the Lord goes and tosses us in the seat of inquisition. And like the American General when the German tank commanders urged him to surrender at Bastogne, we say, "Nuts!" Consistency is a pesky little devil.
There is no such thing as neutrality. This means that nobody is unbiased. There are no neutral people. Everyone has views on what is true, good, and beautiful.
There has been quite the discussion in recent days over the topic of platform building. If the platform conversation is new to you, don't feel bad, it probably means you are too busy doing ministry instead of debating about it on social media. In short, the discussion is around whether or not Christians should actively build a platform for ministry. And if so, what is the Christian way to do it?