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No Church is an Island

Each age has its blind spots. […] These usually come from some sort of adaptation to or infiltration of the problems of the society around the church into the church itself. […] Sadly, the church often seems to twist and manipulate biblical teachings, usually out of context, to support secular views it already holds, because of having accepted the opinions of the day and age around it.[...] But always the price paid for being infiltrated (from inside or outside) is one that prevents the church from carrying out its responsibilities.[...] ...taking us out of touch with the world God has made, with the culture in which we live, and making us ineffectual in that culture.

Franky Schaeffer in Addicted to Mediocrity: 20th Century Christians and the Arts

Blerkins is an eclectic blog of scholarly reflection and cultural commentary for folks who still believe that Western civilization has merit; and that life is far too interesting to give up on, or waste on television.
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