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It’s All Greek to Me

19 May, 2010

Tom Neven has written a thoughtful article on Boundless Line about the often entirely divergent worlds of thought and speech that separate Christians from today’s popular religious ideas and morality. In ‘It’s All Greek To Them‘, Neven writes:

I read about a new book by sociologist Christian Smith called Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Emerging Adults. In it, Smith, along with his co-author Patricia Snell, interviewed thousands of “emerging adults” ages 18 to 23 for their views on religious and moral issues. Long story short, when it comes to talking about these issues with many young adults, we might as well be speaking Greek….

But that’s not the end of the story, according to Neven. Since we’re all created in God’s image, there’s a common ‘language’ of good and evil, right and wrong, even if it’s rejected or twisted. We all have law in common, in other words — what we need most, Christians as much as anyone, is a right understanding and real feeling of the true meaning and demands of this law of righteousness, and the fresh announcement of the free gospel of Christ the Righteous One (1 John 2:1; 1 Cor 1:30).

We may speak past one another, but the Spirit who made us can give ears to hear.


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