The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Friday, March 19, 2004
Recreation vs. Diversion
R.C. Sproul, Jr. helps us understand this important distinction in the course of his musings on Bunyan's Vanity Fair .

R.C. also gives us this wonderful cultural vision:

"Instead we ought, as we rest and recreate, to be about the business of creating not pop culture, but transcendent culture. We ought always to be about the business of making visible the invisible kingdom of God . When, for instance, I am seeking to master the mandolin that Jonathan has lent me, I am not distracted, but actually moving closer to the Celestial City . (And I am encouraged to know that as I pracĀ­tice on this loner, he too is building the true culture as he builds me a handmade mandolin that will be mine to keep, and that will survive the fire that burns away the wood, hay and stubble.)"