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The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Thursday, January 19, 2006
Balance
I don’t think the Bible requires every Christian to be an expert in high culture, or even to appreciate it. The fundamentalists were wrong to think that the Bible forbade such cultural involvements. But it would be equally wrong to argue that evangelicals must be zealous advocates of art. We need to recognize more the diversity of the church, the differences in culture, gifts, and interests. These differences are not necessarily sinful. They simply indicate the richness of God’s image and of the Spirit’s endowments.

--from John Frame essay: "Should Christians Join the Cultural Elite?"