The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Friday, April 21, 2006
More Horton Critique
Andrew Sandlin has recently penned an thorough critique of Michael Horton's argument for Christian cultural abdication. It really is a must read.

If I might offer a minor critique of Sandlin's position, he opens his essay:

Christian activism, by which I mean simply any Christian attempt to improve society, has had its ups and downs over the centuries.

As I explore in Plowing in Hope I think the notorion of Christian activism as improving society is far too limited. We do seek to remove the effects of sin from existing culture, but our basic calling is to improve (develop) creation. We must never lose sight of our original Edenic calling.