Week 2- Response to Darren’s Blog

I liked Darren’s thoughts on whether or not we can apply all this stuff on “culture” to the Kingdom of God. On the one hand, I would like to say that the Kingdom of God is like the very very very best of culture. But then I would be playing into the ideas of the Leavis and Matthew Arnold, that culture is about the very best in society. In our definitions, it is the everyday life and expressions of people that is culture. All cultures are equally affirmed. Thus, how can you place the Kingdom of God alongside of other cultures, because it is going to have a higher value by nature? Yet the Kingdom of God does have its cultural aspects: people gathered together, living a certain way together, sharing practices together, etc… In many ways it does look like a particular culture. Thus, I don’t know what you would call it. You probably could say that it rises above the idea of culture. Interesting.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: