Using a Cultural Continuum
Dr. Gary Parrett offers a helpful approach to culture in his book The Many-Colored Kingdom. Briefly, he suggests that Christian engagement with other culture should run along the lines of a continuum, avoiding the fundamentalist and liberal polarizations.
Celebration – Critique – Concern – Condemnation
In Austin City Life we like to say that all cultures contain and disdain truth, beauty and virtue. Parrett’s continuum is a helpful tool in discerning the various shades of gray in between the black and the white.