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Using a Cultural Continuum

August 27, 2008

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.

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