Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Culture for Dummies

John Seel:
Every pastor, teacher, parent, and mature apprentice of Jesus needs to develop a cultural radar.

We will find it hard to avoid being pressed into the world’s mold, if we are unaware or
unreflective of its contours. The power of culture is that it masks its influence by becoming the
invisible matrix of our lives. Consequently, those in leadership must develop a system of
reading and reflection that helps them keep the big picture—to keep the forest in view when a
growing number of trees seem to crowd out the light.
Read Seel's article to see his recommendation of resources to help you keep the big picture and to understand culture.

HT: Tullian