You Don’t Have to Get Elected or Make Movies to Change Culture

Greg Forster | August 31, 2016


Things are looking dark in American culture. We lament the darkness, but at least it helps make the light of the gospel more visible. However people respond to it, our job is to shine that light. And the place where we have the most opportunity to shine it these days is not in elections or in movies but in everyday workplaces.

Work brings the gospel and culture into contact.

Only God Could Do That

I have a relative who worked many years in a doctor’s office filing medical records. She was converted in her 60s after having been disconnected from the church her entire adult life. What changed her perspective? Seeing how Jesus transformed the way her coworkers did their work. Only a living God, she told me, could enable people show up day after day with such eagerness to serve their neighbors in such a dull, stressful job.

Only a living God, she told me, could enable people to show up day after day with such eagerness to serve their neighbors in such a dull, stressful job.

What does that have to do with culture? Plenty.

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To start, the church’s disconnection from culture was a major factor in my…


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