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Influencing our Culture

Do we ever stop and think about how our culture influences us?  We want to make an impact in our world but do we even know where to start?

Gabe Lyons, in his book The Next Christians, identifies seven channels of cultural influence (see the table below), and suggests Christians should be deliberately involved in all seven channels to influence our culture.  These are the pillars of our culture that influence us and the people around us.  Where do you have your impact?

We are called to be salt and light in the world (Matthew 5:13-16).  This means we need to engage our culture to preserve it from decay (like salt preserves and flavours meat) and to point it to Jesus, glorifying God through our good deeds (like light enables us to see, while darkness enables wickedness). 

Here are some questions to get you started:

  • How can you use your presence in your weekly activities to begin to influence our culture?
  • What aspects of godliness has God convicted you of and given you a passion to see in the world?
  • How can you encourage your friends and others to rise up and be involved in influencing our culture for Christ?

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