Dave “Velvet Fog” Van Vickle and I dive into history, culture, and politics (oh my!). We talk about three types of culture—pre-Christian, Christian, and post-Christian—and what Catholics can do to navigate the current political climate and evangelize in the culture without getting swept up in it.
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Snippet from the Show
“When you get rid of religion, all you have left is politics, and so politics becomes religion.”
Mark Sayer, evangelical pastor and social commentator – “Post-Christianity is one where the Christian project is continued, but forgetting its sources, a Kingdom without a King.”
Sherry Weddell, Forming Intentional Disciples – “God has no grandchildren”
Mark Sayer – “Every generation can forget God and every generation can remember Him.”
St. Pope John Paul II, Memory and Identity: Conversations at the Dawn of a Millennium – “One of the most important tasks that we all share is to remember what happened to the 20th century.”
5 Practical Tips
- Go people watching.
- Reflect upon this question in adoration: how has the culture colonized my mind/heart?
- Read an article or a news story from the Progressive Left to understand their point of view better.
- Look for “obvious signs of transformation” in your life or ministry.
- Pray for the conversion of our political candidates.
Resources: Evangelii Nuntiandi
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