Friday, November 16, 2012

How culture changes

Sometimes God's people need to stand up for just laws and they need to vote out of biblical conviction, says Pastor Mark, but he wants us to be wise and to look at things from a more powerful, biblical, gospel perspective. He talks about sociologist James Davison Hunter's theory on how cultural change is effected, not by majorities, but by powerful minorities, that is, people who shape culture depending upon where they're positioned within it, people who tend to be at the cultural headwaters and can influence the culture that flows downstream.

This clip is excerpted from the sermon "Jesus Is a Better Missionary," part 9 of the sermon series Esther: God's Perfect Work through Imperfect People. It was preached by Pastor Mark Driscoll out of Esther 8:1--17 at Mars Hill Downtown Bellevue and released online on November 11.

Watch the full sermon here:
Davison's book that Pastor Mark mentions in this clip, To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, and Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World, is available on Amazon:

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