How are Christians to live in a culture becoming more and more hostile to Christian faith and morals? Rod Dreher, an important contemporary thinker and writer, talks with John Stonestreet of "Breakpoint" and offers "a realistic look at what being the church means in a post-Christian culture." Here's the audio: (It's about 28 minutes.)
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Here's an article summation from Breakpoint:
The culture of our nation is moving further and further away from biblical morality. And it sometimes feels as though we're powerless to do anything about it. But during this week's broadcast, John Stonestreet welcomes blogger, author, and columnist Rod Dreher, who explains what he's dubbed "the Benedict Option," a developing plan for Christians to weather the cultural storm ahead.
The speed at which the sexual revolution has rewritten right and wrong in America is breathtaking. But we've by no means seen the end of our culture's decline. And commentators like Rod Dreher, an author and columnist at “The American Conservative,” say things will likely get worse before they get better. For several years now, Dreher has been sounding that alarm. He thinks what we're witnessing isn't a mere moral slip, but a fundamental and long-term shift away from Christian “cosmology,” or ultimate meaning. In response, he's proposed what he calls “the Benedict Option,” “a kind of deliberate, strategic retreat so that we can tend our own gardens...and cultivate the deep roots that our kids and their kids, and their kids’ kids will need to hold on to the faith through the dark times ahead.”