Thursday, September 6, 2007

Idol Worship and Postmodernism...

Tim Keller has written a helpful article on the sin of idolatry in our postmodern culture. The following is an excerpt from the article:

When I first began reading through the Bible I looked for some unifying themes. I concluded that there are many and that if we make just one theme the theme (such as ‘covenant’ or ‘kingdom’) we run the danger of reductionism. However, one of the main ways to read the Bible is as the ages-long struggle between true faith and idolatry. In the beginning, human beings were made to worship and serve God, and to rule over all created things in God’s name (Gen 1:26­–28). Paul understands humanity’s original sin as an act of idolatry: “They exchanged the glory of the immortal God...and worshipped and served created things rather than the creator”(Rom 1:21–25). Instead of living for God, we began to live for ourselves, or our work, or for material goods. We reversed the original intended order. (Click here to read the whole thing)

3 comments:

Mike Jenkins said...

This is a great article. I heard Keller speak once. He has a really cool ministry in dowtown somewhere, perhaps Boston? Do you know where he is a pastor at?

Anonymous said...

New York, New York I believe...

http://www.redeemer.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Keller

The Tinker said...

Anonymous is correct. Tim Keller is the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.

Harold