The New Normal

Carl Trueman’s got a post at Reformation21 on the way today’s rapidly changing culture deems odd things as “normal,” and “normal” things as odd, particularly in the realm of sexual ethics. What this means is that anyone who plans to hold on to biblical standards in this cultural shift will most certainly be “odd.” Being both faithful and cool will be an impossibility. Here’s Trueman:

You really do kid only yourselves if you think you can be an orthodox Christian and be at the same time cool enough and hip enough to cut it in the wider world. Frankly, in a couple of years it will not matter how much urban ink you sport, how much fair trade coffee you drink, how many craft brews you can name, how much urban gibberish you spout, how many art house movies you can find that redeemer figure in, and how much money you divert from gospel preaching to social justice: maintaining biblical sexual ethics will be the equivalent in our culture of being a white supremacist.

(Emphasis mine.)

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