Ok, so I really shortened down the title from its original authors'. I like to keep mine short. Anyway, the original title is "How does American Culture Influence Christianity?" I thought that was an interesting title, because I don't know that it should. Anyway here is what Donald Miller had to say today. I found it fascinating and rather insightful.
It’s a broad topic that deserves a book, of course, but just asking the question has value.
I’ll choose only one area to start, and that’s our culture’s
preoccupation with the self and success. I mean this as one topic
because the kind of success we are talking about is really about self
America loves a winner. All cultures do, but we love them especially and I’d even say more.
I remember spending time in Peru, where the pace is slow, even
uncomfortably slow. I daily watched farmers walk into their fields from
their tiny huts and asked our hiking guide what the values of the
culture were. I asked because nobody was really bent on success in the
American sense. They weren’t trying to build small businesses and seemed
content on being, well, largely anonymous.
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