Woke Not for Us
by James M. Kushiner
To use the new parlance, Christians and churches are expected to become "progressive," that is, to deny the Creed and the moral teachings of the church throughout the ages in exchange for ambiguity and support for an imagined right of every individual to do what is right in his own eyes.
Rather than being "woke," Christians are called to "keep awake and be sober" (1 Thes. 5:6). Some years ago, we sold a Touchstone mug emblazoned with "Caffeinated Christianity." While we may reissue such a mug again, more to the point, we confirm our intention to keep publishing Touchstone as a spiritual stimulant, a body-building libation for Christians tempted to distraction by a culture that stands for nothing other than license and dissipation. We welcome your feedback.
James M. Kushiner is the Director of Publications for The Fellowship of St. James and the former Executive Editor of Touchstone.
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