Contours of Culture
On Earth As It Is in Heaven
by Ken Myers
For most of my adult life, I've been trying to understand why it is so easy for American Christians to compartmentalize their faith, keeping piety and spirituality separate from matters of culture and the practices of life in the body. I knew that Gnosticism was an early heresy—that very early, under the influence of Greek forms of dualism, the Church was infected with suspicion about the material world.
That suspicion has continued to haunt the intuitions of Christians, and has repeatedly nurtured an etherealized and sometimes wholly otherworldly . . .