The importance of worldiness
There are seeming cross-pressures in the Christian life–affirmations that seem at odds with one another and that form and influence Christian participation in the world. For example: the belief that the covenant community should “seek the welfare of the city” yet be “strangers and aliens.” How is to possible to be “worldy” in a positive sense while simultaneously avoiding “wordliness” in its negative sense?
James K. A. Smith explores St. Augustine’s vision for a godly worldliness–one that serves as a redemptive witness. Read the piece here.