The Real War on Christmas

So, we babble about Christmas loosing its meaning, but do very little about it. Michael Horton takes a great shot at forcing us to think about it, writing in the vein of “The Screw Tape Letters”.

Read the whole post here

Here is an except to whet your appetite

You can’t do it all at once and you can’t do it one by one. You’ll have to work very hard to change the whole framework of a generation’s assumed convictions. The way you should do this won’t make sense at first, but I assure you that it works. You have to shift their habits of thinking from the more serious to the more trivial (without blowing your cover and provoking the opposite reaction). Affirm the second-best thing against the first-best, then the third-best against the second-best, and so on. Here’s what I mean.

I am intrigued with the way in which he constructs his theory of “cumulative distractions “. I think that it is a clear indicator of the way in which the culture has for the most part, successfully co-opted the worldview of the church.

I’m interested to hear your thoughts on some of the distractions that sway your focus. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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