Conforming to the Culture (Edward Bernays, Popular Culture, and Christian Worldliness)

Conforming to the CultureRobert Wurtz IIAnd do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2 NKJV)Our Greek word for "conformed" is syschēmatizō and it is in the present passive imperative with meœ,... Continue Reading →

Dangerous Change

Dangerous ChangeChurcha-Cola Revisited (Original publication 2012)Robert Wurtz IIAnd be not conformed to this world... (Romans 12:2a)Our exposition of the text, be not conformed could be translated, "be not fashioned" (Greek mē sunschēmatizesthe μὴ συσχηματίζεσθε). This is the present passive imperative with mē; that is, stop being fashioned or do not have the habit of being fashioned to this world. Our Greek verb is... Continue Reading →

Profits or Prophets?

Profits or Prophets? Robert Wurtz IIPreach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they... Continue Reading →

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