Carl Trueman: Our Cultural Waterloo
“Colleges are where the battle for the minds of the next generation will take place. And Christian colleges cannot win merely by shouting Bible verses, however sophisticated their idiom. Nor will they win by good old-fashioned arguments resting on logic and reason. That’s not how it works any more.”
The assumptions of Cultural Marxism with its cynical narrative of how power has been used to exploit minority groups has attained the standing of being common sense. That is not because it is true, but because it has been presented relentlessly by activists in the academy. At least as importantly, however, it has been presented in an aesthetically appealing way by our popular culture.
It is particularly in the area of the arts, as Carl Trueman argues, and I have elsewhere, that young Christians need to be reached. The challenge will be in finding Faculty who can teach the arts who have not had their own teaching and scholarship so overtaken by the power and exploitation metanarrative that they no longer see the beauty themselves.
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