Welcome to Redeeming Culture!
Oh? You’re not sure what I mean by “Redeeming?” Well, I love to talk about it.
Webster’s has three great definitions for the word “redeem.” I love ’em all.
: to make (something that is bad, unpleasant, etc.) better or more acceptable
: to exchange (something, such as a coupon or lottery ticket) for money, an award, etc.
: to buy back (something, such as a stock or bond)
In this context, it’s a little more specific, because it’s talking about Jesus Christ: He made us acceptable to God by exchanging His life for ours, in order to buy back our rebellious selves from the destruction of sin and make us one with Him.
Redemption is quite possibly the most beautiful concept on this or any other planet. And I don’t think I’m exaggerating.
Pour yourself a delicious beverage, kick back, and relax. Let’s enjoy this.
(“I understand redemption, but what about ‘culture?’ Are you talking about the stuff in yogurt, or going to the symphony?” Both and neither. Read up on it here.)
(“Hold up, this doesn’t make sense. You’re just talking about redeeming people, nothing about redeeming culture. And that’s the name of the site!!” Which is why I talk about it here.)