As the context in which we do ministry gets exponentially more complex, the foundational truths that we have based many arguments are becoming less and less helpful. For me, growing up in a suburban context with majority culture being mostly "Judeo-Christian," the youth workers in my world helped us navigate theology and morality with a very light reading of Romans 13.
"Obey the laws of the land."
Is it ok to drink? Is it ok to use drugs? How fast can I drive? Can I shoplift? Fill in the blank. For a teenager who wanted maximum freedom and wanted to experiment with any and everything dangerous, this theological foundation sort of worked. It, at its very least, provided a theological foundation for right and wrong.Read More