Sanctifying the Common

A TMC Alumni sent me this Justin Taylor link about Martin Luther’s take on changing diapers for the glory of God .

There is a false dichotomy between the sacred and the secular. To say that one activity is more “spiritual” than another is to regulate the dominion of Christ to particular arenas and not to give Him lordship over every area of life. It has always been about the heart attitude (Prov 4) employed toward a particular activity that validates its spiritual authenticity. To be sure, I am not talking about anything that is prohibited in the bible and clearly sinful…rather I am talking about redeeming the ordinary moments of life for the glory of God. It is the small acts of faith done in the everyday moments of life that creates a sanctifying ripple effect into all areas of the spiritual life. This is the practical expression of the christian worldview….not just that you can discern through humanistic rhetoric, but to discern what car to buy. The christian life is one that acquires biblical understanding and can practically apply it to everyday moments in everyday life.

2 responses to “Sanctifying the Common

  1. Dear Joe,

    What happened to the Green Zebra. Can we get another update or what?!

    Beth

  2. I plan on giving the green zebra an upgrade this summer and keep it up.
    thanks for checking in.

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