Week 2 – Cultural Studies: Barker; Chp. 3

The question of ideology has been something of thought for me in the past.  Brian Walsh, a philosopher and cultural studies professor at the Toronto School of Theology, once said that an ideology becomes idolatry, preventing the organic and living nature of the Holy Spirit to inform and shape people.  I agree with the statement at its roots:  ideologies make truth statements and draw boundaries between truth/the false, right/wrong, etc.  Even within Christendom, ideologies have been part of denominational sectarianism and schisms.  If so, what does that look like exactly?  Is our response only to mean we hold loosely our beliefs to allow for others to point us to God?

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~ by Brian Shope on January 21, 2008.

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