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The Shift in Our Culture: A Mother's Perspective

How going overseas to another culture can give us new eyes for our own.

Mary DeMuth was a panelist at the CT-sponsored panel discussion, "Living Christianly in a Post-Christian Culture," held this past weekend at the Christian Book Expo in Dallas.

Mary, an author and former missionary to France, gave an internationally informed perspective to the discussion, which also included Don Miller, Andy Crouch, Ruth Haley Barton, and Randy Frazee. The interaction was interesting and wide-ranging, and we'll provide a video when it becomes available.

DeMuth had planned to provide a closing statement, but time did not allow this. So she has agreed to let me post her thoughts below for your consideration. They're well worth your time.

If I could give every Christian a gift it would be this: to send him/her to another country, particularly one where materialism isn't firmly entrenched. Taking ourselves from our culture, then reintroducing ourselves back into American culture is an important first step if we want to be engaged and pure within our culture. Why? Because we cannot ...
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