Why Cultus and Culture?
Cultus is a Latin word meaning “worship, toil, cultivation;” it’s where we get words like cult, culture, cultic, cultivation. The subtitle of the blog says it: “Theology informing culture.”
Theologically, this site is exercise in Psalm 111:2– “Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.” I believe that in the New Covenant holiness goes out and purifies everything: literature, science, art, and so on. Jesus, like the Rock from Daniel’s vision, came to earth like a meteor, and now he’s filling the place with his glory. Because of sin, our attempts to cultivate our world are twisted and perverse. We need new minds to see and address our world, which we only get from new hearts given to us in the New Covenant.
My aim, therefore, is to view everything through the lens of Scripture, to look at the world from inside the temple (Psalm 73:17), to address culture theologically. Jesus is Lord of heaven and earth, not just the tax-zone that the township set aside for churches.
Please forgive any clumsiness in writing or communicating, and please let me know if I’ve made any errors, orthographical, theological or otherwise.