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The Acceleration of Culture Shift

Technology and Social Change

As we acknowledge the shift of the focus of design from physical artifacts to living systems, it is interesting to note the theories of one particular philosopher and theologian regarding his historical research and first-hand observations about how ideas tend to filter through a population, based on his understanding of the spread of modern philosophy, artistic movements, music, popular cultural, and liberal theology in Europe and North America.

The Line of Despair

A diagram illustrating a theory of culture shift proposed by Francis A. Schaeffer in his book, The God Who Is There.
A diagram illustrating a theory of culture shift proposed by Francis A. Schaeffer in his book, The God Who Is There.
A diagram illustrating a theory of culture shift proposed by Francis A. Schaeffer in his book, The God Who Is There.
  • Art
  • Music
  • General Culture
  • Theology

Deconstruction

The Exvangelicals, the Nones, and the “Spiritual-But-Not-Religious”

For those who have grown up in the Protestant Christian subculture of North America, one might remember growing up hearing about the evils of liberal theology. Such warnings were heavily influenced by Schaeffer, one of that time’s leading Christian philosophers.

History Repeats Itself

In my lifetime, the church has swelled in support by creating parallel media institutions to compete with the secular and liberal bias of traditional media. The modern metanarrative did not square with their world view, so the evangelical right created media that agreed with their world view.

Jacques Derrida — The School of Life
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