Should believers seek to understand our secular culture to a greater degree?
Would a greater understanding of their ideas lead to a greater ability to communicate with them?
The answer in "YES!". As we look at the Old and New Testaments, it's obvious to see that the Lord and his messengers, such as Paul, have always sought to communicate effectively and clearly with mankind. Whether we see this in the Incarnation of Christ, or at Paul's address to the Greek atheists in Athens, the Biblical model for this is very clear.
It should be no different for us today. Actually, with the changing intellectual landscape into Postmodernism, pluralism, relativism, and naturalism, the need for Christians to be able to effectively reach out into a secular anti-God culture and express the truths of the Christian worldview in intelligent and understandable terms has never been needed more than today......
Love them enough to learn their "language"......and have an Intelligent Faith!
- Pastor J.