David Wells on Cultural Engagement

There can be no transformation of culture by those who have taken themselves outside of it, either physically or mentally, because transformation comes by engagement. It is not until the culture has been engaged by biblical truth, the biblical truth by which it is judged, that the Church has discharged its responsibility. It is then that the culture is judged by him who is the Truth, by him who is above culture and without whom neither rational life in a culture, nor its best intentions, or even its deepest experiences, can ever blossom into true spiritual life.

—David Wells, Above All Earthly Pow’rs, p. 164