Watch the video below.
In the video, Marty argues that the spiritual environment we grow up in gives us a “language and palate” for faith, but it has to be appropriated–it has to become our own. He goes on to argue that our faith is constantly reshaped by “billions of particulars” and “51/49s.” Do you believe that is true for generations as well? Does each generation take the faith handed down to it and “appropriate it”? Shape it? Make it their own? Give an example from your reading in The Christian World that supports your claim.
It is no different for us today. We have each appropriated our faith based on our gradual accumulation of “billions of particulars” while, at the same time, questioning certain key points which arise from others sharing the same time and space in this generation. To that end, I would say that we are all purposeful, active, and timely participants partaking in the big picture at the hand of our sovereign artist.