Rod Dreher Answers, “Isn’t the Benedict Option a Retreat?”
Rod Dreher Answers, “Isn’t the Benedict Option a Retreat?”
Written By Laurie Higgins   |   01.30.20

In Part 3 of Pastor Derek Buikema’s compelling interview with author Rod Dreher, they discuss the difference between a cowardly retreat from culture and a “strategic retreat” intended to strengthen the faithful for the persecution that is coming to an increasingly anti-Christian world, including America.

Rod argues that Americans, who are “creatures of comfort, peace, and ease,” are not prepared for the suffering Christ has promised his followers will come. Pastor Derek and Rod discuss some of the reasons for the church’s ill-preparedness and what is necessary to instill in believers a willingness even to die for Christ.

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Watch: part 1 and part 2.

IFI is hosting our annual Worldview Conference on March 7th at the Village Church of Barrington. This year’s conference is titled “Thinking Biblically About Our Corrosive Culture” and features Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Rob Gagnon. For more information, please click HERE for a flyer or click the button below to register for the conference.

Laurie Higgins
Laurie Higgins became the Illinois Family Institute’s Cultural Affairs Writer in the fall of 2008. Prior to working for the IFI, Laurie worked full-time for eight years in Deerfield High School’s writing center in Deerfield, Illinois. Her cultural commentaries have been carried on a number of pro-family websites nationally and internationally, and Laurie has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country. In addition, Laurie has spoken at the Council for National Policy and educational conferences sponsored by the Constitutional Coalition. She has been married to her husband for forty-four years, and they have four grown children and nine grandchildren....
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