School of Religion
Samms, Daniel Christopher, "Daniel: A Model for the Cultural Relevancy of the Believer" (2003). Senior Honors Theses. 160.
Daniel's life in Babylon parallels the predicament of the church in the current culture. Just as the modern church has been placed in a culture that inhibits the worship of God, so Daniel was placed in a culture and kingdom that did the same. Because of his ability to impact his surrounding culture, this thesis looks to Daniel for principles on godly cultural relevancy. The first and largest part of this thesis follows the life of Daniel, citing key moments of his life, and noting his reaction to each situation. From Daniel's actions as well as from the results of those actions, principles are drawn. The second part of this thesis seeks to apply those principles to the modern church.