My friend Dave Goffeney has been passionate about this dynamic, so I thought I'd throw him a softball and use this post as a diving board for a broader discussion.
It seems that many postmodern Christians secular-ize the spiritual. If something has a hint of logic, reason, or linearity, some quickly dismiss it as secular. This reckoning denies the part of God that values and created reason, logic, and linearity as well as mystery.
I enjoy reading Justin Wise's blog; he explores the intersection between culture, faith, and technology. His last post compared the creativity of Frank Lloyd Wright the architect with Jackson Pollock the painter. One stays within the lines; the other avoids them at all costs.
Just because our culture values the genius of Pollock more than Wright at this moment does not diminish Wright's brilliance. In the same way, I believe many Christians miss out on learning from those who value logic, reason, and staying within the lines because it's not popular.
Have you ever noticed Christians secularizing the spiritual? Where do you see this happening in Christian culture?
Hopefully Dave can chime in and provide some insight into this.