D.A. Carson, in Christ and Culture Revisited:
"Christians cannot long think about Christ and culture without reflecting on the fact that this is God's world, but that this side of the fall this world is simultaneously resplendent with glory and awash in shame, and that every expression of human culture simultaneously discloses that we were made in God's image and shows itself to be mis-shaped and corroded by human rebellion against God."
That's a good summary of what I was trying to communicate in my sermon last Sunday on the tension that exists in this world, which is still a theater for God's glory and yet has been grossly perverted by sin.
Is it any wonder that Carson says better in one sentence (albeit, a long one!) what it took me 30 minutes to say?