Regardless of your situation or circumstances in life, you will, surely, have to engage in the culture. Unless you totally commit to a monastic lifestyle, there is no way to avoid the culture in which you live. The question becomes how do we – those who claim to follow Christ – deal with it?
Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel is all about the culture and how we as Believers should interact with it. The book was written by Russell Moore, currently the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Moore holds a PhD from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has climbed up through the ranks of the SBC.
Moore’s emphasis is that the Gospel should be at the forefront of virtually every interaction we have with the culture. For Moore it’s all about maintaining our witness potential in the mess that we call the world. It’s all about the challenge of being a Christian first and being an American second.
Under a broad umbrella Moore tackles every aspect of society. When you read this volume dig deep and reflect on the chapters concerning “Human Dignity”, “Religious Liberty” and “Family Stability.” This is the meat of the book and we should carefully consider Moore’s take on the situation. He is bold in his assertions and straight forward in his challenges.
You may agree or disagree with what Moore has to say concerning the details of how to engage the culture, but it is unlikely you will find fault with his overall premise. It is an excellent primer for Christians as they walk through our society.
Disclaimer: This book was provided to me by B&H Publishing for a fair and honest review.