According to their website Kairos Journal “seeks to embolden, educate, equip, and support pastors and church leaders as they strive to transform the moral conscience of the culture and restore the prophetic voice of the Church.” Their doctrinal statement is orthodox and conservative, however, I would have preferred the word “inerrant” also be included in part c. concerning the Bible. In short, Kairos Journal is a parachurch ministry.
The overall structure of this Study Bible is traditional. Each book of the Bible has introductory information – Introduction, Background, Content, Insight and Outline. Unique to this volume are eight topical categories – Church, Corruption, Economics, Education, Family, Government, Sanctity of Life and Virtue. It is around these eight categories that the “study” portion of this Bible is based. Throughout the text there are articles attending to the categories as appropriate.
For instance, as one begins Genesis, there is an article under the category of Education with the subtitle “Evolution and Intelligent Design.” This is immediately followed by an article on Family: Homosexuality and Transgenderism and then an article on Government: Environmentalism. For sure, the Unapologetic Study Bible makes no apologies for tackling the difficult and controversial subjects.
I found the Unapologetic Study Bible to be a cultural gem. Its unique approach makes it an excellent reference volume whether or not one agrees with the point of view. If one thinks the Bible is a dusty, musty piece of literature from ages past with no relevance for today, this Study Bible will get you thinking. True to their goal, Kairos Journal has produced a Bible that should be on the shelf of every pastor and teacher. Finally, I would highly recommend the Unapologetic Study Bible to anyone who believes or doubts that the Bible is relevant to the twenty-first century culture.
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this volume by Thomas Nelson for a fair and honest revie