Among the different approaches that can be taken towards modern culture, the author proposes a missiological approach as well, so Christians may be better able to redeem parts of the culture for their own use in evangelism. Stressing the inevitability of popular culture, Moore challenges the reader to subdue the culture while staying true to the mandate of the kingdom of God. Study questions after each chapter offer introspection and can be used to encourage action, sparking Christians to "...judge righteous judgment"(John 7:24) pertaining to cultural choices. The author also urges communication with those immersed in the culture to better facilitate dialogue and, eventually, effect cultural change.
Helps us understand popular culture, which confronts and challenges us daily. Fosters an appreciation of this phenomenon without compromising our calling to seek first the kingdom of God.
T. M. Moore (BA, University of Missouri; MDiv and MCE, Reformed Theological Seminary) is pastor of teaching ministries at Cedar Springs Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is a fellow of the Wilberforce Forum and editor of its online journal, Findings. His column, Ars Poetica, appears on the Breakpoint Web page, along with his weekly devotionals. Moore is the author of several books. His essays, reviews, articles and poetry have appeared in numerous journals and periodicals. He is a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and seminars. He also pursued additional studies at the University of Wales.
Moore moves seamlessly from Bob Dylan to Andrew Wyeth to baseball to Steve Irwin to his beloved Gerald Manley Hopkins. Even more impressive is his biblical-theological understanding of culture and its relation to God's kingdom.
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