The Gospel forms a New Culture

The Gospel forms a New Culture

August 11, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The Christian gospel has an implicit vision for culture, centered in the worship of the true living God through Christ the Son.

View the full lecture 'Gospel Culture: Crisis & Hope'

Topic: Culture
Surrendering the Public Space
Article

Surrendering the Public Space

July 26, 2017  |  Joe Boot

John Stevens, National Director of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC), has written about the resignation of Tim Farron as leader of the Liberal Democrats, arguing that Christians should "advocate for a truly plural society" and be "willing to permit sexual freedom to others." Joe Boot critiques this pluralistic vision, arguing that Stevens hasn't differentiated between a crime and a sin. We should apply the Bible to all areas, not capitulate to pluralism.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published for a UK-based audience, but the implications are universally applicable and highly constructive for Christians everywhere.

Topic: Culture
Scripture: Romans 13:4
Gospel Culture: Crisis & Hope
Lecture (Cornerstones)

Gospel Culture: Crisis & Hope

July 19, 2017  |  Joe Boot

How do we understand our present cultural moment? What is our relationship to the culture surrounding us? And what hope does Scripture offer our culture? In the first of a series of Cornerstones lectures, Dr. Joe Boot introduces us to the biblical concept of gospel culture.

Series: Cornerstones
Topic: Culture
The Structure & Direction of Pluralism
Blog Entry

The Structure & Direction of Pluralism

July 17, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Christianity advocates a structural pluralism which maintains the creational distinctions between spheres of life, but it does not advocate a directional pluralism; in fact, what it presupposes is a clear directional principle toward honoring the Lordship of Christ and God's sovereignty over creation.

Topic: Culture
Scripture: 1 Peter 2:9-10

The Uniqueness of Christ

July 13, 2017  |  Joe Boot

When we talk about the uniqueness of Christ, we are actually making a statement about the meaning and purpose of all human history.

Law and Gospel in Puritan Thought
Blog Entry

Law and Gospel in Puritan Thought

July 10, 2017  |  Joe Boot

For most of Western history, the law of God has occupied a critical and central place in the life of the family, church, and society. It has been recognized by many as God's charter for sanctification, justice, liberty and life.

Topic: Law

Rediscovering the Scope of the Gospel

July 7, 2017  |  Joe Boot

The significance of the resurrection is more than a historical fact, though it certainly is that. It means that Christ is now glorified, reigning over all the world as the righteous king. Learn about the implications of the reign of Christ for daily life.

Topic: Lordship
The Unity of the Spirit

The Unity of the Spirit

July 2, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Unity in Christ does not mean perfect agreement or the absence of differences; it means community in the midst of differences.

The Relationship of the Gospel and Culture
Interview (Apologia TV)

The Relationship of the Gospel and Culture

June 28, 2017  |  Joe Boot
What is the Gospel? What is the Culture? And what is the calling of man in light of the resurrection and glorification of Jesus? Dr. Joe Boot answers these questions and more as a special guest on Apologia TV.
 
This program was produced by Apologia Radio.
Series: Apologia TV
Topic: Culture
Scripture: Genesis 1:28
Canada's 150th
Jubilee

Canada's 150th

June 26, 2017  |  Andre Schutten, Joe Boot, Michael Wagner, Ryan Eras, and Steven Martins

A godly, rightly-ordered sense of patriotism is one mark of rightly-ordered affections. As Canadians celebrate our sesquicentennial, let us do so in a spirit of full and everlasting joy, knowing that Canada, like all nations and kingdoms, is under the righteous rule of King Jesus.