The Ezra Institute is a confessional evangelical Christian organization established in 2009. Our purpose is the preservation and advancement of the truth, freedom and beauty of the gospel of Jesus Christ, for the renewal of all life and culture.
We develop targeted High Impact Training (HIT) programs and study opportunities, supported by print and digital resources, that encourage and support God’s people in deepening their understanding of the gospel’s redirecting power, restorative nature, comprehensive scope and formative character for a community called out by Christ to make known the good news of the kingdom of God.
Through a distinctly Christian philosophy, cultural apologetics, writing, research, and biblical worldview teaching, we are working to bring all human thought and action under the Lordship of Jesus Christ and his Word, re-forming a comprehensive faith that applies to all of life, recovering and exploring the scriptural framework of a Christian mind and social order.
Through all our efforts our unassailable hope is in Christ Jesus causing His kingdom people to become a reservoir of strength out of which successive generations of church and cultural leaders will emerge, able to formulate, articulate and credibly defend a truly scriptural view of life as the sole source of truth, freedom and beauty, thereby shaping the future to the glory of God. (Phil. 1:7; Col. 1:15-20).
Culture is properly understood as the public manifestation of the worship of a people. As religion externalized it is the concrete outworking of what any society believes is the ultimate origin, purpose and meaning of life.
St. Paul tells us in Romans 1 that in the final analysis there are only two types of worship. The worship of the creator (Christ), or the worship of the creature (something created). When a person turns to the Lord Jesus in repentance and faith they are made new creatures (2 Cor. 5:17), their hearts being redirected towards true worship. This radical redirection necessarily means the re-creation of true culture, which the Bible calls the kingdom of God. Both the challenge and the joy of being a Christian is that we are inescapably part of this gospel culture and, though against stiff spiritual opposition, we have the privilege of being called by the Lord to be co-workers in the reconciliation of all things to God, “…for from him and through him and to him are all things…” Rom. 11:36.