Christ and Culture

Reclaiming a Biblical Vision of Culture

How Then Shall We Answer Conference Series - 2011

The Gospel of the Kingdom concerns our culture, which is quite essentially our state of being. This Gospel creates a new state of being by regeneration. Personal regneration is then followed by cultural regeneration, as the Gospel, like the mustard seed, grows and creates a society which spreads to impact all those around it as leaven transforms the whole loaf. Wherever God's children are faithful in preaching the gospel and applying God's truth to every area of life, cultures are re-created. We are God's new humanity in Jesus Christ, and wherever God's people are, by the power and mighty working of his Spirit, the culture of Christ inescapably flourishes around them.

Civilizations rise and fall as their cultures fail. The progressive capture of the West by humanism and the encroachment of Islam are producing radical decay and collapse all around us, from economic meltdown, to rioting and anarchy in our city streets. And yet, the Lord Jesus likens himself to a farmer planting and cultivating his seed of the Kingdom of God throughout the world (Matt. 13: 1-30). The Gospel of the Kingdom concerns our culture, which is quite essentially our state of being. This Gospel creates a new state of being by regeneration. Personal regneration is then followed by cultural regeneration, as the Gospel, like the mustard seed, grows and creates a society which spreads to impact all those around it as leaven transforms the whole loaf. Wherever God's children are faithful in preaching the gospel and applying God's truth to every area of life, cultures are re-created. We are God's new humanity in Jesus Christ, and wherever God's people are, by the power and mighty working of his Spirit, the culture of Christ inescapably flourishes around them.

Thought provoking lectures on this six-disc audio CD are delivered by: Career diplomat and Christian statesman Dennis Ignatius; American legal expert and author Jeffery Ventrella; and Joe Boot, Founder of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity and Senior Pastor, Westminster Chapel, Toronto. Also included is an impromptu Q&A session with Jeffery Ventrella and Joe Boot.

Disc Contents:

  1. The Meaning of Culture - Joe Boot
  2. Living in Sin...Well - Jeffery Ventrella
  3. Christ and Culture: Change, Challenge, Choice - Dennis Ignatius
  4. The Greatness of the Great Commission - Jeffery Ventrella
  5. How Then Shall We Answer, Closing Charge - Joe Boot
  6. Q&A - Jeffery Ventrella, Joe Boot

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