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.
Without love to God and a recognition of his Word-revelation to us in Christ and in Scripture, we are not only unable to truly love our neighbor, we cannot even identify them truly. We find, in fact, that we cannot answer the most elementary question ‘what is a human person?’ Our rejection of God and the image of God in man leads to the endless defacing and destruction of that image, rather than seeking life and light in the triune God.
MOG2014 03: A culture following after Christ will pursue justice in a way that understands God as the ultimate judge and lawgiver. Our modern culture has embraced counterfeit concepts of justice which are traced historically, theologically and practically to our present day.
If our lives, ministries, and work are to have an impact in our day, they must manifest the power of the resurrection, which is only present when faithfulness to his total-word and confidence in his lordship and Spirit characterizes our lives.