The Cultural Mandate
Podcast (Podcast)

The Cultural Mandate

January 15, 2018  |  Joe Boot, Ryan Eras, and Steven Martins

The word culture has been used in wildly different ways. What do we actually mean by culture? Is culture something that just happens for most of us, or do we all have some level of responsibility for what our culture looks like?

As Though the Church were a Safe Space
Blog Entry

As Though the Church were a Safe Space

November 15, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Many Christians have adopted the attitude that the gospel of Jesus has nothing to say to the world outside the church doors, and as a result, no longer have an answer to the big objections of our time to Christianity.

Topic: Culture
Scripture: 1 Peter 4:17
Christianity and the Public Space
Interview

Christianity and the Public Space

November 2, 2017  |  Joe Boot

Joe Boot appeared on the Holy Political Podcast to discuss his debate with FIEC head John Stevens on the issue of Christian engagement in the public square. The interview starts around the 8-minute mark, but the whole podcast is worth listening to. You can listen to more of the Holy Political Podcast by Clicking Here.

The Gospel forms a New Culture
Institute Minute (Institute Minutes)

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
The Promise of the Gospel
Institute Minute (Institute Minutes)

The Promise of the Gospel

August 1, 2017  |  Steven Martins

The gospel's promise of renewal and restoration is not limited to our private experience but applies to the whole created order, this includes culture.

View the full sermon 'The Healing of Nations'

Topic: Culture
Scripture: Mark 7:24-8:21
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
Canada's Christian Future
Blog Entry

Canada's Christian Future

June 30, 2017  |  Ryan Eras

Let us celebrate our sesquicentennial in a spirit of full and everlasting joy, knowing that Canada, like all nations and kingdoms, is under the righteous reign of Christ; and let us labour to instruct our neighbours and countrymen in everything he has commanded.

Topic: Culture
Scripture: Hebrews 11:16
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