Articles in Culture

 

Recovering the Christian Mind

by Joe Boot

August 13, 2019

Joe Boot discusses a program for recovering a soup-to-nuts approach to thinking as a Christian in every area – not just about traditionally Christian things like devotions and apologetics. If the world belongs to Christ (and it does), then we have a responsibility to bring our thinking in line with His Word.

 

Obedience is Green

by Joe Boot

June 4, 2018 | Genesis 1:26-28

Obedience to God's laws and norms is a matter of real-world significance. This is true for agriculture and every other type of cultural pursuit.

 

The Biblical Gospel is Imperialistic

by Andrew Sandlin

February 21, 2018

The gospel is a declaration of what God has done, is doing, and will do in Jesus Christ to take his world back from Satan and sin. It demands our allegiance and our devotion and passion in public no less than in private.

Hear the interview inspired by this article here.

 

Culture Wars and Culture Building

by Ryan Eras

February 6, 2018 | Acts 17:18

Christians don't have the option to withdraw from the culture war, but in order to effectively engage, we need to first have a vision for what godly culture is like.

 

As Though the Church were a Safe Space

by Joe Boot

November 15, 2017 | 1 Peter 4:17

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.

 

Surrendering the Public Space

by Joe Boot

July 26, 2017 | Romans 13:4

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 UKbased audience, but the implications are universally applicable and highly constructive for Christians everywhere.

 

The Structure & Direction of Pluralism

by Joe Boot

July 17, 2017 | 1 Peter 2:9-10

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.

 

Canada’s Christian Future

by Ryan Eras

June 30, 2017 | Hebrews 11:16

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.

 

Bill C-16, Bill 89 and the Illusion of Reality

by Steven Martins

June 24, 2017 | Isaiah 5:20-21

Canadian Christians cannot accommodate the government's new speech codes recently made law; we must confront these man-made delusions with the truth and beauty of Jesus and humble ourselves under His righteous rule.

 

The Mosque and its Role in Society

by Belteshazzar

May 26, 2017

More than a house of worship, the mosque has a critical and authoritative role in the cultural and political life of Muslims, with immediate social implications.

 

Courage Under Fire

by Joe Boot

May 19, 2017 | Ephesians 6:19-20

In a time of increasing hostility towards the truth, we are not to take flight but fight in prayer for the courage we need to speak the truth with boldness.

 

What the Anti-Islamophobia Motion Really Means

by Steven Martins

February 10, 2017

The Canadian House of Commons recently gave unanimous approval to an anti-Islamophobia Motion. What does this mean for freedom, justice and society?