Ecclesiastes reminds us that “of the making of books there is no end…” For a reader like me, that’s not a negative comment. I still have a dozen or more on my floor, stacked and ready. I’m nearly finished with the one I’m working on. It’s well worth your time to consider it.
Jonathan Morrow’s think Christianly: looking at the intersection of FAITH and CULTURE, is a helpful look at the world in which we live and how the follower of Jesus should be interacting. Morrow says, “My prayer is that God will use these pages to refresh your vision for engaging your specific sphere of influence with the good news of the kingdom of God–and that you will be encouraged and equipped to do so.”
He initiates his discussion of culture, world views and faith with the claim, “Out there is already in here.” Every chapter ends with a list of resources (books, articles and websites) and an interview with someone doing something to intersect our culture with faith and values.
The section I read this morning dealt with sex, media, and injustice. It’s powerful material–the kind I wish I’d read as a young parent. His section on teens and media is worthy of every parent’s attention. His conversations about the Biblical view of sexuality is very helpful. You’ll be hearing in upcoming sermons some of that plus what he says about addressing injustice. Simply said–good stuff.
Books like this make my morning “bike session” a lot more enjoyable. Hopefully, it could make your interaction with the world much more profitable.