Think Christianly : Looking at the Intersection of Faith and Culture

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-10-25
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub

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Think Christianly is about seizing the opportunities we have every day to speak the life Jesus offers into our culture. Tragically, many such opportunities pass us by unclaimed---either because we don't notice them or we have not prepared ourselves to enter into them. And those around us seem to grow increasingly unwilling to hear anything the church has to say.Jonathan Morrow helps church leaders envision and implement ways for their congregations to 'think Christianly' about contemporary questions and to speak in informed, engaging ways. Morrow explores many of the important issues that Christians often hear raised with regard to faith---questions about who Jesus was, the good and bad of religion, pain and evil in the world, the reliability of the Bible, sexuality and intimate relationships, and hope for change, among others.The life and faith issues that Think Christianly addresses lead to cultural moments where Christianity and contemporary culture intersect. This book will help churches take vital steps toward cultivating compassion and competence in speaking faithfully to a questioning world.

Author Biography

Jonathan Morrow is the founder of www.thinkChristianly.org. He cowrote Is God Just a Human Invention? with Sean McDowell, is the author of Welcome to College: A Christ-follower's Guide for the Journey, and is a contributor to the Apologetics Study Bible for Students. He graduated with an MDiv and an MA from Talbot School of Theology and serves as equipping pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. You can visit him online at www.thinkChristianly.org.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 11
Prefacep. 13
Introduction: Welcome to Our Intersectionp. 15
Understanding Our Intersection
Culture Mattersp. 31
An Interview with Randall Nilesp. 38
Called To Engagep. 40
An Interview with Kelly Monroe Kullbergp. 50
Equipping The Next Generationp. 52
An Interview with Reggie Joinerp. 63
Preparing To Engage
Thinking Christianly About All Of Lifep. 69
An Interview with John Stonestreetp. 78
Cultivating A Thoughtful Faithp. 81
An Interview with Paul Copanp. 90
Confident Engagement Flows From Knowledgep. 92
An Interview with Alan Shlemonp. 103
Becoming Like The Jesus The World Needs [I]p. 106
An Interview with Kyle Strobelp. 115
Becoming Like The Jesus The World Needs [II]p. 117
An Interview with Scott Klusendorfp. 127
Can we do that in Church?p. 130
An Interview with Sean McDowellp. 138
Areas we must Engage
Jesusanity Versus Christianityp. 143
An Interview with Brett Kunklep. 150
Truth, Tolerance, and Relativismp. 152
An Interview with Craig Hazenp. 159
Taking the Bible Seriouslyp. 161
An Interview with William Lane Craigp. 172
Recovering God's Design for Sexp. 174
An Interview with Dennis Raineyp. 184
Engaging our Media-Saturated Universep. 186
An Interview with Jeremy Cowartp. 199
Good News about Injusticep. 202
An Interview with Barrett Wardp. 213
Christianity and the Public Squarep. 216
An Interview with Jay Wesley Richardsp. 227
Questions of Faith and Sciencep. 229
An Interview with C. John "Jack" Collinsp. 241
Bioethics in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 244
An Interview with Scott Raep. 252
Stewarding God's Creationp. 254
An Interview with Dale and Jonalyn Fincherp. 262
Conclusion: Imagine Ifp. 265
21 Ways for Your Church to Engagep. 270
Why We Think the Way We Dop. 273
Notesp. 277
About the Authorp. 303
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