Dr. Al Mohler recently re-released a series of essays – revised and expanded – that speak directly to the issue of Christian response and involvement in culture. Culture Shift seeks to speak to a wide swath of cultural issues – from education and natural disasters to technology and the establishment clause – with Dr. Mohler’s characteristic wit, wisdom, and biblical foundation. Leaving no stone unturned, he addresses the issues that many are too engrossed with to even notice. In the preface he writes:
Aristotle once described our challenge as the problem of a fish in water. Knowing nothing but life in the water, the fish never even realizes it is wet. This describes the situation of many Christians in America – they do not even know that they are wet (xv).
We live and move in amazing days of fascinating technological and medical advances, and the ever-present task of the Christian is to be able to present a well-thought-out, studied and Scripturally-grounded response. Dr Mohler’s book provides an incredible starting point, yet must be relegated to that usage.
A legitimate response to this book is not merely to be culturally informed, but is to begin a new quest to pore over the Scriptures, to commit them to memory, to be so utterly drenched in God’s Word as to be as capable to speak to cultural issues as Dr. Mohler.
If we were to do these things, what sort of culture shift might we see?
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