Culture is something we build; it is the outward expression of a people’s worship.
People cultivate society, including its law, education, arts, customs and much more. Whether we realize it or not, we all participate daily in culture building of one form or another.
The gospel of the kingdom is the good news that Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords, and is at work to redeem this fallen world, remaking it in accordance with his good purposes. To speak of gospel culture is to speak of a total meaning for the cosmos, a design plan. To see the Lord’s will done on earth as it is in heaven, we must faithfully consider what the gospel means for our culture today.
Author Rev. Dr. Joe Boot is Founder of the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity and the Senior Pastor of Westminster Chapel, Toronto. He is also the Director of the Wilberforce Academy and Head of Public Theology at Christian Concern in the UK, and Senior Fellow of the think-tank truthXchange and of the Centre for Cultural Leadership in the US. He is the author of Wilberforce Publications’ Mission of God.
In Gospel Culture Dr Joseph Boot seeks to bring the whole of the Christian tradition to bear on the whole world. Nothing is beyond the purview of the Gospel…God’s providence and purpose extend to every nook and cranny of the cosmos. We need such rigour of thought and abundance of compassion in our engagement with cultures today. I look forward to the next volume.
Rt. Rev. Dr Michael Nazir-Ali
Dr Joseph Boot…is a rigorous thinker, uncompromisingly committed to biblical truth and unafraid to articulate it in the boldest way. He is a cultural theologian of the highest order.
P. Andrew Sandlin, Founder and President, Center for Cultural Leadership, Coulterville, California, U.S.A.
I’ve read stacks of books describing the gospel’s relationship to culture but this one deserves to be at the very top of the choicest stack for several reasons. It’s a clear, succinct, precise, thought-provoking, and beautifully written book that I believe will prove to be a classic statement referred to over and over again….Dynamite can be packed in a small package—so it is here.
Goodreads Review by Bill Lliorca
Published February 2017.