Integrated Series

Church by Grace: Culturally Engaged

Church by Grace: Culturally Engaged

Culturally Engaged

It’s often tempting for Christians to either reject the culture around them on account of its evil, or embrace it wholeheartedly on account of its goodness. The Bible’s account of culture is more nuanced: culture is a human calling, a good gift of a good God; but it’s been damaged by the effects of sin. So, how should we navigate life in a world where evil and goodness coexist? 

Church by Grace: Full Devotion

Church by Grace: Full Devotion

If there’s one thing our society tells us about religion, it’s that it should be observed privately and in moderation. Extremism is out. And yet Jesus says that his followers must deny themselves, take up their cross, follow him, and even lose their lives for him. How are we to make sense of this outrageous demand? What is it about Jesus that makes this kind of full devotion to him possible — even desirable?