How to live confidently for Jesus in today's world.
The church used to be recognized as a force for good, but this is changing rapidly. Christians are now often seen as the bad guys, losing both respect and influence.
In our post-Christian culture, how do we offer the gospel to those around us who view it as not only wrong but possibly dangerous? And how do we ensure that the secular worldview does not entice us away with its constant barrage, online and elsewhere, of messages about self-determinism?
Author Stephen McAlpine offers an analysis of how our culture ended up this way and explains key points of tension between biblical Christianity and secular culture.
He encourages Christians not to be ashamed of the gospel as it is more liberating, fulfilling and joyful than anything the world has to offer. He also offers strategies for coping in this world, with its opposing values, and for reaching out to others wisely with the truth.
Part One: How Did We Get to Be the Bad Guy?
1. Why This Sudden Hostility?
2. Why the Surprise?
Part Two: What Does Being the Bad Guy Look Like?
3. Binary Beige vs. Diverse Rainbows
4. Loud Power vs. Voiceless Victims
5. Self-Denial vs. Self-Actualization
Part Three: Being the Best Bad Guy You Can Be
6. Don't Renovate the Wrong House
7. Faithful, Faultless and Fearless
8. The City and the City
|Stephen McAlpine, Michael B. Carnes
|The Good Book Company