Christians and Culture – A Reading List

Here I am, linking to someone’s post (who is linking to someone’s post), but this is a real find! I have been cogitating on what my relationship as a Christian is to be with the culture(s) around me. I do at least realize that this is a complicated subject, and that it is essential to have a Biblical understanding of the matter. After all, it is only the truth that is liberating (“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32). So, now I have something constructive to do: START READING. Hmm . . . Which book shall I begin with?

1. No Place for Truth by David Wells
2. God in the Wasteland by David Wells
3. Losing our Virtue by David Wells
4. Above all Earthly Powers by David Wells
5. Engaging God’s World by Cornelius Plantinga
6. Not the Way it’s Supposed to be by Cornelius Plantinga
7. Heaven is a Place on Earth by Michael Wittmer
8. Lectures on Calvinism by Abraham Kuyper
9. The Gospel in a Pluralist Society by Lesslie Newbigin
10. Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon
11. Where Resident Aliens Live by Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon
12. American Evangelicalism by James Davison Hunter
13. The Transforming Vision by Brian Walsh and Richard Middleton
14. He Shines in all That’s Fair by Richard Mouw
15. The Gravedigger File by Os Guinness
16. Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey
17. Rumor of Angels by Peter Berger
18. A Peculiar People by Rodney Clapp
19. Being the Body by Charles Colson
20. Chameleon Christianity by Dick Keyes

If you go to the site, On Earth as it is in Heaven, you will find that the blog author, Tullian Tchividjian, has provided a link for each book, taking you to the site where it may be ordered. I have just ordered Not the Way it’s Supposed to be by Cornelius Plantinga and A Peculiar People by Rodney Clapp. This should be interesting!

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