Copies of Russell Moore's book Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel will be available in the Atruim beginning Wednesday, Feb 3.
Books are $15 a piece, which you can pay on the first day of the book study gathering.
In just a few weeks Tennessee voters will have the opportunity to vote in the presidential primary. From social media posts to hallway chatter, it's obvious many Christians are concerned about the moral and social trajectory of America. The culture is changing at a rapid pace, and frankly, many people see government as a primary force for cultural change. Many Christ-followers are wondering if we should double-down in our efforts to elect more conservative Christian leaders in public office in order to stem the tide of sweeping cultural change. Others are convinced the better course of action is to pull back in isolation. As the people of the cross, we need to evaluate social and political issues with a bigger vision in mind: the gospel of Jesus Christ.
As we fulfill our civic duty and head to the primaries as well as look toward the larger general election this coming November, we need to cast our vote with the kingdom of God in mind. Our approach and response to politics and social norms should be governed by an unwavering commitment to the kingdom of God revealed in Christ. How should the gospel inform our politics and the social policies we advocate? How should the kingdom of God revealed in Christ shape the way we speak about and pursue religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, solutions to poverty, racial discrimination, and confusion about human sexuality?
Russell Moore's book Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel is an excellent resource that will help us think through a kingdom-minded approach to navigating the politics of our culture. The book study will begin on Tuesday, February 16 at 6:00 am in Concord Hall. The study is open to both men and women. You can pick up your copy of the book in the Atrium on Wednesday, Feb 3. Books will be $15 a piece, which can be paid at the first meeting.