Item description for Truth Under Fire: A Call to Christian Thought and Action in All of Life by John W. Whitehead...
Has America succeeded in eliminating God from modern culture? Has the Christian influence in society been erased?
In many ways, its seems the answer is yes. America has ventured so far from its Christian roots that in key areas such as the arts and sciences, our schools and courts, it is as if the biblical worldview never existed. And where Judeo-Christian values are still tolerated, society largely views them with contempt, or keeps them so narrowly confined that they have little impact. But the shift away from the Christian influence in our culture can still be reversed--if God's people are willing to integrate the lessons of the past and grasp the opportunity at hand.
We often forget that one reason Christianity became so dominant early on was because of its effect on real people in dealing with real problems in a real world. Historic Christianity saw life in its totality, not in fragments. Nothing about faith was compartmentalized. It was a complete and dogmatic worldview. That's what we must return to, affirms John Whitehead. A fragmented, accommodating faith will not do. Only a comprehensive Christianity--with its truth lived out distinctively across the whole spectrum of life--will influence culture and declare Christ authentically to a postmodern world.
Here is motivation for Christians and the church itself to reclaim their influence once again as the 21st century dawns.
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