Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel

Written by Scott

Topics: Faith, Reviews

onward

I’d initially received this book from B&H Publishing last year…in July. But it was unsolicited, which confused me immensely, so I didn’t immediately dig into it.

But now that I have, I’m hooked on not just the book, but what the author is writing.

In the coming days/weeks, I’ll highlight other thoughts from the book, combining the authors thoughts with my own. But here’s a taste…

We often like to think of Jesus taking sides, particularly during election cycles. But if we look back on things, is that really how he operated? From the book:

The Pharisees were at odds with the Sadducees; Jesus angered them both. The zealots were at odds with the tax collectors; Jesus redeemed them both. His ministry wasn’t, first of all, anti-Pharisee or anti-Sadducee, anti-zealot or anti-collaborator. His mission was the kingdom of God, and that casts judgment on every rival reign.

The author continues outlining differences between how we often view faith (and who we are against and who were are allied with) and how it’s quite often missing the mark.

More tidbits from the book coming soon. You can pick up the book on Amazon here