Keep Christianity Strange. As the culture changes all around us, it is no longer possible to pretend that we are a Moral Majority. That may be bad news for America, but it can be good news for the church. What's needed now, in shifting times, is neither a doubling-down on the status quo nor a pullback into isolation. Instead, we need a church that speaks to social and political issues with a bigger vision in mind: that of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As Christianity seems increasingly strange, and even subversive, to our culture, we have the opportunity to reclaim the freakishness of the gospel, which is what gives it its power in the first place. We seek the kingdom of God, before everything else. We connect that kingdom agenda to the culture around us, both by speaking it to the world and by showing it in our churches. As we do so, we remember our mission to oppose demons, not to demonize opponents. As we advocate for human dignity, for religious liberty, for family stability, let's do so as those with a prophetic word that turns everything upside down. The signs of the times tell us we are in for days our parents and grandparents never knew. But that's no call for panic or surrender or outrage. Jesus is alive. Let's act like it. Let's follow him, onward to the future.
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About the Author
Russell Moore is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the nation's largest Protestant denomination. The Wall Street Journal called him "vigorous, cheerful, and fiercely articulate." He is the author of several books, including Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches. He and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Bible Belt No More 11
Chapter 1 From Moral Majority to Prophetic Minority 28
Chapter 3 Kingdom 47
Chapter 4 Culture 70
Chapter 5 Mission 92
Chapter 6 Human Dignity 112
Chapter 7 Religious Liberty 138
Chapter 8 Family Stability 161
Chapter 9 Convictional Kindness 187
Chapter 10 A Gospel Counter-Re volution 206
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a timely, must-read for Christians in America. It took me awhile to get through because it was a lot of weighty stuff to think through, but I was left so grateful for Dr. Moore's words and filled with hope. Dr. Moore looks at American culture and how the church should respond in a realistic and a biblical way. The gospel is central in Onward. Grace and truth saturate the book. Some may find this more of an academic style read, but I definitely recommend it because the message is so needed right now.