The Gathering Storm: Secularism, Culture, and the Church

The Gathering Storm: Secularism, Culture, and the Church

by R. Albert Mohler, Jr.


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The president of Southern Seminary reveals how secularism has infiltrated every aspect of society and how Christians, equipped with the gospel of Jesus Christ, can meet it head on with hope, confidence, and steadfast conviction.

A storm is coming. Western civilization and the Christian church stand at a moment of great danger. The storm is a battle of ideas that will determine the future of Western civilization and the soul of the Christian church. The forces we must fight are ideologies, policies, and worldviews that are deeply established among intellectual elites, the political class, and our schools. More menacingly, these ideas have also invaded the Christian church.

From threats to religious liberty and redefinitions of marriage and family to attacks on the sacredness and dignity of human life, the perils faced by the West and the church are unprecedented. How should Christians respond to this challenge? The Gathering Storm provides the answer, addressing each dimension of culture and showing Christians how to give an answer for the hope that is within them and how to contend for the faith that was once and for all delivered to the saints.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400220212
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 133,917
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

R. Albert Mohler Jr. has been called "one of America’s most influential evangelicals" (Economist) and the "reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement" ( The president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he writes a popular blog and a regular commentary, available at, and hosts two podcasts: The Briefing and Thinking in Public. He is the author of many books, including We Cannot Be Silent and The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down, and has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and on programs such as NBC's Today, ABC's Good Morning America, and PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He and his wife, Mary, live in Louisville, Kentucky.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Storm Gathers xi

Chapter 1 The Gathering Storm over Western Civilization 1

Chapter 2 The Gathering Storm in the Church 19

Chapter 3 The Gathering Storm over Human Life 39

Chapter 4 The Gathering Storm over Marriage 57

Chapter 5 The Gathering Storm over the Family 73

Chapter 6 The Gathering Storm over Gender and Sexuality 87

Chapter 7 The Gathering Generational Storm 123

Chapter 8 The Gathering Storm and the Engines of Culture 143

Chapter 9 The Gathering Storm over Religious Liberty 163

Conclusion: Into the Storm 189

Appendix: The Storm over the Courts 201

Acknowledgments 213

Notes 215

About the Author 223

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