Paul writes – David Fitch usefully reviews Kevin Vanhoozer’s essay which is the first in a number of essays contained in the recently published book, Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends. You’ll find an excerpt below and the full review here. It connects well, for me anyway, with a couple of recent posts by Simon Carey Holt (here, here and here). I shall look forward to reading Everyday Theology in due course.
“…To understand this about culture reiterates some common themes for me about the failure of evangelical church. First, we evangelicals have not engaged culture enough to either inhabit it or speak from within it. Too often we have withdrawn. Neither have we paid attention to our own culture of Christianity sufficiently to realize we are failing miserably at shaping the imaginations of our own people to allow them to see the way God is working in our own lives and the world around us. We have in a sense opted out of the work of culture formation…”
A download of the introduction, how to read this book, contents page and chapter 9 (Human 2.0: Transhumanism as a Cultural Trend) is available here. Stephen, they must have been thinking of you when they included a free download of chapter 9.