Cornerstones (Vol. 1-2) by Joe Boot
Culture is something we build, something we do with creation; it is the outward expression of a people’s worship, in terms of which they cultivate their society, including its law, education, arts and customs and much more besides. Whether we realize it or not, we all participate daily in culture-building of one form or another. The gospel of the kingdom is the good news that Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords, and that he is at work to redeem this fallen world, remaking it in accordance with his good purposes. To speak of gospel culture, then, is to speak of a total meaning for the cosmos, a design plan. The gospel has something to say about the way we go about all our cultural activities. God’s Word is a total structuration of life and thought. If we would see Jesus Christ honoured and worshipped, if we would see our Lord’s will done on earth as it is in heaven, then we must faithfully consider the scriptural view of the gospel and its implications for culture.
“Dr. Joseph Boot…is a rigorous thinker, uncompromisingly committed to biblical truth and unafraid to articulate it in the boldest way. He is a cultural theologian
of the highest order.”—P. Andrew Sandlin, Founder and President, Center for
Cultural Leadership, Coulterville, California, U.S.A.
How should we think about Christian apologetics in a society where people are encouraged to discover, determine and live their own truth?
In this short book, Joe Boot explains that Christ-centred gospel witness is about getting to the heart of a person, for the root of unbelief is a heart condition, not a lack of evidence or convincing arguments. Dr. Boot considers some of the prevailing worldviews in the West today, demonstrating that their foundational problem is a refusal to acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord and King. As we engage in witnessing to the gospel of the Kingdom, the heart and its attachment to cherished lies must be taken into account.
Gospel Witness is part of the Cornerstones series of short books for Christians wishing to strengthen their understanding of the scope and implications of the gospel in the twenty-first century.