Today on Point of View, Kerby welcomes back Dr. David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, who will talk about his new book, Is This the End?: Signs of God’s Providence in a Disturbing New World.
In the second hour we hear from provost and professor of Theology & Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Bruce Ashford. He discusses his books, Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians and One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics.
Never have the headlines been this jarring, the cultural changes this rapid, or the moral decay this pronounced. What on earth is happening? After each new occurrence, the most oft-heard questions are, “Will the world ever be the same again?” and “Where is God in all of this?”
Over the last few decades, Dr. David Jeremiah has become one of the world’s most sought-after Christian leaders on topics that deal with biblical application and modern culture. And few would dispute that the pace at which things are currently changing is unprecedented. The time has come to accept this new normal, Jeremiah says, and understand how God’s hand is still at work on His eternal plan for mankind.
No one can afford to ignore these warnings, but all can better understand the greater story and the role we each play in this changing world. From prophetic clues in Scripture to an understanding of the power of Christ in all believers, this book directs us on a clear path forward.
He is the co-author of "One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics" (B&H, 2015), the author of "Every Square Inch: An Introduction to Cultural Engagement for Christians" (Lexham, 2015), and the editor of "Theology and Practice of Mission" (B&H, 2011). His forthcoming books are "I Am Going: To the Nations and In the Streets" (B&H, October 2016), "The Doctrine of Creation" (IVP, Fall 2017), and "For the King: One Story, One Gospel, One Mission" (Baker, Winter 2017).
He has appeared on the Eric Metaxas Show, the Pat Williams Show, In the Market with Janet Parshall, Janet Mefferd Today, Chris Fabry Live!, and other nationally syndicated shows. His writing has been featured by Fox News, First Things Magazine, The Washington Times, The Daily Caller, The Blaze, Canon & Culture, and other national outlets.
In Every Square Inch, Bruce Ashford skillfully navigates such questions. Drawing on sources like Abraham Kuyper, C.S. Lewis, and Francis Schaeffer, he shows how our faith is relevant to all dimensions of culture.
When it comes to politics, Christians today seem lost and confused. Many Christians desire to relate their faith to politics but simply don’t know how. This book exists to equip the reader to apply Christianity to politics with both grace and truth, with both boldness and humility.
Politics is not an evil arena to be avoided. Neither is it our only avenue for impacting society. The reality is much more complex and, oddly enough, much more promising.