Biblical Culture

The victor writes history. But who wins the war for the present? Who gets to write the cultural primers for our day? Many Christians are of the opinion that the culture is lost. Seeking to renew and restore a Christian culture seems a waste of time; it seems like polishing brass on the Titanic. It’s all going down. Why bother?

The Bible, on the contrary, seems to suggest that the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ have not merely the right but the duty to determine the state and direction of culture. The argument goes like this: Jesus Christ has all authority over heaven and earth. That authority extends to every last square inch of creation, including all of human culture and human cultural artifacts. As Jesus’ representative people on the earth, the church has the duty to direct and order the way in which man thinks, sings, writes, paints, carves, dances, and performs all the other arts. This is Christ’s world. The church is called to lay claim to it.

This means that Christian families need to be factories producing culture changers. Our children, equipped and prepared to engage in vocations that center on producing God-glorifying art, music, literature, and journalism, to name only a few, are in great demand today. Reengagement in the culture will take some getting used to for many of us. We have been escapist for too long.

We can once again find a Bach, or a Rembrandt in our midst. Well trained, our children may truly become the producers of a biblical and Christian culture that will last for generations. We can have a new Christendom. It won’t come easy. It will come, if God wills, if we labor for it and make it our great goal. This bookstore is committed to fostering an environment that encourages bold Christian interaction with the culture. We can win. We will win in Christ!

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Angels in the Architecture
by Doug Wilson & Doug Jones
from Canon Press
for 11th-Adult
in Art & Culture (Location: XCU-ART)
Art and the Bible
by Francis A. Schaeffer
from InterVarsity Press
for 11th-Adult
in Creating Culture (Location: XCU-CRE)
Art for God's Sake
by Philip Graham Ryken
from P&R Publishing
for 10th-Adult
in Creating Culture (Location: XCU-CRE)
Calvinistic Concept of Culture
by Henry R. Van Til
2nd edition from Baker Academics
for 11th-Adult
in Art & Culture (Location: XCU-ART)
Foolishness to the Greeks
by Lesslie Newbigin
from Eerdmans
for 9th-Adult
in Art & Culture (Location: XCU-ART)
God Gave Wine
by Kenneth Gentry
from Oakdown Books
for 11th-Adult
in Culture of Drinking & Wine (Location: XCU-WIN)
$13.95 $7.00 (2 in stock)
It Was Good
by Ned Bustard, editor
2nd edition from Square Halo Books
for 10th-Adult
in Creating Culture (Location: XCU-CRE)
Mind Over Media
Focus on the Family Life on the Edge
by Stan Campbell & Randy Southern
from Focus on the Family
for Adult
in Clearance: Christian Books (Location: XCLE)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Outside Hollywood
by Isaac Botkin
from Vision Forum
for 10th-Adult
in Creating Culture (Location: XCU-CRE)
Plowing In Hope
by David Hegeman
2nd edition from Canon Press
in Creating Culture (Location: XCU-CRE)
Scribbling in the Sand
by Michael Card
from InterVarsity Press
for 10th-Adult
in Creating Culture (Location: XCU-CRE)
Serrated Edge
by Doug Wilson
from Canon Press
in Preaching the Word (Location: XWO-PRE)
$12.00 $5.50 (1 in stock)
Total Truth
by Nancy Pearcey
Study Guide Edition from Crossway Books
for 11th-Adult
in Culture & Discernment (Location: XCU-DIS)