Free to Believe

by Luke Goodrich     |     Book Summary


Author: Luke Goodrich
Publisher: Multnomah
Date: 2019
Pages: 276

Book Summary of Free to Believe by Luke Goodrich


Most Christians in the United States think very little about religious freedom, much less about the potential legal challenges to religious freedom. This is a problem because our culture is changing. “If our culture shifts and we start facing violations of our religious freedom—we’ll be caught unprepared.” (p. 4)

On some level, this lack of thought regarding religious freedom is to be expected. For most of America’s history, religious freedom has been a given. However, “religious freedom is not as secure as it once was. And the church is unprepared” (p. 5).

The church and its leaders must begin thinking seriously about the issues related to religious freedom. Specifically, there are three areas of need that must be addressed if the church is going to be prepared to face the coming challenges to religious freedom:

  1. “We need a theology of religious freedom.” (p. 6) We must root our thoughts about religious freedom in Scripture. 
  2. “We need to understand the unique religious freedom challenges of our current culture.” (p. 6) These challenges include issues like discrimination, abortion, homosexuality, and Islam.
  3. “We need to take action.” (p. 7) These issues require more than discussion and ideas. They require concrete action.





Free to Believe

by Luke Goodrich

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Free to Believe by Luke Goodrich

AuthorLuke Goodrich
PublisherMultnomah
Date2019
Pages276


Overview:

Most Christians in the United States think very little about religious freedom, much less about the potential legal challenges to religious freedom. This is a problem because our culture is changing. “If our culture shifts and we start facing violations of our religious freedom—we’ll be caught unprepared.” (p. 4)

On some level, this lack of thought regarding religious freedom is to be expected. For most of America’s history, religious freedom has been a given. However, “religious freedom is not as secure as it once was. And the church is unprepared” (p. 5).

The church and its leaders must begin thinking seriously about the issues related to religious freedom. Specifically, there are three areas of need that must be addressed if the church is going to be prepared to face the coming challenges to religious freedom:

  1. “We need a theology of religious freedom.” (p. 6) We must root our thoughts about religious freedom in Scripture. 
  2. “We need to understand the unique religious freedom challenges of our current culture.” (p. 6) These challenges include issues like discrimination, abortion, homosexuality, and Islam.
  3. “We need to take action.” (p. 7) These issues require more than discussion and ideas. They require concrete action.




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