Plugged In

by Daniel Strange     |     Book Summary


Author: Daniel Strange
Publisher: The Good Book Company
Date: May 1, 2019
Pages: 181

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


Christians cannot escape culture nor should they want to. This doesn’t mean that Christians should be carnally minded, but neither does it mean they ought to abandon the world altogether. “It’s possible to engage with culture in a way that’s truthful and gracious, not angry and self-righteous.” (p. 17)

Thus, Christians are called to engage culture wisely, urgently, and purposefully as they seek to show how the gospel of Jesus Christ both connects to and confronts the culture around us. This means that everything from Netflix to sporting events to social media helps reveal the real questions and longings of a culture. Christians ought to listen well to these questions and seek to answer them with the Word of truth as they point those around them to Jesus, calling upon sinners to repent and believe the gospel. 

“The gospel is the subversive fulfilment of culture… Compared to the idolatrous stories that the world tells, the gospel both subverts and fulfils, confronts and connects.” (p. 102) It is the Christian’s job to show the world how the gospel strips down every false worldview and shows us how to understand life God’s way.





Plugged In

by Daniel Strange

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Daniel Strange
Publisher The Good Book Company
Date May 1, 2019
Pages 181


Overview:

Christians cannot escape culture nor should they want to. This doesn’t mean that Christians should be carnally minded, but neither does it mean they ought to abandon the world altogether. “It’s possible to engage with culture in a way that’s truthful and gracious, not angry and self-righteous.” (p. 17)

Thus, Christians are called to engage culture wisely, urgently, and purposefully as they seek to show how the gospel of Jesus Christ both connects to and confronts the culture around us. This means that everything from Netflix to sporting events to social media helps reveal the real questions and longings of a culture. Christians ought to listen well to these questions and seek to answer them with the Word of truth as they point those around them to Jesus, calling upon sinners to repent and believe the gospel. 

“The gospel is the subversive fulfilment of culture… Compared to the idolatrous stories that the world tells, the gospel both subverts and fulfils, confronts and connects.” (p. 102) It is the Christian’s job to show the world how the gospel strips down every false worldview and shows us how to understand life God’s way.