Culture Shock: A Biblical Response to Today's Most Divisive Issues

Author: Chip Ingram

Subject: Personal Growth; Christian Living; Social Issues; Christian; Christian Books & Bibles; Religion & Spirituality

Publisher: Baker Books (2014-05-31)

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We live in a reactionary culture where divisive issues arise, people on either side throw stones, and everyone ends up more entrenched in their opinions than in reaching common ground—or even exhibiting common courtesy! If there ever was a time for Christians to understand and communicate God's truth about controversial and polarizing issues, it is now. Believers must develop convictions based on research, reason, and biblical truth—and be able (and willing) to communicate these convictions with a love and respect that reflects God's own heart.
In Culture Shock, bestselling author, pastor, and radio personality Chip Ingram shows readers how they can bring light rather than heat to the most controversial and divisive issues of our day. Covering topics such as right and wrong, sex, homosexuality, abortion, politics, and the environment, Culture Shock is every engaged believer's must-have guidebook to replacing reactionary hate with revolutionary...

We live in a reactionary culture where divisive issues arise, people on either side throw stones, and everyone ends up more entrenched in their opinions than in reaching common ground--or even exhibiting common courtesy! If there ever was a time for Christians to understand and communicate God's truth about controversial and polarizing issues, it is now. Believers must develop convictions based on research, reason, and biblical truth--and be able (and willing) to communicate these convictions with a love and respect that reflects God's own heart.

In Culture Shock, bestselling author, pastor, and radio personality Chip Ingram shows readers how they can bring light rather than heat to the most controversial and divisive issues of our day. Covering topics such as right and wrong, sex, homosexuality, abortion, politics, and the environment, Culture Shock is every engaged believer's must-have guidebook to replacing reactionary hate with revolutionary love.

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Do you engage or enrage?

We live in a reactionary culture where divisive issues arise, people on either side throw stones, and everyone ends up more entrenched in their opinions rather than reaching common ground--or even exhibiting common courtesy! If there ever was a time for Christians to understand and communicate God's truth about controversial and polarizing issues, it is now. Believers must develop convictions based on research, reason, and Biblical truth--and be able (and willing) to communicate these convictions with a love and respect that reflects God's own heart.

In Culture Shock, bestselling author, pastor, and radio personality Chip Ingram shows you how to bring light rather than heat to the most controversial issues of our day. Covering topics such as right and wrong, sex, homosexuality, abortion, politics, and the environment, Culture Shock is your must-have guidebook to replacing reactionary hate with revolutionary love.

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Discover how you can bring light--not heat--to cultural conversations.

"In Culture Shock, Chip Ingram delivers a calm, purposeful, Biblical approach to the hot-button issues of our day. For pastors, teachers, and laypersons, this book will smooth the rough edges on the controversial topics plaguing your church."--Dr. Tony Evans, founder and president, The Urban Alternative; senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship

"Is it possible to articulate timeless Biblical truth without resorting to anger and argument? Is it possible to lovingly embrace those with whom we disagree without compromising our beliefs? The answer to both of these questions is a resounding YES--and Chip Ingram explains how it's all possible in this timely and relevant book."--Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family

"Why am I not surprised that Chip Ingram chose to tackle all of the tough topics that others avoid? For decades Chip has applied Biblical truth to everyday challenges. His writing is just like his teaching--practical, informative, and convicting."--Dave Stone, pastor, Southeast Christian Church