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All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes (With a New Introduction / Redesign): Christians and Popular Culture

All God's Children and Blue Suede Shoes (With a New Introduction / Redesign): Christians and Popular Culture

by Marvin Olasky and Ken Myers

Every generation faces unique challenges. The first-century Church had Caesar’s lions and the Colosseum. And, while it might seem like an unlikely comparison, the challenge of living with popular culture may well be as serious as persecution was for the saints of old.Today we witness the tremendous power of pop culture to set the pace and priorities of our… Read more…

Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture

Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture

by Marvin Olasky and Gene Edward VeithJr.

The modern era is over. Assumptions that shaped twentieth-century thought and culture, the bridges we crossed to this present moment, have blown up. The postmodern age has begun.Just what is postmodernism? The average person would be shocked by its creed: Truth, meaning, and individual identity do not exist. These are social constructs. Human life has no spe… Read more…

With Calvin in the Theater of God: The Glory of Christ and Everyday Life

With Calvin in the Theater of God: The Glory of Christ and Everyday Life

by Marvin Olasky, Douglas Wilson, John Piper, David Mathis, Sam Storms, Julius J. Kim and Mark Talbot

John Calvin saw this world as God’s theater where his glory is always on display. Just as “day and night pour forth speech,” the universe and history are not silent either; they tell the glory of God. Reflecting on over 500 years of Calvin’s legacy, John Piper and this book’s other contributors invite us to join Calvin in the theater of God.Stemmin… Read more…

Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature

Reading Between the Lines: A Christian Guide to Literature

by Marvin Olasky and Gene Edward VeithJr.

A guidebook for those who want to cultivate literary taste—knowing how to recognize and benefit from books that are spiritually and aesthetically good.Literary expert Gene Veith helps book lovers better understand what they read as he explains how each major literary genre communicates. Showing how comedy, tragedy, realism, and fantasy can portray the Chri… Read more…