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God in the Gallery (Cultural Exegesis): A Christian Embrace of Modern Art

God in the Gallery (Cultural Exegesis): A Christian Embrace of Modern Art

by Daniel A. Siedell, Robert Johnston and William Dyrness

Is contemporary art a friend or foe of Christianity? Art historian, critic, and curator Daniel Siedell, addresses this question and presents a framework for interpreting art from a Christian worldview in God in the Gallery: A Christian Embrace of Modern Art. As such, it is an excellent companion to Francis Schaeffer's classic Art and the Bible. Divided i… Read more…

Entertainment Theology (Cultural Exegesis): New-Edge Spirituality in a Digital Democracy

Entertainment Theology (Cultural Exegesis): New-Edge Spirituality in a Digital Democracy

by Robert Johnston, William Dyrness and Barry Taylor

It's the end of the church as we know it. In a digitally connected world, people are seeking spiritual answers through pop culture. Instead of retreating, Christians must "rethink the sacred" and enter global conversations about God--in film, literature, TV, and music--or face extinction, argues Barry Taylor in Entertainment Theology. Taking snap… Read more…

Hip-Hop Redemption (Engaging Culture): Finding God in the Rhythm and the Rhyme

Hip-Hop Redemption (Engaging Culture): Finding God in the Rhythm and the Rhyme

by Robert Johnston, William Dyrness and Ralph Basui Watkins

Hip-hop culture is experiencing a sea change today that has implications for evangelism, worship, and spiritual practices. Yet Christians have often failed to interpret this culture with sensitivity. Sociologist, preacher, pop-culture expert, and DJ Ralph Watkins understands that while there is room for a critique of mainstream hip-hop and culture, by listen… Read more…

The Space Between (Cultural Exegesis): A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment

The Space Between (Cultural Exegesis): A Christian Engagement with the Built Environment

by Robert Johnston, William Dyrness and Eric O. Jacobsen

The entire material world can be divided between the Natural Environment and the Built Environment. Over the past forty years, the Natural Environment has received more attention of the two, but that is beginning to change. With a renewed interest in "place" within various academic disciplines and the practical issues of rising fuel costs and scarcit… Read more…

Resounding Truth (Engaging Culture): Christian Wisdom in the World of Music

Resounding Truth (Engaging Culture): Christian Wisdom in the World of Music

by Robert Johnston, William Dyrness and Jeremy S. Begbie

Even fallen humans compose beautiful symphonies, music that touches emotions as nothing else can. Resounding Truth shows Christians how to uncover the Gospel message found in the many melodies that surround us. Theologian and musician Jeremy Begbie believes our divinely-inspired imagination reveals opportunity for sincere, heartfelt praise. With practical … Read more…

Leisure and Spirituality (Engaging Culture): Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Perspectives

Leisure and Spirituality (Engaging Culture): Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Perspectives

by Robert Johnston, William Dyrness and Paul Heintzman

This addition to the award-winning Engaging Culture series explores the link between leisure and spirituality, offering a Christian perspective on leisure concepts and issues in contemporary society. Paul Heintzman, a respected scholar and experienced recreation practitioner, interacts with biblical, historical, and contemporary leisure studies sources to pr… Read more…

Reviewing Leadership (Engaging Culture): A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches

Reviewing Leadership (Engaging Culture): A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches

by Robert J. Banks, Bernice M. Ledbetter, Robert Johnston, William Dyrness, David C. Greenhalgh and Max De Pree

Evaluating Current Approaches to LeadershipThis book offers a comprehensive evaluation of current approaches to leadership from a discerning Christian perspective. Combining expertise in leadership, theology, and ministry, the authors take a historical look at leadership and how it is viewed and used in today's context. The book is informed by both bibli… Read more…

Networked Theology (Engaging Culture): Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture

Networked Theology (Engaging Culture): Negotiating Faith in Digital Culture

by Robert Johnston, William Dyrness, Heidi A. Campbell and Stephen Garner

The Theological Implications of Digital CultureThis informed theology of communication and media analyzes how we consume new media and technologies and discusses the impact on our social and religious lives. Combining expertise in religion online, theology, and technology, the authors synthesize scholarly work on religion and the internet for a nonspecialist… Read more…

Watching TV Religiously (Engaging Culture): Television and Theology in Dialogue

Watching TV Religiously (Engaging Culture): Television and Theology in Dialogue

by Robert Johnston, William Dyrness, Kutter Callaway and Dean Batali

Helping Christians Understand the Power and Meaning of TVSince its inception, television has captured the cultural imagination. Outside of work and sleep, it is now the primary preoccupation of most Americans. Individuals consume upward of five hours of TV daily, even more when taking into account viewing done online and on mobile devices. TV is so ingrained… Read more…