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For a book about engaging a culture from a Christian worldview, it s a 5 out of 5 Overall it s a 4 out of 5.Strange does a great job of talking details without getting bogged down in details.The first half is all about entertainment in what we watch read, listen, and play In the context what is appropriate and what is not He does a tremendous job on elaborating on that for it is much nuanced than that.The second half centers around his 4 E theory Using these four E s to engage with culture and share the gospel.1 Enter we first have to become familiar with the culture2 Explore we have to understand it the idols, the values 3 Expose share how their cultures idols and values don t ultimately satisfy4 Evangelize share how Jesus ultimately satisfies.Also, Tim Keller has the Foreword so you know it s good This is a brilliant book It s very well written, contains numerous pop culture references and genuinely helps Christians to understand the culture around them, engage with it biblically and see how it connects to the gospel The basic framework will be so helpful for evangelism in the future. Whether It S TV Boxsets, Instagram Stories Or Historical Novels, We All Consume Culture So It S Important That We Are Neither Bewitched By It Buying Into Everything It Tells Us Or Bewildered By It, Lashing Out In Judgment Or Retreating Into A Christian Bubble Daniel Strange Encourages Christians To Engage With Everything They Watch, Read And Play In A Positive And Discerning Way He Also Teaches Christians How To Think And Speak About Culture In A Way That Plugs Into A Bigger And Better Reality, The Story Of King Jesus, And His Cosmic Plan For The WorldIt S Possible To Watch TV And Read Novels And Play Video Games In A Way That Actually Feeds Our Faith, Rather Than Withers It It S Even Possible For You,yes, You, To Be That Person Who Starts Off Talking To A Mate About Last Night S Football And Ends Up Talking About JesusSo Be Equipped To Engage With Culture And Use It For God ✩ Enna Burning pdf ❤ Author Shannon Hale – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Instagram Stories Or Historical Novels [Ebook] ➩ Uvod u likovne umetnosti Author Pavle Vasić – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk We All Consume Culture So It S Important That We Are Neither Bewitched By It Buying Into Everything It Tells Us Or Bewildered By It [KINDLE] ❆ Collared (Going to the Dogs ❥ Zoe Dawson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Lashing Out In Judgment Or Retreating Into A Christian Bubble Daniel Strange Encourages Christians To Engage With Everything They Watch [[ Ebook ]] ➩ The City In History Author Lewis Mumford – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Read And Play In A Positive And Discerning Way He Also Teaches Christians How To Think And Speak About Culture In A Way That Plugs Into A Bigger And Better Reality [Epub] Total Quality Control for Management By Masao Nemoto – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk The Story Of King Jesus [Reading] ➿ Kapetan Džon Piplfoks By Dušan Radović – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk And His Cosmic Plan For The WorldIt S Possible To Watch TV And Read Novels And Play Video Games In A Way That Actually Feeds Our Faith Lire ➮ Guide du Routard Bretagne Nord 2017 Auteur Collectif – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Rather Than Withers It It S Even Possible For You,yes ✅ Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Sapir Englard – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk You [BOOKS] ✫ Tragom brodskog dnevnika ✵ Milivoj Matošec – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk To Be That Person Who Starts Off Talking To A Mate About Last Night S Football And Ends Up Talking About JesusSo Be Equipped To Engage With Culture And Use It For God I read this because my little sister was reading it and wanted to discuss it The audiobook was well done and only took me a couple hours to go from start to finish at 2x speed A good introduction to cultural engagement I ll need to reflect on this before assessing further Below are my takeaways.The Good The main theological concept put forth by Daniel Strange is called subversive fulfillment Subversive fulfillment is a sort of evangelistic methodology that seeks to do 4 things with any text worldview, religion, cultural artifact, etc This is a basic how to guide for cultural engagement, and it s framed that way.The 4 step process of subversive fulfillment as I understand it is as follows 1 Enter the world of the person you are talking to 2 Explore that world 3 Expose the lies idols falsities in that world 4 Evangelize show how the truth of the gospel satisfies what the exposed idols fail to do This is a good grid for working through all kinds of ideologies It s also a great sermon or blog outline for tackling a topic.The book ends with 4 examples that really show how this 4 step process can be useful The four examples were Adult Coloring Books, Birdwatching, Zombies, and The Japanese Domestic Toilet You can see based on the topics that this made for some funny reading at the end.The Not Good My main concern is that this methodology not be used in isolation from other methods of evangelism Strange uses the famous Acts 17 Mars Hill showdown to defend his concept of subversive fulfillment, but there are other methods put forth in the NT that should be included in our arsenal One needs only to read through the gospels or the book of Acts to find other means that God used to grow the church The Bottom Line Strange s subversive fulfillment methodology is a good tool that should be added to every Christian s arsenal for evangelism. Excellent, recent and UK based thinking on cultural engagement and presenting the gospel as subversive fulfilment to all human culture and desire Like Paul, we preach Christ crucified, yes but always within a particular cultural story, answering particular questions, hopes, fears, dreams and desires always confronting, always connecting. Highly important read as Christians continue to abandon either society or their faith Strange offers a different alternative, one that flows from Jesus proclamation to enter and engage while holding to fundamental beliefs all the while. I d recommend this book to people who want simple and practical suggestions to help them understand culture and engage with it as Christians. Thought provoking and neededStrange leads the reader on a journey of one s need for a biblically centered theology, the application of that theology in one s life and how that theology then spreads to those the reader encounters Excellent, enjoyable and personally thought provoking and challenging Buy this and read it now. Simple strategy for cultural engagement Subversive Fulfillment to confront and connect Excellent book for a college class or adult fellowship in a local church Provides four sample student papers at the end to flesh out the strategy also a great idea format for student assessments This book gives us a deeper understanding of our culture how we should approach it, think about it, and engage with it Perhaps the greatest recommendation I can give is that it has impacted my interactions with people and events and has opened new avenues for evangelism After offering definitions of culture from various perspectives, the author presents his own definition Culture is the stories we tell that express meaning about the world Culture is the way we communicate and live our worldview what s important, what s right and wrong, what is true and how we can know it, and how to be happy He further develops that definition through subsequent chapters, adding, C ulture is also the fruit of our root heart relationship with God and for most of humanity, that relationship is in a state of war Finally, the author arrives at this Culture then is religion externalized It s how we show on the outside what we believe on the inside Culture is how we worship The question then turns to how the Christian is to confront a fallen culture The author explains that God s plan of redemption transcends the salvation of individuals to include all of culture Further, In Christ, culture is our calling Referencing Psalm 19 1 2 The heavens declare the glory of God , the author also explains that God s glory is revealed in sunbeams and shadows Shadows are events and circumstances that reflect the bad news judgment, wrath, sin These are revealed in frustration and brokenness and dysfunction S upremely we see it in human death Sunbeams are manifestations of God s common grace Matt 5 45 He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good The problem, however, is that culture misinterprets these expressions of God s glory As Christians, it is our calling to present a true revelation of those sunbeams and shadows that appear in the culture To provide the believer with a mechanism to evaluate what is true, the author refers us to the five Solas of the Reformation Scripture alone, grace alone, faith alone, Christ alone, God s glory alone By this, he means that these five foundations of our faith should fashion our worldview It is these that the believer should use to determine what is holy, right, and true Finally, the author provides a means to engage the culture, to present its belief system truthfully, to demonstrate where it is idolatrous, and to demonstrate the supremacy of Christ The basis for the approach comes from Paul s presentation to the Corinthians 1 Cor 1 18 25 He explains, The message of the cross always confronts culture But the message of the cross always connects too He also writes Jews look for power Greeks look for wisdom your average 21st century Westerner looks for Freedom Peace Satisfaction Status Identity What is it that you re looking for How does the gospel both confront and connect How does the Christ crucified subversively fulfil these stories Paul did exactly this at the Areopagus in Athens when he explained the unknown God This challenge received mixed reviews in Paul s day, and it will receive similar reviews in our day as well But our passion for God s glory should not be deterred To engage the culture, the author proposes the subversive fulfillment approach This involves entering listening to the culture s story Acts 17 23 , exploring looking for sunbeams and shadows , exposing showing up the idols as destructive frauds Acts 17 29 , and evangelizing showing off the gospel Acts 17 23 The author explains these aspects of subversive fulfillment and gives many practical, tangible examples such as English football, adult coloring books, birdwatching, zombies, and the Japanese domestic toilet This book will open your ears so that you listen to the culture around you differently and hear what people are really saying Hopefully it will cause others, as it does me, to filter that through Truth and then give greater opportunity to challenge those stories with the Gospel.