Insightfully, author Brett McCracken examines the top cultural issues of our day in Gray Matters: Navigating the Space Between Legalism and Liberty. This work will be thought provoking and informative as the author creates a balance for many weighty issues of our day. For a good discussion with the author click over to Reformed Forum.
Culture is in right now for Christians. Engaging it, embracing it,
consuming it, and creating it. Many (younger) evangelicals today are
actively cultivating an appreciation for aspects of culture previously
stigmatized within the church. Things like alcohol, Hollywood's edgier
content, plays, art openings, and concerts have moved from being
forbidden to being celebrated by believers. But are evangelicals opening
their arms too wide in uncritical embrace of culture? How do they
engage with culture in ways that are mature, discerning, and edifying
rather than reckless, excessive, and harmful? Can there be a healthy,
balanced approach--or is that simply wishful thinking?
With the same insight and acuity found in his popular Hipster Christianity,
Brett McCracken examines some of the hot-button gray areas of Christian
cultural consumption, helping to lead Christians to adopt a more
thoughtful approach to consuming culture in the complicated middle
ground between legalism and license. Readers will learn how to both
enrich their own lives and honor God--refining their ability to discern
truth, goodness, beauty, and enjoy his creation.