Tag: Crossway Reviews (page 2 of 3)
The greatest stories don’t just take us to faraway places, they tell us about ourselves and world. Often this is far more effective than a direct approach. Look to the example of Nathan’s story in 2 Samuel 12; his story cut to David’s heart and revealed his hypocrisy. Likewise, in What is Biblical Theology?: A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns, James Hamilton wants to help us see the storyline of the Bible – the true story of our world – and thereby make sense of what God is doing in history and see our own place within it.
Through being involved in Bible Colleges for a number of years, I have come across a wide range of attitudes towards the Christian’s involvement with culture and the arts. Allow me to overstate my point a little with some harmless stereotyping. Some students will arrive with hard drives stuffed full of movies and music to ‘share’. Some have no issues with Christians indiscriminately enjoying all the hottest movies and music. Others were raised to reject virtually all culture and arts (even the Narnia series) as sinful, and are unsurprisingly confused with these other Christians. And then there are those who haven’t really thought about the issue at all. They’re often swayed one way or the other almost entirely due to whom they have last spoken with. So what do we do with this situation?