The Christian’s imperative is to love God with all of our being and to love our neighbor as ourselves. We are therefore engaged. In “The City of God”, Augustine described the City of God as a world governed by God’s Word which directs the focus and action of all its citizens. The City of Man is an inverted world where man’s passions reign supreme. Though each City represents polar dichotomies, the Christian is compelled by Christ to resist dissociation and actively participate as an advocate of God in the politic and dynamic of the world’s affairs. As we actively love our fellow-man we are compelled to action in every forum, proclaiming the good news of Christ’s redemptive mandate to us as recipients of the Great Commission.
Culture Shift’s 25 chapters largely stand alone topically and make the case for the Christian’s active participation in the public square. The populist language makes the book generally readable but its skim milk treatment of weighty topics fails to provide sufficient powder for the robust engagement it encourages. A list of recommended reading would be helpful (beyond the light footnotes).
Dr. Mohler clearly knows what he is talking about, but the book is more of a movie trailer than a feature film.