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Christian Theology for a Secular Society: Singing the Lords Song in a Strange Land Mark G. McKim

Christian Theology for a Secular Society: Singing the Lords Song in a Strange Land

Mark G. McKim

Published January 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781597528290
Paperback
512 pages
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In these dying days of Christendom, the reality that most Western Christians face is living out their faith as a minority in the midst of a culture that is at every level-personal, institutional, and societal-secular in nature. While most living inMoreIn these dying days of Christendom, the reality that most Western Christians face is living out their faith as a minority in the midst of a culture that is at every level-personal, institutional, and societal-secular in nature. While most living in Western societies still affirm belief in God and often other vaguely recognizable Christian beliefs, these affirmations frequently have little to do with how daily life is lived. The idea that the God best known to us in Jesus Christ is actually in charge of life is foreign. For most, Christianity simply does not form an overarching system of meaning that shapes life. Instead, life is lived largely without reference to God. And to live any other way is often hard.In this volume, Mark McKim sets out to do theology in this context. How does one explain the core historic Christian doctrines in a way that makes sense in a secular culture-and in a way that will gain a hearing? What does it mean to be the church in this new situation? Throughout, McKim asks the So what? question as he relates Christian teachings to a secular society and to what is actually happening in the local church. McKims goal is to enable the singing of the Lords song in the new and strange land of a secular society.About the Author:Mark G. McKim was educated at the University of New Brunswick, Acadia Divinity College of Acadia University, and Boston University