Culture is something we build, something we do with creation; it is the outward expression of a people’s worship, in terms of which they cultivate their society, including its law, education, arts and customs and much more besides. Whether we realize it or not, we all participate daily in culture-building of one form or another. The gospel of the kingdom is the good news that Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords, and that he is at work to redeem this fallen world, remaking it in accordance with his good purposes. To speak of gospel culture, then, is to speak of a total meaning for the cosmos, a design plan. The gospel has something to say about the way we go about all our cultural activities. God’s Word is a total structuration of life and thought. If we would see Jesus Christ honoured and worshipped, if we would see our Lord’s will done on earth as it is in heaven, then we must faithfully consider the scriptural view of the gospel and its implications for culture.
“Dr. Joseph Boot…is a rigorous thinker, uncompromisingly committed to biblical truth and unafraid to articulate it in the boldest way. He is a cultural theologian
of the highest order.”—P. Andrew Sandlin, Founder and President, Center for
Cultural Leadership, Coulterville, California, U.S.A.