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by C. Everett Koop,Philip Graham Ryken

  • ISBN: 0875525601
  • Author: C. Everett Koop,Philip Graham Ryken
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  • Rating: 4.1 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 286
  • Publisher: Presbyterian & Reformed Pub Co; 1st.ed. edition (July 1, 2002)
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  • Category: Bibles
  • Subcategory: Theology
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Path: My Father's World was a thought provoking book. The author splits the book into nine different parts all revolving around Christians and culture.

Path: My Father's World was a thought provoking book. The chapters are short, normally four pages or less and address a specific historical event, contemporary topic, or theological debate. Philip Ryken skillfully addresses each of the issues and relates them to the believer's responsibility in this world. There is an increasing amount of conversation going on in regards to how and why Christians are to interact with culture.

My Father's World book. Ryken has sections devoted to living in the world, the Bible,, Arts, Science and Tech, Social Issues, Feasts and Festivals, Church Yesterday, Church Today. Very readable book that offers a great starting place for this broad range of topics. Christians need this.

Ryken, Philip Graham/ Koop, C. Everett, . Foreward By). Published by Presbyterian & Reformed Pub Co (2002). ISBN 10: 0875525601 ISBN 13: 9780875525600.

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Philip Ryken, prolific author and president of Wheaton College, explains the distinguishing marks of the Christian worldview, helping us to engage thoughtfully with our increasingly pluralistic society.

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My Father's World: Meditations on Christianity and Culture
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Androlhala
Point: The disciple of Christ has been called to be in the world, but not of the world.

Path: My Father's World was a thought provoking book. The author splits the book into nine different parts all revolving around Christians and culture. The chapters are short, normally four pages or less and address a specific historical event, contemporary topic, or theological debate. Philip Ryken skillfully addresses each of the issues and relates them to the believer's responsibility in this world.

Agreement: I appreciated the idea of having the pastor address a topic each week which affects the lives of the parishioners. From Bible translation to homosexuality, the pastor is forced to deal with debates in and surrounding the believers present in his congregation. I can see that the practice could be very fruitful. It appears that it would keep the pastor current with the movements of the culture where he is ministering. It also would provide a valuable resource for the believer. As the essays are brief, it would seem that this would grab the attention of the readers each week.

Disagreement: Several of the comments that he made throughout the book sparked some debate in my mind. The first of these was his explanation of evangelism. He stated "that inviting people to church is still the best way to bring them to Christ" (pg. 25). I believe that the Church is the Bride of Christ, and it is His intention that all believers take part in this Body, but is it the primary location of evangelism? I understand that the best way to bring people to Christ is through consistent and intentional building of trust and presenting the truths of Scripture in a personal manner. I was called to make disciples, not invite people to church.

I found his teetering between creation (of Adam and Eve) and evolution (possibility for day-age theory) to be a little confusing.

Personal App: Ryken gives an excellent example of engaging culture. Worthy of emulation.

Overall I appreciated the book, and would love to see this practice imitated throughout the churches in our circles.
It would be worth another read and I would recommend it.
Dreladred
My Father's World: Meditations on Christianity and Culture has become one of my new favorite books. This book arose from a series of messages from Tenth Presbyterian Church's evening service, where Ryken regularly takes a few minutes to analyze some current event or popular trend from a Biblical point of view. They call it, "Window on the World". This book is a collection of those meditations. Each "meditation" is only 1-3 pages and they cover a wide range of topics. Here is how Ryken describes their focus:
"All around us there are many happy reminders that our Father made this good world and everything good in it. At the same time, what is happening in the world provides many painful reminders of the way that sin distorts, disfigures, and destroys what God has made. All is not lost, however. Our Father is at work in his world and also in us. By his grace he is preparing us for glory...The essays that follow are much too short to offer anything like the definitive word on any of the subjects they address. They merely offer preliminary thoughts that invite further theological reflection. My prayer is that they will inspire you to become a better theologian by thinking clearly and biblically about our Father's world." (pp. 17).
Ryken is a good writer, and his essays are all interesting, biblical and thought provoking. I have given this book to several folks in the church, and I have heard good feedback. It was a great help to my own thinking as well. He divides the essays into five sections of the book, by theme. They are: Christians in the World; The Bible; Love, Marriage & Family; The Arts; Science and Technology; Social Issues; Feasts and Festivals; The Church Yesterday; and The Church Today. As you can tell, he covers a lot of ground, and because the book is organized into a series of short essays, you can read it straight through, or just look at the articles that interest you.
I highly recommend this book, and I will finish by sharing a quote from Charles Colson's review of it: "Articulates a Christian perspective on topics as diverse as evangelism and evolution, shopping and science. Readers will not only gain wisdom from his conclusions, but will also learn to think Christianly."
Zahisan
I could not put this book down when I started reading it. It adds so much color at how I view the world after reading this book. Somehow, my view of God is richer, I appreciate everything around me with new eyes, as I see the hand of God in everything around me.

Philip Ryken is articulate and at the same time, his views are theology sound. He elevates God in the eyes of the reader, and helps you appreciate God more, and be aware of Him in your daily living.

If you are a Christian, this is such a great book to read to grow in your walk with God.
Doukree
Here is a compilation of pastoral "Meditations on Christianity and Culture". There is an increasing amount of conversation going on in regards to how and why Christians are to interact with culture. Ryken talks about art, science, technology, entertainment, media, holidays, alcohol, sports, the church, etc. - with short two-page chapters. I like his approach because he both affirms and scolds (yes, scolds) culture. And why not? Intelligent interaction with culture demands both.

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