See if you can relate to this scene. You’re in Blockbuster, desperately trying to find a movie to watch that night. Your eyes flick across row after row of movie, finally settling upon one that looks somewhat interesting. But you’ve read reviews of this movie and know that there’s at least one inappropriate sexual scene and a smattering of cussing. You debate in your mind. Should you get the movie? What’s the right thing to do?
Or try this scene on for size. You’re cruising iTunes looking for some new music. You see that Coldplay has a new album out. After doing a little research you find out that the lyrics are mostly clean. Now you’ve got a dilemma. Is it right for you to listen to a mostly clean album?
Final scene. Ladies, you’re shopping for clothes and find what appears to be the “perfect” outfit for a bargain price. A closer look reveals that the neckline sinks a bit low. Is it too immodest? How can one know?
These are all dilemmas that Christians face on a regular basis. Simply put, how do we honor God in a fallen world? How do we live in the world without having a love affair with the world?
It’s this constant tension that makes me very grateful for a new book entitled Worldliness: Resisting the Seduction of a Fallen World. Edited by C.J. Mahaney and written by wise, godly pastors, the book provides wise counsel for Christians. What exactly will you find in the pages? Here’s the chapter titles:
Is This Verse In Your Bible? – C.J. Mahaney
God, My Heart, and Media – Craig Cabaniss
God, My Heart, and Music – Bob Kauflin
God, My Heart, and Stuff – Dave Harvey
God, My Heart, and Clothes – C.J. Mahaney
How to Love the World – Jeff Purswell
This is a much needed book on a crucial topic and I am eager to start reading. Let me encourage you to get a copy. It will serve your soul.
Get the book HERE