Christ and Culture Resources

(Christ and culture resources organized by or developed by Academic Connections)

ACI Developed Research Portals:

ACI Related Articles (James Cook):

ACI Produced Videos:

Jesus and Academic Culture Podcast Series (James Cook)

Abstract for Podcast Series (above)

     This is a Podcast Series that we are calling Jesus and Academic Culture. The series focuses on questions like, how do and how should Christian scholars spiritually and intellectually “fit in” at secular universities; and what does academic culture have to do with how we might do evangelism in higher education? 

   After the introduction, the series begins with an analysis of parts of two books written by Christian scholars. We want to take their insights and what we learn as we analyze and evaluate their work and use that for focusing on what we think evangelicals who are either going into or who are presently members of academe need to understand about academic culture, from a Christian perspective. We’ll also explore ways evangelical Christians within academe can have a positive impact on their culture. While this Podcast series can be used "stand alone," it was intended to be set up by our staff per series with an individual or with a small group involved in our ministry. In our field testing, using that approach with each Podcast (in the series) seems to promote clarity, better resolve ambiguities and create stimulating discussion regarding its implications.  


Selected Starter Bibliography:

Carson, D.A. Christ & Culture Revisited.  Eerdmans, 2008.

Crouch, Andy. Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling. IVP, 2013.

Niebuhr, H. Richard. Christ and Culture. Harper & Row, 1975.

Newbigin, Lesslie. The Gospel in a Pluralist Society. Eerdmans, 1989.

_______. Foolishness to the Greeks: The Gospel and Western Culture. Eerdman’s, 1988.

_______.Truth to Tell: The Gospel as Public Truth (Osterhaven Lecture). Eerdmans, 1991.

Schaeffer, Francis. How Should We Then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture. Crossway, 2022. 

Smith, James K.A. Desiring  the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview and Cultual Formation (Cultural Liturgies). Baker Academic, 2009.

VanDrunen, David. Living in God’s Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture. Crossway, First Edition, 2010.

Wolters, Albert. Creation Regained: Biblical Basis for a Reformational Worldview, 2nd edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. © Academic Connections, International