On this edition of the White Horse Inn Michael Horton continues his conversation with special guest Os Guinness, author of The Case for Civility, And Why Our Future Depends on It, published by HarperOne
Entries for February, 2009
On this special edition of the White Horse Inn Michael Horton talks with Os Guinness about pursuing civility in a Post-Christian culture. How are we best to make our case in the public square? In what ways have Christians failed as they have attempted to do this in recent years? Os is the author of numerous books on faith and culture, such as Dining With the Devil, Time for Truth, and most recently, The Case for Civility, And Why Our Future Depends on It.
Our year-long theme this year is “Christ in a Post-Christian Culture.” But that implies that we once had a “Christian Culture.” So what were the origins of Christendom, and why did the Christian West eventually abandon its faith? These questions and more will be addressed on this edition of the White Horse Inn.
What is the most important task of the Christian Church in our time? Many Christians think the answer to that question has to do with some form of cultural transformation. But as the hosts discuss on this program, the Church’s primary task has nothing to do with our own activity. Proclaiming the gospel of Christ crucified for sinners is foolishness in the eyes of the world, and sometimes also in the eyes of the Church.