Church family,

Over the past month I have read through a book recommended to me by my father. I have read an excerpt from it and eluded to it in a recent sermon. The book is titled The Church in Babylon by Erwin Lutzer. Let me share an excerpt from the foreword of the book.

America is losing much of the general religious ethos that was our cultural norm for hundreds of years. The culture is becoming increasingly polarized as the world around us becomes more comfortable admitting that the secularization, which has been an undercurrent, is now mainstream. The question we come to is this: How should Christians relate to the new world where they have lost home-field advantage and are increasingly marginalized in popular culture? 

I don’t think I have done this in the past to the broader church family, but let me encourage you to read this book.  You can find it at ChristianBook.com, Amazon, Lifeway, or on your Kindle. It is a thought-provoking and insightful read, timely for the days in which we live. What I appreciate is that Lutzer doesn’t just raise the issues of our time. He challenges Christians on how to respond in light of the issues.

In my interaction with Christians, I have heard expressions of feeling marginalized – backed into a corner. This book will address these issues and give perspective on how to live in response to these challenges.

Be reminded of Peter’s warning and encouragement to followers of Christ concerning living in this world.

1 Peter 2:11-12 (NLT) Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world. 

Let us live properly in this unbelieving world! I trust you will secure a copy!

Walking with you,

Pastor Brian