Monday, June 09, 2008

Theology, Culture, and Apologetics

David Robertson:
When people ask me my favourite apologetic book (apart from the Bible) they smile when I state 'Calvin's Institutes'. But I am not joking. I find the depth, precision and accuracy of the Biblical teaching in The Institutes to be exactly what I need in terms of understanding the Gospel and having something to connect with the key questions our society raises. Then, rather than reading only Christian books 'about' the culture I prefer to read non-Christian books and apply the biblical teaching and theology to them.