For the Truth.
For the Church.
For the World.
For the Glory of God.

Owen Strachan

Three reasons why pastors should preach about the public square

  Christian pastors find themselves in an odd position today. There isn’t really a clear model of how to engage the broader public conversation about morals, laws, cultural developments and the spirit of the age. Not many of the young and restless crowd aspire to be culture warriors, and the Moral Majority looms large in…

A grand vision for the Christian life

  EDITOR’S NOTE: Below, Owen Strachan, assistant professor of Christian theology and church history at Boyce College, discusses his new book, Risky Gospel: Abandon Fear and Build Something Awesome, with Towers book review editor Matt Damico.    MD: Why did you write Risky Gospel? OS: I wrote Risky Gospel because everybody today wants a Snuggie. You’ve…

Building a public witness through deed and action

 In his newest book, Risky Gospel, Owen Strachan includes a chapter about “building a public witness.” In it, he demonstrates from the life of Jesus how Christians should live their faith in the culture surrounding them. He proposes “three major elements” of the Christian public witness, which he states as imperatives. The first two, respectively,…

In praise of thanksgiving and the cultural liturgy of “You’re Welcome”

It’s been interesting to think about our culture in terms of its celebration of holidays.  Here in Louisville, Halloween has become a big deal.  Several streets now feature weeks-long decoration parties, as families and residents try to outdo one another by putting up the most zombies, vampires, and cobwebs.  My wife and I, working from…

Carl Henry’s Grand Dream: A Gospel-Driven Christian School

From the moment one first hears of him, one can guess that the great 20th century theologian Carl Ferdinand Howard Henry lived an outsized life. Bearing not one but two middle names, he attained not one but two doctorates. Many scholars would be pleased, over the course of their careers, to produce six dense volumes…

Towers May 23, 2011