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The Scriptures do more than simply inform us. They form us… We won’t be faithful in the world we live in unless we are truly soaked, drenched in the story line of Scripture. —Trevin Wax
Unlocking the Bible continues to release weekly episodes of Readers and Writers with Colin Smith, a podcast recorded live at The Gospel Coalition’s 2017 National Conference.
Our next guest is Trevin Wax, who shares about his writing and newest book from B&H Books, This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel.
Here’s a summary of the book’s content:
Uncertain. Confused. Overwhelmed.
Many Christians feel bombarded by the messages they hear and the trends they see in our rapidly changing world.
How can we resist being conformed to the pattern of this world? What will faithfulness to Christ look like in these tumultuous times? How can we be true to the gospel in a world where myths and false visions of the world so often prevail?
In This is Our Time, Trevin Wax provides snapshots of twenty-first-century American Life. in order to help Christians understand the times. By analyzing our common beliefs and practices (smartphone habits, entertainment intake, and our views of shopping, sex, marriage, politics, and life’s purpose), Trevin helps us see through the myths of society to the hope of the gospel.
As faithful witnesses to Christ, Trevin writes, we must identify the longing behind society’s most cherished myths (what is good, true, beautiful), expose the lie at the heart of these myths (what is false and damaging), and show how the gospel tells a better story – one that exposes the lie but satisfies the deeper longing.
Listen to Pastor Colin’s interview with Trevin! (You can also subscribe to the iTunes podcast.)