Pastor Ron invites you to summer study and discussion of the book, Strange New World, by Carl R. Trueman. We will meet at the church Thursday evenings, 6:30 pm, starting June 13.

From the ‘Introduction’ –

Many of us are familiar with books and movies whose plots revolve around central characters fining themselves trapped in a world where nothing behaves in quite the way they expect. Perhaps Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass might be the classic example of this in children’s literature. But this is a standard plotline in many other works. From Fanz Kafka’s The Trial to The Matrix series of movies, dystopian confusion is a hardy perennial of our culture.

Yet this phenomenon is no longer confined to the fictional products of our day. For many people, the Western world in which we now live has a profoundly confusing, and often disturbing, quality to it. Things once regarded as obvious and unassailable virtues have in recent years been subject to vigorous criticism and even in some cases come to be seen by many as more akin to vices. Indeed, it can seem as if things that almost everybody believed as unquestioned orthodoxy the day before yesterday – that marriage is to be between one man and one woman, for example – are now regarded as heresies advocated only by the dangerous, lunatic fringe.

The book not only traces the historical sources of these profound shifts, but also helps us to find ways to respond to them. We will use both a study guide and a set of videos with Dr. Trueman. Copies of the book are available for $10.00; sign-up sheet is at the church. Feel free to invite others who might enjoy joining in.




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