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­The Nexus

Understanding Faith and Modern Culture

The immediate impetus for this book was a study done in 2006 by Lifeway Resources, a subsidiary of the Southern Baptist Convention. ­ The study found that Christians tend to be poorly informed about the culture around them and that ministers are even less well informed than their parishioners. ­

This clearly renders Christian believers less able to articulate the practical application of their beliefs to the surrounding culture. As a result, they are less able to share the beliefs that they claim are central to their lives. ­

The practical burden of this work is to identify those points where religion and culture intersect (hence the title ­Nexus) and to explain the spiritually relevant implications of those intersections.



Jon H. Widener, M.D.