My new book Faith That Engages the Culture is now in production at Concordia Publishing House! It is scheduled to be released in early 2021. CPH has released a wonderful press release here (please click the link below, the title of the book) which includes the opportunity to download the front portion of the book which includes the introduction and chapter one (there are 12 chapters in total plus a conclusion, along with topical and Scripture indices). The first six chapters lay the groundwork and biblical study for understanding how biblical engagement happens while sharing the saving Gospel of Christ: perspective, people, and place all taken into consideration with chapters dedicated to 1st Peter 3:15 for expounding on perspective; 1 Corinthians 9:22 for elaborating on relating to people; and Acts 17 for cultural considerations which impact the Christian witness. After that, the book launches into application in the face of some of the most challenging issues of our time including science, politics, and personhood in respect to cultural issues which surround us; and then sexuality, addiction, and depression characterizing formidable challenges from within humanity. The last six chapters were aided by my interviewing experts in the respective fields. This was a joy to write and I'm excited about its imminent release.
In Your Service and To Christ's Glory,
Rev. Alfonso Espinosa, Ph.D.