My Father's World: Meditations on Christianity and Culture
Ryken, Philip Graham
“Ryken knows how to engage the mind of his reader by going straight to the truth in an issue with clarity and finesse.”See All
“For those who have been touched by the gospel and who want to see that gospel come alive in every aspect of their lives.”See All
Mark A. Noll
“In concise, clear chapters, he articulates a Christian worldview perspective on topics as diverse as evangelism and evolution, shopping and science, Christmas and Cezanne. Readers will not only gain wisdom from Ryken's conclusions, but will also learn vital lessons about how to think Christianly by observing his biblically and culturally informed mind at work.”See All
Charles W. Colson
What we believe shapes the way we live. The way we live reveals our convictions about God, the world, and our place in it.
We see many happy reminders that our Father made this world and everything good in it. But we also see painful reminders of sin distorting what he has made. As My Father's World shows, all is not lost - our Father is at work in his world and in us.
60 meditations examine our culture from a Christian perspective. Organized under nine topics:
- Christians in the World
- The Bible
- Love, Marriage, and Family
- The Arts
- Science and Technology
- Social Issues
- Feasts and Festivals
- The Church Yesterday
- The Church Today
Published July 2002
About the Author
Philip Graham Ryken (DPhil, University of Oxford) is President of Wheaton College and, prior to that, served as senior minister at Philadelphia's historic Tenth Presbyterian Church. He has written or edited over 30 books and has lectured and taught at universities and seminaries worldwide. Dr. Ryken and his wife, Lisa, live in Wheaton and have five children.