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Issues Facing Christians Today, 4th Edition
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Issues Facing Christians Today, 4th Edition

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Zondervan 2006

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Terrorism. Same-Sex marriage. Debt cancellation. The AIDS pandemic. These are just some of the critical contemporary issues addressed in this book. Issues Facing Christians Today helps thinking Christians sift through and respond to a sweeping array of complex and pressing topics. Thoroughly revised and updated by Roy McCloughry and fully endorsed by John Stott, this fourth edition continues a two-decades-plus legacy of bringing important current issues under the lens of biblically informed thinking. Combining a keen global awareness with a gift for penetrating analysis, the authors examine such vital topics as pluralism and Christian witness, cohabitation, environmentalism and ecological stewardship, war and peace, abortion and euthanasia . . . and much more. An entirely new chapter on bio-engineering has been contributed by professor John Wyatt of University College London. Including a study guide, Issues Facing Christians Today is essential reading for Christians who wish to engage our culture with insight, passion, and faith, knowing that the gospel is as relevant and deeply needed today as at any time in history. As the culture wars continue, this book will remain a critical contribution, helping to define Christian social and ethical thinking in the years ahead.

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Key Features

  • Examines a variety of cultural and social issues from a Christian standpoint
  • Features updated and revised content, as well as a new chapter on bio-engineering
  • Includes a study guide with questions for further reflection and discussion


  • Part One: Contextual Issues
    • Our Changing World: Is Christian Involvement Necessary?
    • Our Complex World: Is Christian Thinking Distinctive?
    • Our Plural World: Is Christian Witness Influential?
  • Part Two: Global Issues
    • War and Peace
    • Caring for Creation
    • Living with Global Poverty
    • Human Rights
  • Part Three: Social Issues
    • The World of Work
    • Business Relationships
    • Celebrating Ethnic Diversity
    • Simplicity, Generosity and Contentment
  • Part Four: Personal Issues
    • Women, Men and God
    • Marriage, Cohabitation and Divorce
    • Abortion and Euthanasia
    • The New Biotechnology (by Professor John Wyatt)
    • Same-Sex Relationships
  • Conclusion
    • A Call for Christian Leadership
  • Study Guide (compiled by Matthew Smith)

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About John Stott

John R.W. Stott (1921–2011) has been known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist, and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain and the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages.

About Roy McCloughry

Roy McCloughry is a writer, lecturer, and researcher on Christian approaches to social issues. He has written a number of books including Living in the Presence of the Future and is chairman of Third Way magazine and a vice president of the Shaftesbury Society. He lectures in ethics and social theology at St John’s College, Nottingham.

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