Generally speaking, students, theologians, pastors, and church leaders are well-trained in the task of biblical exegesis. Where many fall short, however, is in the area of cultural exegesis—reading and interpreting the texts and trends produced by our culture, which can have a profound influence on the way we understand the world and practice our faith. Anyone interested in the intersection of Christianity and culture needs to be able to do "everyday theology," that is, to think theologically about our cultural environment and pass it through the grid of Scripture, in order to respond faithfully as Christian disciples.
Charles A. Anderson is lead pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis. Before coming to Indy in 2017, he was a pastor in Columbia, Missouri for five years and on the faculty at Oak Hill Theological College in London, England, for five years, where he taught New Testament and biblical languages. He wrote Philo of Alexandria’s Views of the Physical World, along with essays on Hebrews and Luke-Acts.
Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Ph. D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or editor of many books, including Is There a Meaning in This Text? and the award-winning Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible.
Michael J. Sleasman (Ph. D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is managing director of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity at Trinity International University.