To live meaningfully in the present, and to plan wisely for the future, means building on the past. This kind of understanding is important when it comes to questions concerning both faith and culture. In the development of the Western world there has been a dynamic relationship between the church and civilization in general. This interplay has produced a rich heritage and foundations affecting governments, economics, family life, education, the arts, literature, science, the practice of religion, and many other areas. The church has played a major role and cannot be brushed aside as secondary or irrelevant to our present lives. It is especially important that followers of Christ know the church’s history.
Excerpts from The Church and Western Culture:
As the teaching elder of Zionsville Fellowship, a church he planted in 1981, Tom Streeter combines a pastor’s heart with a teacher’s mind. Deeply committed to biblical authority, his 40 years of pastoral ministry have been characterized by an unswerving devotion to developing disciples in the context of the church. Whether training believers in participatory worship, meaningful relationships, cultural engagement, or a vigorous life of the mind, Tom supplies a passion for right thinking and authentic living. He is recognized for honoring the beauty of God’s created order, the benefits of long term commitment to one community, the joys of consistent study, along with the goodness and quiet purposes of the divinely designed stages and rhythms of human life. Tom and his wife Judy live in Zionsville, I n d i ana, have two grown children and four grand-children.
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