The Gathering Storm

Secularism, Culture, and the Church

A storm is coming. Western civilization and the Christian church stand at a moment of great danger. The storm is a battle of ideas that will determine the future of Western civilization and the soul of the Christian church. The forces we must fight are ideologies, policies, and worldviews that are deeply established among intellectual elites, the political class, and our schools. More menacingly, these ideas have also invaded the Christian church.

From threats to religious liberty and redefinitions of marriage and family to attacks on the sacredness and dignity of human life, the perils faced by the West and the church are unprecedented. How should Christians respond to this challenge? The Gathering Storm provides the answer, addressing each dimension of culture and showing Christians how to give an answer for the hope that is within them and how to contend for the faith that was once and for all delivered to the saints.

"Speaking moral and spiritual truth to political, economic, and cultural power is never easy. At different times and in different places, however, it is more difficult or less. Today it is very difficult indeed—which explains why so few Christians or others are willing to do it. Many preachers, teachers, and ordinary folks go silent. Some even yield to ideologies that are antithetical to the moral teachings of Christianity and often the world’s other major religious traditions and to the principles of natural law and natural rights that have shaped the best in our own cultural history, including the founding of the United States as a nation ‘conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.’ Albert Mohler, however, refuses to be bullied into acquiescence or silence. His is a prophetic and unapologetic Christian voice speaking truth to power. In every corner of the Christian community his words should be heard and heeded." Robert P. George, McCormick professor of jurisprudence, Princeton University