Counterculture or Common Good?

By Collin Hansen

Depending on the person you ask, American evangelicals are either a beleaguered minority or the new mainline. We either protect our counterculture from endless assaults, or we pursue the broader culture’s common good. Tim Keller has merged these identities while exhorting Christians to be a “counterculture for the common good.” This phrase rallies Christians to live in the already/not yet tension of our present age, where we face serious dangers but find security in Jesus Christ’s triumphant resurrection and impending return.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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