New Book Examines Culture, Christianity Relationship

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S K Tham encourages readers to not overlay culture with external Christianity

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S K Tham dissects the interface between culture and Christianity in his new book, “Releasing The Church From Its Cultural Captivity” (published by Xlibris AU). As he carefully examines the relationship of the aforementioned concepts, Tham imparts to readers freedom from what is culturally accepted to a new direction in God.

In this book, Tham has argued that the basic problem is not anthropological or cultural—it is theological. Knowing the triune God and having that knowledge effect Christian living and relationships lies at the heart of all people about as believers and proclaimers.

“Those who have struggled with cross-cultural communication of the Word of God will find this book a great assistance,” Rev. Dr. Ian Pennicook shares on his reviews. “It is not that here at last is a method we can employ that will remove the barriers we face, but there is an explanation and one that is not restricted to any particular ‘Christian’ cultural group.”

Tham argues that so much of the thinking and practice of the church is derived from its cultural norm with doctrine grafted over it. That will not take. The church needs to start with the triune and subject its culture under God’s judgment.

This book unlocks the mysteries of the how much influence popular culture holds over the church. Tham shows us that people may not simply overlay culture with a form of external Christianity. The delivery of grace by the present reigning Lord Jesus can never be drooped over culture as a better moral system that simply tidies up some minor cultural loose ends.

“Releasing The Church From Its Cultural Captivity”
By S K Tham
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 202 pages | ISBN 9781514442241
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 202 pages | ISBN 9781514442258
E-Book | 202 pages | ISBN 9781514442265
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
S K Tham is a general surgeon in private practice in Adelaide. He is also the pastor of the Bethel Christian Church having completed a BD (hons) with the London University and a D. Min. with Fuller Seminary. His main interest is in theology and culture.

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