This is the question at the center of For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles, a 7-part series from the Acton Institute that seeks to examine the bigger picture of Christianity’s role in culture, society, and the world. Each Monday — from July 7 to August 18 — The Gospel Coalition (TGC) is highlighting one episode and sharing an exclusive code for for a free 72-hour rental of the full episode:
Produced by the Acton Institute, FLOW offers a big picture of salvation, helping us to see how we fit into God’s plan to reclaim all of creational life (cf. Col. 1:19-20). As its title suggests, this series argues that our salvation is for our personal redemption and also “for the life of the world” (cf. Is. 49:6).
The series is a “must-buy, gotta have, truly extraordinary resource . . . perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime product,” says Byron Borger of Hearts & Minds Bookstore. “In our 30-plus years here at the shop, we’ve never seen anything like it . . . . [It] is stunningly beautiful in an upbeat, earnest-bohemian sort of way, endlessly fascinating, intellectually rich—even deep . . . . [W]hile it is certainly informed by serious theological thinking and has important intellectual foundations, it isn’t dry or abstract.”
Visit TGC to watch the trailer for the first episode, “Exile”, and to get the code for the free rental (you have to apply the code today, but once you do the rental is free for 72 hours).