Impacting Our Culture

 

Click here for info on the six workshops (and links to the videos) that were part of our Impact Our Culture continuing session. They are available free of charge to all concerned Christians – not just writers. These workshops would be an excellent resource for small groups.

 

 

 

Biblical Guidelines for Dealing with Controversial Issues – Marlene Bagnull

 

Proclaiming Truth to a Dying World – chapter from Write His Answer

 

Your Voice Matters – blog post by Leona Choy

 

Stifle Ourselves – blog post by Leona Choy

 

 

 

Recommended Books

 

Since the early seventies, the church has been on a mission to effect moral change in America through the political process. It has proven to be a failed endeavor. This brief, but powerful work leaves the reader, and the nation, with only one option––to Cry Mercy. The church has been deceived. Delilah has cut off our hair. Our strength is gone and the Philistines are upon us. Our eyes have been gouged out and we are blind before our enemies. This is a prophetic message in the purest sense of the word. It is a cry from a the heart of our Father God who longs for His children to return to Him with contrite hearts, crying for mercy. The Body of Christ has chosen to battle the forces of darkness with the arm of flesh, and because of it the perverted are emboldened in their subversive agendas, and the wicked feel that there is nothing to limit or oppose their fundamental transformation of America. We cannot vote evil out of office and we cannot defeat spiritual wickedness in high places with weapons of flesh. The underlying underlying message of Cry Mercy is simple: Before a nation can change, individual hearts must change. This controversial approach offers the possibility of effective cultural renewal. The key to national renewal does not lie within the body politic, but within the Body of Christ. The hope for America is not rooted in any political change, and as long as we persist in the hope that the next election will bring the change we need, the closer we edge toward the abyss that is the judgment of God. Available from the author at mkgantt.com/book-store.


 

 

Like a prophet of old, Michael Gantt’s voice cries out in the wilderness of American political, economic, ecclesiastical and family moral culture, with a simple message “Repent!” Not only does he diagnose the foundation of the ills of our cultural demise, he also offers the only inoculation or antidote needed to bring about true lasting change. With compelling and illustrative story- telling, Michael drives home clearly the message the Lord has burdened him to deliver. While he focuses on the nation of America, the Biblical principles he shares are equally relevant for any nation or people. This book, Cry Repent, will challenge all who read, and hopefully inspire other princes, prophets, priests and people to heed the message and with faith and boldness find and articulate the voice of God again as they stand in the gap for this generation." Available from the author at mkgantt.com/book-store.

 

 

 


 

You Can Speak Truth to the Cancel Culture

Have you felt our culture’s growing contempt for Christians?

Do you think things will “go back to normal”
in our country—where the Christian faith is respected
and considered foundational to our liberty?

Do you believe overt persecution is coming
for Christians in the USA?

Victory through Voice grapples with these and other questions. Imagine how the first century disciples felt as they preached the good news to a culture that demanded their silence. We can look to their solutions—Christian love, Holy Spirit boldness, and firm faith in the Lord Jesus—as our way of responding to the current cancel culture. These first century Christians can encourage us in our time of being silenced and even persecuted. We, like they, must obey God and not the unbelieving culture. And in so doing, we can trust the Lord for victory.  Available in the GPCWC conference bookstore – https://writehisanswer.com/bookstore


 

The Church in America is on the verge of a tremendous spiritual awakening, an awakening that will first be fueled by persecution unlike anything we have ever seen before in this land. Indeed, a prophetic word given in my home church during the month of November gave this warning to the Church: "Prepare for the fire of persecution!"

But the Church is not ready for this persecution. For the most part, the Church in America has been weak and lukewarm. Flabby and lazy. Consumed with the world and not with the things of God. As a result, the Church has been deceived and has subverted the divine order of things.

In THE IRON SAINT, Dr. MaryAnn Diorio seeks to help equip the saints for the work of true, integritous, and effective ministry. As a teacher in the Body of Christ, it is her burning desire to help correct this devastating error.

In THE IRON SAINT, Dr. Diorio has outlined a plan of action for strengthening the Church through uncompromising obedience to the Word of God. This plan of action is based on her own 50 years of walking with the Lord and being led by His Holy Spirit.

If you are a born-again believer and member of the Body of Christ, make this book a top reading priority.   

                                                   Available in the GPCWC conference bookstore – https://writehisanswer.com/bookstore

 



Originally published in 1995, The President – A Novel of National Redemption  reads like today's newspaper. Mid-way through his term, a secular-humanist President becomes a Christian and has to decide how his new worldview must change his policies. His wife, children, siblings, staff and the entire nation grapple with how his new faith informs his actions. Meanwhile, terrorists are plotting to detonate a nuclear warhead in New York. The many strands of the story all come together in Manhattan as the terrorists use the World Trade Towers to launch their attack, the center of action is a place called Ground Zero and one of the characters yells, "Let's Roll" near the end. The President is a gripping action thriller with a strong Christian message for the individual and the nation.

I HIGHLY recommend this book and also encourage you to subscribe to Parker Hudsons’s blog. When you subscribe you will receive his free eBook, The Truth Will Set You Free–Lies Will Enslave You. 

 

 


Our culture has lost its mind. Now, we are waging a bigger fight—a war for our soul.
 
Is it possible our world has gone mad?  We are under siege and the war is not from without; it is from within. The collapse of the Roman Empire occurred in a single generation and was not so much the result of invasions by their enemies but the result of moral decay and internal corruption. Similar patterns are emerging in America. We neglected or abandoned our traditional institutions long ago, but now it’s time to take them back. 
 
Today, forces are at work to strip the principles and precepts of faith from public venues or minimize their significance. Many progressive leaders are convinced that when Christianity disintegrates it will create peace on earth. But the loss of our heritage will merely create a spiritual vacuum that will be filled with folly, crammed with chaos, or invaded by Islam. The reality is: Western civilization will become so decadent and reckless that America will collapse like a house of cards.
 
In Hope for This Present Crisis, Dr. Youssef provides a diagnosis of the insanity of the current culture and a seven-step prescription for restoring sanity to a world gone mad.  Here’s the seven-step path to restoring a world gone mad:
 

Remember the Truth – Stand firm on the truth of the gospel.
Restore the Soul – Seek God’s approval- not the approval of other people.
Revitalize theFamily – Guard your children from the horrors of the Internet.
Reestablish the Classroom – Support conscientious, caring public school teachers.
Respect our Freedoms – Know your rights.
Reform our Society – Morally and spiritually purify yourself.
Revive the Church – Demonstrate the forgiving love of Jesus at all times.


This book will teach you how to stand up to attacks on your faith, and defend Christianity as a meaningful contribution to society.

 

“If I could, I would put this book into the hands of every Christian in America.”
—Dr. David Jeremiah

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed,
for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go”
(Joshua 1:9).

Each day, you watch America turn further from Christian values and the core principles of liberty. It’s frustrating to feel you can’t assert biblical truth without facing condemnation, and fearful to witness outrage and victimhood replace respect and reason. Amidst this dissent, how can you not only stay rooted in your own faith, but continue publicly testifying for Jesus?

In We Will Not Be Silenced, Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer prepares you to live out your convictions against a growing tide of hostility. Gain a better understanding of nonbelievers’ legitimate hurts and concerns regarding issues like racism, sexism, and poverty—and identify the toxic responses secular culture disguises as solutions. In the process, you’ll see how you can show compassion and gentleness to those outside of the faith without affirming their beliefs.

We Will Not Be Silenced will ready you to move beyond fear and boldly accept the challenge of representing Christ to a watching world that needs Him now more than ever before.

 

There are consequences when God’s people take the path of least resistance and back out of culture. One only needs to look at our society to see we are living with those consequences today.

•Why do you think so many Christians pursue comfort over commitment to Christ?
•Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the darkness and moral decline in society today and wonder what happened to the salt and light?
•How have we reached a point where Christians who do preach the gospel and speak up about sin are called hateful, intolerant, or judgmental?

Christian in name only, America has become an epicenter for the culture war as too many of us keep ducking the issue of sin. Due to decades of Christians being silent, failing to preach the gospel and speak the truth in love, we’ve reached a tipping point in which political correctness refuses to coexist with religious freedom. Why do you think Christians who defend God’s Word are often called hateful, intolerant, or judgmental? There are consequences in this life and for eternity, when Christians take the path of least resistance. We cannot reverse the moral decline, but we can choose to stand for righteousness as we pray for revival and be the salt and light Jesus called us to be while we’re still here.

Hide the light of Christ and retreat, or let it shine and expose the darkness; live an inconsequential life, or bear fruit that will last. If most Christians remain silent, fewer people will be saved, society will collapse, and we will continue to be part of the problem. Dietrich Bonhoeffer said it best:
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless...”

 

An evil Shadow Agenda is threatening to destroy the United States as a Constitutional Republic and replace it with a dystopian socialist nightmare.

Far more than simply a political struggle, this is an epic spiritual battle between good and evil. Destroying the Shadow Agenda unmasks dark spiritual forces operating through human agents who are deliberately and methodically dumbing-down generations of our people through deliberate fake-media censorship of information and a compromised education system. 

The Shadow Agenda has operated in the background throughout human history, moving in the shadows just beyond the threshold of conscious awareness. With few exceptions, most people are too distracted, or too busy with life’s immediate concerns to notice the tightening noose of tyranny around their necks. It’s not too late. The author pulls back the curtain of deception and offers a glimpse into the world of malevolent demonic beings as they deceive and manipulate not only individuals, but entire governments in their hateful quest to enslave and ultimately destroy all humanity. The reader will discover factual, yet highly censored historical information about the profound influence of the Bible on the Founders of the Republic as they crafted a nation that enabled the greatest experience of political and religious freedom in all of human history.