‘Political Correctness’ has invaded every area of public life and inevitable made its way into the church. Understanding the thinking behind the language and attitude of those who promote this change is vital for every thinking Christian. John Benton has written a guide that deals with the issues in language everyone can understand.
As the author writes in the introduction, nowadays rational debate on matters such as the redefinition of marriage is almost impossible. Why, also, is there little mention of Muslim involvement with slavery. Dr Benton says, ‘This is the abandoning of an objective approach’.
This book enables the reader to see, from a Biblical standpoint, exactly what is going on today and the impact that has on Christians.
‘This is essential reading for every Christian who wishes to understand what is going on in the world around them. The book is well-researched, informative and disturbing. We are indebted to John Benton for his picture of Western society today, for warning evangelical churches not to compromise the gospel and for showing, from a thoroughly biblical perspective, how Christians can best live out their lives and evangelize in the contemporary situation.’ Philip Eveson, former Principal of London Theological Seminary, pastor, scholar and author
‘Political correctness in western countries has taken on a distinctly anti-Christian tinge in recent years. John Benton exposes this development to clear, biblical analysis and helps us to see the seriousness of its implications in the key areas of sexuality, pluralism and feminism. Christians today need to grasp what these shifts in thinking mean for them and for their faith — this book will help you do just that.’
Robert Strivens, Principal, London Theological Seminary
John Benton is the pastor of Chertsey Street Baptist Church, Guildford, Surrey, UK. He is also the managing editor of Evangelicals Now and has written several books, including Losing touch with the living God; Slandering the angels; Straightening out the self-centred church (all in the Welwyn Commentary series); One world, one way; What’s going on out there? and The big picture for small churches, all published by EP Books.