Transformed in Christ
OverviewIs your faith countercultural?
When he wrote his first epistle to the church in Corinth, Paul wanted to address two cultural issues that the Christians in the city were wrestling with: prosperity and entertainment. He urged the young believers struggling in the midst of Graeco--Roman society to live lives shaped by Christ. Believers today are not immune to these same worldly temptations the Corinthian church was facing.
In Transformed in Christ: 1 Corinthians, Ron Elsdon and William Olhausen show us how Paul uses the cross to define the distinctive patterns of life and behavior which Christians are called. The transformation that comes from cross--shaped wisdom is not a singular moment in a believer's life, but a continual process of refinement. The result is a living, countercultural faith marked by discernment, wisdom, and love.
Ron Elsdon is a retired former rector of St. Bartholomew's Church in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has written and lectured for many years on the subject of creation and care for the environment.
William Olhausen studied theology at Wycliffe Hall in Oxford and has been ordained in the Anglican Church since 1998. Since 2011, he has served as a parish minister in the Diocese of Dublin, Ireland.