The Church's Role In Culture

In this episode, Drs. Darrell Bock and Michael Easley discuss the Church’s role in culture, focusing on cultural engagement methods and strategies.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, writes for the Christianity Today’s Places and Space series, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College, Chosen People Ministries, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Christians in Public Service (CIPS). His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Michael Easley

Michael Easley is the president and host of michaelincontex.com. His experience in ministry spans four decades as a gifted Bible teacher and church leader. During his time in ministry, Michael has pastored four churches: Grand Prairie Bible Church in Texas, Immanuel Bible Church in Northern Virginia, Fellowship Bible Church in Nashville, TN, and a current church plant, Stonebridge Bible Church in the Nashville area. He also served as the eighth president of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Easley's desire to enter full-time ministry began while he was a college student at Stephen F. Austin State University. In order to prepare himself and learn more about God's Word, he came to Dallas Theological Seminary for a Master of Theology degree, returning later to complete a Doctor of Ministry degree as well. Dr. Easley married his wife, Cindy, in 1980, and together they have four adult children.