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Christ and the Culture WarsSpeaking for Jesus in a World of Identity Politics

Christ and the Culture Wars

Speaking for Jesus in a World of Identity Politics

Ben Chang
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 A call to engage with the identity politics of our world, and reframe the way we spread the Christian gospel.


In our modern world the gospel of Jesus is seen by many less as good news for all humanity, and more as the bigoted edicts of a bygone era. Benjamin Chang explores the stories of the revolution, tracing the trajectories of four of the biggest social justice movements – feminism, racial justice, gay pride and the trans movement – before looking at the ways Christians usually engage with these arenas of cultural conflict (mirror, argue, ignore) and identifying a better way forward.


Rather than hunkering down in our own identity tribes, arguing against other groups, or ignoring what is going on in the culture around us, Chang encourages Christians to find ways to speak for Jesus. He urges us to look at the way we tell stories, and consider whether we can re–capture hearts in our culture by telling a more powerful counter–narrative. He gives us language to use to speak about the cross in our world of identity politics. We will see that the gospel resonates with a culture when it speaks the language of the culture.

Ben Chang

About Ben Chang

Ben Chang is a speaker and writer, as well as working full–time in the health sector. He speaks regularly at conferences, universities and churches on a range of issues including medical ethics, mental health, identity politics and cultural engagement. He blogs at


  • Author: Ben Chang
  • Release Date: May 2023
  • Pages: 232
  • Format: Large trade paperback
  • Dimensions: 216 x 138
  • ISBN: 9781527109766
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: Ministry & Evangelism > Pastoral Resources


Ben carefully upacks the origins and evolution of the social justice movements and how they are shaping the cultural landscape in the global west. He looks at how Christians are responding. But, more importantly, he points to how we might tell a better story of redemption and liberation.

Ken Wright, Former Chair, British Youth for Christ

Ben Chang has done us all a service in this clear and simple introduction to one of the most powerful trends in West at the moment. … Only in the gospel of Jesus Christ – shared in word and deed – can the true identity, justice and hopes of the West be found.

Stephen Nichols, Vicar, All Saints Church, Lindfield
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