An acculturated church will always find the gospel useful, indeed, that is how it seeks to render the gospel harmless. However, the "uselessness" of the gospel is precisely the key that helps the church discover the radical claim of Jesus Christ.
Thomas W. Currie Jean or Dikran Hadidian
Dr. Thomas W. Currie is Dean of Union Theological Seminary & Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Charlotte, North Carolina. A pastor since 1976, Currie was pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville, Texas for 13 years. He is a graduate of Haverford College, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and the University of Edinburgh. Other books by Currie include 'Searching for Truth: Confessing Christ in an Uncertain World' (2001). In addition to serving as pastor, Currie has also taught homiletics and theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.