The final chapter is called, "Creating a Gospel Culture." It has two basic parts. In the first part, Scot sketches the gospel story from creation to Jesus' return. The second is his take-away from the study, what would a "Gospel Culture" look like. Here are his points:
1. We become people of the story. We read Scripture. We become people of the Book.
2. We immerse ourselves in the story of Jesus. Here he interestingly suggests we follow a church calendar because "the church calendar is a gospeling event too" (154). The church calendar is all about the story of Jesus.
3. We learn from the model of how the apostle's took the story of Israel and the story of Jesus into the next generation and into a different culture... all the way to our generation.
4. We need to counter the stories that crowd out and re-frame the gospel story. Here he gives a list:
- moral relativism
- scientific naturalism
- new age
- postmodern tribalism
- salvation by therapy
5. We need to embrace the story so that we are saved and can be transformed by the story. To embrace the story involves a life of communication with God (prayer). It involves serving others in love and compassion.
Here endeth the reading.