Christus Cultura - Shorter University

Christian academics need  a venue to present their research and personal reflections on the intersection of the faith and society to other believers in Christian higher education. This fact is especially true in the social sciences. Christus Cultura aims to meet that need and more.

Volume 4, Issue 1, April 2022


Book Reviews

  • The God Guarantee: Finding Freedom from the Fear of Not Having Enough
    Author: Jack Alexander
    Publisher: Baker Books, 2017
    Review by R. Connor Evans, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Unexpected Blessings: The Joys and Possibilities of Life in a Special-Needs Family
    Author: Sandra Peoples
    Publisher: Bethany House Publishers, 2018
    Reviewed by Grace Willingham, Shorter University

Special Undergraduate Student Article Spotlight

Volume 3, Issue 1, April 2021


Book Reviews

  • Death on Hold: A Prisoner’s Desperate Prayer and the Unlikely Family Who Became God’s Answer.
    Authors: Burton & Anita Folsom
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson, 2015
    Review by Louden S.B. Suggs, Shorter University
  • Faith Forward Future: Moving Past Your Disappointments, Delays, and Destructive Thinking
    Author: Chad Veach
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson, 2017
    Review by Andrea Stiles, Shorter University
  • True Faith and Allegiance: A Story of Service and Sacrifice in War and Peace
    Author: Alberto R. Gonzalez
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson, 2016
    Review by Justin Pettegrew, Shorter University
  • Jesus Politics: How to Win Back the Soul of America
    Author: Phil Robertson
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson, 2020
    Review by Rick Crawford, Shorter University
  • Loving My Actual Neighbor: 7 Practices to Treasure the People Right in Front of You
    Authors: Alexandra Kuykendall
    Publisher: Baker Books, 2019
    Review by Anthony Catanzaro, Shorter University

Volume 2, Issue 1, April 2020


Special Undergraduate Student Spotlight Article

Book Reviews

  • I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening): A Guide to Grace-Filled Political Conversations
    Author: Beth A. Silvers & Sarah Stewart Holland
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson, 2019.
    Review by Justin Pettegrew, Shorter University
  • A God of New Beginnings: How the Power of Relationship Brings Hope and Redeems Lives
    Author: Rob Cowles & Matt Roberts, with Dean Merrill
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson, 2018
    Review by Sydney Holmes, University of North Carolina
  • Faith for Exiles: 5 Ways for a New Generation to Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon
    Author: David Kinnaman & Mark Matlock
    Publisher: Baker Books, 2019
    Review by Jodi S. Ford, Liberty University
  • The Case for Christ: Daily Moment of Truth
    Author: Lee Strobel & Mark Mittelberg
    Publisher: Zondervan, 2018
    Review by Luciana Y. Philyaw, Shorter University

Volume 1

Special Undergraduate Student Spotlight Article

Book Reviews

  • Seven Women and the Secret of Their Greatness
    Author: Eric Metaxas
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson Books, 2015.
    Review by Rosemary Thrasher, North Greenville University
  • In the Footsteps of King David: Revelations from an Ancient Biblical City
    Authors: Yosef Garfinkel, Saar Ganor, and Michael Hasel
    Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 2018.
    Review by Brenton H. Cook, Bob Jones University
  • Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
    Author: J. Warner Wallace
    Publisher: David Cook, 2013.
    Review by Lindsey E. Gayle, Liberty University
  • What God Has Joined Together
    Author: Travis Agnew
    Publisher: Tag Publishing, 2018.
    Review by Andrea Stiles, Shorter University
  • A Calling to Care: Nurturing College Students Toward Wholeness
    Authors: Timothy W., and Kirsten D. Riedel
    Publisher: Abilene Christian University Press, 2018.
    Review by Andrew Bailey, Shorter University

Mission Statement

Our mission at Christus Cultura is to explore and highlight in innovative, cutting edge ways the intersection of Christian faith and the human experience as expressed in the study of the social sciences, including history, political science, psychology, sociology, criminology, international studies, Christian and missionary studies, and much more.


To that end, contributors to this journal present original research and solicited items–from articles and essays to book reviews and commentaries–on issues important to the Christian life as it is experienced now, in the past, or could be experienced in the future. Our scope is intentionally broad, both in terms of geography and time, as well as in content, because we seek to provide readers with a rich mosaic of the ways in which the influence of a single man, a humble carpenter from Nazareth, has continued to shape the human experience, society, and culture in profound ways. It is our sincere desire that readers will find the journal rewarding and spiritually life-enriching and that the content presented will serve, whether in profound or subtle ways, as a vehicle of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20).

Christus Cultura Staff

Managing Editor:

Charles William Carter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Associate Editor:

Jared Linebach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences


Andrew Bailey, Th.M.