In his day job for the last 15 years, Daniel Strange taught church leaders about culture, worldview, and apologetics. He studies worldviews and philosophy. He talks about “plausibility structures” and “social imaginaries” and “cultural liturgies.” But it’s not some kind of vain philosophical exercise. He’s trying to help people grow in how they present the person and work of Jesus to their skeptical neighbors.

After years as director of Oak Hill Theological College in London, he now directs Crosslands Forum, a center for cultural engagement for mission. And he’s the author of the new book Making Faith Magnetic: Five Hidden Themes Our Culture Can’t Stop Talking About and How to Connect Them to Christ (The Good Book Company). In this book, he tries to help non-Christians find their way to God through the darkness of a skeptical age. He writes, “In the 21st-century West, in our version of this history, God is the one who has done the hiding and we are the seekers. And God must have found a great place to hide because we’ve looked for him everywhere but he’s nowhere to be seen.”

Strange features five magnetic points he thinks can help non-Christians connect to Jesus. His book explores totality, norm, deliverance, destiny, and higher power. In this episode of Gospelbound, we talked about J. H. Bavinck, the totality, Goth culture, disenchantment, and more.