Your literary journey into the ancient world is coming to a close. You have explored divine inspiration and the biblical canon, ancient culture and languages, and the scientific and archaeological discoveries that confirm or deny individual events recorded in both the Old and New Testaments. But what does that have to do with the twenty-first-century postmodern world? How does the Bible influence the culture and lives of present-day people? In this chapter, you'll gain a biblical perspective of the present and take a look at where things might be headed.