Tenants In God S Land

Author: Iain William Provan
Editor:
ISBN: 9781851746767
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Word Versus Deed

Author: Duane Litfin
Editor: Crossway
ISBN: 1433531151
Size: 10,51 MB
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The Bible teaches that the church is called to a balanced ministry of both preaching the gospel in words and showing it with deeds. Yet the church has often found it difficult to find and maintain this balance. Today some are emphasizing deeds at the expense of words, while others hold fast to “talking” and forsake the doing. This is an imbalance that must be righted. Standing at the helm of a leading Christian college, Duane Litfin has had a first-hand look at the issues students and alumni are talking about. Many Christians are excited to debate the importance of social justice and evangelism now more than ever before. Seeking to level the balance, Litfin steers the conversation toward the biblical harmony of word and deed, pointing out the church’s tendency to overcorrect—either cutting out the preaching of the gospel or forgetting the application of action. An elder statesmen in the church, Litfin’s training in communication theory and in detailed exegesis is brought to bear on this important subject, bringing verbal proclamation in sync with the witness of one’s actions.

Niv Adventure Bible Book Of Devotions Polar Exploration Edition

Author: Zondervan,
Editor: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 0310765072
Size: 18,41 MB
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Grab your parka and compass and get ready for adventure! The all-new, illustrated NIV Adventure Bible Book of Devotions: Polar Exploration Edition takes kids on a thrilling, enriching quest. This 365-day devotional is filled with exciting daily devotions and includes topical and Scripture indexes. Devotional topics include self-esteem, courage, friendship, and many more! Boys and girls will learn more about God and the Bible and be inspired to live a life of faith—the greatest adventure of all. Companion to the NIV Adventure Bible, Polar Exploration Edition, part of the #1 bestselling Bible brand for kids. This devotional features a full-color interior.

Blood Cries Out

Author: A. J. Swoboda
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877468
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John McConnell Jr. was the famed founder and visionary of Earth Day. McConnell's vision was one of creating a day of remembrance, solitude, and action to restore the broken human relationship to the land. Little acknowledged are McConnell's religious convictions or background. McConnell grew up in a Pentecostal home. In fact, McConnell's parents were both founding charter members of the Assemblies of God in 1914. His own grandfather had an even greater connection to the origins of Pentecostalism by being a personal participant at the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles in 1906. Earth Day, thus, began with strong religious convictions. McConnell, seeing the ecological demise through his religious background, envisioned a day where Christians could "show the power of prayer, the validity of their charity, and their practical concern for Earth's life and people." In the spirit of McConnell, today's Pentecostal and Charismatic theology has something to say about the earth. Blood Cries Out is a unique contribution by Pentecostal and Charismatic theologians and practitioners to the global conversation concerning ecological degradation, climate change, and ecological justice.

Keeping Heaven On Earth

Author: Michael B. Hundley
Editor: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161506970
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Michael B. Hundley examines the Priestly system designed to keep heaven on earth - more specifically, to secure and safeguard the divine presence at the heart of the Israelite community-through a comprehensive analysis of its constituent parts. His study examines how the Priestly writers describe the nature of divine presence, elicit that presence and prepare for its arrival, and maintain it through regular service and damage control rites. Rather than comparing individual Priestly rites in isolation from their surrounding contexts, his work compares the Priestly system with various ancient Near Eastern systems (Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Hittite, and Syro-Palestinian). Using a multifaceted approach, Hundley reveals the genius of the Priestly writers lies not in their total originality but in their ability to co-opt elements present in the surrounding cultures and adapt them to serve their own rhetorical purposes.

Theology And The Future

Author: Trevor Cairney
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567623939
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Theology was once 'queen of the sciences', the integrating centre of Christendom's conceptual universe. In our own time the very idea of systematic theology is frequently called into question, derided as an arcane and superstitious pseudo-discipline. Even within the church, it is commonly disregarded in favour of unreflective piety and pragmatism. At the same time, the southward shift in world Christianity's centre of gravity prompts crucial questions about the future form and content of theology. Within this context, Theology and the Future offers a case for the continuing viability of theology, exploring how it might adapt to changing circumstances, and discussing its implications for how we are to imagine and help shape our shared human future. Beginning with the question of God, this book explores what might be meant by 'the future of God', and what its implications are for Christian theology. Chapters follow on the location of theology (in global Christianity, the church and the academy) and on its sources and method. The second half of the book explores a wide variety of dimensions of the human future that theology might address and illuminate. The essays bring together a mix of specialist theologians and interdisciplinary thinkers to support the assertion that there can be no more critical endeavor to the future than understanding God and all things in relationship to him.

The Gardener S Dirty Hands

Author: Noah J. Toly
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190249420
Size: 11,26 MB
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"Noah Toly offers an interpretation of environmental politics that draws upon Christian theological insights into the tragic - the need to forego, give up, undermine, or destroy one or more goods in order to possess or secure one or more other goods. Toly engages Christian and classical Greek ideas of the tragic nature of the human, which arises from humanity's great powers of thought and technological mastery combined with a greater capacity to err than that of other species, in responding to intractable or 'wicked' problems of environmental politics. He suggests that Christians have unique symbolic resources - including the cruciform identity of Christ/the Church - to enable societies to exercise power over the environment responsibly while acknowledging the need for mutually agreed, and ultimately normative, legal, restraints"--

Keeping God At The Center

Author: David R. Blumenthal
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0761867376
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Keeping God at the Center is informative as well as instructional. It contains four kinds of teaching: first, insights derived from pondering the meaning of selected phrases and prayers from the traditional liturgy; second: four chapters on the personalist theology behind traditional Jewish prayer; third, meditations on the liturgy and clear instructions on how to pray certain prayers; and, fourth, instructions on how to pray certain prayers mystically. Both those well-acquainted with the prayerbook and those completely unfamiliar with it will be able to derive benefit from this book. It is a continuation of the main themes of Blumenthal’s earlier work in Jewish spirituality, theology, and mysticism.

Must We Keep God S Law

Author: Donald Werner
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1387210319
Size: 11,46 MB
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Must we keep God's law, or Commandments to enter the Kingdom of God? What did Jesus say? What did Paul say? And what was God's last word on the Subject? While we are saved by God's grace, does that mean that we can discard God's laws and commandments. That's what the 'church' teaches and practices today. But didn't Jesus tell us to keep the 'Law and the Prophets until heaven and earth pass away?' Yet, Jesus is ignored, as Christians go on eating their Easter Sunday Ham dinners. This book points out scriptures that will convict, shock and amaze every Christian that reads it.

God S Call To Planet Earth

Author: Wilson David
Editor: Inspiration Speaks
ISBN: 9780978600259
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God¿s Call to Planet Earth looks at the Bible¿s great themes of redemption, the Christian experience, and last-day events. All these themes are explored in the context of the last chapters of the book of Revelation. God gave a judgment message in Noah¿s day before the flood. Scripture reveals God is giving a similar message today. In the pages of this book you will learn God¿s message for you. You will also learn how to be victorious today and how to be one of God¿s faithful in the midst of the great events destined to shake this planet in the years ahead.