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A God of Many Understandings

By Todd Miles
  • ISBN Code: : 1433671433
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Religion
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Western Christianity’s interaction with world religions used to be, for the most part, overseas. Today, “religious others” often live next door. At a changing time when one public prayer spoken during the 2009 U.S. presidential inauguration festivities was addressed to “O god of our many understandings,” the evangelical Christian church should do more than simply dismiss non-Christian religions as pagan without argument or comment. The Church needs a theology of religions that is Christ-honoring, biblically faithful, intellectually satisfying, compassionate, and that will encourage Spirit-powered mission. Oregon-based theology professor Todd L. Miles writes to that end in A God of Many Understandings?, attempting, as the scholar Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen puts it, “to think theologically about what it means for Christians to live with people of other faiths and about the relationship of Christianity to other religions.”

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Humans have long searched for an adequate answer to an age-old question: If God is good, why do we suffer? An entire book of the Bible, Job, is dedicated to the problem of God and human suffering. Theologians across continents and centuries have debated the intricacies, inconsistencies, and assumptions the question elicits. And of course, many have turned to Jesus's own suffering, and his horrible death at the cross, in search of understanding. All too often, the resulting approaches to the mystery of suffering, though linked to the Jewish and Christian Scriptures and traditions, fail to satisfy contemporary hearts and minds. The Mystery of God and Suffering draws guidance from the Gospel of John and the letters to the Colossians and the Ephesians, and focuses on God's overflowing love in creation as a foundation for understanding Jesus's death and its implications for those who follow him. This work offers an alternative vision, one emphasizing incarnation over atonement, for all those who find themselves uneasy or even oppressed by the notion of a vindictive God who demands the suffering and death of his son. The Mystery of God and Suffering also speaks to a larger audience, comprised of all those who suffer and search for meaning in their suffering. With a focus on the eternal concepts of life and love that are not simply integral to but inseparable from a God who is good, as well as on insights of believers through the ages, The Mystery of God and Suffering offers wise guidance for our journey into the abyss of suffering.

Five Views on the Extent of the Atonement

By Zondervan
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  • Publisher : Zondervan Academic
  • Book Code : 0310527732
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 756
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Book Short Summary:

Explore the question of the extent of Christ's atonement: to whom will grace be extended in the end? Will only professing Christians be saved? Or does the Bible suggest that the breadth of Grace is greater? And, if so, what does that mean for the Church? These are questions of great importance for the Christian faith and to our understanding of Scripture. This volume of the clear and fair-minded Counterpoints series elevates the conversation about atonement to include a range of contributors who represent the breadth of Christian tradition: Traditional Reformed: Michael Horton Wesleyan: Fred Sanders Roman Catholic: Matthew Levering Eastern Orthodox: Andrew Louth Barthian Universalism: Tom Greggs This book serves not only as a single-volume resource for engaging the views on the extent of the atonement but also as a catalyst for understanding and advancing a balanced approach to this core Christian doctrine. Explore the question of the extent of Christ's atonement: to whom will grace be extended in the end? Will only professing Christians be saved? Or does the Bible suggest that the breadth of Grace is greater? And, if so, what does that mean for the Church? These are questions of great importance for the Christian faith and to our understanding of Scripture. This volume of the clear and fair-minded Counterpoints series elevates the conversation about atonement to include a range of contributors who represent the breadth of Christian tradition: Traditional Reformed: Michael Horton Wesleyan: Fred Sanders Roman Catholic: Matthew Levering Eastern Orthodox: Andrew Louth Barthian Universalism: Tom Greggs This book serves not only as a single-volume resource for engaging the views on the extent of the atonement but also as a catalyst for understanding and advancing a balanced approach to this core Christian doctrine.

The Seven Components of the Will of God

By Olusola A. Areogun
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469195801
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 221
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Book Short Summary:

ABOUT THE BOOK ¡§And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. ¡§ The Seven Components of the Will of God is a treatise from the stable of Reverend Olusola A. Areogun, and this book brings the understanding of the will of God to your doorstep. Many Christians have sought to know and do the will of God for their lives but up until now they¡¦ve not understood the critical details of the will of God for them. This book dissolves your doubts and removes the dross from your silver. With 30 chapters of revelational knowledge, you will no more be in the dark as touching the will of God concerning your destiny, your calling, your career, your family and whatsoever you put your heart to. If you mean business with God and you don¡¦t want to end up less than God planned for you, then you have the right book in your hands! In this book discover: „X The Divine Purpose for Your Life and Resources „X The Components of Wisdom „X Divine Strategy „X What is Greater than Prayer „X How not to Lose Your Place „X 14 Things Discovery of Divine Purpose will do for you „X How to Discover yourSet Time „X And Lots More! BEWARE! THIS BOOK WILL INCREASE YOUR SENSITIVITY AND ACCURACY IN THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOU IN LIFE AND DESTINY

A Theology for the Church

By Dr. Daniel L. Akin
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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1433682141
  • Total of Pages : 770
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 924
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Book Short Summary:

The revised edition of A Theology for the Church retains its original structure, organized under these traditional theological categories: revelation, God, humanity, Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things. Each chapter within these sections contains answers to the following four questions: What does the Bible say? What has the church believed? How does it all fit together? How does this doctrine impact the church today? Contributions from leading Baptist thinkers R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Paige Patterson, and Mark Dever among others will also appeal to the broader evangelical community. Included in this revision are new chapters on theological method from a missional perspective (Bruce Ashford and Keith Whitfield) and theology of creation, providence, and Sabbath that engages current research in science and philosophy (Chad Owen Brand). Chapters on special revelation (David Dockery) and human nature (John Hammett) have also been updated.

Getting Real

By Gary Tyra
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498292321
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 862
  • Pdf File: getting-real.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Some reputable sociological research indicates that a surprising number of evangelical churchgoers are living out a version of the Christian life that's more informed by the values of the surrounding culture than by the discipleship teachings of Jesus and his apostles. Viewing the cause of this disturbing trend in the church to be a "discipleship deficit" that's exacerbated by a "pneumatological deficit," Gary Tyra has written a book that addresses both. In this work, Tyra encourages evangelical Christians of all stripes to become more fully aware of the tremendous difference it makes when the Holy Spirit is experienced in ways that are real and existentially impactful, rather than merely theoretical, conceptual, and/or ritualistic. Intended to be read by church leaders as well as by students in Christian colleges and seminaries, the message here is that the cure for the ministry malady currently confronting us is the recovery of a robust, fully Trinitarian doctrine of the Spirit. A pneumatological realism, says Tyra, combined with an understanding of just how important a spiritual, moral, and missional faithfulness is to a genuine Christian discipleship, can revitalize the lives of individual Christians and churches, making it possible for them to reach their post-Christian peers for Christ!

Superheroes Can’t Save You

By Todd Miles
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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 146275080X
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 198
  • Pdf File: superheroes-can-t-save-you.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Comic superheroes embody the hopes of a world that is desperate for a savior. But those comic creations cannot save us from our greatest foes—sin and death. Throughout the history of the Church there have been bad ideas, misconceptions, and heretical presentations of Jesus. Each one of these heresies fails to present Jesus as the Bible reveals him. In Superheroes Can’t Save You, Todd Miles demonstrates how these ancient heresies are embodied in contemporary comic superheroes. Miles compares something everybody already knows (who the superheroes are) with what they need to know (who Jesus is), in a book that makes vitally important Christian truths understandable and applicable to a wide audience.

Answers to Common Questions About God

By H. Wayne House,Timothy J. Demy
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  • Publisher : Kregel Publications
  • Book Code : 0825426707
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 786
  • Pdf File: answers-to-common-questions-about-god.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Bible is a ready resource for guidance on topics and questions that often perplex believer and curious nonbeliever alike. But where do you begin to look for the answers? In fact, how do we know for sure that we can even trust the Bible to provide the answers being sought? Making sense of the many images of God and teachings about the Godhead that appear in the Bible, Answers to Common Questions About God tackles such subjects as: How do we know God even exists? How could God have always existed? Can God really feel my personal pain? Do all religions lead to God? Written in question-and-answer format for easy access, these quick reference guides provide succinct summaries of authoritative information so readers can be confident of what they read and be prepared to discuss these topics with family, friends, or neighbors accurately.

Across the Spectrum

By Gregory A. Boyd,Paul Rhodes Eddy
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1493436465
  • Total of Pages : 379
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 944
  • Pdf File: across-the-spectrum.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This accessible yet comprehensive primer helps readers understand the breadth of viewpoints on major issues in evangelical theology, with chapters using the popular multiple-views format. This third edition of a well-received textbook (over 60,000 copies sold) has been updated and revised throughout. It examines positions taken by evangelical scholars on seventeen seminal issues. In addition, it offers end-of-chapter "For Further Reading" sections, an extensive glossary, and an appendix that addresses contrasting views on fifteen additional issues in contemporary evangelicalism.