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Author : Kenton L. Sparks
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2008-03-01
Page : 416
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781441210746
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The conclusions of critical biblical scholarship often pose a disconcerting challenge to traditional Christian faith. Between the two poles of uncritical embrace and outright rejection of these conclusions, is there a third way? Can evangelical believers incorporate the insights of biblical criticism while at the same time maintaining a high view of Scripture and a vital faith? In this provocative book, Kenton Sparks argues that the insights from historical and biblical criticism can indeed be valuable to evangelicals and may even yield solutions to difficult issues in biblical studies while avoiding pat answers. This constructive response to biblical criticism includes taking seriously both the divine and the human aspects of the Bible and acknowledging the diversity that exists in the biblical texts.


Author : Gerhard Lohfink
Publisher :
Release : 1972
Page : 68
Category : Bible
ISBN 13 : 9780819902122
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Author : Kenton L. Sparks
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2012-04-04
Page : 180
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0802867189
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The Bible is a religious masterpiece. Its authors cast a profound vision for the healing of humanity through the power of divine love, grace and forgiveness. But the Bible also contains "dark texts" that challenge our ethical imagination. How can one book teach us to love our enemies and also teach us to slaughter Canaanites? Why does a book that preaches the equality of all people -- male and female, slave and free, Greek and Jew -- also include laws that permit God's people to trade in slaves and to persecute those of a different faiths or ethnicities? In Sacred Word, Broken Word Kenton Sparks argues that the "dark side" of Scripture is not an illusion. Rather, these dark texts remind us that all human beings, including the biblical authors, stand in need of God's redemptive solution in Jesus Christ.


Author : Michael David McGehee
Publisher :
Release : 1991
Page : 103
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780814620090
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Author : Len Hansen
Publisher : AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Release : 2019-01-01
Page : 346
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1928314481
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Paradoxes have become characteristic of the world we live in - poverty and privilege, empire and oppression, migration and enclaveseeking, war and peace, justice and injustice, reconciliation and revenge. During the 2016 Societas Homiletica annual conference held in South Africa, these paradoxes served as a rediscovery of the calling of preachers to deliver the promise that lies within life's contradictions. A divine promise brought forth by the grace of God and the gospel of Christ - embodied in and through us by the Spirit of Christ. This promise may take many forms and calls for discernment and often interrupts the status quos in surprising, shocking ways. It is a promise that interrupts, in order to comfort.


Author : John Stott
Publisher : Langham Publishing
Release : 2015-01-14
Page : 70
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1783689366
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Nothing is more important than hearing, understanding and obeying God’s Word. Our lives and local churches depend on this for their life, health and growth. John Stott is well known worldwide for the commitment he had to the Bible, both in his preach- ing and in his living. In this persuasive book, Stott concisely demonstrates the power, authority and relevance of the Bible for every Christian – in every culture and generation. What is the purpose of God’s Word? How does it point us to Christ? What is its relationship to the Holy Spirit? How does it shape the church? And what does it mean for Christian discipleship? The author answers these questions with simplicity and clarity, urging us to hear and obey God’s Word in today’s world.


Author : Shirley C. Guthrie Jr.
Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
Release : 1994-07-01
Page : 434
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1611642795
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Christian Doctrine has introduced thousands of laity, students, and theologians to the tenets of the Christian faith. This edition reflects changes in the church and society since the publication of the first edition and takes into account new works in Reformed theology, gender references in the Bible, racism, pluralism, ecological developments, and liberation theologies.


Author : Benedict XVI
Publisher :
Release : 2010-11-01
Page : 179
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9780819854445
Description :


In this Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, the Pope sums up the important work done by the Synod of Bishops on the Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church. The document has three major parts:


Author : Kevin DeYoung
Publisher : Crossway
Release : 2014-04-04
Page : 144
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1433542439
Description :


Can we trust the Bible completely? Is it sufficient for our complicated lives? Can we really know what it teaches? With his characteristic wit and clarity, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung has written an accessible introduction to the Bible that answers important questions raised by Christians and non-Christians. This book will help you understand what the Bible says about itself and the key characteristics that contribute to its lasting significance. Avoiding technical jargon, this winsome volume will encourage you to read and believe the Bible—confident that it truly is God’s word.


Author : Witness Lee
Publisher : Living Stream Ministry
Release : 1997-03-01
Page : 78
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0870832891
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Author : Apostle Charles a. Daniels
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release : 2012-05-01
Page : 68
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 162230067X
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Ordained by God to impact families, marriages, singles, youth, the community and the nation through ministry, Apostle Charles A. Daniels is the Founder of New Beginnings International Ministries. He provides spiritual covering for several churches in the United States, Japan and Europe. His God given mission: "Equipping the Five-Fold, to equip the saints for the work of the ministry through training, prayer, praise, worship and the study of God's Word." A native of Hammond, Louisiana, Apostle Daniels completed his Doctorate in Theology from Grace Bible College and Seminary and earned a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Troy State University. He also has a Master of Arts in Theology from Grace Bible College and Seminary, a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Troy State University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Gary Whetstone School of Biblical Studies. While serving in the United States Marine Corps on Okinawa, Japan, Apostle Daniels pastored United Missionary Baptist Church, in 1997 through 2001. In addition to serving as senior pastor, Apostle Daniels was the director of Christian Education and established the School of Theology. After a successful tour of duty and growing ministry, Apostle Daniels planted the first church of New Beginnings International Ministries in Jacksonville, NC and served as the senior pastor, New Beginnings Christian Center (NBCC) from 2001 to 2002. During 2002, the Lord's Churches and Fellowship International Ministries ordained Apostle Daniels a Bishop under the auspices of Bishop Grant Williams. Apostle Daniels planted another church, New Beginnings Anointed Christian Center (NBACC) in Pensacola, FL in 2002. Through the unity of God's people NBACC purchased their first building in 2005. In 2007, under the direction of God, Apostle Daniels moved to Killeen, Texas and founded New Beginnings for All People (NBFAP) where he is currently the senior pastor. Apostle Daniels' apostolic calling and visionary leadership continued to bear fruit evidenced by the first ordination of bishops for New Beginnings International Ministries (NBIM) in June 2009. Despite having a busy schedule as presiding prelate for NBIM, Apostle Daniels continues to teach, both locally and at NBIM affiliate churches throughout the world. He is well known for his passionate instruction and spirit-led leadership. God is using Apostle Daniels to ignite a new generation of Christian ministry leaders and believers within the Body of Christ. Comments about the impact of his ministry - "You motivate me to draw closer to God," "The way that you teach helps me to focus on the Word," "If God wasn't in your life I wouldn't be here today," and "You are a true father" confirm the great work God is doing through Apostle Daniels. Apostle Daniels and his wife, Pastor Elaine L. Daniels, have been married 27 years and have two beautiful children, Andrea and LaJoy. "And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: " Ephesians 4:11-12.


Author : Ahmad Deedat
Publisher : Islamic Propagation Centre International
Release : 1981-06-01
Page : 66
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0933511043
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A brief rebuttal to several points of Biblical theology by this well known debater is the subject of this booklet which is one of the authors most popular books.


Author : Roger E. Olson
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2009-09-20
Page : 367
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0830877274
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An ECPA 2003 Gold Medallion Finalist! The story of Christian theology has often been divisive and disjointed. Providing this companion volume to his earlier work The Story of Christian Theology, Roger E. Olson thematically traces the contours of Christian belief down through the ages, revealing a pattern of both unity and diversity. He finds a consensus of teaching that is both unitive and able to incorporate a faithful diversity when not forced into the molds of false either-or alternatives. The mosaic that emerges from Olson's work displays a mediating evangelical theology that is nonspeculative and irenic in spirit and tone. Specifically written with the nonspecialist in mind, Olson has masterfully sketched out the contours of Christian faith with simplicity while avoiding oversimplification.


Author : J. Scott Duvall
J. Daniel Hays
Publisher : Zondervan Academic
Release : 2021-06-01
Page : 368
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0310109124
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Living God's Word is your pathway to read the Bible as it was meant to be read: as God's Great Story. Many Christians resolve to study the Bible more fervently, but often struggle to grasp the progression of Scripture as a whole. They encounter various passages each week through unrelated readings, studies, and sermons and it all feels disconnected. But once they see the Bible as God's Great Story, they begin to understand how it all fits together and they start see how their own lives fit into what God has done and is doing in the world. In Living God's Word, Second Edition, New Testament scholar J. Scott Duvall and Old Testament expert J. Daniel Hays help Christians consider how their lives can be integrated into the story of the Bible, thus enabling them to live faithfully in deep and important ways. Living God's Word explores the entire Bible through broad themes that trace the progression of God's redemptive plan. Each section deals with a certain portion of Scripture's story and includes: Reading/listening preparation Explanation Summary Observations about theological significance Connections to the Great Story Written assignments for further study These features--combined with the authors' engaging style--make Living God's Word an ideal book for those who want to understand the Bible better, for introductory college courses, Sunday school electives, or small group study. Readers can further enhance their learning experience with the Living God's Word WORKBOOK (sold separately) which contains additional questions and exercises to help them reflect on what they are reading in Living God's Word.


Author : Denis Lamoureux
Publisher : Zondervan
Release : 2016-11-15
Page : 208
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0310526450
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Christians throughout history have believed that God reveals himself both through Scripture and nature. The metaphor of God’s Two Books is often used to represent these two divine revelations. The Book of God’s Words is the Bible. Scripture reveals inerrant spiritual truths. These include, the God of Christianity is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the creation is very good, and only humans are created in the Image of God (Gen. 1:1, 27, 31). The Book of God’s Works is the physical world. Nature declares God’s glory, eternal power, and divine nature (Ps. 19:1; Rom. 1:20). Through the gift of science, our Creator has blessed us with the ability to explore and understand the structure, operation, and origin of his creation. Together God’s Two Books offer us a complementary divine revelation of who created the world and how he created it. A majority of Americans view science and religion as being in conflict, according to the Pew Research Center. Christians and non-Christians alike share this view, yet if this perceived conflict misrepresents the relationship between modern science and Christian faith, then it is both unhelpful and unnecessary today. In Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes, theologian and scientist Denis O. Lamoureux reviews several options for embracing biblical Christianity and findings of science, including biological evolution. Holding to a high view of Scripture alongside an expert appreciation for scientific discovery, Lamoureux further outlines a way to understand passages referring to the natural world in the Bible and also demonstrates how modern science can point toward God. Lamoureux shares his own story along the way, recounting struggles many readers will relate to on his journey toward PhDs in both theology and biology and a fruitful relationship between the two. Topics in this book include: A biblical model of intelligent design in nature based on Psalm 19 and Romans 1. Examination of the ancient science in Scripture, such as a flat earth and 3-tier universe. Comparison of different Christian views on origins—young earth creation, progressive creation (old earth creation), and evolutionary creation. Criticisms of the atheistic interpretation of evolution held by Richard Dawkins and his belief that intelligent design is merely an illusion. Galileo’s peaceful relationship between Scripture and nature, including his view that “the intention of the Holy Spirit [in the Bible] is to teach us how one goes to heaven, and not how heaven goes.” Darwin’s religious beliefs and evidence of the impact that intelligent design had on him throughout his life, along with his claim, “It seems to me absurd to doubt that a man may be an ardent Theist [personal God] and an evolutionist.” Believers wanting to honor God’s Two Books—Scripture and Nature—faithfully and without conflict will find an excellent introduction in Evolution: Scripture and Nature Say Yes.


Author : Peter Adam
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2004-02-11
Page : 237
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0830826173
Description :


Many discussions of Christian spirituality draw on a range of traditions and "disciplines," but little attention is given to the Bible itself. Drawing on the Old and New Testaments, John Calvin, and the Puritans, Peter Adam expounds a biblical model of spirituality in this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume.


Author : Rhodora E. Beaton
Publisher : Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Release : 2014
Page : 213
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 145146925X
Description :


The twentieth century witnessed a renewed interest in a Roman Catholic theology of the word. The beginning of this renewal is marked by the work of Karl Rahner who, before the Second Vatican Council, decried the fact that Roman Catholicism, in contrast to the Protestant theological tradition, lacked an adequate theology of the word. Rahner's contributions, as well as those of sacramental theologian Louis-Marie Chauvet, demonstrate the Roman Catholic conviction that the word is fundamentally sacramental: it has the capacity to bear God's presence to humanity. Rooted in patristic and medieval sacramental tradition, and engaged in dialogue with Reformation theologies. Rhodora Beaton examines the further advances in Rahner and Chauvet to articulate the relationship between word and sacrament within the context of language, culture, and an already graced world as the place of divine self-expression, as well as analyzes the implications for Trinitarian theology, sacramentality, liturgy, and action.


Author : Ruthanna Brinton Hooke
Publisher :
Release : 2007
Page : 632
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780549066644
Description :


This dissertation investigates the relationship between the act of Christian preaching and the theological claim that God reveals Godself through this human activity. Most contemporary theorists of preaching have difficulty theorizing this relationship so as to protect God's sovereignty and otherness in God's self-revelation in preaching, while at the same time preserving a vital role for the preacher and for the hearer. I argue that these theorists' difficulty in theorizing the divine-human relationship in preaching stems in large part from their reliance on theologically problematic models of this relationship inherited from Soren Kierkegaard and Karl Barth.


Author : Ph. D. Dr Robert a. Morey
Publisher : Xulon Press
Release : 2010-07
Page : 332
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1609574249
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Author : Edward D. Andrews
Publisher : Christian Publishing House
Release : 2012-08-05
Page : 344
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1475066236
Description :


Hundreds of millions of Christians around the world lack the basic knowledge of the Bible's teachings. Moreover, they are, therefore, unable to take advantage of the full happiness of partaking in joint worship of God; they need to have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil, they need to leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and move on to maturity. This book has been penned for that very purpose, to help all Christians to increase and expand their understanding of God's Word and to apply it more fully in their lives. In the Bible, you can interact with a living God, who wants a personal relationship with you. And in Applying God's Word More Fully In Your Life you will learn how to engage His words like never before. Applying God's Word More Fully In Your Life creates the opportunity to grow in faith and knowledge through practical chapters that will help you grow in the faith, overcome the difficulties that Satan's world will throw at you, and maintain your relationship with the one and only true God. You will learn to observe, understand, and apply the Bible to transform your life. Help yourself, your family, and friends, as well as your brothers and sisters around the world by sharing a link to Applying God's Word More Fully In Your Life with them. Stacey Roberts , "I am so grateful to have had a chance to preview this book before it was published, because it has truly helped me to appreciate the Bible far more than ever before in my life. I have never seen so many Scriptures used in any Christian publication. The beauty is that they are quoted right there in the book. Truly, this book will be helpful to all who want to discern the intentions of their heart. It will move everyone to an active faith and help them to see the significance of their relationship with God in their words, in their actions, where they fall short, and especially in their heart attitude. In a word, this is the best book on Christian life that I have ever read, and the information is already helping me to progress toward being a better Christian. Words fail me in my effort to tell you how much I appreciate having had a chance to preview this book!"--Review from a reader Brenda Kinsey, "This book has taught me so much, which has given me guidance that is really encouraging. It has categorically given me a longing for more spiritual knowledge."--Review from a reader Richard Martin, "Applying God's Word More Fully In Your Life has proven to be something special. What a magnificent help in developing our Christian maturity! The way in which it is written offers us to use our minds truly in harmony with the Bible. This is exactly what has been missing."--Review from a reader