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The questions our youth have are often the same ones that perplexed the great theologians. Andrew Root and Kenda Creasy Dean invite you to envision youth ministries full of practical theologians. Follow them into reflection on your own practice of theology, and learn how to share that theology through rich conversation and purposeful experience.
The book of Ecclesiastes is probably best known for its repeated refrain that "everything is meaningless," or "vanity." However, a thorough reading demonstrates that this is not its final conclusion. Knut Heim's Tyndale commentary shows that the book is intellectually sophisticated, theologically rich, emotionally deep—and full of humor.
The church in the West is at a critical moment, facing assault from aggressive secularism and radical Islam. What is needed, says Os Guinness, are "impossible people," followers of Christ willing to face reality without flinching and respond with unwavering faithfulness. Christians are called to be full of courage and mercy in challenging times.
In a world full of suffering and death, humans long for abundant life. In this ESBT volume, Jeff Brannon explores how the hope of life after death is woven throughout Scripture. As we follow the biblical themes of creation, fall, and redemption, we begin to understand the doctrine of resurrection and what it means for Christian faith and discipleship.
Proverbs—a book full of wisdom, and yet a book demanding all one's wisdom to understand. Derek Kidner has not only provided a running commentary on the whole of Proverbs, but has also included two helpful study aids: a set of subject guides that bring together the book's teaching and a short concordance that helps locate lost sayings and encourages further subject studies.
Angela Sabates offers a well-researched social psychology textbook that makes full use of the unique view of human persons coming down to us from the Christian tradition. She highlights Christian contributions to a wide range of questions from the dynamics of persuasion to the social psychology of violence.
When the Reformers turned to John's Gospel, they found a multitude of theological treasures: affirmation of the full divinity of Christ; insights into the relationships among the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and guidance for the church in their time. In this RCS volume, Christopher Boyd Brown guides readers through early modern commentary on chapters 13–21 of the Gospel of John.
In The Future of the Global Church, Patrick Johnstone, author of six editions of the phenomenal prayer guide, Operation World, draws on his fifty years experience to present a breathtaking, full-color graphical and textual overview of the past, present and possible future of the church around the world.
Stanley Grenz and Denise Muir Kjesbo offer the first in-depth theological study of women's roles in the church—one of the most bitterly contested issues of our day. Carefully considering the biblical, historical, and practical concerns surrounding women and the ordained ministry, this book will enlighten people on all sides of the issue, concluding that women should serve as full partners with men.
Looking inside ministry specifically, R. Paul Stevens examines examples of service that were motivated by imagination, passion, faith, hope and love—from Genesis to Revelation. Out of these ten-session LifeGuide® Bible Study you will discover how to live and serve wholeheartedly. No matter what your profession, you are a full time minister of Jesus Christ.
Number of Studies: 10