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How did one of last century's most celebrated liberals change so dramatically? In this intellectual and spiritual memoir, Thomas Oden journeys from conservative rural Methodism in Oklahoma to free-spirited theological innovation in the land of academia and back to the foundations of ancient Christianity.
In this Tyndale commentary, John Stott provides insight into the books of 1, 2, and 3 John. Exploring John's hope for his past and present readers to be firmly established in faith, love, and holiness, Stott shows how John challenges us to remember what we already know and stay loyal to the teachings we've heard.
The Pastoral Epistles have played an important part in the history of the Christian church. Their appeal lies in their blend of sound practical advice and theological statement, which has proved invaluable to Christians both personally and collectively. This Tyndale commentary tackles theological topics in these books, including objections over authenticity and linguistic issues.
The epistle of 2 Peter has had a very rough passage down the centuries. Its entry into the Canon was precarious in the extreme. And Jude makes two significant claims: He is a servant of Jesus Christ and he is a brother of Jesus’ brother James. Explore these ideas and much more by reading Green’s excellent commentary.
The genius of the letter of James lies in its powerfully simple call for repentance, for action, for a consistent Christian lifestyle. In this commentary Douglas Moo allows James's words to cut through our theological debates, our personal preconceptions, our spiritual malaise and return us to an invigorating, transforming Christianity.
In an age where neither society nor the church knows what to do with gay Christians, Greg Coles shares his story—a story about a boy in love with Jesus who, at the fateful onset of puberty, realized his sexual attractions were persistently and exclusively for other guys. This honest, hopeful account shows life through one man's eyes and assures all people: "You are not a mistake."
Ignorance is bliss—except in self-awareness. Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile share their Enneagram wisdom and help you grow in knowledge of yourself, compassion for others, and love for God. Witty and filled with stories, this unique approach gives you a peek inside each of the nine Enneagram types, taking you further into who you really are and leading you into spiritual discovery.
Blaise Pascal's wager argues that since there is much to gain and relatively little to lose, the wise decision is to seek a relationship with God and live a Christian life. Michael Rota explores the dynamics of doubt, evidence, and decision-making in order to consider what is necessary for people to embrace the Christian faith—and the difference it makes in people's lives.
Kelly M. Kapic meditates on how our suffering—particularly our physical suffering—relates to the Christian faith. This is not a theodicy or a book of easy answers. It is an invitation to reshape our understanding of suffering into the image of Jesus. What we discover is that in Christ and through his church, God displays his deep love and provision for his people.
Most Bible translations bend the text toward us, making the rough bits more palatable to our modern sensibilities. In this Old Testament translation, John Goldingay sets our expectations off balance by inviting us to hear the strange accent of the Hebrew text unbaptized in pious religiosity. Translating consistently, word by word, this unique interpretation allows us to read the sacred text through fresh eyes.