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Samuel Adams engages the classic problem of the relation between faith and history from the perspective of apocalyptic theology in critical dialogue with the work of N. T. Wright. He argues that historical and theological scholars must take into consideration, at a methodological level, the reality of God that has invaded history in Jesus Christ.
The biblical model for church leadership is found not only in pastors but also in teams of elders who oversee, shepherd, teach, equip and guide the community into God's mission. In this practical guide, J.R. Briggs and Bob Hyatt unpack the role, character and posture of a mission-oriented elder.
Stephen Seamands demonstrates how a fully orbed theology of the Trinity transforms our understanding and practice of vocational ministry.
When children have a listening companion who hears, acknowledges, and encourages their early experiences with God, it creates a spiritual footprint that shapes their lives. Lacy Finn Borgo draws on her experience of practicing spiritual direction with children as she introduces key skills for engaging kids in spiritual conversations, offering sample dialogues, prayers to use together, and ideas for play, art, and movement.
In this BST volume, Tom Gledhill explores the unique biblical interlude of Song of Songs. He incorporates themes raised by the Song, such as human nature, mortality, and social and cultural conditioning, while staying focused on the text as an extended love poem, both beautiful and mysterious.
In this BST volume, Christopher Wright shows that Jeremiah is a book about the victory of God's love and grace. Jeremiah's portrait of the future is one that is fulfilled in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah, and ultimately in God's dwelling with his with his redeemed people forever in the new creation.
Many of us feel disoriented and unsteady after an endless string of church scandals. After forty years of ministry, Todd Hunter is no stranger to betrayal and pain in the church. But by unpacking the purposes of Jesus, we can expose twisted, toxic religion for what it is and embrace the healing and goodness we've always longed for.
JR Woodward and Dan White Jr. have trained church planters all over North America. In this interactive field manual, they help you and your team gain eight key competencies crucial for church planting so that you can create churches that flourish and launch their own sustainable missional and incarnational congregations.
Motherhood is hard. Really hard. That's why we need a well. For centuries, neighborhood wells served as gathering spaces that provided community and relationships for women. This seven-week Bible study offers a modern day "well" for mothers to gather and experience the God who invites us into a process of spiritual transformation.
As David deSilva has experienced the ancient wisdom of the Book of Common Prayer, he's been formed spiritually in deep and lasting ways. In these pages, he offers you a brand new way to use the Book of Common Prayer, exploring how Christians can be spiritually formed by the sacraments of baptism, Eucharist, marriage and last rites.