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  • Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful: A Biblical Vision for Education in the Church, By Gary A. Parrett and S. Steve Kang

    Teaching the Faith, Forming the Faithful

    A Biblical Vision for Education in the Church

    by Gary A. Parrett and S. Steve Kang
    Foreword by J. I. Packer

    With the decline of traditional Sunday school and education programs in recent years, many Christians have not learned the fundamental doctrinal content of the faith. In this text Gary Parrett and Steve Kang set forth a thoroughly biblical vision for intentional teaching of the Christian faith that attends to both the content and process of educational and formational ministries.

  • The Message of the Song of Songs, By Tom Gledhill

    The Message of the Song of Songs

    The Bible Speaks Today Series

    by Tom Gledhill

    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.

  • The Reluctant Witness: Discovering the Delight of Spiritual Conversations, By Don Everts

    The Reluctant Witness

    Discovering the Delight of Spiritual Conversations

    Lutheran Hour Ministries Resources

    by Don Everts

    Don Everts grew up assuming that spiritual conversations are always painful and awkward. But his surprising—and sometimes embarrassing—stories affirm what Scripture and the latest research reveal: spiritual conversations can actually be a delight. With original research from the Barna Group on spiritual conversations in the digital age, this book offers fresh insights and best practices for how to become eager conversationalists.

  • Who Moved My Neighborhood?: Leading Congregations Through Gentrification and Economic Change, By Mark E. Strong

    Who Moved My Neighborhood?

    Leading Congregations Through Gentrification and Economic Change

    by Mark E. Strong
    Foreword by Harold Calvin Ray

    Neighborhoods are moving. While offering opportunities for some, gentrification can be a vastly different experience for long-time residents and neighborhood churches. As a pastor who led his church through its own moved neighborhood in Portland, Mark Strong gives insight to churches that need to heal from the wounds of gentrification and revamp their mission amidst an uncertain future.

  • A Shared Mercy: Karl Barth on Forgiveness and the Church, By Jon Coutts

    A Shared Mercy

    Karl Barth on Forgiveness and the Church

    New Explorations in Theology

    by Jon Coutts
    Foreword by John Webster

    Combining systematic and pastoral theology, Jon Coutts explores what it means to forgive and reconcile in the context of the Christ-confessing community. Both a constructive practical theology and a critical commentary on Barth's theology in Church Dogmatics, this work explains the place and meaning of interpersonal forgiveness in Christ's ongoing ministry of reconciliation.

  • Disabling Leadership: A Practical Theology for the Broken Body of Christ, By Andrew T. Draper and Jody Michele and Andrea Mae

    Disabling Leadership

    A Practical Theology for the Broken Body of Christ

    by Andrew T. Draper, Jody Michele, and Andrea Mae

    Churches must both consider the theology of disability and also become places where people with disabilities lead. Moving beyond paternalistic views of disability, this book encompasses cutting-edge theological ethics as well as practical examples of how church leaders and congregants can foster genuinely inclusive leadership teams.

  • The Church as Movement: Starting and Sustaining Missional-Incarnational Communities, By JR Woodward and Dan White Jr.

    The Church as Movement

    Starting and Sustaining Missional-Incarnational Communities

    by JR Woodward and Dan White Jr.
    Foreword by Alan Hirsch

    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.

  • Apologetic Preaching: Proclaiming Christ to a Postmodern World, By Craig A. Loscalzo

    Apologetic Preaching

    Proclaiming Christ to a Postmodern World

    by Craig A. Loscalzo

    Craig Loscalzo gives down-to-earth advice on how to communicate clearly and compellingly to a world that does not want to hear about morality, sin, evil, judgment or commitment. He gives straightforward explanations of the changes taking place all around us, including brief sample sermons in each chapter.

  • Preaching as Reminding: Stirring Memory in an Age of Forgetfulness, By Jeffrey D. Arthurs

    Preaching as Reminding

    Stirring Memory in an Age of Forgetfulness

    by Jeffrey D. Arthurs
    Foreword by John Ortberg

    We know of the preacher’s roles as both teacher and proclaimer, but Jeffrey Arthurs adds another assignment: the Lord’s remembrancer. With decades of preaching experience, he explains how to stir the memory of Christ-followers, fanning the flames of faith through vivid language, story, delivery, and ceremony. When knowledge fades and conviction cools, the church needs to be reminded of the great truths of the faith.

  • Ashamed No More: A Pastor's Journey Through Sex Addiction, By T. C. Ryan

    Ashamed No More

    A Pastor's Journey Through Sex Addiction

    by T. C. Ryan
    Foreword by Walter Wangerin Jr.

    There are some things we just don't talk about. Pastor T. C. Ryan narrates the unsettling story of his lifelong struggle with sexual addiction, one that predated and pervaded his pastoral ministry—one that went on for years in secrecy and isolation. In light of his full experience of exile and healing, Ryan calls the church to a ministry of unsettling grace that is the worthy of the gospel.