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Modern-day abolitionist York Moore vividly describes the cause of global justice as the great dream of God. Unpacking the biblical account of the last things, Moore makes connections between the end-time work of Jesus and our own efforts at justice. Whenever a new well is dug or a sex trafficker brought to justice, we see the dream taking hold.
The church is to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world, showing and telling the kingdom of God. But this incarnational mission is challenged by numerous "excarnational" forces, pulling us ever inward and selfward. In this prophetic cultural study missiologist Michael Frost helps us find our way back to the mission of God.
In six short chapters, James Bryan Smith zooms in on what Christ's work on the cross means about who God is and how we're to live as his people. A soul-training exercise included with each chapter and a discussion guide at the end makes this complement to The Apprentice Series perfect for groups. An Apprentice and Renovaré Resource.
John Stott describes the characteristics of an "authentic" or "living" church that conserves Scripture and radically combines tradition and that convention called "culture." He presents the Bible's wisdom with a teacher's skill and applies it with a pastor's heart. Stott shows that becoming a living church is not an impossible goal.
Leading thinkers in Christian philosophy and apologetics take on the problem of evil and suffering. Essays from Gregory Ganssle, Yena Lee, Bruce Little, Garry DeWeese, R. Douglas Geivett and others provide critical engagement with the New Atheists and offer grounds for renewed confidence in the God who is "acquainted with grief."
Since its founding at Harvard in 1992, The Veritas Forum has provided a place for the university world to explore the deepest questions of truth and life. Now gathered in one volume are some of The Veritas Forum's most notable presentations, with contributions from Francis Collins, Tim Keller, N. T. Wright, Mary Poplin and more. Volume editor Dallas Willard introduces each presentation, highlighting its significance and putting it in context for us today.
Agriculturalist Fred Bahnson and theologian Norman Wirzba develop a vision for community renewal based on reconciliation with the land. With a balance of theological and practical insight, the authors lead communities into practices of local food production, eucharistic eating and delight in God?s provision.
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.
This book explores the nature and meaning of doing business and finds it calls for much more than most think. Seattle Pacific School of Business Dean Jeff Van Duzer presents a robust Christian approach that integrates biblical studies with the disciplines of business and displays a vision of business that contributes to the very purposes of God.
What does it look like to let Jesus set the pace for your leadership? Through biblical illustrations, personal examples, and on-the-ground leadership wisdom, Alan Fadling guides you into a new view of kingdom leadership. You might just find that the whole of your life is transformed into a more livable and more fruitful pace.