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Kenneth Bailey, with his celebrated insights into Middle Eastern culture, traces the theme of the good shepherd from its origins in Psalm 23 through the prophets and into the New Testament, observing how it changed, developed and was applied by the biblical writers over a thousand-year span.
Most of us think we know right from wrong, even if we have no particular religious faith. But where does that knowledge come from? Is it something we're born with? Or is it something we learn from the culture in which we grow up? Robin Gill examines the major reasons that people give for trying to lead a good life, and considers what is distinctive about the teaching of Jesus on this vital subject.
James Bryan Smith believes the gospel can transform your life, not just alter your eternal destiny. Work through The Good and Beautiful Series individually or in a group and learn who God is, what it means to be a Christian and what it means to live in community as a part of God's kingdom.
The good that God does—and that God calls us to do—is anchored in the fullness of good that God is. In this SCDS volume, Christopher R. J. Holmes explores the divine attribute of God’s goodness by offering a theological interpretation of the Psalter and engaging with the church’s rich theological tradition, especially Augustine and Aquinas.
This new collection of essays edited by Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin offers an evangelical hermeneutic for reading the Christian spiritual classics. Addressing the why, what and how of reading these texts, these essays challenge us to find our own questions deepened by the church's long history of spiritual reflection.
Timothy George reveals how the sixteenth century?s revolution in theological thinking was fueled by a fresh return to the Scriptures. He underlines several Reformers' unique engagement with the Bible and suggests what their legacy might mean for reading, praying and living out the Scriptures today.
Christians and the religious Right have misused Scripture to consolidate power, stoke fears, and defend against enemies. Highlighting the stories of people on the frontlines, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove explores how religious culture wars have misrepresented Christianity at the expense of the poor, and how listening to marginalized communities can help us rediscover God's vision for faith in public life.
John Stott's teaching on Romans shows how its message transforms our thinking and convicts our hearts as we discover the power of the gospel for every area of our life and our world. Here Stott's The Message of Romans is offered in brief readings suitable for daily use along with weekly studies, covering Romans 9-16.
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Paul's letter to the church in Ephesus is a magnificent combination of Christian doctrine and Christian duty. John Stott's teachings from The Message of Ephesians are offered here as brief daily devotional readings, with eleven weekly studies that take small groups passage by passage through Ephesians.
Paul's letter to the Galatians is not only a defense of his authority as an apostle, but also a celebration of the remarkable grace offered through Jesus Christ. John Stott's teachings from The Message of Galatians are offered here as brief daily devotional readings, with nine weekly studies that take small groups passage by passage through Galatians.