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Reading Scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition can help us connect with a rich faith history and address the urgent issues of our times. Demonstrating an ongoing conversation between the collective Black experience and the Bible, New Testament scholar Esau McCaulley shares a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation.
When we read the news, we are not merely informed—we're also formed. In this refreshing call to put the news in its place, Jeffrey Bilbro helps us gain a theological and historical perspective on the nature and very purpose of news. Offering an alternative vision of the rhythms of life, he suggests thoughtful practices for media consumption in order cultivate healthier ways of reading and being.
Christian faith is about more than belief and practices; it is also about the kind of people we become. The fourth book in the The Good and Beautiful series addresses the self-narratives that hinder spiritual growth, reminding us how Scripture reveals the beauty and goodness of our own souls and serving as a welcome companion on your journey to discover who you truly are in Christ.
John Stott's teaching on Romans reveals 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 1-8.
Number of Studies: 10
John Stott's teaching on Romans reveals 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.
Number of Studies: 8
According to Jackson W., some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those of the first-century biblical world than common Western cultural values. In this work Jackson demonstrates how paying attention to East Asian culture provides a helpful lens for interpreting Paul's most complex letter, and we see how honor and shame shape so much of Paul's message and mission.
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.
Number of Studies: 11
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.