In this volume, Christian literary writers of the Chrysostom Society reflect on Advent and Christmastide as a bright and meaningful season of anticipation and glory. Through forty-two readings from the first Sunday of Advent through Epiphany, contributors prepare us in watchful waiting for the coming of Jesus.
Number of Studies: 42
The Neo-Calvinist tradition is well-equipped to offer wisdom on the arts to the whole body of Christ. Edited by art scholar Roger Henderson and Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker, daughter of Hans Rookmaaker, this volume brings together history, philosophy, and theology to consider the relationship between the arts and the Neo-Calvinist tradition.
The gospel transforms our ordinary work into a sacred calling—to redeem souls, systems, and structures. This guide by Ross Chapman and Ryan Tafilowski invites you to reflect on the meaning and purpose of your life's work, helping you transform your work into a way to love God, serve your neighbors, and bring hope to our culture.
In 1880, George MacDonald self-published a long poem in book form—seven-line stanzas for each day of the year expressing his longings, struggles, and joys in everyday life. Now in this deluxe edition, the complete text of MacDonald's classic devotional resource is available with blank journaling pages and new annotations by Timothy Larsen.
How has the work of C. S. Lewis transformed the American religious landscape? With fresh research and analysis, this volume by noted historian Mark A. Noll considers the surprising reception of Lewis among Roman Catholic, mainline Protestant, and evangelical readers to see how early readings of the Oxford don shaped his later influence.
Too often in the history of Christian worship, evangelical leaders have sought to manipulate anxiety to spur repentance. J. Michael Jordan challenges this utilitarian approach, offering a practical theology of worship within a healing framework that, rather than manipulating anxiety, acknowledges, accepts, and offers it to God.
The only way to change culture is to create culture. Andy Crouch says we must reclaim the cultural mandate to be the creative cultivators God designed us to be. In this expanded edition of his award-winning book he unpacks how culture works and gives us tools to partner with God's own making and transforming of culture.
In 1943 the BBC broadcast a series of radio dramas by Dorothy L. Sayers on the life and ministry of Jesus which would go on to become her most beloved works. In this new annotated edition, scholar Kathryn Wehr brings fresh insights to the plays, their background, Sayers's creative process, and the ongoing significance of the life of Christ today.
It's not just what you say, but how you say it. Combining communication principles with Enneagram wisdom, Sean Palmer teaches leaders, pastors, and teachers how to convey content in ways that both inspire and connect with their audiences. Providing real-life examples of speeches, Palmer develops communication strategies that lead to connection, transformation, and mobilization.
Humans make sense of the world through language and the words that compose our stories. Engaging with writers like Dante, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Flannery O'Connor, and Marilynne Robinson, this volume encourages us not only to understand how stories nourish our faith, but to discover how our stories are part of God's great story.
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