Patronage is a central part of global cultures and the biblical story of God's mission, yet many Westerners misunderstand or ignore this concept. In this resource for ministry practitioners and lay Christians alike, Jayson Georges brings his crosscultural experience and biblical insights to bear on the topic of patronage, with sections on cultural issues, biblical models, theological concepts, and missional implications.
Derek Tidball reviews the state of the message of the cross in evangelical spirituality and theology today. He then revisits the key biblical texts in which the cross is anticipated in the Old Testament, experienced in the Gospels, and explained and applied in the Epistles and Revelation.
What does healing mean for people with disabilities? Bridging biblical studies, ethics, and disability studies with the work of practitioners, Bethany McKinney Fox examines healing narratives in their biblical and cultural contexts. This theologically grounded and winsomely practical resource helps us more fully understand what Jesus does as he heals and how he points the way for relationships with people with disabilities.
Millions of Christians believe that prayer is the breath of the soul. The reality, however, is that genuine prayer is something we need to learn repeatedly. Laszlo Gallusz focuses on the praying of Jesus Christ in the New Testament, investigating his prayers in their literary and socio-historical context and pointing to their theological significance and relevance for today.
Jesus was truly and completely God incarnate, so he must have experienced everything that makes us human. How did Jesus experience human sexuality, and what was his attitude towards it in himself and others? Andy Angel examines the actions and sayings of Jesus in the Gospels in order to better understand the historical Jesus as a fully human being.
Jesus' teaching has changed the world, yet his sayings can seem cryptic and hard to understand. Keith Ward explores the various figures of speech and images that Jesus used, and finds they are all ways of expressing and evoking the self-giving love of God, manifested supremely in Jesus' life.
Did Mark write his Gospel in response to Roman imperial propaganda surrounding the destruction of Jerusalem? Adam Winn helps us rediscover how Mark might have been read by Christians in Rome during the aftermath of this cataclysmic event. He introduces us to the imperial propaganda of the Flavian emperors and excavates the Markan text for themes that address the Roman imperial setting.
We know that the earliest Christians sang hymns. But are some of these early Christian hymns preserved for us in the New Testament? Matthew Gordley takes a new look at didactic hymns in the Greco-Roman and Jewish world of the early church, considering how they might function in the New Testament and what they could tell us about early Christian worship.
Among the Gospels, John's is unique in both structure and content. Ultimately, faith in Jesus is at the center—with signs highlighted to provoke faith and stories of those who responded to Jesus as examples of faith. In this replacement Tyndale commentary Colin Kruse ably reveals how the Fourth Gospel weaves its themes of belief and unbelief into its rich Christology.
In this accessible introduction to Jesus Christ, Robert Stein draws together the results of a career of research and writing on Jesus and the Gospels. Now in paperback, this classic textbook is clearly written, ably argued, and geared to the needs of students, giving probing minds a sure grounding in the life and ministry of Jesus.
An easy way to find your next textbook by field and subject: