When three of Andrew Marin's friends came out to him in the span of three months, he was confronted head-on with the question of how to reconcile his friends with his faith. Love Is an Orientation is the result of years of wrestling with this issue. In the book, Marin speaks out with compassion and conviction, elevating the conversation between Christianity and the GLBT community so that the focus is moved from genetics to gospel, where it really belongs.
In this wide-ranging, challenging book Dewi Arwel Hughes unpacks a convicting thesis: that poverty has to do with the way in which we human beings use and abuse the power God gave us when he created us. He then provides biblical perspectives to enable you to both understand the causes of poverty and help in overcoming it.
Stanley J. Grenz and Jay T. Smith define more than 300 terms related to Christian ethics, including ideas, issues, positions, thinkers, schools and specialties.
The rise of science has called into question the existence of the soul, and even many Christian intellectuals view the soul as an outdated and unbiblical concept. J. P. Moreland and Scott B. Rae present a vigorous philosophical and ethical defense of human nature as body and soul, examining Christian dualism as it impinges on critical ethical concerns.
Patrick Downey explores the biblical writings of Genesis and the Hebrew prophet Jeremiah, the Greek tragedies, Plato, Aristotle, and political philosophers--such as Rousseau, Hobbes, Nietzsche and René Girard--to seek answers to the profound question, What is the human heart like?
Arthur Holmes addresses the questions: What is good? What is right? How can we know? In this second edition, he also surveys a variety of approaches to ethics, including cultural relativism, emotivism, ethical egoism and utilitarianism—all with an acknowledgment of the new postmodern environment.
Udo W. Middelmann provides an alternative to literature that regards poverty relief as a strictly material problem. By exposing the power of fatalistic religious ideas to suppress people and devastate cultures, Middelmann places biblical ideas at the heart of cultural development.
Addressing differing approaches to morality across cultures, Bernard T. Adeney discusses the ethical import of other religions and gender relations, explores how the Bible and culture interact to produce ethical stances, and includes case studies. "An uncommon book of uncommon wisdom"--Stanley Hauerwas, Duke University.
John Rowell sets out a program that will enable affluent churches in the West to give generously across cultures without fear of promoting dependent, hierarchical relationships.
When Christians have same-sex attraction, how should the church respond? Pastor Ed Shaw experiences same-sex attraction, yet he is committed to Scripture and the church's traditional position on sexuality. In this honest book, he shares his own experiences and shows us that obedience to Jesus is ultimately the only way to experience life to the full.
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