Does "saved through childbearing" in 1 Timothy 2:15 mean that women are slated primarily for rearing children? Sandra Glahn thinks that we have misunderstood Paul and the context to which he wrote. Combining spiritual autobiography with new research on the Greek goddess Artemis, Glahn lays a biblical foundation for God's view of women.
Fundraising can be one of the most stressful parts of ministry. Professional fundraiser Brad Layland transforms fundraising into a relational process where donors truly become partners in ministry. Fundraising is best done in community–this book will help you find a community of people who enjoy giving and want your organization to succeed.
Heaven is multiethnic, "a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language." But in this diverse community shouldn't have to wait until eternity to begin! It can be a reality now. Here, the authors give biblical warrant for such a community and show how multiethnic churches provide a unique apologetic for the gospel.
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.
What does "gospel-centered" worship look like for today's church? Scholar, worship leader, and songwriter Zac Hicks contends that this idea can be found in Thomas Cranmer's theology of worship, which was shaped by the Protestant principle of justification by faith alone and reflected in his 1552 edition of the Book of Common Prayer.
Chuck DeGroat has been counseling pastors with narcissistic personality disorder and those wounded by narcissistic leaders for over twenty years. Offering compassion and hope for both narcissists themselves and those affected by its destructive power, DeGroat imparts wise counsel for churches looking to heal from its systemic effects.
"Boys will be boys" and purity culture sell the same excuses with a different spin. Can we break the toxic cycle and recover a healthy identity for men? Confronting harmful teaching from the American church that has distorted desire, sex, relationships, and responsibility, Zachary Wagner offers a renewed vision for Christian male sexuality.
Every generation faces the temptation to wander from Christian teaching, and so every generation must be awakened again to the thrill of orthodoxy. Returning to the church's creeds, Trevin Wax beckons us away from the broad yet ultimately boring road of heresy and toward the path of orthodoxy where true adventures can be found.
Two common temptations lure us away from abundant living: withdrawing into safety and grasping for power. However, with the characteristic insight, memorable stories, and hopeful realism he is known for, Andy Crouch argues that true flourishing comes when strength and weakness are combined in every human life and community.
How do we help our congregations navigate the journey of worshipping in a multicultural context? Innovative worship leader Sandra Van Opstal gives leaders and churches guidance, providing biblical foundations for multiethnic worship and practical tools for planning services that reflect God's invitation for all peoples to praise him.
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