Why is it that solid, rational arguments for the Christian faith often fail? James Sire, public defender of the Christian faith, has asked himself that question. Sometimes the arguments themselves just aren't that good. How can we make them better? Sire offers insights on making a persuasive case for Christ.
Seeking to get beyond the gridlock of apologetic arguments, John Wilkinson argues that while Christianity is not unreasonable, it is not merely reasonable either. He calls Christians to reserve for God's wisdom--which often looks, to the human brain, like foolishness--the role of vindicating and authenticating faith.
Every day it seems more difficult to explain to others what we believe and why. When our ideas and arguments fail to persuade them, what then? Is there another approach we can take? J. P. Moreland and Tim Muehlhoff offer a host of stories and illustrations from everyday life, history and pop culture to help Christians bolster their witness to friends and coworkers.
James M. Houston and Michael Parker believe now is the time for the church to offer ministry to its increasing numbers of seniors and to benefit from ministry they can offer. They issue an urgent call to reconceive the place and part of the elderly in the local congregation, showing that seniors aren't the problem--they are the solution.
In our increasingly pluralistic and multicultural society, there is a need for preaching that is capable of crossing cultural boundaries and engaging multiple contexts. Jared Alcántara's exciting new work proposes an intercultural and improvisational account of preaching in conversation with the legacy of Gardner C. Taylor.
You want to have vibrant relationships with those who struggle with addiction in your church and community. This practical resource for church leaders and congregations answers your pressing questions about addiction and recovery, through real-life stories, the latest insights from medical science and a biblical framework for how to love the addicts in your midst.
There are some things we just don't talk about. Pastor T. C. Ryan narrates the unsettling story of his lifelong struggle with sexual addiction, one that predated and pervaded his pastoral ministry—one that went on for years in secrecy and isolation. In light of his full experience of exile and healing, Ryan calls the church to a ministry of unsettling grace that is the worthy of the gospel.
Daryl E. Quick uses a step-by-step approach (enhanced by inspiring stories and practical exercises) to help readers learn new ways of thinking, feeling and acting that will replace the destructive patterns learned in childhood.
Civil rights leader John Perkins and CCDA president Wayne Gordon revisit the founding principles of the Christian Community Development Association, seeking to provide the terms for a new discussion around the emerging priorities of Christian community development today. Includes profiles of thriving urban ministries.
Newly updated and expanded by Christopher J. H. Wright, John Stott's classic book presents an enduring and holistic view of Christian mission that must encompass both evangelism and social action. Through a thorough biblical exploration, Stott provides a biblically based approach to mission that addresses both spiritual and physical needs.
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