• Why Church?

    Why Church?

    A Basic Introduction

    by Scott W. Sunquist
    Foreword by Richard J. Mouw

    Is a church just something we create to serve our purposes or to maintain old traditions? Or is it something more vital, more meaningful, and more powerful? In this introduction to the nature of the local church, historian and missionary Scott Sunquist brings us a portrait of the church in motion, clarifying the two primary purposes of the church: worship and witness.

  • Seeking Church

    Seeking Church

    Emerging Witnesses to the Kingdom

    Missiological Engagements

    by Darren T. Duerksen and William A. Dyrness

    New expressions of church, including so-called insider movements, are proliferating among non-Christian religious communities worldwide. Drawing on the growing social-scientific work on emergent theory, Darren Duerksen and William Dyrness explore how all Christian movements have been and are engaged in a "reverse hermeneutic," where the gospel is read and interpreted through existing cultural and religious norms.

  • Placemaking and the Arts

    Placemaking and the Arts

    Cultivating the Christian Life

    Studies in Theology and the Arts

    by Jennifer Allen Craft

    What role does place play in the Christian life? In this STA volume, Jennifer Allen Craft gives a practical theology of the arts, contending that the arts place us in time, space, and community in ways that encourage us to be fully and imaginatively present in a variety of contexts: the natural world, our homes, our worshiping communities, and society.

  • Come, Let Us Eat Together

    Come, Let Us Eat Together

    Sacraments and Christian Unity

    Wheaton Theology Conference Series

    by George Kalantzis and Marc Cortez

    When it comes to the sacraments, the church has often been—and remains—divided. Can we still gather together at the same table? Based on lectures from the 2017 Wheaton Theology Conference, this volume brings together the reflections of Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox theologians, who consider what it means to proclaim the unity of the body of Christ in light of the sacraments.

  • Apostolicity


    The Ecumenical Question in World Christian Perspective

    Missiological Engagements

    by John G. Flett

    At the heart of the ecumenical discussions over the past century lies the issue of what constitutes the apostolicity of the church. In an attempt to forge structural agreements, these discussions have ignored the diversity of world Christianity. In this groundbreaking study, John Flett presents a bold account of an apostolicity that embraces plurality.

  • The Church

    The Church

    Contours of Christian Theology

    by Edmund P. Clowney

    Edmund P. Clowney examines the doctrine of the church and offers insight on worship, mission, church and culture, church and state, church order and discipline, the ministry of women, baptism, the Lord's Supper, tongues and prophecy, signs and wonders. In the Contours of Christian Theology.

  • A Shared Mercy

    A Shared Mercy

    Karl Barth on Forgiveness and the Church

    New Explorations in Theology

    by Jon Coutts
    Foreword by John Webster

    Combining systematic and pastoral theology, Jon Coutts explores what it means to forgive and reconcile in the context of the Christ-confessing community. Both a constructive practical theology and a critical commentary on Barth's theology in Church Dogmatics, this work explains the place and meaning of interpersonal forgiveness in Christ's ongoing ministry of reconciliation.

  • Evangelical, Sacramental, and Pentecostal

    Evangelical, Sacramental, and Pentecostal

    Why the Church Should Be All Three

    by Gordon T. Smith

    Christians tend to divide into three camps: evangelical, sacramental, and pentecostal. But must we choose between them? Drawing on the New Testament, Christian history, and years of experience in Christian ministry, Gordon T. Smith argues that the church not only can be all three, but in fact must be all three in order to truly be the church.

  • Worship and the Reality of God

    Worship and the Reality of God

    An Evangelical Theology of Real Presence

    by John Jefferson Davis

    Professor John Jefferson Davis shows what's really needed for the renewal of worship in our evangelical churches. Moving far beyond the "worship wars" Davis provides profound theological analysis and fresh recommendations to help us recognize obstacles to worship and learn to rightly respond to the glory and gracious real presence of God among us in our worship.

  • Christ, Baptism and the Lord's Supper

    Christ, Baptism and the Lord's Supper

    Recovering the Sacraments for Evangelical Worship

    by Leonard J. Vander Zee

    Leonard J. Vander Zee makes a compelling connection between Baptism and the Lord's Supper and the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God.

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