This book is in two parts -- the story and the text. It is rooted in Matthew's Gospel and the use of Psalm 8 by Jesus during Passover week. The paradigm shift is this: 1. Jesus loved his religious and political enemies in such a way that they silenced themselves. 2. His means was the level playing field, where he received all their toughest questions, with no restrictions. 3. He did this to remove their hindrance to justice and mercy for all people equally, with a focus on the poor and needy. 4. This level playing field is central to understanding our salvation. What this means is this: 1. If enough Christians strategically advance such a level playing field in the present political climate, those who hate justice and mercy will silence themselves. 2. Then, all people of good will can work toward an honest social order of moral and economic prosperity for all people equally. 3. The religious, political and economic liberty thus produced would be a tangible demonstration of the beauty and truth of the Gospel to a soul weary nation and world.
The Pastor's Book
by R. Kent Hughes; Douglas Sean O'Donnell (Editor)
Call Number: BV4211.3 .H84 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-31
Pastors are tasked with the incredibly demanding job of caring for the spiritual, emotional, and, at times‚ physical needs of their people. While seminary is helpful preparation for many of the challenges pastors face, there’s far more to pastoral ministry than what can be covered in the classroom. Designed as a reference guide for nearly every situation a pastor will face, this comprehensive book by seasoned pastors Kent Hughes and Doug O’Donnell is packed full of biblical wisdom and practical guidance related to the reality of pastoral ministry in the trenches. From officiating weddings to conducting funerals to visiting the sick, this book will equip pastors and church leaders with the knowledge they need to effectively minister to their flocks, both within the walls of the church and beyond.
Science, Creation and the Bible
by Richard F. Carlson; Tremper Longman
Call Number: BS651 .C333 2010
Publication Date: 2010-11-04
Physicist Richard Carlson and biblical scholar Tremper Longman address the longstanding problem of how to relate scientific description of the beginnings of the universe with the biblical creation passages found in Genesis chapters 1 and 2. Experts in their respective fields, these two authors provide a way to resolve the seeming conflicting descriptions by showing the meaning of the biblical texts as well as the meaning of scientific description
by Tom Nelson
Call Number: Faith and Work BV4593 .N47 2011
Publication Date: 2011-10-05
Work. For some this word represents drudgery and the mundane. For others work is an idol to be served. If you find yourself anywhere on the spectrum from workaholic to weekend warrior, it's time to bridge the gap between Sunday worship and Monday work. Striking a balance between theological depth and practical counsel, Tom Nelson outlines God's purposes for work in a way that helps us to make the most of our vocation and to join God in his work in the world. Discover a new perspective on work that will transform your workday and make the majority of your waking hours matter, not only now, but for eternity
God the Father in the Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas'is an exposition of Aquinas'theology of God the Father as a coherent whole. Surprising as it might be, there has not been an extended treatment of Aquinas'theology of God the Father.
One of the central themes of inquiry for Karl Barth, the twentieth-century Protestant theologian, was the notion of revelation. Although he was suspicious of natural theology (i.e. the seeking of evidence for God & rsquo;s existence in the ordered structure of the world), recent scientific advances (notably in physics and cosmology) and the flourishing modern dialogue between science and religion offer compelling reasons to revisit Barth & rsquo;s thinking on the concept. We must again ask whether and how it might be possible to hold together the notion of revelation whilst employing reason and scientific evidence in the justification of belief.
Ratheiser's study provides the framework for a non-confessional, mitzvoth ethics-centered and historical-philological approach to the Jewish bible and deals with the basic steps of an alternative paradigmatic perspective on the biblical text. The author seeks to demostrate the ineptness of confessional and ahistorical approaches to the Jewish bible. Based on his observations and his survey of the history of interpretation of the Jewish bible, Ratheiser introduces an alternative hermeneutical-exegetical approach to the Jewish bible: the paradigm of examples.
Doing radical theology -- Ancient and modern apocalypticism -- Renewing the kingdom of God -- Hegel: the phenomenology of spirit as ground of a uniquely modern theology -- Nietzsche: nihilism and the illusion of ethics -- Heidegger: ereignis and the nothing -- Marion: Dionysian theology as a Catholic nihilism -- Contemporary French thinking and the primordial -- Modernity and the origin of angst -- Postmodernity and guilt -- The epic voyage into apocalypse -- Adieu: a call to radical theology.