It is a message that proclaims and calls all people to belief in the literal Resurrection of Jesus through a radical life change of repentance and baptism. Thus, this new life in Christ was a challenge and a threat in the Apostolic age to the societal status quo and remains a challenge and a threat to the societal status quo in our modern times. Dawn and Peterson note that, "The Christian community is an alternative society."Read more
Such is not the case with this excellent book by a successful Anglican priest who has the largest parish in the most unchurched city in England and who lives his life in the real world. This book is born out of a combination of sound scholarship and 22 years of parish experience and is designed to encourage and enable Christians to think through subjects that tend to be, well, touchy.Read more
The book addresses the oddity of Dispensationalist end-times scenarios. "The authors of this book reject those dispensationalist approaches that are confident they can plot the sequence or chronology of end-times events." (p. 14)Read more
This review offers an assessment of 'North to South' in the light of the most recent research on global Anglicanism, particularly that from the volume Growth and Decline in the Anglican Communion, 1980 to the Present, (Routledge 2017).Read more
First, there has often been a tendency toward a false and unbiblical specialization, so that spiritual power came to be seen as limited to certain people, rather than all Christians, and to certain places, rather than anywhere God's people are present. "They," the saints as special people, are obviously the gifted and anointed ones, and "we," the rest of us who are not so gifted and anointed, can then delegate our responsibility to them, with relief.Read more
The great challenge, says Neuhaus, is the reconstruction of a public philosophy that can undergird American life and America's ambiguous place in the world. To be truly democratic and to endure, such a public philosophy must be grounded in values that are based on Judeo-Christian religion.Read more
Mark Quay, rector of an Anglican parish and a teacher at the Anglican Studies program at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, has attacked this problem head on in his book A Minister's Manual for Spiritual Warfare. He is concerned to assist pastors and other ministers help their parishioners find freedom from demonic oppression.Read more
This is, as the description says, an appreciative biography, written by someone who knows Packer and who has long been an admirer. In that way it is quite typical of other biographies of still-living individuals--it describes the subject's life and influence, but without much emphasis on his weaknesses.
Ryken dedicates the book's opening pages to explaining why he wrote this book and why he did so in the way he did.Read more
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