Broken Signposts

Broken Signposts is a rich and encouraging book. Aside from his great theological and interpretive erudition and his lively, accessible style, Tom Wright has a keen eye for the essential characteristics of our cultural moment.


Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281080496

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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Justice, Love, Spirituality, Beauty, Freedom, Truth and Power. These are ideals that we all strive for, yet so often we find ourselves falling short. Why is that? In this deeply insightful meditation, Tom Wright looks to the Gospel of John for answers. With his characteristic wisdom, he shows how John can help us to see not only why we strive for these ideals, or ‘signposts’, but also why we so often experience them as broken. He also shows how Christianity provides us with the vision and resources for engaging with the questions posed by each signpost, pointing to a clear and compelling explanation of the world, and of our role and responsibility within it.

History and Eschatology

If we thought that the seven human vocational signposts would lead along a noble upward path to God, ... drawing out the way in which not only Israel's broken story but the broken signposts from the entire human world turned out after ...

Author: N. T. Wright

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281081691

Category: Religion

Page: 544

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‘This is Wright at his best – exegete, theologian, churchman, and public intellectual rolled into one.’ Miroslav Volf ‘Wright’s crowning achievement.’ John Cottingham Building on his critically acclaimed Gifford Lectures, N. T. Wright presents a richly nuanced case for a theology based on a renewed understanding of historical knowledge. The question of 'natural theology' interlocks with the related questions of how we can conceive of God acting in the world, and of why, if God is God, the world is full of evil. Can specific events in history, like those reported in the Gospels, afford the necessary point from which to answer such questions? Widely shared cultural and philosophical assumptions have conditioned our understanding of history in ways that make the idea of divine action in history problematic. But could better historical study itself win from ancient Jewish and Christian cosmology and eschatology a renewed way of understanding the relationship between God and the world? N. T. Wright argues that this can indeed be done, and in this ground-breaking book he develops a distinctive approach to natural theology grounded in what he calls an 'epistemology of love'. This approach arises from his reflection on the significance of the ancient concept of the 'new creation' for our understanding the reality of the world, the reality of God and their relation to one another.

Prodigal Christianity

10 Signposts into the Missional Frontier David E. Fitch, Geoffrey Holsclaw ... These signposts deal with the basic questions of culture, God, Jesus, and witness. ... Signpost 8 leads us into God's mission among the sexually broken.

Author: David E. Fitch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118203262

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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An engaging and thoughtful book that guides readers into the frontiers of being a missional Christian Prodigal Christianity offers a down-to-earth, accessible, and yet provocative understanding of God's mission of redemption in the world, and how followers of Christ can participate in this work. It speaks into the discontent of all those who have exhausted conservative, liberal, and even emergent ways of being Christian and are looking for a new way forward. It offers building blocks for missional theology and practice that moves Christians into a gospel-centered way of life for our culture and our times. Offers a compelling and creative vision for North American Christians Puts forth a theology and ten critical signposts that must be observed to follow a missional way of life: post-Christendom, missio Dei, incarnation, witness, scripture, gospel, church, sexuality, justice, pluralism Asks questions and points to issues that trouble many leaders in the post-modern, post-denominational, post-Christendom church This book can fill the gap for the average Christian left discontented with the current options "after evangelicalism."

The Mara Contact

BROKEN. SIGNPOSTS. We have spoken about signs that are easily seen, smelt, or sensed in some way. Broken signs mean halved or doubled signs. Not all signs are exactly what you would feel them to be. Let me explain.

Author: H. M. Porteous

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781504316125

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 252

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From her vantage point within the Spiritual Realms, the wonderful and loving Mara, the Rose of Antiquity, explains how looking within our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual worlds help us unleash self-awareness and maximize our personal power. In an inspirational guidebook, the Spirit of Mara shares uplifting words and pearls of wisdom that bring internal drama into the open in an unusual and imaginative manner. Through her advice, others will learn how to understand the mighty powerhouse they are as well as the unlimited possibilities that exist within the framework of their powerhouse. While Mara’s words gently nudge people away from their comfort zones and suggest that they investigate new ideas and ways of looking at everyday issues and concepts, they also encourage reflection inward toward the place where magic happens to find strength and the answers. The Mara Contact shares guidance and wisdom from a beloved Spirit who leads others down a path of enlightenment to become alive in all ways.

Jesus Is One of Us

As I was finishing this book, my friend Walt Zorn recommended N. T. Wright's new book Broken Signposts. I highly recommend it, too. Among the many wonderful insights throughout the book, the main theme is that our current structures ...

Author: Ron Simkins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725263116

Category: Religion

Page: 406

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The relationship between God and Jesus is the means and the model for God’s renewal of humanity. Jesus is the “firstborn” of God’s future human society, but he will not be the last. God’s purpose is to have a family made up of the completed and glorified humans we were always meant to become. What an exciting future God is planning for us! Human potential in the hands of God exceeds our wildest imagination. Although Jesus’s roles and titles are often seen as separating him from the rest of us humans, they actually embed him deeply in our humanity. Jesus was, is, and always will be one of us. Becoming completed humans like Jesus is a road we are called to travel, as we learn to increasingly depend upon God’s promise to provide the gifts of forgiveness and empowerment. Let’s take the journey together with our brother who is “the Son of God” and “the Son of Man (Humanity).”

The Good the True the Beautiful

The following letter is part of a collection of storytelling in the form of personal letters titled “Broken Signposts,” the outworking of a larger project for Regent College, which explores the relationship between knowing, teaching, ...

Author: Mark J. Boone

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725268883

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Dr. David K. Naugle is widely regarded as a leading thinker in the area of Christian worldview formation. As Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Dallas Baptist University, he has drawn accolades and admiration. This collection in his honor demonstrates that intellectual pursuits are inherently spiritual, that no area of life is separate from the lordship of Christ, and that true Christian faith is in fact the deep fulfillment of the human experience. On topics ranging from linguistics to gardening and everything in between, these essays represent the depth and breadth of the idea that all goodness is God’s goodness, all truth is God’s truth, and all beauty is God’s beauty.

The Metaphysics of Historical Jesus Research

... if broken, signposts to the ultimate realities of God and the world.55 However, this conviction in 'the ultimate realities of God' does not directly impact upon his historiographical method, a method which remains decidedly free of ...

Author: Jonathan Rowlands

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000781922

Category: History

Page: 243

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In this book Rowlands interrogates the theological and philosophical foundations of the 'Quest' for the historical Jesus, from Reimarus to the present day, culminating in a call for greater metaphysical transparency and diversity in the discipline. This multidisciplinary approach to historical Jesus research, drawing on historiography, sociology, philosophy, and theology, makes a significant and original contribution to the field. Part I outlines the implicit role of metaphysical presuppositions in historical methodology by examining the concept of an historiographical worldview. Part II provides an overview of the 'Quest' for the historical Jesus, demonstrating that the disparate historiographical worldviews operative in the 'Quest' evidence a particular shared characteristic, in that they might accurately be described as ‘secular.’ Rowlands’ study concludes with a call for a greater plurality and openness regarding the philosophical and theological presuppositions at work in historical Jesus research. The Metaphysics of Historical Jesus Research is of interest to students and scholars working on New Testament studies and historical Jesus research.


Who cares what those broken limping people think about you— What marginal intelligence gives them sway over your Epic ... your true Passage of Time and Temperance They are but broken signposts leading to their own monstrous mediocrity.

Author: Roland Roberge

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483632742

Category: Poetry

Page: 220

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A collection of poems.

Themelios Volume 45 Issue 1

... but just as the meaning of the chalice can only be fully grasped through participation in the Eucharist, so the significance of the world's broken signposts can only be glimpsed from the perspective of the new creation.

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781666746549

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition ( and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary

My Best Friend Is Extinct

and I snapped a signpost in half and sent it flying.” I laughed, picturing all the broken signposts that would reappear in the spring when the snow melted. But laughing made my head feel like it was being squeezed into a too-tight ...

Author: Rebecca Wood Barrett

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 9781459824447

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Ten-year-old Henry Springs is thrilled when the wintery resort town he and his mom recently moved to experiences a record-breaking snowfall. There are even rumors that the extreme weather could mark the beginning of a new ice age. One day, while exploring one of the many tunnels running through the town’s snowbanks, Henry discovers a strange, prehistoric-like creature that is seriously injured. Henry immediately names him Yarp and hauls the wounded animal back to his house on a makeshift sled. There he builds a secret cave for Yarp and slowly nurses him back to health. But, as Henry soon discovers, Yarp is not the only unusual beast lurking in the neighborhood. Where did these creatures come from and how can Henry keep his new friend safe?