A Theology for the Church

and the world and draws humanity into the drama through calling us to know and love God. First, Scripture anticipates theology because it reveals truth about God and furthermore provides the true story of the whole world.

Author: Dr. Daniel L. Akin

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781433682148

Category: Religion

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The revised edition of A Theology for the Church retains its original structure, organized under these traditional theological categories: revelation, God, humanity, Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things. Each chapter within these sections contains answers to the following four questions: What does the Bible say? What has the church believed? How does it all fit together? How does this doctrine impact the church today? Contributions from leading Baptist thinkers R. Albert Mohler, Jr., Paige Patterson, and Mark Dever among others will also appeal to the broader evangelical community. Included in this revision are new chapters on theological method from a missional perspective (Bruce Ashford and Keith Whitfield) and theology of creation, providence, and Sabbath that engages current research in science and philosophy (Chad Owen Brand). Chapters on special revelation (David Dockery) and human nature (John Hammett) have also been updated.

Becoming a Missionary Church

This is a historical story that reveals and accomplishes where God is leading the whole world, and this includes all peoples ... of the universally valid truth of the Bible than to claim that it tells the true story of the whole world.

Author: Michael W. Goheen

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493436552

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This book offers a historical assessment and balanced critique of contemporary church movements, especially in light of missional ecclesiology. An expert on Lesslie Newbigin and an expert on contemporary church models show how Newbigin's ideas have been developed and contextualized in three popular contemporary church movements: missional, emergent, and center church. In addition, the authors explain that some of Newbigin's insights have been neglected and need to be retrieved for the present day. This book calls for the recovery of the missionary nature of the church and commends church practices applicable to any congregation.

Contemporary Mission Theology

... “The whole point of Christianity is that it offers a story which is the story of the whole world.”7 Those are strong words indeed—Scripture narrates the whole point of Christianity as a true story of the whole world!

Author: Gallagher, Rogert L.

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781608336760

Category: Religion

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Deserting the King

True. Story. of. the. Whole. World. Understanding Judges within the context of the overarching story of the Bible makes all the difference in the world. Judges is not just an interesting collection of stories from the ancient past but a ...

Author: David Beldman

Publisher: Lexham Press

ISBN: 9781577997771

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Readers of the book of Judges encounter a host of puzzles to be solved—everything from the book’s purpose and place in the biblical narrative to the precise nature of the historical figures involved. In the midst of so many questions to be answered, how can we allow the book to change our view of the God of both the Old and New Testament? In Deserting the King, David Beldman guides readers through the book of Judges, tracing the acceptance and rejection, the tragedy and heroism of Israel’s relationship with God and the Israelite monarchy. Along the way, he shows readers how this book—though full of bloodshed, intrigue, and conflict—can help us see God at work in our world.

The Church and Its Vocation

It is the true story of the whole world. To be fully human as God intends is to be part of the biblical story that finds its center in Jesus Christ.26 We can put it another way to show just what an astonishing claim Newbigin is making ...

Author: Michael W. Goheen

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493415847

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Lesslie Newbigin, one of the twentieth century's most important church leaders, offered insights on the church in a pluralistic world that are arguably more relevant now than when first written. This volume presents his ecclesiology to a new generation. Michael Goheen clearly articulates Newbigin's missionary understanding of the church and places it in the context of Newbigin's core theological convictions. Suitable for students as well as church leaders, this book offers readers a better understanding of the mission of the church in the world today. Foreword by N. T. Wright.

A Manifesto for Theological Interpretation

If one believes this, it means that the Bible is nothing less than a record that purports to be the true story of the whole world. This is a very remarkable claim indeed! To articulate the nature of Scripture in this way breaks with ...

Author: Craig G. Bartholomew

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781493403424

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Recent decades have witnessed a renaissance of theological interpretation. Craig Bartholomew, coauthor of the bestselling The Drama of Scripture, and Heath Thomas bring together a team of specialists to articulate a multifaceted vision for returning rigorous biblical interpretation to the context of the church. Developed by the internationally recognized Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar, this book is designed to bring clarity and unity to the enterprise of theological interpretation. It positively integrates multiple approaches to interpreting the Bible, combining academic rigor with pastoral sensitivity for professors, students, and church leaders.

Excellent Preaching

In my phrasing, he understood that the Bible tells the true story of the whole world.25 A story will illustrate what this means. After some time living in India as a missionary, Lesslie Newbigin was challenged by a welleducated Hindu ...

Author: Craig G. Bartholomew

Publisher: Lexham Press

ISBN: 9781577996514

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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The goal of preaching is to let the powerful message of the Bible penetrate the lives of your congregation. A well-crafted sermon can help to bridge the gap between biblical context and contemporary application. In Excellent Preaching, Craig Bartholomew explains why we need to be acquainted with both the context of Scripture and the context in which we preach. Good contextualization is hard work, but Bartholomew shows that it can be done. Practical, accessible, and rooted in years of preaching experience, this short book helps preachers connect the message of the text to everyday life.

The Drama of Scripture

The only proper answer to “Tell me about yourself” is to tell a story or a series of stories. ... And this leads to a very important question: Is there a true story of the whole world in which I am called to live my life?

Author: Craig G. Bartholomew

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281073481

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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The Drama of Scripture provides an engaging overview of the storyline and theology of the Bible. The authors work their way through the Bible as a drama with six acts – creation, sin, Israel, Jesus, mission and new creation. Their study provides an introduction to the Bible and a commentary on important passages, while helping the reader relate their story to the Bible story at each point.

Out of Egypt Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation

The Bible is universal history: it sets forth a story of the whole world from its beginning to its end. It is the true story of the world, and all other stories are at best partial narratives, which must be understood within the context ...

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310873495

Category: Religion

Page: 528

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Biblical theology attempts to explore the theological coherence of the canonical witnesses; no serious Christian theology can overlook this issue. The essays in the present volume illustrate the complexity and richness of the conversation that results from attentive consideration of the question. In a time when some voices are calling for a moratorium on biblical theology or pronouncing its concerns obsolete, this collection of meaty essays demonstrates the continuing vitality and necessity of the enterprise. Richard B. Hays, George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament, The Divinity School, Duke University, USA This volume on biblical theology jumps into the fray and poses the right kind of questions. It does not offer a single way forward. Several of the essays are quite fresh and provocative, breaking new ground (Bray, Reno); others set out the issues with clarity and grace (Bartholomew); others offer programmatic analysis (Webster; Bauckham); others offer a fresh angle of view (Chapman, Martin). The success of this series is in facing the challenge of disarray in biblical studies head-on and then modeling a variety of approaches to stimulate our reflection. Christopher Seitz, Professor of Old Testament and Theological Studies, St. Andrews University, UK

Introducing Christian Mission Today

Scripture, as N . T . Wright puts it, “offers a story which is the story of the whole world . It is public truth .”10 God's mission to restore the world and its peoples is a central theme in the biblical narrative .

Author: Michael W. Goheen

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830895434

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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Michael Goheen gives us a full-scale introduction to mission studies today in its biblical, theological and historical dimensions. Goheen covers the full horizon of major issues in mission, including its global, urban and holistic contexts. This text shows how the missional church encounters the pluralism of Western culture and global religions.