Two Views on Women in Ministry

Author: James R. Beck

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310864518

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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What does the Bible say about women’s roles in the church? With pros and cons on either side of a heated, ongoing debate, no definitive conclusions have emerged. This book furnishes you with a clear and thorough presentation of the two primary views on women in ministry so you can better understand each one’s strengths, weaknesses, and complexities. Each view—egalitarian (equal ministry opportunity for both genders) and complementarian (ministry roles differentiated by gender)—is represented by two contributors. This revised edition of the book brings the exchange of ideas and perspectives into the traditional Counterpoints format. Each author states his or her case and is then critiqued by the other contributors. The fair-minded, interactive Counterpoints forum allows you to compare and contrast the two different positions, and to form your own opinion concerning the practical and often deeply personal issue of women in ministry. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 031052864X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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No issue is more divisive or more pressing for the church today than homosexuality. Two Views on Homosexuality, the Bible, and the Church brings a fresh perspective to a well-worn debate. While Christian debates about homosexuality are most often dominated by biblical exegesis, this book seeks to give much-needed attention to the rich history of received Christian tradition, bringing the Bible into conversation with historical and systematic theology. To that end, both theologians and biblical scholars—well accomplished in their fields and conversant in issues of sexuality and gender—articulate and defend each of the two views: Affirming view William Loader Megan K. DeFranza Traditional view Wesley Hill Stephen R. Holmes Unique among most debates on homosexuality, this book presents a constructive dialogue between people who disagree on significant ethical and theological matters, and yet maintain a respectful and humanizing posture toward one another. Even as these scholars articulate pointed arguments for their position with academic rigor and depth, they do so cordially, clearly, and compassionately, without demeaning the other. The main essays are followed by exceptionally insightful responses and rejoinders that interact with their fellow essayists with convicted civility. Holding to a high view of Scripture, a commitment to the gospel and the church, and a love for people—especially those most affected by this topic—the contributors wrestle deeply with the Bible and theology, especially the prohibition texts, the role of procreation, gender complementarity, and pastoral accommodation. The book concludes with general editor Preston Sprinkle’s reflections on the future of discussions on faith and sexuality.

Four Views on Moving beyond the Bible to Theology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310302498

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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The Bible has long served as the standard for Christian practice, yet believers still disagree on how biblical passages should be interpreted and applied. Only when readers fully understand the constructs that inform their process of moving from Scripture to theology—and those of others—can Christians fully evaluate teachings that claim to be “biblical.” Here, scholars who affirm an inspired Bible, relevant and authoritative for every era, present models they consider most faithful to Scripture: - Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.: A Principlizing Model - Daniel M. Doriani: A Redemptive-Historical Model - Kevin J. Vanhoozer: A Drama-of-Redemption Model - William J. Webb: A Redemptive-Movement Model Each position also receives critiques from the proponents of the other views. Moreover, due to the far-reaching implications this topic holds for biblical studies, theology, and church teaching, this book includes three additional reflections by Christopher J. H. Wright, Mark L. Strauss, and Al Wolters on the theological and practical interpretation of biblical texts. Four Views on Moving beyond the Bible to Theology empowers readers to identify, evaluate, and refine their own approach to moving from the Bible to theology.

Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond

Author: Darrell L. Bock

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310873991

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Are these the last days? Could Jesus return at any time to establish his thousand-year reign on earth? What is the nature of Christ’s millennial kingdom referred to in the book of Revelation? What must happen before Jesus returns, and what part does the church play? Three predominant views held by evangelicals seek to answer these and related questions: premillennial, postmillennial, and amillennial. This book gives each view a forum for presentation, critique, and defense. Besides each contributor’s personal perspective, various interpretations of the different positions are discussed in the essays. Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond lets you compare and contrast three important eschatological viewpoints to gain a better understanding of how Christianity’s great hope, the return of Jesus, is understood by the church. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

Four Views on Divine Providence

Author: William Lane Craig,Ron Highfield,Gregory A. Boyd,Paul Kjoss Helseth

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310547954

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Questions about divine providence have preoccupied Christians for generations: Are people elected to salvation? For whom did Jesus die? This book introduces readers to four prevailing views on divine providence, with particular attention to the question of who Jesus died to save (the extent of the atonement) and if or how God determines who will be saved (predestination).But this book does not merely answer readers’ questions. Four Views on Divine Providence helps readers think theologically about all the issues involved in exploring this doctrine. The point-counterpoint format reveals the assumptions and considerations that drive equally learned and sincere theologians to sharp disagreement. It unearths the genuinely decisive issues beneath an often superficial debate. Volume contributors are Paul Helseth (God causes every creaturely event that occurs); William Lane Craig (through his “middle knowledge,” God controls the course of worldly affairs without predetermining any creatures’ free decisions); Ron Highfield (God controls creatures by liberating their decision-making); and Gregory Boyd (human decisions can be free only if God neither determines nor knows what they will be). Introductory and closing essays by Dennis Jowers give relevant background and guide readers toward their own informed beliefs about divine providence.

Pauline Theology

Ministry and Society

Author: E. Earl Ellis

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1597520918

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian

A Kingdom Corrective to the Evangelical Gender Debate

Author: Michelle Lee-Barnewall

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1493402048

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 7084

Regarding gender relations, the evangelical world is divided between complementarians and egalitarians. While both perspectives have much to contribute, the discussion has reached a stalemate. Michelle Lee-Barnewall critiques both sides of the debate, challenging the standard premises and arguments and offering new insight into a perennially divisive issue in the church. She brings fresh biblical exegesis to bear on our cultural situation, presenting an alternative way to move the discussion forward based on a corporate perspective and on kingdom values. The book includes a foreword by Craig L. Blomberg and an afterword by Lynn H. Cohick.

Five Views on Law and Gospel

Author: Greg L. Bahnsen,Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.,Douglas J. Moo,Wayne G. Strickland,Willem A. VanGemeren

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310872278

Category: Religion

Page: 416

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Do the Law and the Gospel belong to two separate dispensations? Has the Gospel replaced the Law? What is the relevance of the Old Testament Law to our lives as Christians? Is there continuity between it and what Christ expects of us in the Gospel? It is no secret that Christians have differed widely on these questions. This book explores five major approaches to this important biblical topic that have developed in Protestant circles. Each of the five authors presents his particular perspective on the issue and responds to the other four. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

Warum Gott?

Vernünftiger Glaube oder Irrlicht der Menschheit?

Author: Timothy Keller

Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen

ISBN: 3765570370

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Warum Gott? Ist es heute noch vernünftig zu glauben? Ist der Glaube nicht irrelevant, ohne Antworten auf die drängenden Fragen der Zeit? Hat die Wissenschaft nicht den Glauben an Gott längst widerlegt? Mächtige Fragen an den Allmächtigen! Tim Keller findet Antworten, die nicht nur den Zweifler nachdenklich werden lassen. Und er nennt gute Gründe für den Glauben.

Growing Healthy Asian American Churches

Author: Peter Cha,S. Steve Kang,Helen Lee

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830875429

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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The Asian American church is in transition. Congregations face the challenges of preserving ethnic culture and heritage while contextualizing their ministry to younger generations and the unchurched. Many Asian American church leaders struggle with issues like leadership development, community dynamics and intergenerational conflict. But often Asian American churches lack the resources and support they need to fulfill their callings. Peter Cha, Steve Kang and Helen Lee and a team of veteran Asian American pastors and church leaders offer eight key values for healthy Asian American churches. Drawing on years of expertise and filled with practical examples from landmark churches like Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, NewSong Church and Lighthouse Christian Church, the book provides soundly biblical perspectives for effective ministry that honors the Asian American cultural context. Insights from such pioneering leaders as Ken Fong, David Gibbons, Grace May, Wayne Ogimachi, Steve Wong, Nancy Sugikawa and Soong-Chan Rah make this an essential guide for Asian American church leaders wanting to help their congregations achieve health and growth. Produced in partnership with the Catalyst Leadership Center, a resource organization for Asian American church ministry.

The Counterpoints Library: Complete 32-Volume Set

Resources for Understanding Controversial Issues in the Bible, Theology, and Church Life

Author: Stanley N. Gundry,Paul E. Engle,Darrell L. Bock,Mark L. Strauss,Wayne A. Grudem,Michael F. Bird,John H. Armstrong,Matthew Barrett,Paul Basden,James R. Beck,Kenneth Berding,Ardel Caneday,Steven B. Cowan,William Crockett,Bruce A. Demarest,Louis Goldberg,Charles Halton,Collin Hansen,Alan Hultberg,Dennis Jowers,Jonathan Lunde,Gary L. McIntosh,Gary T. Meadors,James R. A. Merrick,Distinguished Professor of Philosophy J P Moreland,Andrew David Naselli,Dennis L. Okholm,C. Marvin Pate,Timothy R. Phillips,J. Matthew Pinson,John Mark Reynolds,Jason S. Sexton,James J. Stamoolis,Alan P. Stanley,Wayne G. Strickland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780310526483

Category:

Page: 8944

View: 6392

The Counterpoints Library: Complete 32-Volume Set is an amazing value for readers (total retail of the individual books is $659), covering diverse topics of theology, biblical studies, and church life, including the historical Adam, biblical inerrancy, divine providence, evolution, the rapture, women in ministry, eternal security, and more.

Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

Author: Kenneth Berding,Jonathan Lunde

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310590515

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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To read the New Testament is to meet the Old Testament at every turn. But exactly how do Old Testament texts relate to their New Testament references and allusions? Moreover, what fruitful interpretive methods do New Testament texts demonstrate? Leading biblical scholars Walter Kaiser, Darrel Bock and Peter Enns each present their answers to questions surrounding the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament. Contributors address elements such as Divine and human authorial intent, the context of Old Testament references, and theological grounds for an interpretive method. Each author applies his framework to specific texts so that readers can see how their methods work out in practice. Each contributor also receives a thorough critique from the other two authors. A one-stop reference for setting the scene and presenting approaches to the topic that respect the biblical text, Three Views on the New Testament Use of Old Testament gives readers the tools they need to develop their own views on this important subject. The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible & Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

A Jew to the Jews

Jewish Contours of Pauline Flexibility in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23. Second Edition

Author: David J. Rudolph

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498296165

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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David J. Rudolph raises new questions about Paul's view of the Torah and Jewish identity in this post-supersessionist interpretation of 1 Corinthians 9:19-23. Paul's principle of accommodation is considered in light of the diversity of Second Temple Judaism and Jesus' example and rule of accommodation.

Are Miraculous Gifts for Today?

4 Views

Author: Wayne A. Grudem

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310871360

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Are the gifts of tongues, prophecy, and healing for today? No, say cessationists. Yes, say Pentecostal and Third Wave Christians. Maybe, say a large sector of open-but-cautious evangelicals. What’s the answer? Is there an answer? Are Miraculous Gifts for Today? takes you to the heart of the charismatic controversy. It provides an impartial format for comparing the four main lines of thinking: cessationist, open but cautious, third wave, and Pentecostal/charismatic. The authors present their positions in an interactive setting that allows for critique, clarification, and defense. This thought-provoking book will help Christians on every side of the miraculous gifts debate to better understand their own position and the positions of others. Wayne Grudem has brought online the four major views on miraculous gifts today. Downloading them into your own understanding takes effort, but the worldwide network that you join is the fellowship of the Spirit! The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series.

Die Propheten Israels

Author: Reinhard G. Kratz

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 340669134X

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Die biblischen Propheten sind die markantesten Repräsentanten der jüdischen Religion und nehmen auch im Christentum und im Islam eine zentrale Stellung ein. Ihre Geschichte reicht zurück in den Alten Orient und das Alte Israel, als es die jüdische Religion noch nicht gab. In dieser Zeit haben Propheten keine Bücher geschrieben, und auch in ihrem Auftreten und in ihrer Botschaft unterscheiden sie sich sehr von den Propheten der Hebräischen Bibel. Das macht eine historische und literarische Beschäftigung mit den Quellen nötig. Dieses Buch beschreibt die außerbiblischen Zeugnisse der Prophetie und unterscheidet in der biblischen Überlieferung selbst zwischen den historischen und den literarischen Propheten. Es bietet so einen umfassenden Überblick über die Erscheinungsformen und die Geschichte der Prophetie von der altorientalischen Mantik bis zur jüdischen Apokalyptik und der christlichen Rezeption im Neuen Testament.

Wer schrieb die Bibel?

so entstand das Alte Testament

Author: Richard Elliott Friedman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866471443

Category:

Page: 384

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Flucht ins Engagement

Author: William Warren Bartley

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783169451302

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

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