• Reflections deal with issues that matter • Author is a renowned preacher, broadcaster, and internationally known ethicist Essays by a preeminent Anglican figure on the salient issues of our time, “issues on which I believe the Church should have a view,” says Wells. The issues run the gamut from social, political, personal, life-cycle to theological. Some of the issues treated include Islam, migration, the rise of religious extremism, dementia, Israel, marriage, LGBTQ identity, domestic violence, death, shame, old age, retirement, assisted dying, ecology, obesity, inequality, Brexit, and the Trump presidential election. “Sam Wells arguably has the liveliest, most agile, best informed, critically disciplined mind in the entire Christian community; and he has a baptized heart of honesty, compassion, and passion to match his baptized mind. In this book he ranges over a cluster of complex issues, all the way from hard public questions of economics and politics to the most pathos-filed personal issues of retirement, dementia, and death. Concerning every issue, Sam’s sound judgment instructs us as he moves easily from life to Scripture and back through church tradition. This book will serve many of us well who live with daily perplexities that admit no resolution.” —Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
Four Simple Questions That Reveal the Beauty and Meaning of Our Lives
Author: Wayne Muller
We all long to experience a sense of inner wholeness and guidance, but today's notions of healing and recovery too often keep us focused on our brokenness, on our deficiencies rather than our strengths. Wayne Muller's luminous new book gently guides us to the place where we are already perfect, already blessed with the wisdom we need to live a life of meaning, purpose and grace. He starts, as do so many spiritual teachers, with simple questions: Who am I? What do I love? How shall I live, knowing I will die? What is my gift to the family of the earth? He then takes us deeper, exploring each question through transformative true stories. We meet men and women--Wayne's neighbors, friends, patients--who have discovered love, courage, and kindness even in the midst of sorrow and loss. And through them we glimpse that relentless spark of spiritual magic that burns within each of us. Woven throughout are contemplations, daily practices, poems, and teachings from the great wisdom teachings. Page by page, we become more awake to the joy and mystery of this precious human life, and to the unique gifts every one of us has to offer the world.
Why is Jesus returning for the Rapture? Who is He coming for? If all of the prophecies of the Bible have been fulfilled; why has He not returned? Is He just waiting for the right number of people to be saved? This book offers a fresh and new look at prophecies that still need to be fulfilled. It is an in depth look at the key to the return of Jesus. There are prophecies relating to the world and the evil of this world building up to the “Last Days”. There are also prophecies relating to the “Bride”, for whom He is returning.
The Adventure of the Christian Life guides the reader into what they can expect after salvation. What difference does salvation make? What do you do next after you say "I do" to God? This book reviews how to receive Jesus as Savior, then moves on to encourage believers to receive the Holy Spirit. A guide to discerning Biblical truth versus error, this book teaches the reader how to view hardships and problems, while finding strength and hope.
James was regarded by Paul as a 'Pillar of the Church' and certainly he became very prominent in the church of the time. James comments on Trials and temptations, favoritism, faith and works are classics. One of the hardest lessons to learn is to tame the tongue which can do such untold damage in a church community. With chapters on submitting to God in the matter of the taming of the tongue and the display of godly wisdom are just as relevant in the church today. Those of the church members who are wealthy also should pay heed to James comments. Matthew A. Knight has written this book with the commentaries on each chapter in the hope that all who read it might learn and having learned might apply it to their own situation in the church they find themselves in. Especially, James' comments are helpful for the leadership of the church.
"Frank Dragash is a servant of Christ with an incredible passion to make an impact on the world for Christ's kingdom. His ministry in multiple cultures gives him a unique perspective, and he takes a creative approach to every project he undertakes. This book is no exception. He shows clearly that the family is intended to reflect the image of God, and argues that modern culture has gone astray because they have overlooked this truth. An important message that our society desperately needs to hear." -Dr. John Bechtle, Director, The Telos Institute International ------------ The word person is aptly described in Webster's Dictionary in the following explanation: A figure of speech in which an imaginary or absent person is represented as speaking or acting. In this description we can see the reality of being made in the image of someone else. This is the theme of this book. In the ancient Greek theater, an actor would heave a mask over his face in order to more truly represent his character, who was supposed to be present at that moment in that spot, but was actually absent. Because of the character's inability to be present in person on stage, the actor put a particular form over his own face, to identify himself with the character he was representing. This clearly illustrates the concept of personhood with its entire array of traits. In this sense, the entire life known to us is not ours; it is loaned to us. We are truly acting it out. The only question to be answered is: Will we acknowledge it or deny it? Find out the answer in this book!
McNab says that believers and seekers will only begin to fully understand the depth, the height, and the immeasurable expanse of the love of God for lost humanity with a better understanding of Pauls Letter to the Hebrews. This study focuses on how God seeks to bridge the gap that sin has caused between him and mankinds rebellious, fallen race. (Christian)
Dr. R.C. Sproul is one of today’s preeminent theologians. For more than fifty years his solid, practical messages have impacted and inspired generations of believers. The “Classic Theology Series” continues Dr. Sproul’s legacy. How Then Shall We Worship? is a landmark look at God’s design for authentic worship. Today’s church cannot seem to agree on what corporate worship should look like. Some choose contemporary forms, others prefer traditional expressions. Yet pop culture or the status quo do not hold the answers. God’s Word does. Dr. Sproul digs deep into rich Scripture passages to provide a guide for worship today. Readers will discover that God intends worship to be an unforgettable encounter between Himself and His people—a joyous experience engaging the worshiper’s entire being.
Author Andrew Fitz-Gibbon writes: These musings are something of a window on my spiritual and philosophical journey. The journey did not begin recently, nor does it end with the last of these reflections. These serve as but a glimpse into my personal odyssey. Though these reflections are not in any way polished philosophy nor systematic theology, the careful reader will be able to piece together what I think about metaphysics (what is the case), epistemology (how we know what we think we know), ethics (how we ought to live) and aesthetics (what is beautiful and why). I comment also on understandings of God, Christ, Christianity, the Buddha, Daoism, and interfaith dialogue.