Thinking. Loving. Doing.

Author: Rick Warren

Publisher: SPCK


Category: Religion

Page: 168

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Rick Warren, R. C. Sproul, Al Mohler, Thabiti Anyabwile, Francis Chan and John Piper challenge us to pursue holistic Christianity. They want us to be thinkers, very engaged and serious thinkers, and more. To be feelers, with a great passion for Jesus and his gospel, and more. And doers, endeavouring to do great acts of love for others, and more. Our Saviour perfectly embodies all three, and demonstrates that thinking, loving and doing are indeed not at odds, but mutually strengthening and reinforcing.

The Dao of World Politics

Towards a Post-Westphalian, Worldist International Relations

Author: L. H. M. Ling

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 990

This book draws on Daoist yin/yang dialectics to move world politics from the current stasis of hegemony, hierarchy, and violence to a more balanced engagement with parity, fluidity, and ethics. The author theorizes that we may develop a richer, more representative approach towards sustainable and democratic governance by offering a non-Western alternative to hegemonic debates in IR. The book presents the story of world politics by integrating folk tales and popular culture with policy analysis. It does not exclude current models of liberal internationalism but rather brackets them for another day, another purpose. The deconstruction of IR as a singular unifying school of thought through the lens of a non-Westphalian analytic shows a unique perspective on the forces that drive and shape world politics. This book suggests new ways to articulate and act so that global politics is more inclusive and less coercive. Only then, the book claims, could IR realize what the dao has always stood for: a world of compassion and care. The Dao of World Politics bridges the humanities and social sciences, and will be of interest to scholars and students of the global/international, as well as policymakers and activists of the local/domestic.

Rethinking Holiness

A Theological Introduction

Author: Bernie A. Van De Walle

Publisher: Baker Academic


Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 839

Holiness is experiencing a renaissance both within and beyond the church today. Based on years of conversations with students, this approachable theological introduction to the Christian doctrine of holiness challenges the commonly held idea that holiness is primarily a moral category. The author explains that holiness is grounded not in ethics but in the basic nature of God; it is essentially and exclusively a divine property. The book highlights the Bible's necessary and corrective role in defining holiness and shows how individual holiness is grounded in the community that is the church catholic.

So Beautiful

Divine Design for Life and the Church

Author: Leonard Sweet

Publisher: David C Cook


Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 490

More than 50 years ago scientists made a remarkable discovery, proclaiming, "We have found the secret of life ... and it's so pretty!" The secret was the discovery that life is helixical, two strands wound around a single axis—what most of us know today as the model for DNA. Over the course of his ministry, author Leonard Sweet has discovered that this divine design also informs God's blueprint for the church. In this seminal work, he shares the woven strands that form the church: missional, relational, and incarnational. Sweet declares that this secret is not just pretty, but beautiful. In fact, So Beautiful! Using the poignant life of John Newton as a touchstone, Sweet calls for the re-union of these three essential, complementary strands of the Christian life. Far from a novel idea, Sweet shows how this structure is God's original intent, and shares the simply beautiful design for His church.

Among the Blessed

Loving Thoughts about Favourite Saints

Author: Matthew Russell



Category: Christian saints

Page: 215

View: 177

Philosophy of Exaggeration

Author: Alexander García Düttmann

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

View: 717

'Philosophy of Exaggeration' addresses the philosophical relevance of exaggeration & discusses key thinkers including Adorno, Agamben, Arendt, Benjamin, Deleuze, Derrida, Freud, Kant, Hegel, Levinas & Wittgenstein.

A Soviet Odyssey

Author: Suzanne Rosenberg

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: History

Page: 212

View: 564