In the second edition of this well-known textbook, Mark Allen Powell offers an accessible and trustworthy introduction to the contents, structure, and themes of the New Testament Gospels. Written as an basic introduction for Gospels courses at the undergraduate to early seminary level, Powell surveys the genre of the Gospels, their political, religious, and social worlds, and key methods of approaching early Christian texts. This second edition features a new chapter on the historical Jesus.
Safwat Marzouk offers a biblical vision for what it means to be an intercultural church. Migration today offers the church an opportunity to renew itself by rediscovering the biblical vision of the church as a diverse community. This vision views cultural, linguistic, racial, and ethnic differences as gifts from God that can enrich the church's worship, deepen its sense of fellowship, and broaden the church's witness to God's reconciling mission in the world.
In this second of three volumes addressing Luther's outlaw God, Steven D. Paulson uses several biblical figures to illustrate Luther's understanding of law and gospel and what this means for preaching. With remarkable depth and clarity Paulson explores the question: Where do we find a gracious God? Luther's answer was: not in the law! Where then? Only in the publicly executed and hated God, Jesus Christ, hidden in the cross.
This colorful and inviting board book introduces young children to Holy Baptism with its welcoming message: Come to the Water, Little One!
Based on the latest current scholarship, Atlas of the Biblical World features striking full-color maps and insightful commentary to make the ancient biblical world come alive. Sharp commentary that accompanies each map provides factual data, addresses questions of interpretation, and locates the biblical narrative in its wider historical and cultural context, making this particular atlas an ideal introduction for students of biblical studies.
Offering Bible Readings and prayers for each day, this devotional is perfect for individuals, congregations, households, or small groups.
Embracing God's Future without Forgetting the Past: A Conversation about Loss, Grief, and Nostalgia in Congregational Life
Embracing God's Future without Forgetting the Past helps congregations, leaders and members alike, process the grief and loss in their congregational system, and use what they have learned to adapt creatively to the changing realities they face in mission and ministry. Congregations who work through their grief over change and loss and redefine their relationship with their past can draw strength and encouragement from their memories and step boldly into God's good future with confidence.
Through brief daily readings and reflections, the 30-Day Journey series invites readers to be inspired and transformed. Remembered for her radical activism and dedicated life of service, Dorothy Day embodied the power of truly loving your neighbor. Whether you already admire Day or are encountering her for the first time, this journey provides the perfect way to engage the thought of one of the twentieth century's most extraordinary women.
Through brief daily readings and reflections, the 30-Day Journey series invites readers to be inspired and transformed. Martin Luther King Jr. led a country from division, racism, and hate toward unity and equality. Whether you are familiar with MLK's writings or are encountering them for the first time, this journey provides the perfect way to engage the thought of this hero of the civil rights movement.
Creolization offers a way of envisioning a future through interplay between cultural diversity, injustice and oppression, and intersectionality. People of faith must embrace such practices to be relevant and effective for ministry in the 21st century. Becoming Like Creoles prepares followers of Jesus to live in a world where injustice is real and cultural diversity is increasing. This book will equip readers to embrace a Creole process, becoming culturally competent and social justice focused.
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