God S Cure For The Post Christian Syndrome Western Europe

Author: James Tarter
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1304048551
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God S Cure For The Post Christian Syndrome Western Europe from the Author: James Tarter. A Christianity with little of Christ for generations causes a nation to become like Judah in Malachi of the Bible. This includes the nations in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. Many people in all of these nations have hearts hardened against the true God and His words to us. Malachi shows that God is preparing His faithful people, so that at the right time He will release them mightily as He did Jesus in Judea. This will heal the hardened hearts of many people who have not yet really tasted God's goodness in Jesus. God has made a way in Christ to rescue any of the above nations from heading toward certain destruction into becoming Jesus’ national disciple. Malachi helps us to see God’s work in His people in any nation that is like Judah while the nation keeps corrupting itself. Then God’s sudden release of His prepared people with great power and healing changes everything!

Justification In A Post Christian Society

Author: Carl-Henric Grenholm
Publisher: James Clarke & Co
ISBN: 0227904478
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Justification In A Post Christian Society from the Author: Carl-Henric Grenholm. Since the Reformation in the sixteenth century, Lutheran traditions have impacted culture and politics in many societies. At the same time, Lutheran belief has had an effect on personal faith, morality, and ethics. Modern society, however, is quite different from that at the time of the Reformation. How should we evaluate Lutheran tradition in today’s Western multicultural and post-Christian society? Is it possible to develop a Lutheran theological position that can be regarded as reasonable in a society that evidences a considerable weakening of the role of Christianity? What are the challenges raised by cultural diversity for a Lutheran theology and ethics? Is it possible to develop a Lutheran identity in a multicultural society, and is there any fruitful Lutheran contribution to the coexistence of diff erent religious and non-religious traditions in the future?

Evangelism In A Post Christian Culture

Author: Alastair Ferrie
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595530052
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Evangelism In A Post Christian Culture from the Author: Alastair Ferrie. Most Christians do not know where to begin in trying to evangelize in a post-Christian culture. This book explains and outlines an approach that can be used effectively in sharing the gospel. The material will also be useful for preaching and for use in bible discussion groups.

Post Christian Feminisms

Author: Lisa Isherwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317077490
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Post Christian Feminisms from the Author: Lisa Isherwood. This book explores the impact and contribution of post-theories in the field of Christian feminist theology. Post-theory is an important and cutting-edge discursive field which has revolutionized the production of knowledge in both feminism and theology. This book fills a gap by providing a text that can make authoritative statements on the use and status of post-theory in feminist theology, and secondly it makes an on-going contribution to the discourse of Christian feminist theology and its liberation agenda. Distinguished and established scholars contribute conclusive essays on the most recent and exciting developments in post-theory, feminism and theology.

A Peculiar People

Author: Rodney Clapp
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830819904
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A Peculiar People from the Author: Rodney Clapp. Looks at the Christian faith as a subculture within modern society at large

Congregational Studies In The Uk

Author: Karin Tusting
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351949608
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Congregational Studies In The Uk from the Author: Karin Tusting. This book presents the first comprehensive introduction to congregational studies in the UK. Through a series of innovative essays, it explores the difference that the increasingly post-Christian nature of British society is making to life in Christian congregations, and compares this to the very different scenario which exists in the USA. Contributions from leading scholars in the field include rich case studies of local communities and theoretical analyses which reflect on issues of method and develop broader understandings. Congregational studies is revealed as a rich and growing field of interest to scholars across many disciplines and to those involved in congregational life.

The Benedict Option

Author: Rod Dreher
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735213313
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The Benedict Option from the Author: Rod Dreher. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Already the most discussed and most important religious book of the decade." —David Brooks In this controversial bestseller, Rod Dreher calls on American Christians to prepare for the coming Dark Age by embracing an ancient Christian way of life. From the inside, American churches have been hollowed out by the departure of young people and by an insipid pseudo–Christianity. From the outside, they are beset by challenges to religious liberty in a rapidly secularizing culture. Keeping Hillary Clinton out of the White House may have bought a brief reprieve from the state’s assault, but it will not stop the West’s slide into decadence and dissolution. Rod Dreher argues that the way forward is actu­ally the way back—all the way to St. Benedict of Nur­sia. This sixth-century monk, horrified by the moral chaos following Rome’s fall, retreated to the forest and created a new way of life for Christians. He built enduring communities based on principles of order, hospitality, stability, and prayer. His spiritual centers of hope were strongholds of light throughout the Dark Ages, and saved not just Christianity but Western civilization. Today, a new form of barbarism reigns. Many believers are blind to it, and their churches are too weak to resist. Politics offers little help in this spiritual crisis. What is needed is the Benedict Option, a strategy that draws on the authority of Scripture and the wisdom of the ancient church. The goal: to embrace exile from mainstream culture and construct a resilient counterculture. The Benedict Option is both manifesto and rallying cry for Christians who, if they are not to be conquered, must learn how to fight on culture war battlefields like none the West has seen for fifteen hundred years. It's for all mere Chris­tians—Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox—who can read the signs of the times. Neither false optimism nor fatalistic despair will do. Only faith, hope, and love, embodied in a renewed church, can sustain believers in the dark age that has overtaken us. These are the days for building strong arks for the long journey across a sea of night.

The Unformed Conscience Of Evangelicalism

Author: J. Daryl Charles
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830826919
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The Unformed Conscience Of Evangelicalism from the Author: J. Daryl Charles. J. Daryl Charles urges the evangelical church to better equip (in character and moral vision) its pastors, leaders and members to constructively and effectively engage the ethical debates of the twenty-first century.

A Missional Orthodoxy

Author: Gary Tyra
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830864857
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A Missional Orthodoxy from the Author: Gary Tyra. The emerging and missional church movements have raised decisive questions about what it means to embody the Christian faith in a post-Christian and postmodern world. A common reactionary response denies the significance of the context and reasserts the supremacy of classical orthodoxy. An equally common position at the other end of the spectrum involves a rejection of orthodoxy as contextually insensitive and incapable of being inclusive and missional at all. The one asserts its orthodoxy at the expense of being missional and contextual; the other emphasizes generosity at the expense of its fidelity to "the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints" (Jude 1:3). The church today needs a theology that is both orthodox and missional--doing justice to both aspects. Gary Tyra has written just such a book. In A Missional Orthodoxy he critically engages with the works of Brian McLaren and Marcus Borg for the sake of developing a comprehensive missional theology that retains what he calls the "four Christological verities" at the heart of Christian doctrine. Tyra discusses the methodological question of contextualization, offering an incarnational model of recontextualization that unites the postmodern insights of the culture with the truths of the biblical text. On the basis of this missional foundation, he examines all the major Christian doctrines in order to overcome the false antithesis between a fighting fundamentalism and a too-accommodating liberalism. The result is a humble, modest, missionally faithful orthodoxy that provides a compelling witness within a world of competing extremes.

A Church Drawing Near

Author: Paul Avis
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0567424928
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A Church Drawing Near from the Author: Paul Avis. The book begins by defining the core tasks (or mission) of the Church in biblical and theological terms, and then asks how these tasks can best be carried out in the conditions of modernity and post-modernity. Paul Avis describes and evaluates contemporary expressions of spirituality, drawing on many empirical studies; the functions of the Church's 'occasional offices' or rites of passage; the ways in which the Church and its ministers can engage constructively with the community and with civil society; the pastoral method in mission and its practical, policy consequences. Throughout the book Avis urges the imperative for the Church and its ministers to break out from the privatization of Christian values into full participation in contemporary social issues and public life. This book is an authoritative and interdisciplinary study of theology and practice: a much-needed applied theology of mission and ministry for today.