Archive | December, 2012

Trajectory

Socrates said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”   This time of year is often spent examining our lives and organizations. This is one of the most crucial investments you will make. My fear however, is that our examination too often considers where we are rather than where we are headed. The trajectory of our […]

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Spiritual Leadership

With more than 500,000 in print, Spiritual Leadership has proven itself a timeless classic in teaching the principles of leadership. J. Oswald Sanders presents and illustrates those principles through biographies of eminent men of God – men such as Moses, Nehemiah, Paul, David Livingstone, and Charles Spurgeon. // Christianity needs a powerful voice in today’s […]

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Surprised by Hope

For years Christians have been asking, “If you died tonight, do you know where you would go?” It turns out that many believers have been giving the wrong answer. It is not heaven. Award-winning author N. T. Wright outlines the present confusion about a Christian’s future hope and shows how it is deeply intertwined with […]

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The Cross and The Prodigal

Honored in 2006 as a “Year’s Best Book for Preachers” by magazine. Where is the cross in the parable of the prodigal son? For centuries, Muslims have called attention to the father’s forgiveness in this parable in order to question the need for a Mediator between humanity and God. In Kenneth E. Bailey–New Testament scholar […]

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Everything Must Change

How can the life and teachings of Jesus impact the most critical global problems in our world today? For the last twenty years, Brian McLaren has been unable to escape this life-shaping question. In Everything Must Change, he unveils a fresh and provocative vision of Jesus and his teachings, and how his message of hope can […]

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Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God

“In Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God, Pentecostal scholar Gordon Fee has redefined the terms of the discussion about the Holy Spirit in a way that transcends today’s paradigm of ‘charismatic’ or ‘noncharismatic’ orientation. His words are a strong reminder of what God, through his Holy Spirit, intends the church to be. . . […]

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Jesus Wants to Save Christians

‘It’s a book about faith and fear, wealth and war, poverty, power, safety, terror, Bibles, bombs, and homeland insecurity, It’s about empty empires and the truth that everybody’s a priest, it’s about oppression, occupation, and what happens when Christians support, animate and participate in the very things Jesus came to set people free from. It’s […]

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Love Wins

“There are a growing number of us who have become acutely aware that Jesus’s story has been hijacked by a number of other stories, stories Jesus isn’t interested in telling, because they have nothing to do with what he came to do. The plot has been lost, and it’s time to reclaim it. . . […]

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A Community Called Atonement

Over the centuries the church developed a number of metaphors, such as penal substitution or the ransom theory, to speak about Christ’s death on the cross and the theological concept of the atonement. Yet too often, says Scot McKnight, Christians have held to the supremacy of one metaphor over against the others, to their detriment. […]

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