"It's time we right this unacceptable wrong," says bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis. Fifty years ago, Wallis was driven away from his faith by a white church that considered dealing with racism to be taboo. His participation in the civil rights movement brought him back when he discovered a faith that commands racial justice. Yet as recent tragedies confirm, we continue to suffer from the legacy of racism. The old patterns of white privilege are colliding with the changing demographics of a diverse nation. The church has been slow to respond, and Sunday morning is still the most segregated hour of the week.
In "America's Original Sin," " "Wallis offers a prophetic and deeply personal call to action in overcoming the racism so ingrained in American society. He speaks candidly to Christians--particularly white Christians--urging them to cross a new bridge toward racial justice and healing.
Whenever divided cultures and gridlocked power structures fail to end systemic sin, faith communities can help lead the way to grassroots change. Probing yet positive, biblically rooted yet highly practical, this book shows people of faith how they can work together to overcome the embedded racism in America, galvanizing a movement to cross the bridge to a multiracial church and a new America.
Now in its third edition, Meilaender s "Bioethics" covers abortion, assisted reproduction, genetic research, suicide and euthanasia, human experimentation and much more in language that is theologically informed, straightforward, and clear. This new edition includes updated information throughout and an added discussion of the need to protect Christian conscience in the practice of medicine."
· Why does He not refer to us as His adults?
· What is the connection between our relationship with our children and God’s relationship with us?
Using true-life illustrations from everyday experiences with children, each chapter forms a devotional that helps you understand your relationship with your Heavenly Father. Smile, cry, and ponder as these uncanny parallels paint vivid pictures of adults as God’s children. Each insight explores our amazing and wonderful relationship with Him.
What does it mean to be called as a husband, a wife, a parent, a child?
How does the grace of the gospel impact how we carry out these particular callings?
How does God's presence address the struggles that our own family faces?
Gene Veith joins forces with his daughter Mary Moerbe to explore these kinds of questions in light of Christian vocation and its applications for family life. They show how the Christian faith is lived out precisely in our ordinary relationships, and how a biblical understanding can equip us to move away from common confusions and dysfunctions to persevere in love.
Written with sensitivity and wisdom, Family Vocation addresses the perennial problems and joys of family life and provides a compelling paradigm for creating loving families in the face of cultural pressure.
The death of a Christian is an important event as we receive all that God has promised, however grief and sorrow often hinder this thinking.
Final Victory: Gives the pastor or Christian counselor a theologically sound, organized way to briefly present the hope and comfort of Scripture. Provides resources to help the pastor and mourner make and record the decisions of what will constitute the details of the funeral service. Provides a source of comfort in the days after the funeral for loved ones.
Finding Your Spiritual Gifts Questionnaire: The Easy to Use, Self-Guided Questionnaire (Updated and Expanded)
Like every believer, you have gifts that God wants to release in you. But how can you know for certain what those gifts are? Finding Your Spiritual Gifts will help you identify the life-changing gifts that God has set aside for you and put them to use.
This questionnaire incorporates one of the first and most popular spiritual gifts inventories--the Houts Questionnaire. Developed by Dr. Richard Houts, and later adapted by Dr. C. Peter Wagner, the questionnaire itself has been designed as a gauge that will provide you with a reliable, comprehensive assessment of the spiritual gifts God has given to you.
This guide is . . .
- Complete--covers 27 spiritual gifts
- Informative--Scriptural references and descriptions included for all gifts
- Thorough--137 questions to help you accurately identify your gifts
- Easy to Use--New format helps you tally and understand results
Phillip Cary explains that knowing God is a gradual, long-term process that comes through the Bible experienced in Christian community, not a to-do list designed to help us live the Christian life "right." This clearly written book covers ten things Christians don't have to do to be close to God, such as hear God's voice in their hearts, find God's will for their lives, and believe their intuitions are the Holy Spirit. Cary skillfully unpacks the riches of traditional Christian spirituality, bringing the real good news to Christians of all ages.
A classic work on grief, A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis s honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. Written after his wife s tragic death as a way of surviving the mad midnight moments, A Grief Observed an unflinchingly truthful account of how loss can lead even a stalwart believer to lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and the inspirational tale of how he can possibly regain his bearings."
Beginning with five key ideas about God s relationship to humanity and history, Dr. Lovin shows how these work together to shape the Christian stance. In the first three chapters, he then shows how those ideas took shape in relation to other ways of thinking about ethics in the world of early Christianity and identifies four major variations: Synergy, Integrity, Realism, and Liberation. The six remaining chapters cover historical and contemporary developments in the three ways of thinking about moral choices: teleology, deontology, and areteology. Test cases are also included.
The purpose of the book is to indicate what is possible in Christian ethics, rather than to prescribe one way that it ought to be done. The aim is not to get readers to choose one among the Christian possibilities and use it exclusively, but use this introduction as a resource to arrive at their own ways of thinking about moral problems in order to act with integrity. "