Struck

One Christian's Reflections on Encountering Death

Struck

What happens when you come face-to-face with your mortality? As Russ Ramsey faced the possibility of death, he grappled with fear, anger, depression, and loss, and yet he experienced grace that filled him with a hope and hunger for the life to come. This profoundly eloquent memoir reveals that in the midst of pain, we can see glimpses of eternity.

Shaped by Suffering

How Temporary Hardships Prepare Us for Our Eternal Home

Shaped by Suffering

Suffering comes to us all. But Christians today are often not prepared to suffer well and have a shortsighted view of pain and trials. In this book Ken Boa shows how God uses suffering to shape his children for eternity and to grow them in Christlike character. The nature of our affliction is not as important as our response to it, and God is at work through our hardships and wants to use them to prepare us for eternal life.

Teach Me To Feel

Worshiping Through the Psalms in Every Season of Life

Teach Me To Feel

Sums up the victory of the cross in four words and explores what that means for us. Freedom, forgiveness, justice, and purpose. We long for them in our lives and in the world. The cross delivers them! Yet sometimes we are so familiar with the cross that it loses its impact on us. We forget that Jesus' death on the cross and his resurrection are the most important events in human history and our lives. The cross is the fulfillment of God's salvation plan, promised from the dawn of time. It is central to the Bible, central to our faith, and central to the meaning and purpose of our lives. This foundational book looks at passages from both the Old and New Testaments to sum up the victory of the cross in four words: freedom, forgiveness, justice, and purpose, and what that means for us personally. Marvel at the cross afresh and be moved to love and serve the Lord Jesus with renewed zeal and joy. This short yet profound book is a very useful discipleship tool. It can be read individually, in pairs, or in small groups.

The Book of Comforts

Genuine Encouragement for Hard Times

The Book of Comforts

When someone is grieving, what should we say? How can we help? How do we comfort without offering shallow platitudes? In times of sorrow Scripture beckons us to look up and out, because our help comes from the Lord. The Book of Comforts stands in the gap between suffering and hope, offering readers the abiding comfort found in Scripture. The Book of Comforts is a beautiful four-color book of readings that offer biblical consolation and encouragement in seasons of trial and grief. Scripture selections are accompanied by brief devotions, alongside designed Scripture passages and photography. Grief, loss, and pain are significant and unavoidable parts of the human experience, but they’re often overlooked or minimized. In moments of heartache and challenges we either crumble or we discover the richness of God's love. Scripture deals plainly and honestly with suffering and simultaneously points people the rich hope we find in God. The Book of Comforts Offers long-term comfort in a beautiful and inviting format Designed to be accessible to a wide audience Visually attractive and engaging Scripturally focused The Book of Comforts offers a meaningful way to walk through hurt, heartache, challenges and difficulty, aided by the truth of God's Word. It is a beautiful and comforting gift for those in hard places—because though we don't always know what to say, the gift of divine consolation is always helpful.

Das Buch Hiob und seine Interpretationen

Beiträge zum Hiob-Symposium auf dem Monte Verità vom 14.-19. August 2005

Das Buch Hiob und seine Interpretationen

Das Buch Hiob gehort nicht nur zu den religios und theologisch besonders bedeutenden Schriften der judischen und der christlichen Bibel, es ist auch ein Werk der Weltliteratur, das immer wieder zur Interpretation herausfordert und zur Abfassung neuer Werke inspiriert. Entsprechend vielfaltig sind nicht nur die literarischen und kunstlerischen Rezeptionen, sondern auch die wissenschaftlichen Zugange zur Interpretation dieses Textes. Sie reichen von philologischen uber literatur-, religions- und kulturgeschichtliche Fragestellungen und Untersuchungen zur Rezeptionsgeschichte bis hin zu theologischen, philosophischen sowie literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Deutungen. Der vorliegende Band dokumentiert die Beitrage eines internationalen und interdisziplinaren Symposiums auf dem Monte Verita, das unterschiedliche Interpretationsansatze miteinander ins Gesprach gebracht hat. Christoph Uehlinger, Dr. theol., Jahrgang 1958, ist Professor fur Allgemeine Religionsgeschichte und Religionswissenschaft an der Universitat Zurich. Konrad Schmid, Dr. theol., Jahrgang 1965, ist Professor fur Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft und Fruhjudische Religionsgeschichte an der Theologischen\x0D\x0AFakultat der Universitat Zurich. Manfred Oeming, Dr. theol., Jahrgang 1955, ist Professor fur Alttestamentliche Theologie an der Universitat Heidelberg. Thomas Kruger, Dr. theol, Jahrgang 1959, ist Professor fur Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft und Altorientalische Religionsgeschichte an der Universitat Zurich.

Christian Missions

Their Agents, and Their Results

Christian Missions


Theological Analyses of the Clinical Encounter

Theological Analyses of the Clinical Encounter

Efforts to evaluate the clinical encounter in terms of autonomous agents governed by rationally justified moral principles continue to be criticised. These essays, written by physicians, ethicists, theologians and philosophers, examine various models of the clinical encounter emerging out of these criticisms and explore the prospects they offer for theological and religious discourse. Individual essays focus on the reformulation of covenant models; revisions of principles approaches; and topics such as power, authority, narrative, rhetoric, dialogue, and alterity. The essays display a range of conclusions about whether theology articulates generally accessible religious insights or is a tradition-specific discipline. Hence the volume reflects current debates in theology while analysing current models of the clinical encounter. Students, professionals, and scholars who find themselves at the intersection of theology and medicine will welcome these voices in an ongoing conversation.

Magnetic Christianity

Using Your God-Given Gifts to Build the Kingdom

Magnetic Christianity

ARE YOU READY, WILLING AND ABLE TO HELP CHANGE THE CULTURE? "The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest." Luke 10:2 Those words spoken by Jesus nearly 2000 years ago ring even more true today. Christianity is becoming less and less relevant in people's lives. As our nation and our world fall away from the practice of the Christian faith, society continues its slide into a moral abyss. As a Christian, you can be a part of the problem by sitting on the sideline complaining, or you can be part of the solution by helping others to know Christ and building up the Kingdom of God. It's your choice! In Magnetic Christianity, you'll learn about the eleven attributes of a Magnetic Christian. These attributes, all clearly found in Scripture, are already part of who you are. God has built them into you. Magnetic Christianity will help you identify and enhance these attributes. As you grow in faith and holiness, people will naturally be attracted to you, and to Christ. You'll learn how to naturally and easily share your faith through the practice of these attributes of a Magnetic Christian: * Positivity * Enthusiasm * Friendliness * Confidence * Humility * Honesty * Kindness * Compassion * Approachability * Generosity * Encouragement

Conversational Theology

Essays on Ecumenical, Postliberal, and Political Themes, with Special Reference to Karl Barth

Conversational Theology

The essays in this wide-ranging collection fall into three main sections: Ecumenical Theology, Postliberal Theology, and Political Theology. The first section deals with Torrance and Barth on the Sacraments. Hunsinger includes here an examination of Torrance's views of baptism and the eucharist, as well as Karl Barth's voice on the Lord's Supper. He also develops a post-Barthian appreciation of Jews and Judaism. In the second section Hunsinger discusses such figures as Hans W. Frei, Ernst Troeltsch and H.R. Niebuhr in terms of their contribution to Postliberal Theology. The final section offers a discussion of Political Theology, as part of which Hunsinger presents an in-depth analysis regarding the political views of Karl Barth, as well as Barth's understanding of human rights. The book ends with a meditation on André Trocmé and how goodness happened at Le Chambon.

Religion and the American Civil War

Religion and the American Civil War

The sixteen essays in this volume, all previously unpublished, address the little considered question of the role played by religion in the American Civil War. The authors show that religion, understood in its broadest context as a culture and community of faith, was found wherever the war was found. Comprising essays by such scholars as Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Drew Gilpin Faust, Mark Noll, Reid Mitchell, Harry Stout, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown, and featuring an afterword by James McPherson, this collection marks the first step towards uncovering this crucial yet neglected aspect of American history.