Fourteen contributors come together here to examine how Christians and their churches can or should find meaning in the concepts of Sunday and Sabbath in relation to the pressures of contemporary global culture. The editors weave together personal experience, suggested practices, and historical and ethical material to form a unique volume for today's church.
Vulnerability and Glory: A Theological Account Vulnerability and Glory: A Theological Account
Disasters indicate the complex peril of earthly existence. Suffering and risk are global realities. Yet, the biblical depiction of persons and communities as "earthen vessels" also suggests that vulnerable creatures can be strengthened to receive and bear the grace and glory of God. Culp demonstrates how vulnerability to devastation and to transformation is the very basis for life before God. The glory of God may be witnessed in resistance to inhumanity and idolatry and expressed in delight and gratitude for the good gifts of life.
Science, Creation and the Bible Science, Creation and the Bible: Reconciling Rival Theories of Origins
With scriptural teaching and broad-ranging application, this follow-up to Redeeming Science builds a Christian theology of language and reforms our thinking about words. Language is not only the centerpiece of our everyday lives, but it gives significance to all that we do. It also reflects and reveals our all-sustaining Creator, whose providential governance extends to the intricacies of language. Writes Vern Poythress, "God controls and specifies the meaning of each word-not only in English but in Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Italian, and every other language. When, in our modernism or postmodernism, we drop him from our account of language, our words suddenly become a prison that keeps us from the truth rather than opening doors to the truth. But we will use our words more wisely if we come to know God and understand him in relation to our language."
It is such biblically informed insights that make In the Beginning Was the Word especially valuable. Words are important to us all, and this book-written at a level that presupposes no knowledge of linguistics-develops a positive, God-centered view of language. In his interaction with multiple disciplines Poythress offers plenty of application, not just for scholars and church leaders but for any Christian thinking carefully about his speech.
Chinese Theological Education, 1979~2006 Chinese Theological Education, 1979~2006
This book offers insight into the emergence of the Christian church after Mao's Cultural Revolution. While reports of Communist oppression have dominated American perceptions of church and state in China, this is an increasingly dangerous view as China changes. Dr. Marvin D. Hoff, as executive director for the Foundation for Theological Education in Southeast Asia, traveled at least annually to China for the period covered by this book. The original reports of his encounters with Chinese Christians, especially those involved with theological education, are a historic record of the churches growth-and growing freedom. Interspersed with Hoff's accounts are reports and essays by Chinese and other Asian Christians. Introductory essays are provided by Charles W. Forman of Yale Divinity School, Daniel B. Hays of Calvin College, and Donald J. Bruggink of Western Theological Seminary.
Theology as Conversation: The Significance of... Theology as Conversation: The Significance of Dialogue in Historical and Contemporary
This unique volume invites readers into conversations on religion, theology, and social movements. The authors offer a variety of essays that not only contribute to creative thinking past long-standing impasses but also inspire new conversations. Some document historically inspired debates that helped shape the theological reflection of the time in which they occurred. Some imagine a dialogue that never happened but that the contributor wished had taken place. Still others take a thematic approach and create a dialogue between religions or theology and a pressing social or political issue. / Theology as Conversation is a creative and constructive work, a fitting tribute to Princeton Theological Seminary professor Daniel L. Migliore.
基督教舊約倫理學——建構神學.社會與經濟的倫理三角 The Old Testament Ethics for the People of God
本書前身是《認識舊約倫理學》（Living as the People of God, 台北：校園），該書自一九八三年問世以來，廣受好評。如今經過大幅修改，重新編排，納入作者另一本書Walking in the Ways of the Lord的素材，再加上學術界舊約倫理研究的最新綜覽，最後集結而成。全書清新易懂，適合一般基督徒閱讀，而且參考書目詳盡，學生也能從中獲益。
基督教新約倫理學——活出群體．十架與新造的倫理意境 The Moral Vision of the New Testament
The father of the intelligent design movement, Phillip Johnson, thinks the new atheists are right! How? They've put serious discussion about God back on the public agenda. Despite their conclusions, folks like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett are asking the right questions. They're making belief in any religion an issue again, especially in the university context where, for decades, questions about faith and reason have been taken off the table for serious discussion. Open debate is exactly what we need on the topics of God, evolution and creation. Together Johnson and John Mark Reynolds help us see the unique opportunity these vociferous and even evangelistic atheists are creating in their attempt to convert us to their unbelief. The authors show that we need not fear or react against these challenges. Rather they point to better ways to engage the opinions of this new, aggressive form of antireligious activity. With skill and insight they energetically take on the question of whether the evidence leads to a materialistic naturalism or points toward a creator God. Be informed. Be encouraged. Join the discussion.