Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes
Author: E. Randolph Richards,Brandon J. O'Brien
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN: 9780830863471
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes Book Excerpt:

Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. Identifying nine areas where commonplaces of modern Western thought diverge with the text, the authors ask us to reconsider long-held opinions about our most beloved book.

Summary of E Randolph Richards Brandon J O Brien s Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes

Summary of E  Randolph Richards   Brandon J  O Brien s Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-04-16T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669385655
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of E Randolph Richards Brandon J O Brien s Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 There are many differences between cultures, and these are typically easy to spot. However, there are also many differences between languages, and these are often more difficult to spot. #2 The cultural differences between the ancient Israelites and the modern world are harmless enough once we’re aware of them. They can surprise and delight us.

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes
Author: E. Randolph Richards,Richard James
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN: 0830843795
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes Book Excerpt:

The Bible was written within collectivist cultures, and it's easy for Westerners to misinterpret—or miss—important elements. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, this essential guidebook explores the deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean, stripping away individualist assumptions and helping us read the Bible better.

Interpreting Scripture across Cultures

Interpreting Scripture across Cultures
Author: Will Brooks
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2022-06-17
ISBN: 1666707481
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreting Scripture across Cultures Book Excerpt:

The refugee that has come to your church, the pastor of the immigrant church in your town, and you yourself all come before the same Bible, even the same verse, and walk away with completely different understandings and applications. In an increasingly globalized and multicultural world, how can we learn to see beyond our own cultural influences, understand those of others, and learn from each other in order to better understand and apply the word of God? How do we stay faithful to the text when our contemporary cultural perspective is so different from the original author’s? This book will enable you to understand the common pitfalls and dangers related to cross-cultural hermeneutics while also equipping you with principles and real-life examples for how to interpret Scripture in such situations. Additionally, given the fact that our world is increasingly digitized and people are less and less likely to read, we will consider the issue of oral hermeneutics and how those who can’t read or choose not to read can interpret Scripture faithfully.

Themelios Volume 47 Issue 1

Themelios  Volume 47  Issue 1
Author: D. A. Carson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-05-16
ISBN: 166674722X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Themelios Volume 47 Issue 1 Book Excerpt:

Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary

Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture Volume 12 2014

Interpreter  A Journal of Mormon Scripture  Volume 12  2014
Author: Daniel C. Peterson,Jeffrey M. Bradshaw,Daniel Oswald
Publsiher: The Interpreter Foundation
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2014-12-20
ISBN: 1505670365
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interpreter A Journal of Mormon Scripture Volume 12 2014 Book Excerpt:

This is volume 12 (2014) of Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture published by The Interpreter Foundation. It contains articles on a variety of topics including thoughts on reason and experience, two reviews of Wunderli's An Imperfect Book, a postmodernist reading of 1 and 2 Nephi, axes mundi in Mesoamerica and the Book of Mormon, a review of Hartley's Ngā Mahi: The Things We Need to Do, a note on the name Judah and antisemitism, an LDS/temple reading of the book of Job, a response to Grant Palmer's "Sexual Allegations against Joseph Smith and the Beginnings of Polygamy in Nauvoo," the genetic legacy of America's indigenous populations and the Book of Mormon, and the divine feminine in various texts including Mormon scriptures.

Reclaiming the Church Family

Reclaiming the Church Family
Author: Matthew T. Kimbrough
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2022-01-20
ISBN: 1666730483
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reclaiming the Church Family Book Excerpt:

Why bother with church? Can’t I follow Jesus on my own? Christians young and old struggle to answer these questions, believing Scripture says little about church life. But the Bible is far from silent. The New Testament envisions a vibrant church of devoted brothers and sisters adopted into God’s family. The biblical image of the church family has the power to reshape everything our local churches do—the ways pastors lead, how members engage one another, what worship leaders sing, and much more. Now is the time to reclaim a biblical vision of the church as a family and reject the prevailing corporate-church paradigm assumed by church growth gurus. The church that thinks of itself as a family will learn to build meaningful relationships and show the unbelieving world how good church life can be.

Ministering in Patronage Cultures

Ministering in Patronage Cultures
Author: Jayson Georges
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-11-12
ISBN: 083087089X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ministering in Patronage Cultures Book Excerpt:

Patronage is a central part of global cultures and the biblical story of God's mission, yet many Westerners misunderstand or ignore this concept. In this resource for ministry practitioners and lay Christians alike, Jayson Georges brings his crosscultural experience and biblical insights to bear on the topic of patronage, with sections on cultural issues, biblical models, theological concepts, and missional implications.

Why Science and Faith Belong Together

Why Science and Faith Belong Together
Author: Malcolm A. Jeeves
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN: 172528619X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Science and Faith Belong Together Book Excerpt:

As we try to understand ourselves and the world we live in, all too often we look first to science—and then, if gaps remain in our understanding, we try to fill the gaps with reference to God and our faith. Such a “god-of-the-gaps” approach has a long history and is sadly alive and well today. This book was written to provide an alternative approach, posing this basic question: How can educated Christians maintain their intellectual honesty and, at the same time, be faithful both to Scripture and to science? This book provides examples of some of the liveliest “science vs. faith” issues today and suggests ways to think constructively about each of them.

Guiding Light

Guiding Light
Author: Kevin George Hovey
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN: 1532654197
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guiding Light Book Excerpt:

Rev. Dr. Alan Tippett was arguably one of the leading missiologists of the twentieth century. Through his prolific pen, poignant observations, and powerful insights he significantly influenced mission research and activity in the period of the 1960s to 1980s. This was particularly facilitated through his research, writing, and teaching at the Institute of Church Growth, Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Mission, and his inaugural editorship of the American Society of Missiology’s journal, Missiology: An International Review. Yet for those who did not know Tippett’s material well, the very specific nature of his research and writing limited the influence of his insights. For example, without already knowing the pertinent content, why would a missionary to Thailand think of reading Tippett’s Solomon Islands Christianity? However, according to Doug Priest, editor of a number of Tippett’s posthumous publications, this volume has “done what even Tippett himself did not do, and that is to capture the key features of his missiology in one volume.” So Guiding Light functions as an in-depth overview of “The Essential Alan Tippett.” I can attest that the nature of Tippett’s material continued to inform and inspire me throughout the eleven years of the research and writing of this study.

Overturning Tables

Overturning Tables
Author: Scott A. Bessenecker
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2014-11-03
ISBN: 0830896767
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overturning Tables Book Excerpt:

The history of Protestant mission in the world has unfolded in step with the history of the modern marketplace, defining missions success in marketplace terms. Scott Bessenecker points toward a view of missions freed of false attachments to material paradigms and tailored toward a kingdom vision.

Learning from a Legend

Learning from a Legend
Author: Jared E. Alcantara
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 154
Release: 2016-09-30
ISBN: 1498226094
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from a Legend Book Excerpt:

In April 2015, America's last pulpit prince died. When Gardner C. Taylor (1918-2015), former senior pastor of Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, departed this life at the age of ninety-six, the United States lost one of the greatest preachers of the twentieth century. Unfortunately, not enough preachers today know his name or why his preaching can enrich and bless the church today. Learning from a Legend: What Gardner C. Taylor Can Teach Us about Preaching provides Christian preachers with much-needed lessons, wisdom, and insights from Dr. Taylor, the dean of American preaching. It highlights six lessons that Dr. Taylor can teach preachers in the twenty-first century about pain, redemption, eloquence, apprenticeship, context, and holiness. Not only did Dr. Taylor teach and preach these lessons, he lived them. Those wanting to learn more about Dr. Taylor's preaching while also sharpening their own preaching ought to read this book.

Beyond an Angry God

Beyond an Angry God
Author: Steve McVey
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond an Angry God Book Excerpt:

How would your life change if you really believed and could even feel that God is absolutely crazy about you? Steve McVey’s penetrating new look at the transforming power of God’s grace leads you to that change. Steve unpacks the biblical revelation of the Trinity as a loving relationship, and he highlights the goal of history: God intends to include us in that circle of love! Steve answers troubling questions that can keep you from fully sensing God’s love, acceptance, and forgiveness, such as… Why does God look like a bad cop in the Old Testament and a good cop in the New Testament? At Calvary, was the Father angry at the Son? Is He ever angry with me? Why do I sometimes feel separated from God, abandoned, guilty, and ashamed? Theologians have described the Trinity as perichoresis—a dance. Are you ready to be swept into the Father’s embrace?

Doing Integrative Theology

Doing Integrative Theology
Author: Myk Habets,Phil Halstead
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2016-05-02
ISBN: 0473342030
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Integrative Theology Book Excerpt:

The doing of theology comes in many different guises and styles. This volume is concerned with Integrative Theology, a discipline which serves participation in the mission of God. It is a practice of discernment by which we aim to be attentive to God in God's world, God's word, and God's work, so as to grow in our understanding of what God wants for and is doing in the world. We seek this knowledge so that we may align ourselves with God's desire in relation to specific realities and issues and serve what we discern to be God's purpose with wisdom and courage. When we do that, we are participating in the mission of God. By means of an explanation of Integrative Theology, its aims, goals, and methods, and then through a series of essays illustrating the results of such a theology, this volume serves as a textbook for doing Integrative Theology. Students and faculty alike will find in this volume a valuable resource for doing theology in the early twenty-first century.

Strive With Me

Strive With Me
Author: Kayla Staph
Publsiher: Elm Hill
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 1400331285
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strive With Me Book Excerpt:

“I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit.” Jesus spoke these words to His disciples on the eve of His death. His disciples were with Him for three years while He trained them in order to send them into the world. Jesus had every expectation they would continue the mission and bear fruit. This would prove they were truly His disciples. Therefore, are we truly followers of Jesus if we opt-out of fulfilling His mission? Can we say our lives are committed to Jesus if we have little concern for His plan? To answer these questions, we must begin to examine what type of gospel we believe. The gospel we believe will produce the disciple we become. In addition, we will reproduce what we know in the lives of others. Reproducing a false gospel or an incomplete gospel perpetuates an unhealthy cycle. At best, this cycle produces immature Christians and at worst, it produces false converts. It is imperative we begin here. Jesus spoke often of the Kingdom of God, but do we know what this means or why it is important? We should know because the Kingdom of God is the context for the gospel and the Great Commission. Like the gospel, the Kingdom of God is a necessary talking point for all other talking points found in this book. Strive with Me invites women into a process that unfolds with each chapter. It calls women to come with teachable hearts which are open to honest self-reflection and examination of our Christian women’s culture. It invites women to abandon patterns hindering them from fulfilling what Jesus commanded them to do. It challenges women to deconstruct unbiblical cycles, focus their minds on Scripture, and participate in the mission of the Kingdom of God. Challenging books on these topics have been written by some godly men. We need their wisdom. However, it is time we as women take a hard look into our lives and our circles too. It is time we answer the call to abide in the Scriptures, grow spiritually according to the biblical definition, and make disciples. We are responsible to train and raise up the next generation of women. Jesus has appointed us to accomplish this task while there is still breath in our lungs and so prove to be His disciples. Will you answer the call?

Crossing Cultures with Jesus

Crossing Cultures with Jesus
Author: Katie J. Rawson
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-10-21
ISBN: 0830844384
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crossing Cultures with Jesus Book Excerpt:

You can be a missionary by crossing an ocean or by crossing the street. Filled with compelling stories, practical resources and relational tools, this guide from veteran crosscultural minister Katie Rawson shows how we can witness the way Jesus did, entering into people's worlds and drawing them into God-centered community.

Preaching without Borders

Preaching without Borders
Author: Ryan Roach
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2022-09-08
ISBN: 1666798878
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preaching without Borders Book Excerpt:

Though the United States has been a relatively diverse nation, Americans have historically lived close to those who are ethnically and culturally like them. The unfortunate effects of slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, housing discrimination, prejudice, and bigotry have been key reasons for demographic divisions. While divisions remain, communities that were once monoethnic are experiencing changes that are enriching. The challenge for these communities is to work to break down barriers that prevent lasting authentic relationships resulting in spiritual growth. Churches in these communities are at a crossroads and face a choice: do they keep doing what is comfortable despite the changes in their neighborhoods, or do they work to resemble their neighbors? Preaching Without Borders addresses the challenges preachers face when they attempt to be faithful to the text while contextualizing it so that people of every nation, tribe, and tongue can be transformed Jesus.

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes
Author: E. Randolph Richards,Richard James
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN: 0830852751
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes Book Excerpt:

The Bible was written within collectivist cultures, and it's easy for Westerners to misinterpret—or miss—important elements. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, this essential guidebook explores the deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean, stripping away individualist assumptions and helping us read the Bible better.

The Lost World of Scripture

The Lost World of Scripture
Author: John H. Walton,Brent Sandy
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN: 0830864989
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost World of Scripture Book Excerpt:

Walton and Sandy summarize what we know of orality and oral tradition as well as the composition and transmission of texts in the ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world, and how this shapes our understanding of the Old and New Testaments. The authors then translate these insights into a helpful model for understanding the reliability of Scripture.

Decolonizing Mission Partnerships

Decolonizing Mission Partnerships
Author: Taylor Walters Denyer
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN: 1725259117
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Decolonizing Mission Partnerships Book Excerpt:

We all know that healthy partnerships are essential to fruitful boundary-crossing ministries, but how exactly do we create them? What barriers must be overcome, and what self-examination must we do? How do the legacies of colonialism, racism, and unhealed trauma impact missional collaborations today? In this doctoral thesis, Denyer reflects on these questions as she examines the history of relational dynamics between American and Congolese United Methodists in the North Katanga Conference (DR Congo). By surveying memoirs, magazines, and journals, and conducting in-depth interviews, Denyer presents a complex and multifaceted example of a partnership that is in the process of decolonizing. More than just a history lesson, Decolonizing Mission Partnerships presents the questions, hard truths, pitfalls, and toxic assumptions we must face when attempting to be in mission together.