Category: Christian Theology

  • Download 5-Minute Apologetics for Today by Ron Rhodes PDF

    By Ron Rhodes

    Christians occasionally encounter objections in regards to the Bible they don’t know the way to respond to, and so they don’t recognize the place to seem or whom they need to ask. Believers may also get harassed approximately doctrine, now not having the data or history to acknowledge unbiblical educating. Bible student Ron Rhodes addresses many questions surrounding Christianity on themes such as…

    • atheistic objections to Christianity
    • evolution vs. creationism
    • alleged contradictions or normal accusations in regards to the Bible
    • answering the claims of cults approximately biblical doctrine
    • relativism vs. absolute fact
    • ethical concerns akin to abortion and divorce

    This publication of brief, one-page solutions on 365 of the main commonly asked questions can tremendously raise readers’ point of discernment in severe components in exactly mins an afternoon. Busy humans can advance their figuring out of the Bible at their very own velocity by way of looking subject matters of curiosity or through interpreting a subject matter a day.

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  • Download God and Evolution? - The Implications of Darwin's Theory for by Daniel J. Samson PDF

    By Daniel J. Samson

    Why used to be Pope John Paul II quoted within the big apple occasions as asserting that “Evolution is greater than only a hypothesis?”

    Can we sq. the evolutionary notion of “survival of the fittest” with a great and loving God?

    What is the reality concerning the fossil proof? How does it influence the translation of the Bible, the Koran and different books thought of the authoritative “Word of God?” those questions and extra are responded in GOD AND EVOLUTION?-The Implications of Darwin’s concept for Fundamentalism, the Bible and the that means of lifestyles.

    A needs to learn for somebody who has a true wish to comprehend the theological implications of evolution. comprises over ninety illustrations of the main strange fossil facts with stable reasoning demonstrating that religion and technology can coexist with no cognitive dissonance. This well-documented ebook also needs to aid construct a bridge among the technological know-how and spiritual communities.

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    “I appreciate what Samson has performed, his skill to appreciate the problems, his remarkable wisdom and his willingness to wade into a few of the significant problems with wisdom and trust in our time. . . the publication is definitely good written . . . intellectually striking. . . a awesome book!”
    -Columbia college Press

    “In God and Evolution, Samson reminds us that the realm is filled with good looks and beauty and that technology is generally neutral, attempting to support us comprehend the complexities in nature. it truly is transparent from Samson’s dialogue on evolutionary ethics that Darwin isn't so scary as those that make the most of denigrating him pretend.”
    -Thane Maynard, writer and host of the nationally syndicated radio application, “The 90-Second Naturalist” and vice chairman of Public details, Cincinnati Zoo.

    “Brilliant writing! the simplest review of the Evolution-Creation controversy in print this present day! Samson has spent 14 years learning this complicated factor yet has written for the layperson. this can be the textbook for educators, church pastors, scholars and a person who has questions about the clash among their religion and technology. it's going to be in each library and seminary in America!”
    -Charles Scott, Episcopal Priest
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  • Download The Trinity, Practically Speaking by Frank D. Macchia PDF

    By Frank D. Macchia

    3 Gods, or One, or Three-in-One?

    Since the notice Trinity doesn't look within the Bible, many of us wonder if the doctrine is whatever greater than an highbrow puzzle created by way of theologians. This booklet takes readers on a guided journey of the good judgment resulting in realizing God as a Trinity.

    The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit within the Bible (and in Christian event) are all important to the truth of salvation. All 3 shop. This element won't appear to be very major till obvious within the gentle of the fundamental premise of the complete Bible, particularly, that in basic terms God can store (Hosea 13:4). There are advantages keen on realizing God as a communion of people, a circle of affection. God isn't any longer considered as a far off pass judgement on faraway from the sorrows of earthly lifestyles. Salvation should be visible as greater than mere forgiveness of sins. It additionally consists of a life-transforming communion of divine love. a strong figuring out of the Trinity fosters a extra complete and reworked Christian life.
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  • Download Of Good Comfort by Stephen Pietsch PDF

    By Stephen Pietsch

    ‘This is a ceremonial dinner for theologians, historians and Christian counselors. Pietsch examines 21 of Luther’s “letters of convenience” to discover Luther’s pastoral take care of souls anguish with melancholy. Pietsch makes use of interdisciplinary instruments of inquiry artfully to ascertain the letters, Luther’s pastoral care methods and the background of the “melancholy tradition”. The perform of seelsorge emerges as an amalgam of paintings, religious reward, and realizing of disorder, all resting conveniently in the authority of scripture and the Lutheran Confessions. Pietsch’s quantity is an important contribution to non secular care literature, underscoring the conviction of the early church that particular soul care is a vital reaction to serve those that depression. delivering pivotal pastoral care insights which are usually misplaced, discredited or totally absent within the paintings of taking care of those that undergo with melancholy, Pietsch concludes that Luther has given us very good instruments to ascertain, examine and to educate as we help souls to discover wish, power and therapeutic within the gospel of Jesus Christ.’

    Professor Beverly Yahnke
    Concordia collage Wisconsin
    govt Director of Christian Counsel,
    Doxology Lutheran Centre for non secular Care and Counsel
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  • Download Dispensationalism, Israel and the Church: The Search for by Craig A. Blaising,Darrell L. Bock PDF

    By Craig A. Blaising,Darrell L. Bock

    the connection among Israel and the church is an important reference element in theology, in particular in distinguishing among dispensational and nondispensational methods of pondering. The thesis of this ebook is that Israel and the church are targeted theological associations that experience arisen within the old development of divine revelation. yet also they are similar as successive stages of a redemptive software that's traditionally revolutionary and eschatologically converging. The method of those concerns this is neither polemical nor apologetic; really, it anticipates a convergence between evangelical students within the attractiveness of either continuity and discontinuity within the Israel-church courting. This e-book has 3 reasons: - to supply a modern dispensational remedy of that dating via an exegetical exam of key texts with a spotlight on theological matters - To foster actual discussion with nondispensational thinkers relating to significant biblical topics tied to the plan of God - to spot the alterations in dispensational concept that experience built because the book of Charles Ryrie's ebook Dispensationalism this present day in 1965
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  • Download Metaphysics as Christology: An Odyssey of the Self from Kant by Jonael Schickler,Fraser Watts PDF

    By Jonael Schickler,Fraser Watts

    In Metaphysics as Christology, Jonael Schickler offers a huge contribution to either philosophy and theology. First he examines the most important philosophical issues of which Kant and Hegel grappled, and unearths within the paintings of Rudolf Steiner the essence of an answer to them; he claims that Steiner again to Hegel's philosophical difficulties yet was once larger in a position to clear up them. Schickler makes use of those philosophical debates approximately wisdom and fact to appreciate the importance of Christ. development at the paintings of Hegel, Schickler argues that Christ has made attainable the advancements in human attention that repair humanity's courting to the encircling global. this can be a daring and rigorous paintings that opens up new instructions in either philosophy and theology. Fraser Watts contributes the Foreword and George Pattison an intensive Preface.
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  • Download Islam's Issues, Agendas, and the Great Commission (Mission by Joshua Lingel,Various others PDF

    By Joshua Lingel,Various others

    This direction e-book might be bought ahead of attending i2 ministries staff video path number 1 - Islam's concerns, Agendas, and the good fee. in case your crew or church is attracted to this education please touch i2ministries at info@ministries.org.

    The target of this direction is to equip the Christian to successfully have interaction in evangelism with Muslims via a deeper realizing of the Islamic Worldview. Muslims usually elevate polemical questions about the Bible, the character of Jesus, and the origins and improvement of Christianity. This direction discusses a reaction to these serious questions whereas assessing the origins and early improvement of Islam. The examine has been peer-reviewed, and covers glossy severe scholarship at the Biography of Muhammad, the six genres of Islamic ancient culture, in addition to resource and textual feedback of the Qur'an. matters during this direction additionally comprise "Why Care approximately Muslims," "How Muslims come to Christ," "Jesus in Islam and Christianity," and "A advisor to completing the nice Commission."
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  • Download Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and by Thomas E. Reynolds PDF

    By Thomas E. Reynolds

    As mom and dad of a son with disabilities, Thomas E. Reynolds and his spouse comprehend what it truly is wish to be misunderstood by way of a church neighborhood. In Vulnerable Communion, Reynolds attracts upon that non-public adventure and a various physique of literature to empower church buildings and members to foster deeper hospitality towards people with disabilities.

    Reynolds argues that the Christian tale is one among energy coming from weak spot, of wholeness rising from brokenness, and of energy in vulnerability. He deals precious biblical, theological, and pastoral instruments to appreciate and welcome people with disabilities. Vulnerable Communion should be an invaluable source for any scholar, theologian, church chief, or lay individual trying to detect the ability of God printed via weakness.
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  • Download The Renewal of All Things: An Alternative Missiology by Waldron Byron Scott PDF

    By Waldron Byron Scott

    common Salvation is a hotly debated doctrine this present day between Christians. within the Renewal of All issues Waldron Scott argues that it offers a extra correct and more advantageous foundation for Christian undertaking in a globalized, pluralistic, and postmodern global than does the modern model.

    "Scott rightly perceives that Christian theology must combine the truths of the biblical metanarrative with the insights of either classical theology and modern technological know-how in looking to tackle the missional matters dealing with the church at the present time. during this readable ebook he deals a theologically adventurous and impressive try to just do that. whether readers disagree with a few of his conclusions, as i personally do, all will locate Scott's imaginative and prescient to be either beneficiant and thought-provoking."
    --Gregory MacDonald
    author of The Evangelical Universalist

    "Provoctive and insightful . . . The Renewal of All issues will problem what you think that you recognize approximately God's plan for salvation . . . and disclose His love for us all in image element. no matter if you're a biblical student or a layperson, no matter if you think in Scott's conclusions or now not, this publication may have you delving deeper into God's note to discover its truths . . . a desirable read."
    --Colin P. Watson, Sr.
    Executive Minister, Madison road Christian Reformed Church
    President, Christian Reformed global Missions

    Waldron Scott, now retired, has served as basic Secretary of the area Evangelical Alliance; overseas box Director of The Navigators, President of yank Leprosy Missions, and President of Holistic Ministries foreign. he's the writer of Karl Barth's Theology of undertaking (1978); bring about Justice (1980); and What in regards to the go? (2007).
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  • Download Intercultural Theology: Approaches and Themes by Mark Catledge and David Cheetham,Mark J. Cartledge,David PDF

    By Mark Catledge and David Cheetham,Mark J. Cartledge,David Cheetham

    Intercultural Theology deals a collection of groundbreaking essays that describe the character of intercultural theology as a website of theology that will pay specific cognizance to the identification of non-western different types of Christianity in discussion with western varieties. it really is theological discourse engaged in multi-disciplinary discussion and for this reason makes use of the insights from historic, socio-cultural, inter-religious and empirical reviews. Intercultural theology is a improvement from past discussions inside of venture stories, contextual theology, experiences in international Christianity and 3rd international theology.The participants to the ebook are key thinkers within the box of theology and tradition within the united kingdom. The booklet could be usable as a key textual content for modules in intercultural theology, venture experiences and Pentecostal experiences at undergraduate point three and M level.
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