Download The Things of Earth PDF by Joe Rigney Full Free and published by . This book was released on 2014-12-31 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Helping readers walk the line between idolatry and ingratitude, this book emphasizes our responsibility to glorify God by joyfully embracing his good gifts without letting them become worldly distractions that steal our affection.
Download Fantasy, Horror, and the Truth PDF by Benjamin Szumskyj Full Free and published by Aneko Press. This book was released on 2021-03-01 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is it ok for Christians to indulge in fantasy and horror? Most Christians seem to believe there is nothing wrong with these genres, that they’re merely “entertaining.” But one man’s experience with this particular style of writing, first as a consumer and literary critic and then as an editor, proved to him that these genres are not as harmless as they may appear. Far from it, in fact. This book details Benjamin Szumskyj’s decade-long experience in the genres of fantasy and horror fiction. Reflecting on his interactions with others, what he read and researched, in addition to what he edited and wrote, the author exposes the significant and even alarming inconsistencies of these genres with that of a professed follower of Jesus Christ. Szumskyj contends that such works are not merely “entertainment” but are founded on and promote ideologies and worldviews wholly contrary to the Scriptures, and that believers need to be more discerning of what fiction they read, particularly those promoted as being “Christian.” This new edition, formerly published as The Pilgrim’s Digress: Why Christians Should Avoid the Fantasy and Horror Genres, includes new material and revisions in light of further readings and reflections by the author.
Download Spirit and Sacrament PDF by Andrew Wilson Full Free and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2019-01-08 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spirit and Sacrament by pastor and author Andrew Wilson is an impassioned call to join together two traditions that are frequently and unnecessarily kept separate. It is an invitation to pursue the best of both worlds in worship, the Eucharistic and the charismatic, with the grace of God at the center. Wilson envisions church services in which healing testimonies and prayers of confession coexist, the congregation sings When I Survey the Wondrous Cross followed by Happy Day, and creeds move the soul while singing moves the body. He imagines a worship service that could come out of the book of Acts: Young men see visions, old men dream dreams, sons and daughters prophesy, and they all come together to the same Table and go on their way rejoicing. In short, Spirit and Sacrament is an appeal to bring out of the church's storehouse all of its treasures, so that God's people can worship our unrivaled Savior with sacraments and spiritual gifts, raised hands and lowered faces.
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Download A Redemptive Theology of Art PDF by David A. Covington Full Free and published by Zondervan Academic. This book was released on 2018-05-01 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Redemptive Theology of Art develops a biblical, systematic, and practical theology of aesthetics. It begins with the roots and ontology of aesthetics (vs. "art") and the architecture and narrative of affection and passion, their woes and their glory. Those who would search the Bible find little support for "art" as commonly conceived in the West. The language of aesthetics, applied to the maker’s intentions, the qualities of the work, and the responses of the audience, better addresses the questions of beauty, and better suits the discussion of human actions, beliefs, and culture than the language of art does. The Bible yields more consistent and helpful answers to questions about the broader category of aesthetics than it does to questions about art; leading in turn to better questions and a more practical and theological appreciation of human affections, beauty, and delight, and the many paths by which people, including Christians, pursue them. Using the categories and definitions from Scripture, Covington gives hope and help not only for those who labor in the arts, but for everyone who cares about the passions that motivate us. We were made for God's delight, and, though sin and bondage plague our passions, God can shape our fun, feelings, desires, affections and aversions. Feelings are neither objective nor subjective; they are redeemable. Borrowing key ideas from other Christian writers on the arts or aesthetics, Covington explores the connection between orthodox Protestant theology and a responsible, respectful treatment of arts, artists, and all aesthetic fields of human work and speech.
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Download The Gospel in the Dock PDF by Bryan M. Christman Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-08-10 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: C. S. Lewis famously penned the phrase “God in the Dock” and proposed that there was a “great divide” between ancient and modern humans, in that our ancestors would have rightly seen themselves “in the dock” before God, while we moderns have placed God there before us. But what if what God's love most desires for us, the gospel or “good news” of the only way of life for humanity, has been “in the dock” before us from the time of Adam and Eve? And what if it is also the case that the gospel is often “in the dock” as though it is not good—even for the church? This book builds upon and expands the “life and death” stakes Lewis proposed by demonstrating that the gospel way of faith itself has been placed in the dock by us and in many ways ruined our relationships with God, with our own selves, with one another, and even with the natural world itself which we are meant to “steward” for its good. In these pages the reader will discover why the gospel that requires faith is good news, but why we so tragically default to our divisive and self-destructive ways.
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Download 年輕生命不白過──更新我們的8件事 PDF by 潔凱兒‧克羅（Jaquelle Crowe） Full Free and published by Christian Renewal Ministries. This book was released on with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 這是一本專為年輕人而寫，新穎又深入的門訓與輔導好書！如何才能讓生命不白過？且聽Z世代的潔凱兒怎麼說──讓福音更新你的身分認同、人生故事、歸屬群體、對抗罪惡、操練敬虔、屬靈成長、時間分配、人際關係；讓耶穌帶領你過一個興奮、喜樂、美好又豐盛的生活！福音能夠改造世界，也能轉變一切的模式。相信福音，所有的事都將不再一樣！
Download Themelios, Volume 46, Issue 1 PDF by D. A. Carson Full Free and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2021-09-15 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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
Download Life Explored Leader's Handbook PDF by Barry Cooper Full Free and published by The Good Book Company. This book was released on 2016-09-01 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In our culture there is no such thing as impossible. We're told that as long as you put your mind to it, you can do anything! So we instinctively look to ourselves for the power to obey God's commands. We know we are supposed to obey God. We think that if we aren't able to do it there is something wrong with us. So we all pretend we are doing it, when deep down we know we aren't! Author Jonty Allcock calls this 'the madness of our lives' and 'the slavery of the impossible'. He shows us that embracing the impossibility of our own obedience leads not to despair, but to true freedom as we look to the God who can do all things: "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." (Mark 10:27) This book takes us through four steps that will help us look to ourselves less and depend on God more, enabling spirit-led joyful obedience.
Download The Christian Atheist Participant's Guide PDF by Craig Groeschel Full Free and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2013-04-17 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), pastor and author Craig Groeschel leads you and your group on a personal journey toward an authentic, God-honoring life. This honest, hard-hitting, and eye-opening look into the ways people believe in God but live as if he doesn’t exist is a classic in the making. You believe in God, attend church when it’s convenient, and you generally treat people with kindness. But, have you surrendered to God completely, living every day depending upon the Holy Spirit? In this small group bible study, Groeschel encourages you and your group to be more than just “Christian” in name, to be honest before God, and to break free of hypocrisy to live a more authentic, God-honoring life. Sessions include: When you Believe in God but Don’t Really Know Him When you Believe in God but Don’t Think He’s Fair When You Believe in God but Aren’t Sure He Loves You When You Believe in God but Trust More in Money When You Believe in God but Pursue Happiness at Any Cost When You Believe in God but Don’t Want to Go Overboard Designed for use with The Christian Atheist Video Study 9780310329794 (sold separately).
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