Author Archives: Charles

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Mapping Postmodernism: A Survey of Christian Options

This bookis an in-depth reference book of history and ideas within the Christian framework and helps us navigate through the turbulent waters of the early 21st century with a better understanding of how to communicate God’s truth to today’s generation.

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Is It Right to Have Denominations?

We maintained that while the church is one, it is made up of many parts. On the basis of the “one and many” concept, we believed the existence of denominations did not nullify the oneness of the body. We must realize that it is the actions of the various parts of the body that determined the oneness of the church’s wit

What is Discipling?

What do you mean when you talk about making disciples? Or what is a disciple? These are questions asked of us on numerous occasions. These are reasonable questions because of the different connotations surrounding the concept of discipleship. The tendency is to respond simplistically by saying that everyone knows what a disciple is and what disciple making really involves.

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Christianity in the Age of Terrorism

The book is very thought provoking. It is an easy read and could be an effective guide for a discussion group. It contains a good summary of the basics of Christianity and “the just war” theory. Terrorism is a new form of warfare, at least for those of us living in America. This reality places new challenges before us as Christians.

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Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions: A Kingdom Approach

Every pastor, every elder, every teacher, every parent, and every adult ought to put down whatever they are reading at present and read this instead. The church and its families must come together in a way that equips them to disciple the church’s children, and those not yet part of the church, with a kingdom view of discipleship.

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A Year With C.S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works

Though it is a daily reading, not meant to take the place of your Scripture reading, it could be read as part of your daily thoughts and reflections; it could be Lewis in “bite size.” This book is easy to read and not overwhelming witha year’s worth of daily readings from more than thirty Lewis’ books.Overall, it is a good compendium of some of Lewis’s thoughts.

Why Baptize Infants?

People often ask the important question of why Presbyterians baptize infants. Recently, a pastor asked if there was a way to ordain a person to the office of ruling elder who was reformed in everyway except he could not commit to “infant baptism.” I faced it as a pastor on one occasion and have responded to that question often as coordinator of CEP.

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The Life of Faith: What Has God Done for You?

This is a good introduction to or reminder of his ability to communicate the doctrines of grace. The book is a collection of articles written by the author in numerous publications and as usual, he focuses on God in reminding us that it is not about us but about him.

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The Battle Belongs to the Lord

This book will appeal to both the entire body of believers, not only professionals in ministry. It is clearly written, easy to read, and will be a good source of study for a Sunday school class, as well as for personal study.An excellent primer on apologetics that underscores the place of apologetics in God’s scheme.

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Redeeming Pop Culture: A Kingdom Approach

This is a good personal read and study book, but it could also be used with a group.You will not only learn about pop culture and how Christians are to handle it, but will also learn about the kingdom of God and what being a kingdom Christian involves.