How can and should a Christian seek to influence government and what are the biblical principles concerning government?Christians need to know that God cannot be left out of or separated from any area of life, especially the political. What does a Christian need to know and do in such a circumstance to think clearly about politics from a biblical perspective?
The last two attempts at revising the NIV were met with a great deal of controversy due to their use of a gender-neutral philosophy of translation. The gender-neutral approach of the TNIV (Today’s New International Version) in 2002 and 2005 became such a lightning-rod that the version never caught on with American evangelicals and has now been discontinued.
Postmodernity is peddling a disastrously feminized view of masculinity, surrendering men’s God-given roles to women and exalting a monosexualism that flies directly in the face of God’s purposes for creation. There is a crying need in the church today to recover a biblical view of manhood. But we must be certain that our vision of what a man is called to be is reached through sound exegesis of the texts relating to masculinity. Phillips’ excellent book provides that exegesis.
In preparation for writing this kingdom tool, the author included friends in ministry throughout the world to have a voice in sharing valued perspectives, challenges, and clarification as we think through exactly what we are doing in Bible study. This equipping tool should be in the hands of men and women who hunger and thirst for the Word of God in their own lives and who desire to faithfully pass on its truths to succeeding generations.
This book deals with those who are turning away from the church, and in many cases are turning away from God. They are not only leaving the church, they claim to be leaving the faith.This emerging generation of young adults is steeped in the street version of postmodernism. They actually believe that truth is whatever an individual wants it to be.
You will want to read this book, including the actual study set forth in the book.We could be talking about God in several different ways thus not communicating clearly and not building an understanding of who he says he is and not understanding the person or people with whom we are speaking.
Our biblical worldview is sustained by understanding biblical truths and applying these truths to everyday life. The editors of Dictionary of Everyday Theology and Culture bring together doctrine and current issues shedding light on how we respond to cultural challenges.
This bookshould be in the hands of every reformed pastor and teacher, especially those identifying themselves as Calvinists. This is a very important and timely book.The author reminds us that Calvinism is a complex system and within that system there is diversity.
The Next Christians is a book that church leaders and teachers ought to read. Whether or not you share Gabe Lyons’ cultural analysis and optimism regarding the future of Christianity, this book will help you understand what is happening, especially among the rising generation.It is a power packed easy read.