Finding Lost Words by Harper and Barker rediscovers the psalms of lament for when times are hard – when prayers seems unanswered and when we find only questions not answers.
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Ordinary Saints is a book about saints who are alive now, and whose everyday acts of kindness and goodness announce that God is at work in the world. Like Jesus, their Master, they are the message, the messenger, and the working model of the kingdom of God, in a lesser key.
Do we need to rethink the practical purpose of theological reflection?
What does the Bible’s message about speech teach us?
How can we unlearn ways of talking about God in order to connect with contemporary society?
Allegory in the parables of Jesus has never been addressed properly. By studying the allegorical features in parables and evaluating some former parable theories, Allegorical Spectrum of the Parables of Jesus hopes to bring insight to the hermeneutics of allegory in the parables of Jesus.
The Elohist, Robert Karl Gnuse.
Though many Old Testament scholars prefer no longer to speak of the Elohist source in the Pentateuch, Gnuse seeks to defend the existence of this pentateuchal tradition by responding to scholarly critics, isolating texts belonging to the source and offering a theological assessment of these texts.
Dancing in the Dark, Graham Buxton.
As we engage in Christian ministry, we are summoned to participate as grace-filled faith communities in the triune God’s immeasurably loving and healing work in the world, leading those who are in darkness into an awareness of the God who imparts life in all its glorious abundance, that which is so . . . and a journey into the mystery of that which is to come. The liberating ministry of the gospel is both a declaration and an invitation–an invitation to the dance!
A Stranger is Calling, Anton Wessels.
Abraham, the father of all believers, plays host to three strangers, one of whom is God, and thus sets an example for others to follow.
Jews, Christians, and Muslims often treat each other as strangers. Their Holy Books are not the cause of their conflicts and enmity but rather show the way to solve them. They tell a common story of the lifelong journey of the human being to the promised city, the promised land, and the promised world where justice and righteousness reign.
How to Talk to a Movie, Elijah Davidson. Watching a movie is more than an opportunity to be entertained. Watching a movie is an opportunity to meet with God. This book opens your eyes and ears to what movies are saying, how they are saying it, and how God might be speaking to you through them.
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Four Wise Men: the Lives and Teachings of Confucius, Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad is an accessible introduction to each of these sages in his historical context and a provocative comparison of their lives and teachings, from a philosophical angle.