Contributors include Denis O. Lamoureux, John H. Walton, C. John Collins, and William Barrick. Each focuses his essay on answering the following questions:
What is the biblical case for your viewpoint, and how do you reconcile it both with modern science and with passages and potential interpretations that seem to counter it?In what ways is your view more theologically consistent and coherent than other views?What are the implications of your view for the spiritual life and public witness of the church and individual believers, and how is your view a healthier alternative for both?
Concluding reflections by pastor-scholars Gregory A. Boyd and Philip Graham Ryken highlight the significance of the topic in the faith of everyday believers.
What was going on during the gap between the Old and New Testaments?
How do all the books of the Bible fit together as a whole?
This book answers these questions and puts clear, readable Bible study aids at your fingertips. It contains thirteen essays from some of today’s best evangelical scholars including C. John Collins, Thomas Schreiner, Gordon Wenham, and Darrell Bock, and will help you to:See the big-picture storyline of the Bible Understand the theology of the Old and New Testaments Read the different sections of Scripture effectively Know what happened between the testaments
In addition to essays on each genre of the Bible, the book addresses the general Greco-Roman world and specific Jewish groups at the time of the New Testament. To aid in putting Bible passages in context, it also includes timelines of the Old and New Testaments and intertestamental events.
Useful as both a general overview of the Bible and as a tool for more specific reference and training, this book will help you grow in your understanding of Scripture and your ability to apply the Bible to life.
Collins first defines faith and science, shows their relation, and explains what claims each has concerning truth. Then he applies the biblical teaching on creation to the topics of "conflict" between faith and science, including the age of the earth, evolution, and miracles. He considers what it means to live in a created world. This book is for anyone looking for a Christian engagement with science without technical jargon.
Useful as both a general overview of the Bible and as a tool for more specific reference and training, readers of this book will grow in their understanding of Scripture and their ability to apply the Bible to their lives. Pastors, lay leaders, students, and other Christians engaged in studying God’s Word will benefit from this collection, written by notable contributors, including J. I. Packer, John Piper, David Powlison, and Vern Poythress.
Applying well-informed critical thinking to common theological and scientific questions, Collins asserts the importance of a real man at the beginning in God's plan for creation, a plan that includes "redemption" for all people since sin entered the world.
Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? addresses both biblical and Jewish texts and contains extensive appendices to examine how the material in Genesis relates to similar material from Mesopotamian myths. Collins’s detailed analysis of the relevant texts will instill confidence in readers that the traditional Christian story equips them better than any alternatives to engage the life that they actually encounter in the modern world.
The Way of the Cross with the Saints is a fruitful way for parishioners to walk the dark steps to Calvary with Jesus — toward the light of our redemption.
At each of the stations we are accompanied by a saint whose thoughts illuminate the way, revealing the light-filled moment behind the darkness.
Saints include:St. John Paul II St. Pio of Pietrelcina St. Thomas More St. Bernard of Clairvaux St. Leo the Great St. Thérèse of Lisieux Dame Julian of Norwich St. John Chrysostom St. Faustina St. Thomas Aquinas St. Cyril of Jerusalem St. Augustine St. Catherine of Siena St. Teresa of Calcutta St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Defender of the outcast, acclaimed teacher and spiritual director, insightful psychologist, and founding member of a thriving religious community, Father Benedict J. Groeschel was not merely a man of uncommon talents but one of extraordinary achievements.
Yet at heart he was a simple friar, a humble priest; and his goal in life was very modest: to follow as best he could the path God had chosen for him.
For over eighty years-more than fifty of them as a priest-Father Groeschel faithfully walked that path; and, in so doing, he gave hope to abandoned youth, to pregnant women who were homeless and alone, to many of those people whom society so easily and thoughtlessly discards.
An electrifying speaker and a writer of real talent, he was responsible for rekindling the love for God in the hearts of many whose faith had turned to ashes. And his legendary devotion to the poor led him to help found the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, with the mission to serve those who had little or nothing.
A Friar's Tale is an inspiring, moving, and sometimes humorous biography that invites readers to immerse themselves in the fascinating details of a remarkable life, one animated by faith and devoted to love.
At each of the 15 stations we are accompanied by a saint whose thoughts illuminate the way, revealing the light-filled moment behind the darkness of each moment. Some of the saints include: St. John Paul II St. Pio of Pietrelcina St. Thomas More St. ThÈrËse of Lisieux St. Faustina St. Teresa of Calcutta
Every Step with Jesus is a new and fruitful way to consider the Way of the Cross, not just in public display, but in our private meditation and reflection. Pray through one station per day or week. Choose a station to help you focus on a particular need or intention. Taking every step of every day with Jesus we become more like him, and become more able to take his light out into a darkened world.
In his groundbreaking 1936 book The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, Keynes argues that traditional economics has misunderstood the causes of unemployment. Employment is not determined by the price of labor; it is directly linked to demand in the economy. Keynes believes market economies are by nature unstable, and so require government intervention. Spurred on by the social catastrophe of the Great Depression of the 1930s, Keynes sets out to revolutionize the way the world thinks about and understands economics—and in this he succeeds.
In the latter half of the twentieth century, Keynesian economics became mainstream policy for most Western governments. Although his ideas fell out of fashion, the global market turmoil in the opening decade of the twenty-first century once again saw interventionist government fiscal and monetary policy based on Keynesian thinking.
Smith wanted to show that mercantilism—the dominant economic theory of his time—was wrong. Mercantilism argues that the national economy only exists to strengthen the government; so the government should control and regulate the economy. Smith opposes this idea in his book. He says that the government only has three roles within society: To protect the state from invasion or attack from another state. To uphold laws to protect the freedom of individuals. To create and maintain public works and institutions that could not (or would not) be undertaken on a smaller scale. Beyond these, government should not interfere.
Smith argues that when people are free to pursue their own self-interest within a competitive free market, productivity increases.
Friedman did not just demonstrate that monetary policy plays a vital role in broader economic stability. He also argued that economists got their monetary policy wrong in the 1950s and 1960s by misunderstanding the relationship between inflation and unemployment. In Friedman’s view, previous generations of economists had no justification for believing that governments could permanently decrease unemployment by allowing inflation—and vice versa. Friedman’s most original contribution was to propose that this relationship between unemployment and inflation only worked in the short term.
The Economist magazine described Milton Friedman as “the most influential economist of the second half of the twentieth century ... possibly of all of it.” And “The Role of Monetary Policy” remains highly influential.