- 1 15 Minutes to Wake the Dead
- 2 Blue Parakeet
- 3 Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible
- 4 Exploring the Old Testament
- 5 Four Gospels – One Jesus
- 6 Four Views on Moving Beyond the Bible to Theology
- 7 Grasping God's Word
- 8 New Testament Christian Origins Timeline DVD
- 9 Preacher's A-Z
- 10 Preaching with Variety
- 11 Refreshing Preaching
- 12 Setting Hearts on Fire
- 13 Stale Bread?
- 14 The Archer and the Arrow
- 15 The Distance Learner
- 16 The Future of Preaching
- 17 The Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament
- 18 The Trellis and the Vine
This book brings together 24 of David Bracewell's sermons. Each has a brief introduction explaining the setting and occasion of the sermon and suggesting the challenge involved in preaching it. There are also a number of brief reflections from members of the congregation, and some delightful cartoons. It is a book of sermons, but also a book about the art of preaching. There is an introductory chapter which addresses the issue of what makes for a good sermon.
Why can't I just be a Christian? Parakeets make delightful pets. We cage them or clip their wings to keep them where we want them. Scot McKnight contends that many, conservatives and liberals alike, attempt the same thing with the Bible. We all try to tame it. McKnight's "The Blue Parakeet" has emerged at the perfect time to cool the flames of a world on fire with contention and controversy. It calls Christians to a way to read the Bible that leads beyond old debates and denominational battles. It calls Christians to stop taming the Bible and to let it speak anew for a new generation.In his books "The Jesus Creed" and "Embracing Grace", Scot McKnight established himself as one of America's finest Christian thinkers, an author to be reckoned with. In "The Blue Parakeet", McKnight again touches the hearts and minds of today's Christians, this time challenging them to rethink how to read the Bible, not just to puzzle it together into some systematic theology but to see it as a Story that we're summoned to enter and to carry forward in our day. In his own inimitable style, McKnight sets traditional and liberal Christianity on its ear, leaving readers equipped, encouraged, and emboldened to be the people of faith they long to be.
This major work of reference combines an interest in the academic study of the Bible with a passionate commitment to making this scholarship of use to the church. It provides clarification, analysis and evaluation of the various approaches to biblical interpretation currently in the marketplace, with a view to assessing their theological significance, their value to reading Scripture and for the community of the faithful.
This double-length DVD is directed and edited by Stephen Travis and produced in association with wateringcanmedia. It is a useful resource for anyone involved in preaching and teaching.
New Testament scholar and Dean of King’s College, London Richard Burridge takes us on a guided tour through the four Gospels, highlighting their distinctive characters. This set of four disks has been produced for St John’s College by Revd Dr Tim Hull and is based on interviews with Richard inspired by his best-selling book of the same name
The Bible has long served as the standard for Christian practice, yet believers still disagree on how biblical passages should be interpreted and applied. Only when readers fully understand the constructs that inform their process of moving from Scripture to theology---and those of others---can Christians fully evaluate teachings that claim to be 'biblical.' Here, scholars who affirm an inspired Bible, relevant and authoritative for every era, present models they consider most faithful to Scripture: - Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.: A Principlizing Model - Daniel M. Doriani: A Redemptive-Historical Model - Kevin J. Vanhoozer: A Drama-of-Redemption Model - William J. Webb: A Redemptive-Movement Model Each position also receives critiques from the proponents of the other views. Moreover, due to the far-reaching implications this topic holds for biblical studies, theology, and church teaching, this book includes three additional reflections by Christopher J. H. Wright, Mark L. Strauss, and Al Wolters on the theological and practical interpretation of biblical texts. Four Views on Moving beyond the Bible to Theology empowers readers to identify, evaluate, and refine their own approach to moving from the Bible to theology.
A Hands-on Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible
Just as a rock climber’s handhold enables him to master the mountain, a firm grasp on God’s Word empowers us to traverse the challenging, risky slopes of life. Grasping God’s Word helps college students, beginning seminary students, and other serious readers get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture--how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts.
The Christian Origins Timeline covers the New Testament period - 100 BC to 160 AD, each page covering a 20 or 50 year period.
A practical dip-in guide to the key elements of preaching. Packed with fresh ideas and all the essentials a preacher needs before stepping up to the lectern, this brilliant handbook contains confidence-boosting material for both the experienced preacher and the novice alike.
How to Re-create the Dynamics of Biblical Genres (Preaching With Series)
This new volume in the Preaching With series reveals how pastors can preach in a way that employs—with creativity—the six writing genres or forms found in the Bible. Readers will learn how to expand their repertoire of creative, interesting, and relevant sermons.
What does preaching need to look like in our multicultural, digital, image-soaked, biblically illiterate, global age? Does preaching need a refresh to be refreshing? We asked a wide variety of preachers and teachers to share their insights with us. We wanted some blue sky thinking, we wanted some nuggets of wisdom and we wanted a provocative kick into the future. We got all three. In this eBook you will see how our contributors answered the call for one piece of advice for the next generation of preachers emerging in the UK. We discover their central passion, bugbears, and wisdom that they can pass on. This compilation is the start of a conversation as part of the Biblefresh initiative. We would like you to read, reflect and comment on the Biblefresh website. But we would also like you to take up the mantle to “preach the Word, in season and out of season,” and to equip younger faithful preachers to hold out the Word of life. Please download this free e-book which features articles from a wide variety of respected Bible teachers, thinkers and preachers.
A guide to giving evangelistic talks
In this book, which is the fruit of his 40 years experience as an evangelist, John Chapman passes on the skills of his craft. He explains how telling people the gospel of Jesus Christ requires us to be servants: servants of the Word itself (to understand
A Handbook for Speaking the Story
This book encourages those who preach regularly but feel that their preaching has become stale. Richard Littledale takes a look at the craft of writing sermons and shows you how to reinvigorate your work.
Preaching the very words of God
This book is about a sentence 40 years in the making. The sentence is Phillip Jensen’s summary of the preacher’s mission, gained from a lifetime of biblical reflection and practice: My aim is to preach the gospel by prayerfully expounding the Bible to the
Sharon Roberts and David Muir
A travel guide for Christians studying theology. It is written primarily for those in distance learning, but there is much here to help the new student of Christian theology in residential colleges and in various forms of part-time theological study. Many of St John’s distance learning courses refer directly to this book.
This book, edited and contributed to by some of the leading authors in this field, seeks to make a substantial and authoritative contribution to the teaching and learning of preaching. The contributors offer reflections on subjects such as Preaching in a Communications Culture, Preaching and the Bible, Preaching and Personality Types, the Life of the Preacher and Educating Future Preachers. The contributors are from a wide range of ecumenical backgrounds. They include: Roger Standing, Susan Durber, Ian Stackhouse, Paul Johns, Stephen Wright, Leslie Francis and Ian Paul.
This comprehensive handbook introduces readers to the theological interpretation of the Old Testament. It provides a comprehensive book-by-book survey of the Old Testament with articles written by leading scholars, including Gordon Wenham (King's College, London), Walter Moberly (University of Durham), Mary Evans (Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology) and Gordon McConville (University of Gloucestershire. Drawing on material from the "Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible", this handy and affordable book will work particularly well for students and ordinands in Old Testament/Bible survey courses, clergy and lay readers.
The ministry mind shift that changes everything
All Christian ministry is a mixture of trellis and vine. There is vine work: the prayerful preaching and teaching of the word of God to see people converted and grow to maturity as disciples of Christ. Vine work is the Great Commission. And there is trell