Evangelicals have become heavily invested in the mind-set of modernity - a mind-set that Wells correlates with the biblical concept of the "world. They have become enamored of advanced management and marketing techniques, have blurred the distinctions between Christ and culture, and have largely abandoned their traditional emphasis on divine transcendence in favor of an emphasis on divine immanence.
God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams - Without such reform, he says, evangelical faith will be lost in and to the modernity that has invaded the church. David F. In god in the wasteland wells continues his trenchant analysis of the cultural corruption now weakening the church's thought and witness with the intent of getting evangelicals to rethink their relationship to the "world.
Wells argues that the church is enfeebled in part because it has lost its sense of God's sovereignty and holiness. Wells's award-winning book no place for truth - called "a stinging indictment of evangelicalism's theological corruption" by TIME magazine - woke many evangelicals to the fact that their tradition has slowly but surely capitulated to the values and structures of modernity.
In doing so, they have produced a faith in God that is of little consequence to those who believe.
Losing Our VirtueWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - Available now for the first time in paperback, Losing Our Virtue offers a bold critique of the moral disintegration taking place in contemporary society and its reflection in today's evangelical church. Continuing the series begun with david wells's no Place for Truth and God in the Wasteland, this acclaimed volume urges the church to regain its moral weight and become a missionary of truth once more to our relativistic postmodern world.
Above All Earthly Pow'rs: Christ in a Postmodern WorldWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing - Churches that market themselves as relevant and palatable to consumption-oriented postmoderns are indeed swelling in size. As david F. But they are doing so, Wells contends, at the expense of the truth of the gospel. In our postmodern world, every view has a place at the table but none has the final say. Wells masterfully depicts it, the postmodern ethos of the West is relativistic, therapeutic, individualistic, and yet remarkably spiritual.
Wells shows how this postmodern ethos has incorporated into itself the new religious and cultural relativism, the fear and confusion, that began with the last century?s waves of immigration and have continued apace in recent decades. Wells?s book culminates in a critique of contemporary evangelicalism aimed at both unsettling and reinvigorating readers.
Above All Earthly Pow'rs: Christ in a Postmodern World - How should the church confess christ in today?s cultural context?Above All Earthly Pow?rs, portrays the West in all its complexity, the fourth and final volume of the series that began in 1993 with No Place for Truth, brilliance, and emptiness. By placing a premium on marketing rather than truth, the evangelical church is in danger of trading authentic engagement with culture for worldly success.
Welding extensive cultural analysis with serious theology, Above All Earthly Pow?rs issues a prophetic call that the evangelical church cannot afford to ignore.
The Courage to Be Protestant: Reformation Faith in Today's WorldEerdmans - But that historic, substantive faith is not faring so well in our contemporary Western context. In his 2008 book the courage to be protestant, faith, defined by the Reformation solas grace, David Wells issued a summons to return to the historic Protestant faith, and Scripture alone and by a high regard for doctrine.
There is no better time than now to hear and heed Wells's clarion call to reclaim the historic, technologically dominated, doctrinally serious Reformation faith in our fast-paced, postmodern culture. In this thoroughly reworked second edition, Wells presents an updated look at the state of evangelicalism and the changes that have taken place since the original publication of his book.
The Courage to Be Protestant: Reformation Faith in Today's World - At its heart, the protestant Reformation was about a deep, doctrinally shaped faith centered on God and his Word.
The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the CrossGLH Publishing - This comprehensive and accessible volume is useful for both sermon preparation and personal study. . Arthur W. The words christ spoke from the cross can inform Christians of the purpose, the sufferings, the meaning, and the sufficiency of his death. Pink clearly illustrates the lessons that can be drawn from Christ's words-lessons on forgiveness, suffering, salvation, affection, anguish, victory, and contentment.
After an introduction that discusses the nature of Christ's death as natural, preternatural, and supernatural, unnatural, Dr.
The Beauty and Glory of the ReformationReformation Heritage Books - The essays in the beauty and glory of the reformation call you to be grateful to God and to grow in appreciation for the rich biblical, doctrinal, experiential, and practical heritage passed on by the great sixteenth-century Reformation. Through these studies, you will be challenged to treasure basic Reformation principles such as Scripture alone, Christ alone, and the glory of God alone, as well as to grow in awareness of what amazing spiritual mentors and models of godliness a variety of Reformation stalwarts were and what they can still teach us today.
The authors pray that these essays will help you increasingly become genuine sons and daughters of the Reformation by following the Reformers' lives and teachings insofar as they followed the Lord Jesus Christ. These include martin luther, william tyndale, katherine willoughby, Katharina Zell, Anna Bullinger, Hugh Latimer, and William Perkins; lesser-known pastors in Geneva; and women such as Katherine Luther, and Catherine de Bourbon.
The Beauty and Glory of the Reformation - Finally, you will be treated to insightful essays on Augustine as an important backdrop to the Reformation and on the beauty and glory of the Christology of the Reformation. You will also discover the reformers commitment to propagate the gospel to all nations and the riches of the Reformation view of missions.
PenséesGLH Publishing - Instead, pascal left a mass of fragments, some of them meant as notes for the Apologie. For much of his life, pascal 1623-62 worked on a magnum opus which was never published in the form the philosopher intended. These became known as the Pensées, and they occupy a crucial place in Western philosophy and religious writing.
The Crux of the Free Offer: A Biblical, Confessional, and Theological Explanation and Defense of the Well-Meant Offer of the GospelFree Grace Press - For any with concerns regarding the Free Offer, Waldron lays out its biblical necessity and theological coherence. Does god have a genuine desire for the salvation of all men? In The Crux of the Free Offer, Sam Waldron provides a scriptural and historical analysis of the Well-Meant Offer of the Gospel. Waldron’s commitment to the well-meant offer may not agree on every detail of every one of his arguments, but here they will find a clear-thinking, informed, thorough, and convincing treatment of the subject to be reckoned with.
I am thrilled that Dr. Waldron has taken up this vital subject. Phillips, senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church, Greenville, South Carolina . This work not only substantiates the Free Offer of the gospel to all, but it will inspire the reader to be more diligent in the gospel ministry. Paul washer, particular redemption, director of heartcry mission society"can a christian rightly say that God sovereignly determines whom he will save and sincerely offers Christ to everyone who hears the gospel? Sam Waldron gives us a solid basis to say ‘Yes!’ His outline of sophisticated theological arguments makes constant reference to the Holy Scriptures to embolden preachers to preach unconditional election, and the Free Offer of the gospel.
The Crux of the Free Offer: A Biblical, Confessional, and Theological Explanation and Defense of the Well-Meant Offer of the Gospel - Dr. Beeke, grand rapids, president of puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Michigan"The Free Offer of the gospel defines a vital truth in the Reformed system of theology. As with his other writings, Sam Waldron explains and defends this doctrine with a lucid clarity and a compelling Scriptural argument.
May it be read widely and greatly used of god to that end!"jeffery Smith, Coconut Creek, Pastor of Emanuel Baptist Church, Florida"I am once again indebted to Sam Waldron for his precise exposition of the Scriptures regarding this critical issue facing the church.
Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and JournalistsEerdmans - General reading can enlarge the preacher’s sympathies for people and situations that she or he had previously known nothing about. Good reading can also help tune the preacher’s ear for language -- his or her primary tool. And, above all, the preacher who reads widely has the chance to become wise. Though aimed especially at preachers, this beautifully written book will benefit anyone interested in the wisdom to be derived from reading.
In reading for preaching cornelius Neal Plantinga makes a singular claim: preachers who read fine writing will likely become deeper and defter preachers. In his own winsome writing style Plantinga shows how a general reading program benefits preachers. First, he says, good reading generates delight, and the preacher who enters the world of delight goes with God.
Introduction to the New TestamentGLH Publishing - Louis berkhof, well-known reformed theologian from the early 20th century, left us with this widely-appreciated and timeless resource on the New Testament. Complete with well-organized outlines and clearly presented overviews of each New Testament book, this work is a valuable addition to any reference library.
The Gospel in a Pluralist SocietyEerdmans - This heartfelt work by a missionary pastor and preacher also offers to Christian leaders and laypeople some thoughtful, helpful, and provocative reflections. A highly respected christian leader and ecumenical figure, Newbigin provides a brilliant analysis of contemporary secular, humanist, pluralist culture and suggests how Christians can more confidently affirm their faith in such a context.
While drawing from scholars such as michael polanyi, Hendrikus Berkhof, Alasdair MacIntyre, Walter Wink, and Robert Wuthnow, The Gospel in a Pluralist Society is suited not only to an academic readership. How does the gospel relate to a pluralist society? what is the christian message in a society marked by religious pluralism, and cultural relativism? Should Christians encountering today's pluralist society concentrate on evangelism or on dialogue? How does the prevailing climate of opinion affect, ethnic diversity, perhaps infect, Christians' faith?These kinds of questions are addressed in this noteworthy book by Lesslie Newbigin.