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Equipping For Life
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Being a parent is one of the greatest joys, privileges, and responsibilities with which God has entrusted us. Sadly, we live in a culture that in many ways diminishes the role of a parent and the task of parenting. Often the not-so-subtle message is that a career or some other avenue of self-realization is superior to the so-called dull and dreary drudgery of raising children. Andreas and Margaret Kostenberger dig into their experience of raising their own children, inviting you into the vision they cultivated in their family: raising children as a gift from God, to the glory of God.
Their book is split into three sections:
Realistic Parenting – Waking up to the real world of parenting
Relational Parenting – Loving your children
Responsible Parenting – Guiding your children towards responsible adulthood
Looking at topics from feeling overwhelmed to fostering your child’s relationship with God, dealing with conflict to equipping them for life, this book is written with warmth and honesty by people who understand.
For The Love Of Gods Word
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An introduction to a clear method of biblical interpretation
For the Love of God’s Word is an abridged, less technical version of Kostenberger and Patterson’s acclaimed Invitation to Biblical Interpretation. Students, teachers, and pastors alike will find this introduction to biblical hermeneutics to be an accessible resource with both breadth and substance.
Built on the premise that every passage requires careful scrutiny of its historical setting, literary dimension, and theological message, this volume teaches a simple threefold method that is applicable to every passage of Scripture regardless of genre. In addition, the book sets forth specific strategies for interpreting the various genres of Scripture, from poetry to epistle to prophecy. A final chapter is devoted to helpful Bible study resources that will equip the reader to apply Scripture to life.
This book will serve as a standard text for interpreting Scripture that is both academically responsible and accessible for pastors, teachers, and college students. This volume will enable students of Scripture to grow in love for God’s Word as they grow in the disciplines of study and discernment.
Gods Design For Man And Woman
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A husband and wife team-both highly respected biblical scholars-lead us on a journey through God’s Word, outlining its teaching on gender from Genesis to Revelation. Packed with careful exegesis and astute historical analysis, this accessible volume offers clear-headed and compelling arguments in support of the idea that God created men and women different but equal. Ultimately, this book will help you understand not only what the Bible teaches about true manhood and womanhood, but why its teaching is best-for you, for your family, and for society as a whole.
Truth Matters : Confident Faith In A Confusing World
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In an interview with Christianity Today in 2012, Ed Stetzer shared that according to LifeWay research among young adults who had attended church regularly for at least a year in high school, 70% stop attending regularly for at least a year between ages 18-22. However, 35% of these had returned to attending twice a month or more by the time they were surveyed for the study. This means that about 4 out of 10 kids leave the church and NEVER RETURN.
Here is how leading experts describe our church kids today: They are unarmed and incapable of defending their faith. They possess a faith that cannot withstand the scrutiny of trials or intellectual questions. They have a shallow belief system. They lack a robust faith. They haven’t learned how to think. They are embarrassingly ignorant of our faith.
Truth in a Culture of Doubt is written directly to this audience, arming them with well-reasoned responses to the accusations that are most likely to appear in their lives, either as upcoming lecture notes and test questions or as inner qualms and questions. Things like: What gives the Bible any authority or credibility? Where is God in a world full of suffering? Why should Christianity be any more believable than any other religious system? And many, many more.
Easy to read yet loaded with meat and substance, this book is a level-headed reaction to those who equate Christian faith with blind faith, even those whose subtle or stated goal is to separate students from their religious traditions. Readers will discover the kind of historical information and thinking skills that build a sturdy backbone of confidence in high schoolers and young adults, making them able to defend by reasoned faith what the Bible claims as truth.
Loosely organized around the theological skepticism of New York Times bestselling author (and southern college educator) Bart Ehrman, this jam-packed counterclaim is a book that parents will want to buy for their kids, a book that youth and student leaders will want to work through one-on-one and in discipleship groups-a book that could prove a lifesaver for young minds and hearts everywhere.
Marriage And The Family Concise Edition
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The recent rulings on gay marriage and debates on family-related issues have placed the topics of marriage and family at the forefront of the public eye moreso than at any point in history. Western civilization is confronted with the need to define the meaning of the terms marriage and family.
Professor Andreas Kostenberger and ethics expert David Jones have composed this popular-level book to speak to the issues at hand and point to the fundamental solution: a return to the biblical foundation of marriage and the family. Presenting a Christian theology of marriage and parenting, they offer insight on issues such as abortion, contraception, infertility, and adoption as well as helpful advice for those who are unmarried. The two writers also address two major threats to marriage and the family within the contemporary culture: homosexuality and divorce.
Immensely important and well-timed, Marriage and the Family will satisfy a hungry market on the lookout for the biblical truth about marriage and family.
Excellence : The Character Of God And The Pursuit Of Scholarly Virtue
A scholar calls those in ministry and the academy to excellence in the Christian virtues. We are called to excellence in all aspects of our lives and activities, and not least in our character. Andreas Kostenberger summons all Christians, and especially aspiring pastors, scholars, and teachers, to a life of virtue lived out in excellence. Kostenberger moves through Christian virtues chapter by chapter, outlining the Bible’s teaching and showing how Christ-dependent excellence in each area will have a profound impact on one’s ministry and scholarship. Virtues covered include grace, courage, integrity, creativity, eloquence, humility, diligence, and service. This unique book is an important character check for all Christians engaged in teaching and ministry, and especially for those in training. Kostenberger’s thoughtful volume will be a valuable touchstone for readers, for one’s character is a critical matter in both scholarship and ministry.
God Marriage And Family
This updated edition of Kostenberger and Jones’s acclaimed work tackles the latest challenges to God’s plan for the home and urges a return to a biblical foundation. The release of the landmark first edition of God, Marriage, and Family provided an integrated, biblical treatment of God’s purposes for the home. Since then, explain authors Andreas Kostenberger and David Jones, the crisis confronting modern households has only intensified, and yet the solution remains the same: obedience to and application of God’s Word. In the second edition of God, Marriage, and Family, Kostenberger and Jones explore the latest controversies, cultural shifts, and teachings within both the church and society and further apply Scripture’s timeless principles to contemporary issues. This new edition includes an assessment of the family-integrated church movement; discussion of recent debates on corporal punishment, singleness, homosexuality, and divorce and remarriage; new sections on the theology of sex and the parenting of teens; and updated bibliographies. This book will prove to be a valuable resource for personal and group study, Christian counseling, and marriage and family courses.
Father Son And Spirit
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Introduction: John’s Gospel And The Church’s Doctrine Of The Trinity
Part I: Historical Context
Part II: Biblical Foundations
Part III: Theological Reflections
Index Of Authors
Index Of Scripture References
Index Of Ancient Sources
From the patristic period until today, John’s Gospel has served as a major source for the church’s knowledge, doctrine and worship of the triune God. Among all New Testament documents the Fourth Gospel provides not only the most raw material for the doctrine of the Trinity, but also the most highly developed patterns of reflection on this material-particularly patterns that seek to account in some way for the distinct personhood and divinity of Father, Son and Spirit without compromising the unity of God.
While there have been recent, fine studies on aspects of John’s doctrine of God, it is surprising that none summarizes and synthasizes what John has to say about God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In order to fill this gap, Kostenberger and Swain offer a fresh examination of John’s trinitarian vision in this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume.
Part One situates John’s trinitarian teaching within the context of Second Temple Jewish monotheism. Part Two examines the Gospel narrative in order to trace the characterization of God as Father, Son and Spirit, followed by a brief synthesis. Part Three deals more fully with major trinitarian themes in the Fourth Gospel, including its account of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and mission. A final chapter discusses the significance of John’s Gospel for the church’s doctrine of the Trinity, and a brief conclusion summarizes some practical implications.
Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.