Summary Book Review The Cape Town Commitment by Doug Birdsall:
Download or read book The Cape Town Commitment written by Doug Birdsall and published by Hendrickson Publishers. This book was released on 2011 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 16-25 October 2010) brought together 4,200 evangelical leaders from 198 countries ... to bring a fresh challenge to the global Church to bear witness to Jesus Christ and all his teaching - in every nation, in every sphere of society, and in the realm of ideas. The Cape Town Commitment is the fruit of this endeavour. It stands in an historic line, building on both The Lausanne Covenant and The Manila Manifesto. It is in two parts. Part l sets out biblical convictions, passed down to us in the scriptures, and Part ll sounds the call to action."--Foreward.
Summary Book Review The Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith, A Call to Action by Darrell L. Bock:
Download or read book The Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith, A Call to Action written by Darrell L. Bock and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2013-06-14 with total page 114 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cape Town Commitment, which arose from The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010), stands in the historic line of The Lausanne Covenant (1974) and The Manila Manifesto (1989). It has been translated into twenty-five languages and has commanded wide acceptance around the world. The Commitment is set in two parts. Part 1 is a Confession of Faith, crafted in the language of covenantal love. Part 2 is a Call to Action. The local church, mission agencies, special-interest groups, and Christians in the professions are all urged to find their place in its outworking. This annotated bibliography of The Cape Town Commitment, arranged by topic, has been compiled by specialists in a range of fields. As such, it is the first bibliography of its kind. - Arranged in sections for graduate-level teaching - Equally useful for research students
Summary Book Review The Cape Town Commitment A Call to Action by LAUSANNE MOVEMENT:
Download or read book The Cape Town Commitment A Call to Action written by LAUSANNE MOVEMENT and published by Hendrickson Publishers. This book was released on 2022-05-03 with total page 163 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cape Town Commitment is the main document that resulted from the 3rd Lausanne Congress in 2010, and outlines the role of the church for evangelicals today. This Cape Town Commitment curriculum gives churches, individuals, and small groups the opportunity to study this document together and learn how to better love the gospel, the church, and the world in a group setting. An adaptable curriculum that can be used in a variety of settings, such as through Bible studies and Sunday school, home groups and campus fellowships; this multimedia study leads participants through 12 sessions which include prompts for meditation, discussion, and prayerall in order to develop a greater love for God, neighbors, and creation. Sessions include video clips from the 2010 Congress, vital testimonials from key Christian leaders in strategic ministries, targeted spiritual practices that correlate with the topic or issue addressed, and resource links for next-step engagement in the call to action.
Summary Book Review The Cape Town Commitment by Rose Dowsett:
Download or read book The Cape Town Commitment written by Rose Dowsett and published by Hendrickson Publishers. This book was released on 2012 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cape Town Commitment presents a statement of shared Biblical convictions, and calls Christians from all over the world to action. This Study Edition includes additional commentary and questions for further reflection.
Summary Book Review Prosperity Theology and the Gospel by Lausanne Movement:
Download or read book Prosperity Theology and the Gospel written by Lausanne Movement and published by Hendrickson Publishers. This book was released on 2022-05-03 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prosperity theology--the belief that financial and physical well-being is God's will for his followers--has become prevalent in modern-day Christianity. For Christians looking to better understand how it is affecting the life and growth of the church around the world, this book is an accessible and practical resource. Evaluating the prosperity theology movement from a biblical and evangelical perspective, the authors encourage readers to think critically about the ways in which the theology we follow can lead toward or away from the kingdom of God. Prosperity Theology and the Gospel is in four parts: The first part turns our attention to God's word and looks at what the Bible says about the issue of prosperity. Part 2 looks at the issue from different perspectives--be it historical, ethical, or sociological. Part 3 considers the impact of prosperity theology in different regions of the world through several case studies. Part 4 proposes how we might respond to some of the challenges we have identified and what could be a way forward for us all. Each chapter is followed by ideas for further thought and discussion. Contributors include Femi Adeleye, Christopher Wright, Joel Tejedo, Valdir and Maicon Steuernagel, and many others.
Summary Book Review Call to Mission and Perceptions of Proselytism by John Baxter-Brown:
Download or read book Call to Mission and Perceptions of Proselytism written by John Baxter-Brown and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2022-04-13 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Proselytism remains one of the most divisive issues in global Christianity, jeopardizing many ecumenical initiatives and projects. Almost all traditions accuse others of proselytism, but none readily confess to it, as one tradition’s mission and evangelism is another’s proselytism. This work brings together, for the first time, significant formal statements from Christian bodies and churches alongside articles from leading commentators in this hotly contested issue. It gives clergy, academics, and students a vital resource in understanding the perspectives of different traditions, and therefore the opportunity to study and understand viewpoints and opinions from competing perspectives. The volume originates in a process of work commissioned by the World Pentecostal Fellowship, the World Council of Churches, the World Evangelical Alliance, and the Roman Catholic Church, under the auspices of the Global Christian Forum. We discovered that there are no easy answers that resolve the tensions and debates about proselytism, but through listening and understanding different voices, new opportunities for establishing constructive relationships can and do emerge.
Summary Book Review A Trinitarian Theology of Religions by Gerald R. McDermott:
Download or read book A Trinitarian Theology of Religions written by Gerald R. McDermott and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-04-17 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Named by the International Bulletin of Missionary Studies as an Outstanding Book of 2014 for Mission Studies Over the last four decades, evangelical scholars have shown growing interest in Christian debates over other religions, seeking answers to essential questions: How are we to think about and relate to other religions, be open to the Spirit, and at the same time remain evangelical and orthodox? Gerald R. McDermott and Harold A. Netland offer critiques of a variety of theologians and religious studies scholars, including evangelicals, but also challenge evangelicals to move beyond parochial positions. This volume is both a manifesto and a research program, critically evaluating the last forty years of Christian treatments of religious others and proposing a comprehensive direction for the future. It addresses issues relating to the religions in both systematic theology and missiology, taking up long-debated questions such as contextualization, salvation, revelation, the relationship between culture and religion, conversion, social action, and ecumenism. It concludes with responses from four leading thinkers of African, Asian, and European backgrounds: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Vinoth Ramachandra, Lamin Sanneh, and Christine Schirrmacher.
Summary Book Review Creation Care and the Gospel by Lausanne Movement:
Download or read book Creation Care and the Gospel written by Lausanne Movement and published by Hendrickson Publishers. This book was released on 2016-06-02 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How should Christians react to environmental crisis? Historically, evangelicals have ignored this aspect of living for Christ, so this book aims to reinvigorate and empower Christians across the globe to care for creation. This book collects the work of biblical scholars, theologians, biologists, environmental researchers, and community organizers who met at “The Global Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel” in Jamaica in 2012. Participants from 23 countries as diverse as Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, and Canada gathered for five days to pray, talk, and reflect on the state of the planet—the home in which we live—and on the role and ministry of the church in caring for God’s creation. The book contains biblical and theological affirmations from well-respected scholars and teachers, reminding us that caring for creation is central to the evangelical faith. It is an integral part of our mission, an expression of our worship of God, and a matter of great joy and hope.
Summary Book Review Seeking Church by Darren T. Duerksen:
Download or read book Seeking Church written by Darren T. Duerksen and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2019-10-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New expressions of church, including so-called insider movements, are proliferating among non-Christian religious communities worldwide. Drawing on the growing social-scientific work on emergent theory, Darren Duerksen and William Dyrness explore how all Christian movements have been and are engaged in a "reverse hermeneutic," where the gospel is read and interpreted through existing cultural and religious norms.
Summary Book Review Challenges in Higher Education for Sustainability by J. Paulo Davim:
Download or read book Challenges in Higher Education for Sustainability written by J. Paulo Davim and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-10-31 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents the latest advances on the incorporation of sustainability in higher education. Different aspects such as the environmental, economic and social are here discussed. Several examples illustrating how sustainability in higher education is being pursued in different countries can be found in this book. Case studies include institutions from Kosovo, Brazil, Portugal, UK, Canada and USA.
Summary Book Review God’s Heart for Children by Rosalind Tan:
Download or read book God’s Heart for Children written by Rosalind Tan and published by Langham Publishing. This book was released on 2022-05-31 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the New Testament, Jesus is explicit in communicating God’s heart for children. Yet what does it look like for that heart to encounter the contextual realities of life in the twenty-first century? This book explores the theological implications and practical realities of ministry with children in a globalized world. Affirming eight core beliefs regarding the place of children in creation – that they are created with dignity and intended to be placed in families, cared for in community, advocated by society, secured in hope, affirmed in God’s church, included in God’s mission, and engaged in creation care – this book traces the impact of such far-reaching issues as displacement, climate change, human trafficking, persecution, and gender discrimination on childhood development. Written by over twenty contributors from around the world, each section roots its premise in contextual theology, examines the implications for praxis, provides a case study, and includes questions for discussion and reflection. Through each chapter the conversation around childhood development is broadened, prioritizing the experiences of children and practitioners to truly reflect the realities of our changing world. This is an excellent resource for all those concerned with the current risks facing children, especially among the world’s most vulnerable populations, and what best practice looks like as the people of God work to bring God’s heart, and hope, to children in their communities and beyond.
Summary Book Review Recovering the Full Mission of God by Dean Flemming:
Download or read book Recovering the Full Mission of God written by Dean Flemming and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2013-10-04 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Should our proclamation of the gospel be in words or deeds or both? What do the Scriptures say? New Testament scholar and missionary Dean Flemming takes a look at this disputed question. Rooted in the Old Testament and covering the Gospels, Paul, Acts, Peter and Revelation, Flemming provides a biblically sound basis for holistic evangelism.
Summary Book Review Disability in Mission by David Deuel:
Download or read book Disability in Mission written by David Deuel and published by Hendrickson Publishers. This book was released on 2021-10-05 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Disability in Mission: The Churchs Hidden Treasure outlines a radical change in approaches to missiology, missions, and praxis for the twenty-first-century global cultural context. It explores a pattern whereby God works powerfully in missions through disability and not in spite of it. No matter what our disability or vulnerability may be, God can use us; and if the body of Christ is supportive, people with disability can be effective agents of transformation in the mission field. Via a number of case studies of people with disabilities who are involved in missions, and with robust biblical and missiological justification, this book examines the role of those with disability in missions. Includes a foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada Introduction by Nathan G. John 1. Disability and Biblical Weakness by David C. Deuel 2. Moses, Messenger of Weakness by David C. Deuel 3. Kingdom Impact through Weakness and Disability by Bonnie Baker Armistead 4. Unformed yet Ordained by J. M. Paul 5. Called and Equipped through Paraplegia by Barry Funnell 6. Paul the Leper and Olive the Servant by David C. Deuel 7. Being a Mission Partner with Disability in Kenya by Paul Lindoewood 8. People with Disabilities on Short-Term Mission by Jeff McNair 9. Weak to Weaker: For Children with Disabilities across the Globe by Natalie Flickner 10. Deciding to Go on Mission with Disability by Justin Reimer 11. Mission Possible: The Role of Member Care in Mobilizing Workers with Disabilities by Deanna Richey Conclusion: Disability and Mission: For His Glory by Nathan G. John
Summary Book Review The Grace of Giving by John R W Stott:
Download or read book The Grace of Giving written by John R W Stott and published by Hendrickson Publishers. This book was released on 2022-05-03 with total page 76 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Grace of Giving, John Stott takes you through the Apostle Paul's teaching on giving. He'll help you answer questions about when to give, what to give, and in what spirit. These 10 principles of Christian giving offer sound guidelines for you as you make decisions about finances. Chris Wright's The Risky Business of Handling Money, now included, walks us through familiar Bible passages, raising questions about how we let biblical models shape our approach to financial responsibility. The Apostle Paul sets a clear standard for the church, and the principles easily transfer to any charity or organization.
Summary Book Review Breath and Bone by Riad A. Kassis:
Download or read book Breath and Bone written by Riad A. Kassis and published by Langham Publishing. This book was released on 2017-10-30 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This festschrift honours Chris Wright on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The theologians and leaders who have contributed to it have all benefitted from his friendship, scholarship, and partnership in the gospel. These essays demonstrate how preachers, scholars and writers from around the world are fleshing out the mission of God and breathing new life into the bones of Chris’s thinking. Contributions include: • A Life Devoted to the Mission of God • A Seed Bears Fruit in Latin America • Mission as Making (and Wearing) New Clothes • Election, Ethics, Mission and the Church in India • Preaching to Impress or to Save CHRISTOPHER J. H. WRIGHT, the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership, has had a long connection to the global church. Born in Belfast to missionary parents, he has taught at Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India, and at All Nations Christian College in Ware, England. In his PhD studies at Cambridge, he focused on the ethics of land, family, economics, debt and slavery. He has authored twenty-eight books, including The Mission of God, Old Testament Ethics for the People of God, Sweeter than Honey, and Knowing God – The Trilogy. Recognizing Chris’s commitment to scholarship, preaching and the global church, John Stott welcomed him as a friend and as his successor as head of Langham Partnership. Contributors: • Mark Hunt, USA • Jonathan Lamb, UK • Ian J. Shaw, UK • Igor Améstegui, Bolivia • Qaiser Julius, Pakistan • Collium Banda, Zimbabwe • Danut Manastireanu, Romania • Peter Penner, Germany • Brian Wintle, India • Frew Tamrat, Ethiopia • Las Newman, Jamaica • C. Rosalee Velloso Ewell, Brazil • Paul Swarup, India • Andrea Z. Stephanous, Egypt • Dwi Handayani, Indonesia • Athena E. Gorospe, Philippines • Gail Atiencia, Colombia • Riad A. Kassis, Lebanon • Mark Meynell, UK • Greg R. Scharf, USA • Pieter Kwant, Netherlands