The call to make the world a better place is inherent in the Christian belief and practice. But why have efforts to change the world by Christians so often failed or gone tragically awry? And how might Christians in the 21st century live in ways that have integrity with their traditions and are more truly transformative? In To Change the World, James Davison Hunter offers persuasive-and provocative-answers to these questions. Hunter begins with a penetrating appraisal of the most popular models of world-changing among Christians today, highlighting the ways they are inherently flawed and therefore incapable of generating the change to which they aspire. Because change implies power, all Christian eventually embrace strategies of political engagement. Hunter offers a trenchant critique of the political theologies of the Christian Right and Left and the Neo-Anabaptists, taking on many respected leaders, from Charles Colson to Jim Wallis and Stanley Hauerwas. Hunter argues that all too often these political theologies worsen the very problems they are designed to solve. What is really needed is a different paradigm of Christian engagement with the world, one that Hunter calls faithful presence -an ideal of Christian practice that is not only individual but institutional; a model that plays out not only in all relationships but in our work and all spheres of social life. He offers real-life examples, large and small, of what can be accomplished through the practice of faithful presence.Such practices will be more fruitful, Hunter argues, more exemplary, and more deeply transfiguring than any more overtly ambitious attempts can ever be. Written with keen insight, deep faith, and profound historical grasp, To Change the World will forever change the way Christians view and talk about their role in the modern world.
In Christos Soma: The Seven Transmutational Powers of the Emergent Ecclesia, Dr. Ogbonnaya decodes the deep levels of mystery hidden in the Seven Letters to the Seven Churches in the book of Revelation. By Bringing together heavenly revelation with sources of wisdom ready by scholars throughout the centuries, Christos Soma, meaning the body of Christ, [...]
Many of us have read the famous Psalm 23 as a Psalm of comfort and support in our hour of need, when we sought the closeness of God in a time of emotional distress. Operating in Abundance has however been written from a different perspective. What would happen if you could read this Psalm as [...]
Geschiedenis Wierook wordt in het Midden-Oosten beschouwd als een heilige olie. De olie wordt al duizenden jaren lang gebruikt tijdens religieuze ceremonies en het was één van de cadeau’s aan Jezus bij zijn geboorte. Wierook wordt genoemd in het Papyrus Ebers, een oude Egyptische papyrusrol uit ongeveer 1500 voor Christus. Young Living distilleert wierook uit [...]
In September of 1970, on the way to a farm, I began to say the Lord’s Prayer. “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.” As these lines flowed from my lips, I knew something was happening to me. [...]
Dit is een tweedehands product in nieuw staat. The Leadership expert, John Maxwell, brings an in-depth look at God’s laws for leaders and leadership. The content of the current Maxwell Leadership Bible is revised and updated to incorporate Maxwell’s works since the first release of the Maxwell Leadership Bible. Features include: 2 New Laws – [...]