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.
When you want to prepare multiple cases, you may for your own use, make multiple copies of this manual. Especially of the chapters two and three. In these chapters you will describe the injustice that has been done to you. It is best to save your notes when you have presented your case in the heavenly courts. As the paperback describes, the writing down of the verdict is important. You are making a copy of the verdicts. It is also benificiairy to save your notes of the preparations. If you want to, you could ask advise afterwards.
This workbook is an addition to the paperback publication of ‘Courts of Heaven for Beginners’. You can use this manual to work on the assignments that are described in the paperback. This manual helps you to prepare your court case and to go into the courts of heaven and receive a verdict. You may use [...]
If you wish to know your Lord in a deeper way, you are invited to join the vast host of Christians who, over three centuries, have turned to this book more than any other–except the Scriptures–in order to begin that journey to the depths of Christ. Imagine a book that is 300 years old and [...]
Intimate Issues answers the twenty-one questions about sex most frequently asked by Christian wives, as determined by a nationwide poll of over one thousand women. Written from the perspective of two mature Christian wives and Bible teachers–women who you’ll come to know as teachers and friends–Intimate Issues is biblical and informative: sometimes humorous, other times [...]
Amongst all the brilliant, revolutionary, and famous Mystic Fathers of the church through the ages, who would you choose to shape and influence your understanding of spiritual truths?
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 [...]