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.
Jesus was not just the Saviour of humanity but also the teacher – the one God anointed to bring truth to the Earth so we can truly live again!In the life of Jesus Christ there are a few pivotal moments when He gave His foundational teachings. The message of The Beatitudes is one of these [...]
As Sons of God, access to the Heavenly dimensions is our inheritance. Unfortunately, we have not been taught on such important matters by current church culture. We need to understand and mature in the ways and wisdom of God to enjoy all Christ has purchased for us! When we go into the Heavenly dimensions with [...]
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.
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, [...]
A new edition of the classic novel, featuring a new foreword by best-selling author Anna Quindlen, follows young Francie Nolan, who is armed with her idealism and determination, as she struggles to escape from the poverty of life in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s. Reader’s Guide available. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.