Well, ok the United States Postal Service. One of my belated Christmas presents. Every year when my family asks what I want for Christmas I always say books. Mainly because in my current position I do not have a book fund, whereas when I was a youth pastor I had one. So Christmas and birthdays are usually book bonanzas. This is what I received today.
Product description from CBD:
Why do the personal lives of many modern Christians mirror our surrounding culture? Calling us to reclaim Christianity’s potency within Western society, Moreland offers a penetrating critique of postmodernism and naturalism—the worldviews most responsible for the church’s waning influence. Drawing lessons from the early church, he charts the way toward 21st-century restoration.
The second book I ordered is:
Product description from CBD:
Chuck Colson brings together his political experience and his Christian commitment of faith to take on the issues of church and state. Speaking plainly, clearly, and to the point, God & Government (a revised and updated edition of Kingdoms in Conflict) offers a uniquely challenging view of politics, power, and the evangelical pulpit in America. Colson tackles such issues as Christians in politics, civil disobedience, and political structures, and shows why Christians who truly understand the Kingdom of God and their role in the world are the most responsible citizens.
Discover why the church and state are kingdoms in conflict (as well as how an individual can be both a Christian and a patriot) in this provocative, practical and challenging look at the role of the church in society, the role of government in the world, and the role of Christians in each.
Last, but not least.. a Biblical studies reference work that I’ve wanted for some time now.
By Gleason L. Archer, Jr. (the late Dr. Archer last served as a Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Semitics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
Description provided by CBD:
Did God approve of Rahab’s lie? Why are many of the Old Testament quotes in the New Testament not literal? Does the Bible class abortion with murder? Where did Adam and Eve’s sons get their wives? Does 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 authorize divorce for desertion?
The New International Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties gives you informed answers and includes an eye-opening look at linguistic, cultural, numerical, relational, and other considerations. Referencing both the New International Version and the New American Standard Bible, this helpful resource makes scholarly insights accessible to everyone.
I’ll be blogging through the first two, the reference work is just a handy tool for when some folks who frequent here ask questions (and for my own personal growth too).
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