No Gods But God

Confronting Our Modern-Day Idolatry
Author: Dennis Newkirk
Publisher: Hh Publishing
ISBN: 9780996485845
Page: 176
View: 6768
Why is it that so many of us settle for a less-than-satisfying Christian life? We suffer the symptoms-spiritual dryness, dissatisfaction, and unanswered prayers-of a yet-unidentified problem that creates an obstacle between God and us. We seem unable to connect the dots between our symptoms and the problem causing them: God is no longer first in our hearts. Pastor Dennis Newkirk shares how God revealed to their church their idolatry. The lessons were difficult, but the result was an extraordinary spiritual revival and much deeper fellowship with God. No gods but God is about learning to confront our modern-day idolatry and how God uses a four-step pattern to call our hearts back to him. Examining our own lives before God and admitting that our hearts have strayed isn't easy, and it is most certainly humbling. But that's what God wants-a humbled, repentant person standing before him willing to be used in service for him. Let No gods but God show you the way.

No Gods But One

Author: Daniel Berrigan
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802864627
Category: Religion
Page: 184
View: 723
Berrigan draws clear parallels between Deuteronomy's time of mingled triumph and broken law and the present moment in history, uncovering the stories within the story of this complex biblical book.

No Gods But Mine

Author: Paul McDonnald Meadows
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412018986
Category: Religion
Page: 118
View: 9449
Moses, a Jew, is brought up in the luxury of the court of the Pharaoh, is schooled in egyptian lore, language, and religion. There are two large gaps in the story of Moses: First gap: Between the age of three months when, as a baby, he is found in the bulrushes of the Nile by the daughter of the Pharaoh, and the age of the forty when, in Egypt, he kills an Egyptian overseer of Jewish slaves. During the time from three months to forty years he would have been educated as a Prince of Egypt and exposed to their multiple gods, their worship of idols, the religious practices of human sacrifices and the sacrifice of children to the fire of Molech (Baal). He would not have known of a single god at that time. Second gap: Between the age of forty when he was taken in by Jethro, the High Priest of the Kenite clan of Midian, and the age of eighty when he believes that he has been called by God to rescue the Jews from bondage in Egypt. During the forty years he spent as a shepherd for Jethro he would have known that Jethro, the High Priest, taught that there was only one God. Yahweh, and that all males should be circumcised. Since Moses later chose Yahweh as the sole God of the Jews, it would appear that this concept was learned from Jethro. Why did Moses learn Hebrew? How did he find out that he was a Jew? Why, at age forty, was he still unmarried? How did he come to believe that there was only one God? Why did he covet the land of Canaan so badly? How did he manage to free the Jews from bondage? How did the Jews cross the Sea of Reeds? Why did he hate the Amalekites and Canaanites? Why did he order the execution of thousands of his own people? In many different places it is stated that God will destroy, wipe out, eradicate the Hittites, Amorites, Hivites, Canaanites, and that the characteristics of God of vanity, anger, jealousy, vindictiveness and murderous intent which Moses describes are actually those of Moses himself.

But God...

The Two Words at the Heart of the Gospel
Author: Casey Lute
Publisher: Cruciform Press
ISBN: 1936760193
Category: Religion
Page: 108
View: 1717
"But God" appears in various forms hundreds of times in the Bible. This book focuses on nine of the most important appearances, drawing in many other passages of Scripture to unfold the magnificent drama of God's sovereign grace. Understand how these two words are used in Scripture and you'll never be the same.

The Buzzards Are Circling, But God's Not Finished with Me Yet

Author: Stan Toler
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 1434765946
Category: Religion
Page: 206
View: 7817
On the landscape of life, buzzards are inevitable; those events and situations that circle us, eyeing us as prey. No matter what form these buzzards take, the pain is universal. Here Toler takes a lighthearted look at some of life's more serious subjects. Drawing from his own personal struggles, Toler shares encouragement for tough times. This delightful collection of stories and life lessons will help readers find hope, joy, and peace, even in life's difficult moments.

The Faith of One God, who is Only the Father; and of One Mediator Between God and Men, who is Only the Man Christ Jesus, and of One Holy Spirit, the Gift (and Sent) of God

Asserted and Defended, in Several Tracts Contained in this Volume .... ¬A Third Collection Of Tracts : Proving The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the only True God, And Jesus Christ the Son of God, him whom the Father sanctified and sent, raised from the Dead and exalted. And disproving the Doctrine of Three Almighty real subsisting Persons, Minds or Spirits ...
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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The Love That Matters

Meeting Jesus in the Midst of Terror and Death
Author: Charles H. Featherstone
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630877654
Category: Religion
Page: 250
View: 9316
A blond-haired, blue-eyed Lutheran man is approached on the streets of Chicago by members of the Latin Kings so he may teach them how to pray, and he does so with grace--this man's story, one suspects, isn't going to be a typical one. Life has not been easy for Charles Featherstone. From being bullied by peers and teachers in school, to his refusing to become a bully himself by leaving the armed services, to wandering the world in search of work and finding unexpected hospitality as an outsider nearly everywhere, to witnessing the 9/11 attacks from his nearby office, Featherstone's story is a tale of survival akin to Jacob's wrestling the angel at the River Jabbok. It may well leave the reader limping a bit, too, for the encounter with God found in these pages is stark and startling. Truly God's love knows no bounds and cannot be captured by labels--but as Featherstone's life attests, that love just might capture you.

Heart, Self, and Soul

The Sufi Psychology of Growth, Balance, and Harmony
Author: Robert Frager
Publisher: Quest Books
ISBN: 0835630625
Category: Religion
Page: 269
View: 6880
Heart, Self, and Soul is the first book by a Western psychologist to explore the rich spiritual tradition of Sufism as a path for personal growth. Western psychotherapy aims largely to help us eliminate neurotic traits formed in childhood and adapt to society. In contrast, the Sufi goal is ultimately spiritual: Yes, we need to transform our negativity and be effective in the world; but beyond that, we need to reach a state of harmony with the Divine. Full of stories, poetry, meditations, journaling exercises, and colorful everyday examples, this book will open the heart, nourish the self, and quicken the soul.

The Oxford Handbook of Martin Luther's Theology

Author: Robert Kolb,Irene Dingel,Lubomír Batka
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191667471
Category: Religion
Page: 672
View: 1176
As celebrations of the five-hundredth anniversary of Martin Luther's initiation of the most dramatic reform movement in the history of Christianity approach, 47 essays by historians and theologians from 15 countries provide insight into the background and context, the content, and the impact of his way of thought. Nineteenth-century Chinese educational reformers, twentieth-century African and Indian social reformers, German philosophers and Christians of many traditions on every continent have found in Luther's writings stimulation and provocation for addressing modern problems. This volume offers studies of the late medieval intellectual milieus in which his thought was formed, the hermeneutical principles that guided his reading and application of the Bible, the content of his formulations of Christian teaching on specific topics, his social and ethic thought, the ways in which his contemporaries, both supporters and opponents, helped shape his ideas, the role of specific genre in developing his positions on issues of the day, and the influences he has exercised in the past and continues to exercise today in various parts of the world and the Christian church. Authors synthesize the scholarly debates and analysis of Luther's thinking and point to future areas of research and exploration of his thought.

The Epochal Nature of Process in Whitehead's Metaphysics

Author: F. Bradford Wallack
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873954549
Category: Philosophy
Page: 369
View: 2858
“While my book attempts to reflect the full range of scholarly debate, I have also attempted to make it useful to anyone interested in Whitehead. To this end, I have introduced the Whiteheadian terms one by one, explaining each in the light of my interpretation, and I have used examples wherever possible. I try to show that Whitehead intended his philosophy have a place in our lives by reshaping our common conceptions, and that he did not intend it to be relegated to purely abstract or esoteric application.” — F. Bradford Wallack The twentieth century has seen the greatest innovations in philosophical cosmology since Newton and Descartes, and Alfred North Whitehead was the first and greatest of the philosophers to work out these innovations in systematic ways. In a book that will be controversial in the philosophical community, F. Bradford Wallack argues that interpretations widely accepted by Whiteheadians need revaluation because these interpretations are based on materialist and substantialist assumptions that Whitehead sought to replace. Specifically, she proposes a thorough revision of accepted interpretations of Whitehead’s concept of the actual entity. Wallack then elucidates Whitehead’s ideas in order of their increasing dependence upon other basic Whiteheadian terms to complete the study of Whiteheadian time and to clarify its purpose within the cosmology of Process and Reality. Whitehead’s philosophy then emerges as more intelligible and cohesive than is generally believed.

No God But God

A Path to Muslim-Christian Dialogue on God's Nature
Author: A. Christian Van Gorder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781570754647
Category: Religion
Page: 204
View: 9168
This timely work poses provocative questions: Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God? Why do they seem to talk past each other on the nature of God and how God is revealed in the world? How can their dialogue begin?


Author: George W. Stroup
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 142676040X
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 1487
Abingdon Pillars of Theology is a series for the college and seminary classroom designed to help students grasp the basic and necessary facts, influence, and significance of major theologians. Written by noted scholars, these books outline the context, methodology, organizing principles, primary contributions, and key writings of people who have shaped theology as we know it today. John Calvin (1509-1564) continues to be read and discussed because he illumines our human experience. Although inseparable from his context, Calvin's theology speaks for itself, thus identifying ways Calvin remains a living voice for those who struggle with the meaning of Christian faith.

No Rewind

Only One Shot
Author: Larry Bettag
Publisher: WestBowPress
ISBN: 1490826750
Category: Self-Help
Page: 156
View: 3223
No Rewind pulls you up and will cause something deep inside you to stir. It will challenge you to live every day to the fullest. You will learn to shift your internal anchors by placing them into key locations in your life, so that you have no choice but to fulfill the dreams lodged within your soul. Testimonials: “The quality of our lives to a great extent is dependent on our perspective. In this book, Larry has done a masterful job of sharing stories of inspiration along with life truths in a way that is guaranteed to challenge your perspective. If you give this book a chance, I am confident it will positively impact the quality of your life!” - Daniel Harkavy, C.E.O. and Founder of Building Champions “Larry had me laughing and crying, and I was simply moved with a powerful message that needs to be heard. Larry, I want to thank you for sharing these incredible stories. The life lessons will impact each reader. Once I started reading No Rewind, I couldn’t put it down as I connected with each character, their challenges, and their triumphs. Anyone wanting to be exceptional should read this book, as Larry has a gift of writing with an incredible persuasion that draws you in.” - Casey Cunningham, C.E.O. and Founder of Xinnix Training Academy “No Rewind combines self-help, humor, struggle, and true courage. You’ll walk away from this book with the momentum to overcome your fears and make the most out of your life.” - Rich Brennan, President and Founder of Optimal Living Academy

Facts and Values

Philosophical Reflections from Western and Non-Western Perspectives
Author: M.C. Doeser,J.N. Kraay
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400944543
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
View: 3892
The answer to philosophical questions will often depend on the position one takes regarding the fact-value problem. It is, therefore, not surprising that, in the tradition of western philosophy, the past 200 years or so record an animated discussion of it. In the present collection the debate is continued by representatives of various "schools" in contemporary western thought. A number of philosophers from non-western cultures, too, enter into it. The contributions do not all reflect on the same theme, nor do they use the same approach. Essays written by philosophers sympathetic to the analytical tradition are followed by reflections on the part of those inspired by phe nomenology. A third group of contributions is by non-western thinkers, who are more likely to approach the problem in terms of culture. Their engage ment with the issue clearly shows, among other things, that it is almost exclusively in the western tradition that the fact-value distinction is often understood as an outright dichotomy. The occasion for the publication of this collection is Dr. Cornelis Anthonie van Peursen's retirement as Professor of Philosophy. This year he leaves the Free University, Amsterdam; until 1982 he was professor at the University of Leyden as well. In the Netherlands and beyond he has become known for his concern with constructive comparison of diverging philosophical trends and the cross-cultural fertilization of thought. Characteristic of his career are his efforts to render the results of academic philosophizing understand able to a broader audience.

Rethinking Hell

Readings in Evangelical Conditionalism
Author: Christopher M. Date,Gregory G. Stump,Joshua W. Anderson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630871605
Category: Religion
Page: 368
View: 1664
Most evangelical Christians believe that those people who are not saved before they die will be punished in hell forever. But is this what the Bible truly teaches? Do Christians need to rethink their understanding of hell? In the late twentieth century, a growing number of evangelical theologians, biblical scholars, and philosophers began to reject the traditional doctrine of eternal conscious torment in hell in favor of a minority theological perspective called conditional immortality. This view contends that the unsaved are resurrected to face divine judgment, just as Christians have always believed, but due to the fact that immortality is only given to those who are in Christ, the unsaved do not exist forever in hell. Instead, they face the punishment of the "second death"--an end to their conscious existence. This volume brings together excerpts from a variety of well-respected evangelical thinkers, including John Stott, John Wenham, and E. Earle Ellis, as they articulate the biblical, theological, and philosophical arguments for conditionalism. These readings will give thoughtful Christians strong evidence that there are indeed compelling reasons for rethinking hell. Peter S. Grice - Igniting an Evangelical Conversation Glenn A. Peoples - Introduction to Evangelical Conditionalism Edward W. Fudge - The Final End of the Wicked Stephen H. Travis - The Nature of Final Destiny John R. W. Stott - Judgment and Hell Clark H. Pinnock - The Destruction of the Finally Impenitent John W. Wenham - The Case for Conditional Immortality Basil F. C. Atkinson - The Doom of the Lost E. Earle Ellis - New Testament Teaching on Hell Ralph G. Bowles - Does Revelation 14:11 Teach Eternal Torment? Harold E. Guillebaud - The General Trend of Bible Teaching Anthony C. Thiselton - Claims about "Hell" and Wrath Philip E. Hughes - Is the Soul Immortal? Henry Constable - Divine Justice Christopher D. Marshall - Divine and Human Punishment in the New Testament Nigel G. Wright - A Kinder, Gentler Damnation? Richard G. Swinburne - The Future of the Totally Corrupt Kim G. Papaioannou - The Development of Gehenna Between the Old and New Testaments LeRoy E. Froom - Conditionalism in the Early Church Evangelical Alliance - Hell and Evangelical Unity Roger E. Olson - Diverse Christian Beliefs About Life Beyond Death Ben Witherington III - Equally Orthodox Christians

Essays on the Context, Nature, and Influence of Isaac Newton’s Theology

Author: J.E. Force,R.H. Popkin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400919441
Category: Philosophy
Page: 226
View: 6710
This collection of essays is the fruit of about fifteen years of discussion and research by James Force and me. As I look back on it, our interest and concern with Newton's theological ideas began in 1975 at Washington University in St. Louis. James Force was a graduate student in philosophy and I was a professor there. For a few years before, I had been doing research and writing on Millenarianism and Messianism in the 17th and 18th centuries, touching occasionally on Newton. I had bought a copy of Newton's Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John for a few pounds and, occasionally, read in it. In the Spring of 1975 I was giving a graduate seminar on Millenarian and Messianic ideas in the development of modem philosophy. Force was in the seminar. One day he came very excitedly up to me and said he wanted to write his dissertation on William Whiston. At that point in history, the only thing that came to my mind about Whiston was that he had published a, or the, standard translation of Josephus (which I also happened to have in my library. ) Force told me about the amazing views he had found in Whiston's notes on Josephus and in some of the few writings he could find in St. Louis by, or about, Whiston, who was Newton's successor as Lucasian Professor of mathematics at Cambridge and who wrote inordinately on Millenarian theology.

Race and Redemption in Puritan New England

Author: Richard A. Bailey
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199987181
Category: Social Science
Page: 224
View: 3523
As colonists made their way to New England in the early seventeenth century, they hoped their efforts would stand as a "citty upon a hill." Living the godly life preached by John Winthrop would have proved difficult even had these puritans inhabited the colonies alone, but this was not the case: this new landscape included colonists from Europe, indigenous Americans, and enslaved Africans. In Race and Redemption in Puritan New England, Richard A. Bailey investigates the ways that colonial New Englanders used, constructed, and re-constructed their puritanism to make sense of their new realities. As they did so, they created more than a tenuous existence together. They also constructed race out of the spiritual freedom of puritanism.

No way but God's way

Author: Russell James Simon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780967029504
Category: Christian biography
Page: 337
View: 5403

God's Way

Author: Lyonald J. Marston
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1622309693
Page: 398
View: 7625
Lyonald James Marston was born, November 23, 1938 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. When he was 4 years old some of his kinfolk would ask him what he wanted for Christmas. He answered: "A Bible." They would tease him by saying, "A bottle" "No" he would reply. "I want a Bible for Christmas." Needless to say he and his brother Bobby Ray got a Bible each that Christmas. When he was 5 years old, people would ask him what he wanted to be when he grew up. He would reply: "I want to be a preacher." Most every Sunday, he would sit beside an elderly man on the front pew in the Downtown Church of Christ. As the years passed by, his desire changed to many other things. He wanted to be a juvenile judge, a lawyer, FBI, the black rider, riding a black horse and dressed in black to save the people out west, like some of the movie stars he had seen at the movies. As time moved on he had several jobs and finally worked in Washington, D.C. with the William J. Burns International Detective Agency, located at 909 21st Street, N.W. He was working as an Investigator when President John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas, Texas. He was offered the position with the Secret Service protecting the future President; however he turned down that offer. He married Anna Florence Slaubaugh who worked in the Pentagon located in the state of Virginia. He went into business for himself as an Investigator and eventually moved to Nashville, Tennessee. He and his wife attended the Church of Christ on Nolensville Road. His wife, Anna was baptized there. Lyonald learned about the Nashville School of Preaching. He became a student there and started preaching part time with some small congregations and started full time ministry in Saint Mary's Church of Christ located in St.Mary's W.Va. Lyonald and Anna got divorced and later he married Patricia (PAT) Russell and he still preaches on a part time basis for small congregations in Texas. His health will not allow him to work full time.

Expositions of the Psalms 73-98 (Vol. 4)

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Publisher: New City Press
ISBN: 1565481666
Category: Religion
Page: 510
View: 9618
In 1990, New City Press, in conjunction with the Augustinian Heritage Institute, began the project knows as: The Works of Saint Augustine, A Translation for the 21st Century. The plan is to translate and publish all 132 works of Saint Augustine, his entire corpus into modern English. This represents the first time in which The Works of Saint Augustine will all be translated into English. Many existing translations were often archaic or faulty, and the scholarship was outdated. New City Press is proud to offer the best modern translations available. The Works of Saint Augustine, A Translation for the 21st Century will be translated into 49 published books. To date, 41 books have been published by NCP containing 93 of The Works of Saint Augustine, A Translation for the 21st Century. Augustine's writings are useful to anyone interested in patristics, church history, theology and Western civilization. -- Publisher.