the holy spirit in mission prophetic speech and action in christian witness

Download Book The Holy Spirit In Mission Prophetic Speech And Action In Christian Witness in PDF format. You can Read Online The Holy Spirit In Mission Prophetic Speech And Action In Christian Witness here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Holy Spirit In Mission

Author : Gary Tyra
ISBN : 9780830869497
Genre : Religion
File Size : 77. 31 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 666
Read : 635

Get This Book


The church has been called to participate in God's mission in the world. But without a robust, biblical sense of the Spirit's action, how can we be sure we're fulfilling that call? Gary Tyra employs a biblical theology of the Holy Spirit to deepen and inform our understanding of life as the church, the people of God. Since the church's mission to and into the world is both evangelistic and prophetic, the task calls for the working of the Spirit in our preaching, proclamation and service. Tyra brings together both charismatic and evangelical emphases resulting in a theological and practical synthesis that is richer than when either is taken separately.

The Holy Spirit And Christian Mission In A Pluralistic Context

Author : Roji T George
ISBN : 9788187712992
Genre : Religion
File Size : 58. 55 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 807
Read : 606

Get This Book


This is a collection of articles from various church backgrounds and theological viewpoints. It reaffirms the necessity and urgency of a pneumatic missiology. It does not speak of God’s saving mission as originating simply from God; it highlights the central role of the Spirit in the effective mission of the church.

Engaging The Doctrine Of The Holy Spirit

Author : Matthew Levering
ISBN : 9781493402632
Genre : Religion
File Size : 65. 1 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 335
Read : 521

Get This Book


A Distinguished Theologian on the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit Distinguished theologian Matthew Levering offers a historical examination of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit, defending an Augustinian model against various contemporary theological views. A companion piece to Levering's Engaging the Doctrine of Revelation, this work critically engages contemporary and classical doctrines of the Holy Spirit in dialogue with Orthodox and Reformed interlocutors. Levering makes a strong dogmatic case for conceiving of the Holy Spirit as love between Father and Son, given to the people of God as a gift.

A Missional Orthodoxy

Author : Gary Tyra
ISBN : 9780830864850
Genre : Religion
File Size : 57. 56 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 279
Read : 994

Get This Book


The emerging and missional church movements have raised decisive questions about what it means to embody the Christian faith in a post-Christian and postmodern world. A common reactionary response denies the significance of the context and reasserts the supremacy of classical orthodoxy. An equally common position at the other end of the spectrum involves a rejection of orthodoxy as contextually insensitive and incapable of being inclusive and missional at all. The one asserts its orthodoxy at the expense of being missional and contextual; the other emphasizes generosity at the expense of its fidelity to "the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints" (Jude 1:3). The church today needs a theology that is both orthodox and missional--doing justice to both aspects. Gary Tyra has written just such a book. In A Missional Orthodoxy he critically engages with the works of Brian McLaren and Marcus Borg for the sake of developing a comprehensive missional theology that retains what he calls the "four Christological verities" at the heart of Christian doctrine. Tyra discusses the methodological question of contextualization, offering an incarnational model of recontextualization that unites the postmodern insights of the culture with the truths of the biblical text. On the basis of this missional foundation, he examines all the major Christian doctrines in order to overcome the false antithesis between a fighting fundamentalism and a too-accommodating liberalism. The result is a humble, modest, missionally faithful orthodoxy that provides a compelling witness within a world of competing extremes.

Jesus Continued

Author : J.D. Greear
ISBN : 9780310337850
Genre : Religion
File Size : 81. 50 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 545
Read : 267

Get This Book


In Jesus, Continued J.D. Greear focuses on a central truth that unites us: God wants to be vitally present in and through his people. To live empowered, fruitful lives, we have to become intimately aware of where God is moving in our lives, how he is speaking to us, and how he has gifted us.

Transforming Renewal

Author : Andy Lord
ISBN : 9781630877491
Genre : Religion
File Size : 62. 19 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 759
Read : 179

Get This Book


Pentecostal and charismatic renewal movements have seen great growth over the last century and have engaged with many Christian traditions. Yet there are signs that all is not well, and there is a need to develop theologies of renewal that engage with practice and across the traditions if the movements are to continue to grow. In particular, this book seeks an ecumenical engagement between David Watson and Thomas Merton, leaders in the charismatic and monastic renewal movements. The aim is to reflect on the theological roots of these renewal movements through a study of particular people who lived them in practice and sought to help others understand how the triune God was at work. This is done against the wider background of contemporary renewalist theology to develop constructive proposals for renewal theology in the future. Receptive ecumenism provides the method for bringing the different voices into conversation in ways that also point forward in approaches to ecumenical dialogue. It is thus a study relevant to those seeking new ways in theology, those involved in renewal and ecumenical movements, students of Thomas Merton, and all who seek to better understand the Christian renewal movements that have swept the world.

Missional God Missional Church

Author : Ross Hastings
ISBN : 0830863486
Genre : Religion
File Size : 50. 31 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 271
Read : 312

Get This Book


"As the Father has sent me, I am sending you" (John 20:21). With the reality of broad-scale secularization in the West and the attendant cloud of insignificance hanging over the church, is there any hope for the re-evangelization of the West? In this comprehensive theology of mission, Ross Hastings directs the fretful gaze of the church to the trinitarian commission of John 20. There we find Jesus granting peace to his disciples by breathing his Spirit on them. He formed them into his community of shalom. Leaving their locked room, these "sent ones" went out to participate in God's own ongoing mission to the world. Hastings also tackles the dual challenges of isolation from and accommodation to the surrounding culture. Building on the works of David Bosch, Lesslie Newbigin, Christopher Wright and Darrell Guder, the author corrects numerous dichotomies that hinder the church. In the power of the Spirit the gathered church is spiritually transformed and also scattered as it proclaims God's forgiveness and freedom. This comprehensive theology of mission opens possibilities for renewal of faithful effort as we join in Christ's mission to the world.

Spreading Fires

Author : Allan Anderson
ISBN : 1570757496
Genre : Religion
File Size : 45. 25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 201
Read : 1144

Get This Book


"Spreading Fires analyses the context, history, theology and praxis of the first Pentecostal missions in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Based largely on primary sources, it explores the social and historical context in which Pentecostalism arose, the revival, holiness and healing movements associated with it in the late nineteenth century, and the influence of colonialism on Pentecostal missions. it traces the stories of Pentecostal missionaries and 'native workers' in Africa, China, India and other parts of Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean." "This comprehensive and contextual history of the early Pentecostal mission is ideal for students looking to source primary material and fully understand the context and implications of the most important missionary movement of the twentieth century. To aid learning the book features photographs, maps and diagrams throughout."--BOOK JACKET.

The Master Plan Of Evangelism Second Edition Abridged

Author : Robert Coleman
ISBN : 9780800788087
Genre : Religion
File Size : 79. 61 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 684
Read : 444

Get This Book


"Few books have had as great an impact on the cause of world evangelization in our generation as The Master Plan of Evangelism."--Billy Graham For more than forty years this classic study has shown Christians how to minister to the people God brings into their lives. Instead of drawing on the latest popular fad or the newest selling technique, Dr. Robert E. Coleman points to the Bible, to the ultimate example found in Jesus Christ, answering the question: What was Christ's strategy for evangelism?

The Cross Is Not Enough

Author : Ross Clifford
ISBN : 9781441236425
Genre : Religion
File Size : 37. 25 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 632
Read : 192

Get This Book


If Christ had not risen from the dead, if God's plan for redemption had ended at the cross, what would our faith look like? Have we become so fixated on the cross that we have lost an understanding of the centrality of the resurrection? And if we ignore the resurrection, what effect does that have on our worldview, our evangelism, and our Christian practice? In The Cross Is Not Enough, Ross Clifford and Philip Johnson explore how the resurrection of Christ has been understood in times past and restore this linchpin doctrine to its rightful place as the basis of our hope, our worldview, and the way we live our lives. They compare Christianity's unique understanding of resurrection to other world religions and explore why the resurrection connects so readily with the human psyche. Pastors, teachers, students, and anyone involved in ministry will benefit from this insightful and engaging treatment of Christianity's most important doctrine.

Top Download:

Best Books