Signed, sealed, and delivered A Study of Holy Baptism

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Rev. Ray R. Sutton, “Signed, sealed, and delivered: A Study of Holy Baptism”
Raymond Brown, ‘The Jews,’ and the Gospel of John: From Apologia to Apology (The Library of New Testament Studies) by Sonya Shetty Cronin
Kenton C. Anderson, “Choosing to Preach: A Comprehensive Introduction to Sermon Options and Structures”
Barbara M. Cooper, “Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel”
Enlightened Journey: Buddhist Practice as Daily Life by Tulku Thondup

Rev. Ray R. Sutton, “Signed, sealed, and delivered: A Study of Holy Baptism”

2001 | pages: 314 | ISBN: 1893293548 | EPUB | 0,5 mb

Raymond Brown, ‘The Jews,’ and the Gospel of John: From Apologia to Apology (The Library of New Testament Studies) by Sonya Shetty Cronin

English | January 15th, 2015 | ISBN: 0567470857, 0567669203 | 210 Pages | PDF | 1.58 MB

Until the mid-1960s, most commentators of the Gospel of John were aware of a polemic against ‘the Jews,’ yet they did not consider it with reference to contemporary ethical discussion. A shift in focus in Johannine scholarship is noticeable from the mid-1960s and 1970s to the present, where commentators began to connect the Gospel’s polemic against ‘the Jews’ with potential anti-Judaism in the text.
As yet, very little work has been done to answer the question of how this change in sensitivity came about. This book is a historiography of one scholar’s growing awareness of potential anti-Judaism in the Gospel of John with the intention of using this individual history to explain the larger trend in biblical studies. Sonya Cronin examines the published work of Raymond Brown, a prominent Catholic New Testament scholar, between the years 1960-1998. The book contextualizes Brown’s work by evaluating the impact of ecclesiastical statements and the influence of earlier and contemporary Johannine scholarship on Brown’s biblical interpretation, and then posits theories as to why change occurs at specific times.

Kenton C. Anderson, “Choosing to Preach: A Comprehensive Introduction to Sermon Options and Structures”

2006 | pages: 292 | ISBN: 0310267501 | PDF | 2,6 mb

Today, traditional forms of preaching are being scrutinized and challenged. The biblical sermon is not immune to the pressure to evolve or even fall by the wayside, leaving pastors and seminary students confused over how best to communicate to today’s listeners. In this forward-looking textbook, Kenton Anderson delivers a strong call to current and future ministers to indeed choose to preach biblical sermons, despite the obstacles to doing so. While preaching itself is non-negotiable, the exact form it takes can be much more flexible, allowing people to hear from God as they hear his Word preached. Rather than presenting one model or process for preparing a sermon, Anderson explains several available options. As you discern your message from the Bible, will you begin with the text (deductive) or with the listener (inductive)? Will you focus on the idea (cognitive) or the image (affective)? The choices you make lead to five possible sermon structures: • DECLARATIVE―make an argument • PRAGMATIC―solve a mystery • NARRATIVE―tell a story • VISIONARY―paint a picture • INTEGRATIVE―sing a song Each model is described in detail and related to well-known contemporary preachers, including John MacArthur, Rick Warren, Eugene Lowry, and Rob Bell. This book equips you with a variety of tools for your preaching tool kit.

Barbara M. Cooper, “Evangelical Christians in the Muslim Sahel”

2006 | pages: 481 | ISBN: 0253347394 | PDF | 3,9 mb

Barbara M. Cooper looks closely at the Sudan Interior Mission, an evangelical Christian mission that has taken a tenuous hold in a predominantly Hausa Muslim area on the southern fringe of Niger. Based on sustained fieldwork, personal interviews, and archival research, this vibrant, sensitive, compelling, and candid book gives a unique glimpse into an important dimension of religious life in Africa. Cooper’s involvement in a violent religious riot provides a useful backdrop for introducing other themes and concerns such as Bible translation, medical outreach, public preaching, tensions between English-speaking and French-speaking missionaries, and the Christian mission’s changing views of Islam.

Enlightened Journey: Buddhist Practice as Daily Life by Tulku Thondup

English | January 17th, 2017 | ASIN: B01M7TAJFO, ISBN: 1570620210 | 288 Pages | EPUB | 0.93 MB

This collection of fifteen articles and talks by Tulku Thondup constitutes a manual on how to transmute the situations encountered in daily life, whether external or internal, into spiritual disciplines and experiences. Among the topics covered are: The fundamental principles of Buddhism. The practice of meditation as a means of arousing compassion. How suffering can become a more powerful tool than happiness in achieving enlightenment. The symbolic significance of holy places, temples, statues, books, and other spiritual artifacts.