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Part 8: Movement Dynamics

Although we need some institutional structure, institutions stagnate without movement dynamics. A...

Part 7: Integrative Ministry

Churches need to be balanced and have integrative ministries. Too often churches will emphasize d...

Part 6: Missional Community

Lesslie Newbigin and David Bosch have called the church to see that Christendom in the West has p...

Part 5: Cultural Engagement

The Twentieth Century saw an enormous cultural shift away from Christianity in the West. In gener...

Part 4: City Vision

Cities are places where both the best and the worst of the human race is intensified. In the bibl...

Part 3: Gospel Contextualization

Proper contextualization gives the Bible’s answers to the questions about life that people in a g...

Part 2: Gospel Renewal

Personal renewal occurs when the Spirit impresses the truth and entailments of the gospel deeply ...

Part 1: Gospel Theology

The gospel is good news that tells us God has acted to bring about salvation from his wrath and t...

Part 4: Sharpening the Moral Focus

Chapter 19: Morality without a Lawgiving God? The Divine Foundation of Goodness Chapter 20: We ...

Part 3: Life in the Ancient Near East and in Israel

Chapter 6: God’s Timeless Wisdom? Many people cite various verses from the Old Testament Law as...

Part 2: God: Gracious Master or Moral Monster?

Chapter 3 Great Appetite for Praise and Sacrifices? Divine Arrogance or Humility? Chapter 4 Mo...

Part 1: Neo-Atheism

Chapter 1: Who Are the New Atheists? Chapter 2: The New Atheists and the Old Testament God At...

Chapter 12: Revelation and the Bible

The followers of Dooyeweerd are the most adamant rejecters of cognitive revelation in contemporar...

Chapter 11: Reason, Revelation and Language

Many people believe that language is not able to express literal truth. They note that language i...

Chapter 10: Reason and Religion

Aristotle taught that the laws of logic are not merely human judgments, but part of the fabric of...

Chapter 9: The Religious Revolt Against Logic

In contemporary theology there is a distinct antipathy to logic. Logic is often held to be unable...

Chapter 8: The Christian Rationalism of St. Augustine

Augustine believed that Plato’s forms existed in the mind of God. Humans needed to be connected t...

Chapter 7: Rationalism and Empiricism

Many challenges in the area of knowledge and God stem from problems in general epistemology. In o...

Chapter 6: The Christian Logos

Chapter 5: A Brief but Necessary Interlude This two-page chapter reviews the previous chapters a...

Chapter 4: A Defense of Propositional Revelation

One of the reasons why so many people have rejected propositional revelation is that they have mi...