Subversive Spirituality

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing #ad - Made up of occasional pieces, poetry, short biblical studies, pastoral readings and interviews, this book reflects on the overlooked facets of the spiritual life. I do hope, however, that they will be found to be 'freshly phrased. '". Spirituality is not, by and large, smooth. The randomness and repetitions and false starts are rough edges that I am leaving as is in the interests of honesty.

Peterson captures the epiphanies of life with the pleasing pastoral style and inspiring depth of insight for which he is well known. Peterson describes his book this way: "the gathering of articles and essays, writer, is a kind of kitchen midden of my noticings of the obvious in the course of living out the Christian life in the vocational context of pastor, poems and conversations, and professor.

Subversive Spirituality #ad - Subversive spirituality is a gathering together of articles written by Eugene Peterson over the past twenty-five years.

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When the Kings Come Marching In: Isaiah and the New Jerusalem

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing #ad - Mouw examines these and other key passages of the Bible, showing how they provide a proper pattern for cultural involvement in the present. Mouw argues that believers must go beyond a narrow understanding of the individual "pilgrim's progress" to a view of the Christian pilgrimage wherein believers work together toward solving the difficult political, social, and economic problems of our day.

In isaiah 60 the prophet envisions the future transformation of the city of Jerusalem, a portrayal of the Holy City that bears important similarities to John's vision of the future in Revelation 21 and 22. In drawing out the implications of these striking features, Mouw treats a number of relevant cultural issues, including Christian attitudes toward the processes and products of commerce, technology, and art; the nature of political authority; race relations; and the scope of the redemptive ministry of Jesus Christ.

When the Kings Come Marching In: Isaiah and the New Jerusalem #ad - Mouw has long stood at the forefront of the "Christ and culture" debate.  . Widely respected for his perspectives on faith in the modern world, Richard J. The volume culminates in an invaluable discussion of how Christians should live in the modern world. In when the kings come marching in -- here revised and updated -- Mouw explores the religious transformation of culture as it is powerfully pictured in Isaiah 60

Mouw identifies and discusses four main features of the holy city: 1 "the wealth of the nations" is gathered into the city; 2 the "kings of the earth" march into the city; 3 people from many nations are drawn to the city; and 4 light pervades the city.

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The Inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture: What the Early Church Can Teach Us

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Eerdmans #ad - What is true of scripture as a result of being inspired? what should divine inspiration cause us to expect from it? The answers to these questions in the early church related not just to the nature of Scripture's truth claims but to the manner in which Scripture was to be interpreted. In this book michael graves delves into what Christians in the first five centuries believed about the inspiration of Scripture, identifying the ideas that early Christians considered to be logical implications of biblical inspiration.

. Many books presume to discuss how some current trend relates to the "traditional" view of biblical inspiration; this one actually describes in a detailed and nuanced way what the "traditional" view is and explores the differences between ancient and modern assumptions on the topic. Accessible and engaging, the inspiration and Interpretation of Scripture presents a rich network of theological ideas about the Bible together with critical engagement with the biblical text.

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The Word of God for the People of God: An Entryway to the Theological Interpretation of Scripture

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing #ad - Billings's accessible yet substantial argument for a theological hermeneutic is rooted in a historic vision of the practice of scriptural interpretation even as it engages a wide range of contemporary issues and includes several exegetical examples that apply to concrete Christian ministry situations.

Todd billings here provides a straightforward entryway for students and pastors to understand why theological interpretation matters and how it can be done. A solid, the word of god for the people of God presents a distinctive Trinitarian, constructive theological work, participatory approach toward reading Scripture as the church.

The Word of God for the People of God: An Entryway to the Theological Interpretation of Scripture #ad - This book fills a real need for pastors and students. Though there is currently a large body of material on the theological interpretation of Scripture, most of it is highly specific and extremely technical. J.

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Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ Eugene Peterson's Five "Conversations" in Spiritual Theology

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Eerdmans #ad - In practice resurrection peterson brings the voice of scripture — especially Paul’s letter to the Ephesians — and the voice of the contemporary Christian congregation together in understanding what is involved in the practice of becoming mature — growing up to the “stature of Christ. ”. Building maturity in Christ is too often relegated to footnote status in the text of our lives.

But, argues eugene peterson, isn’t it obvious that growth in Christ is equally essential? Yet the American church does not treat Christian growth and character formation with equivalent urgency. There is no question that bringing men and women to new birth in Christ is essential. We are generally uneasy with the quiet, obscure conditions in which growth takes place.

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The Jesus Way: A Conversation on the Ways That Jesus Is the Way

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Eerdmans #ad - The jesus way — part of eugene Peterson’s meaty "conversations" on spiritual theologyA way of sacrifice. A way of failure. A way on the margins. Further, showing in stark relief how what we have chosen to focus on — consumerism, celebrity, charisma, Peterson calls into question common “ways” followed by the contemporary American church, and so forth — obliterates what is unique in the Jesus way.

. In the jesus way eugene peterson shows how the ways of those who came before Christ — Abraham, Elijah, Moses, David, and Isaiah — revealed and prepared the "way of the Lord" that became incarnate and complete in Jesus. A way of holiness.

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Tell It Slant: A Conversation on the Language of Jesus in His Stories and Prayers

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Eerdmans #ad - Can our everyday speech, then, be just as important as the words and prayers we hear from the pulpit? Eugene Peterson unequivocally says "Yes!"Peterson's Tell It Slant explores how Jesus used language, particularly in his parables and prayers. Tell it slant beautifully points to Jesus' engaging, relational way of speaking as a model for us today.

In fact, we use the same language to talk to each other and to talk to God. The fourth volume in peterson's best-selling "conversations" in spiritual theologyJust as God used words both to create the world and to give us commandments, we too use words for many different purposes. His was not a direct language of information or instruction but an indirect, oblique language requiring a participating imagination — "slant" language.

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The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction

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Eerdmans #ad - Eugene peterson, well known as "a pastor's pastor, teaching, " here speaks words of wisdom and refreshment for pastors caught in the busyness of preaching, and "running the church. In the contemplative pastor peterson highlights the often-overlooked essentials of ministry, subversive, first by redefining the meaning of pastor through three strengthening adjectives: unbusy,  andapocalyptic.

The book ends with several meaning-full poems that pivot on the incarnation, the doctrine closest to pastoral work. Entitled "the word made fresh, " this concluding section is a felicitous finale to Peterson's discerning, down-to-earth reflections on the art of pastoring. Any pastor who needs and wants to get back to basics will do well to absorb this book.

The Contemplative Pastor: Returning to the Art of Spiritual Direction #ad - . The main part of the book focuses on pastoral ministry and spiritual direction "between Sundays": these chapters begin with poetic reflections on the Beatitudes and then discuss such themes as curing souls, and sabbatical--all with engaging, praying with eyes open, the ministry of small talk, the language of prayer, illustrative anecdotes from Peterson's own experience.

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Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology

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Eerdmans #ad - As peterson shows, must remain sensitive to ordinary life, follow the narrative of Scripture, present the Christian gospel, and be rooted in the "fear of the Lord" -- in short, spiritual theology, in order to be at once biblical and meaningful, spiritual theology must be about God and not about us. The foundational book in a five-volume series on spiritual theology emerging from Peterson's pen, Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places provides the conceptual and directional help we all need to live the Christian gospel well and maturely in the conditions that prevail in the church and world today.

. Christ plays in ten thousand places reunites spirituality and theology in a cultural context where these two vital facets of Christian faith have been rent asunder. Lamenting the vacuous, eugene peterson here firmly grounds spirituality once more in Trinitarian theology and offers a clear, often pagan nature of contemporary American spirituality, practical statement of what it means to actually live out the Christian life.

Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology #ad - Writing in the conversational style that he is well known for, Peterson boldly sweeps out the misunderstandings that clutter conversations on spiritual theology and refurnishes the subject only with what is essential.

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The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus

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Eerdmans #ad - He shows how the memories and faith of the earliest believers formed the Gospel accounts of Jesus that got written and, in turn, how these accounts further shaped the early church. Bird navigates recent concerns and research as he builds an informed case for how the early Christ followers wrote and spread the story of Jesus -- the story by which they believed they were called to live.

Balanced, comprehensive survey of the critical questions involved in studying the four Gospels In this book, through a distinctive evangelical and critical approach, Michael Bird explores the historical development of the four canonical Gospels. Bird's study clarifies the often confusing debates over the origins of the canonical Gospels.

The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus #ad - Watch an interview with Michael Bird from our Eerdmans Author Interview Series:. The gospel of the lord is ideal for students or anyone who wants to know the story behind the four Gospels.

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Among the Ashes: On Death, Grief, and Hope

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Eerdmans #ad - Profound and beautiful,  among the Ashes tackles the philosophical and theological questions surrounding loss even as it honors the experience of grief. How can we hold fast to the hope of life eternal when we lose someone we love? In this book William Abraham reflects on the nature of certainty and the logic of hope in the context of an experience of devastating grief.

Abraham opens with a stark account of the effects of grief in his own life after the unexpected death of his oldest son. He probes what christianity teaches about life after death and ultimately relates our experiences of grief to the death of Christ. Drawing on the book of job, Abraham then looks at the significance of grief in debates about the problem of evil.

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