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The Pastor as Public Theologian Reclaiming a Lost Vision

The Pastor as Public Theologian Reclaiming a Lost Vision

by Owen Strachan and Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Many pastors today see themselves primarily as counselors, leaders, and motivators. Yet this often comes at the expense of the fundamental reality of the pastorate as a theological office. The most important role is to be a theologian mediating God to the people. The church needs pastors who can contextualize the Word of God to help their congregations think… Read more…

The Essential Edwards Collection Set of Five Books

The Essential Edwards Collection Set of Five Books

by Owen Strachan and Doug Sweeney

This set includes all five books of The Essential Edwards Collection:  Jonathan Edwards Lover of God, Jonathan Edwards On Beauty, Jonathan Edwards On Heaven and Hell, Jonathan Edwards On the Good Life, and Jonathan Edwards on True Christianity. Jonathan Edwards was a colonial, philosophical preacher and theologian. … Read more…

Jonathan Edwards Lover of God

Jonathan Edwards Lover of God

by Owen Strachan and Douglas Allen Sweeney

Jonathan Edwards stands tall in America’s historical memory.  A great philosopher, a great preacher, a great theologian.  Edwards was a complex and gifted person, one who defies easy characterization.  He intimidates us, and we distance ourselves from him because at the most fundamental level, he’s just not like us.It is of cou… Read more…

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Jonathan Edwards on Heaven and Hell

Jonathan Edwards on Heaven and Hell

by Owen Strachan and Douglas Allen Sweeney

The question of the afterlife is, for many today, one of preference. Christians trained to evangelize unsaved people with the query, “If you were to die today, do you know where you would go – heaven or hell?” have grown befuddled when met with the response, “I don’t believe in heaven or hell.” Something in our culture… Read more…

Jonathan Edwards on True Christianity

Jonathan Edwards on True Christianity

by Owen Strachan and Douglas Allen Sweeney

What is a true Christian? What is the church? Though these are fundamental questions they often go unanswered in our current evangelical context. Far too many pastors and thinkers celebrate the trappings of faith and the mere benefits of Christianity, ignoring the biblical testimony on true conversion that shouts from countless texts from Scripture.This … Read more…

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Awakening the Evangelical Mind

Awakening the Evangelical Mind

by R. Albert MohlerJr. and Owen Strachan

The first major study to draw upon unknown or neglected sources, as well as original interviews with figures like Billy Graham, Awakening the Evangelical Mind uniquely tells the engaging story of how evangelicalism developed as an intellectual movement in the middle of the 20th century. Beginning with the life of Harold Ockenga, Strachan shows how Ockenga br… Read more…

Colson Way

Colson Way

by Eric Metaxas and Owen Strachan

A leading young theologian and public intellectual shows how the life and legacy of Chuck Colson can equip Christians to live a bold and loving faith in the public square.During his life, Chuck Colson was the preeminent evangelical in American public life. He dedicated himself to public witness in the mold of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce, crea… Read more…

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Don't Call It a Comeback (Foreword by D. A. Carson) The Old Faith for a New Day

Don't Call It a Comeback (Foreword by D. A. Carson) The Old Faith for a New Day

by Collin Hansen, Justin Taylor, Kevin DeYoung, Ted Kluck, Tullian Tchividjian, D. A. Carson, Thabiti M. Anyabwile, David Mathis, Andrew David Naselli, Russell D. Moore, Jonathan Leeman, Tim Challies, Greg Gilbert, Owen Strachan, Denny Burk, Jay Harvey, A Naselli, Russell Moore, Ben Peays, An Naselli, Darr Patrick, R , James L HarveyIII and Peay

Recent cultural interest in evangelicalism has led to considerable confusion about what the term actually means. Many young Christians are tempted to discard the label altogether. But evangelicalism is not merely a political movement in decline or a sociological phenomenon on the rise, as it has sometimes been portrayed. It is, in fact, a helpful theological… Read more…

The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor Reflections on Life and Ministry

The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor Reflections on Life and Ministry

by D. A. Carson, John Piper, David Mathis and Owen Strachan

Following the 2009 Gospel Coalition conference John Piper and D. A. Carson presented two talks at Park Community Church in Chicago, IL, sponsored by the Henry Institute at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. The topic of their presentation was on the relationship of scholarship and pastoral ministry. Piper centered on the importance of scholarship and acade… Read more…

Risky Gospel

Risky Gospel

by Owen Strachan and Kyle Idleman

How do you access a real, thriving, vibrant faith? You trust a big God, and you start living like he’s real. It’s time to put our comfort and ease and false security on the line. If we know God is real, let’s pray as if he’s actually listening. If we know he’s good, let’s reflect that goodness in the world. When our problems feel big, let’s le… Read more…

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