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Still Evangelical?: Insiders Reconsider Political, Social, and Theological Meaning

Still Evangelical?: Insiders Reconsider Political, Social, and Theological Meaning

by Shane Claiborne, Karen Swallow Prior, Jim Daly, Mark Galli, Mark Labberton, Soong-Chan Rah, Sandra Maria Van Opstal, Tom Lin, Lisa Sharon Harper, Allen Yeh, Robert Chao Romero and Mark S Young

2018 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalists - Religion Evangelicalism in America has cracked, split on the shoals of the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, leaving many wondering if they want to be in or out of the evangelical tribe. The contentiousness brought to the fore surrounds what i… Read more…

The Justice Calling Where Passion Meets Perseverance

The Justice Calling Where Passion Meets Perseverance

by Bethany Hanke Hoang, Kristen Deede Johnson and Mark Labberton

Grounding Our Passion for Justice in Deeply Rooted FaithJustice requires perseverance--a deep perseverance we can't muster on our own. The world's needs are staggering and even the most passion-driven reactions, strategies, and good intentions can falter. But we serve a God who never falters, who sees the needs, hears the cries, and gives strength--t… Read more…

The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor Seeing Others Through the Eyes of Jesus

The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor Seeing Others Through the Eyes of Jesus

by Mark Labberton

2011 Christianity Today Book Award winner! Jesus didn't see a sick woman, he saw a daughter of God. He didn't see an outcast from society, he saw a child of Israel. He didn't see a sinner, he saw a person in the image of the Creator. Are we able to see others with the eyes of Jesus? Seeing rightly is the beginning of re… Read more…

The Dangerous Act of Worship Living God's Call to Justice

The Dangerous Act of Worship Living God's Call to Justice

by John Ortberg and Mark Labberton

What's at stake in our worship? Everything. Worship is the dangerous act of waking up to God and God's purposes in the world. But something has gone wrong with our worship. Too often worship has become a place of safety and complacency, a narrowly private experience in which solitary individuals only express their personal adoration. Even wh… Read more…

Called The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today

Called The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today

by Mark Labberton

The most urgent call upon God’s people is to live as followers of Jesus. The most indicting critique against the church is as simple: its failure to do so. As the leader of an evangelical theological seminary that trains men and women as leaders for the church and society, Mark Labberton writes: 'People ask many questions … Read more…

A Little Handbook for Preachers: Ten Practical Ways to a Better Sermon by Sunday

A Little Handbook for Preachers: Ten Practical Ways to a Better Sermon by Sunday

by Mark Labberton and Mary S. Hulst

No function of the pastor is as visible and stress inducing as preaching. Being a good preacher requires learning the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical skills needed to effectively share God's word with a congregation. It demands a commitment to the craft of preaching. But few pastors feel adequately prepared for this high-stakes responsibility w… Read more…

The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance

The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance

by Bethany Hanke Hoang, Kristen Deede Johnson and Mark Labberton

Christianity Today Book Award WinnerJustice requires perseverance--a deep perseverance we can't muster on our own. The world's needs are staggering and even the most passion-driven reactions, strategies, and good intentions can falter. But we serve a God who never falters, who sees the needs, hears the cries, and gives strength--through Jesus Christ … Read more…

Still Evangelical?: Insiders Reconsider Political, Social, and Theological Meaning
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Still Evangelical?: Insiders Reconsider Political, Social, and Theological Meaning

by Mark Labberton

Evangelicalism in America has cracked, split on the shoals of the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, leaving many wondering if they want to be in or out of the evangelical tribe. The contentiousness brought to the fore surrounds what it means to affirm and demonstrate evangelical Christian faith amidst the messy and polarized realities grippi… Read more…

The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God's Call to Justice
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The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God's Call to Justice

by Mark Labberton

What's at stake in our worship? Everything. In this prophetic wake-up call for the contemporary church, Mark Labberton reconnects Christian worship with biblical justice. From beginning to end, worship must pursue justice and righteousness, translating into transformed lives that care for the poor and the oppressed. Labberton shows how to move beyond the… Read more…

The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor: Seeing Others Through the Eyes of Jesus
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The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor: Seeing Others Through the Eyes of Jesus

by Mark Labberton

Seeing rightly, says Mark Labberton, is the beginning of how our hearts are changed. Through careful self-examination in the Spirit, we begin to bear the fruit of love toward others. Here is a chance to reflect on why our ordinary hearts can be complacent about the evils in the world and how we can begin to see the world like Jesus.… Read more…

Called: The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today
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Called: The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today

by Mark Labberton

Live as Followers of Jesus. This is the most urgent call upon God's people. The most indicting critique against the church is its failure to do so. But here is the promise extended to us by Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Seminary: living and practicing who and why we are is our Christian vocation whenever and wherever we may be. Will you answer the … Read more…