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Counterpoints: Evaluating the Church Growth Movement

Counterpoints: Evaluating the Church Growth Movement

by Paul E. Engle

Gaining form and momentum over the second half of the 20th century, the Church Growth movement has become an enormous shaping force on the Western church today. You may love it, you may hate it, but you can’t deny its impact. But what exactly is Church Growth? In what ways has the movement actually brought growth to the church, and how effective has it bee… Read more…

Counterpoints: Two Views on Women in Ministry

Counterpoints: Two Views on Women in Ministry

by Stanley N. Gundry

What does the Bible say about women’s roles in the church? With pros and cons on either side of a heated, ongoing debate, no definitive conclusions have emerged. This book furnishes you with a clear and thorough presentation of the two primary views on women in ministry so you can better understand each one’s strengths, weaknesses, and complexities. Each… Read more…

The Theology of the Westminster Standards: Historical Context and Theological Insights

The Theology of the Westminster Standards: Historical Context and Theological Insights

by J. V. Fesko

For centuries, countless Christians have turned to the Westminster Standards for insights into the Christian faith. These renowned documents—first published in the middle of the 17th century—are widely regarded as some of the most beautifully written summaries of the Bible’s teaching ever produced. Church historian John Fesko walks readers through the … Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Book of Revelation

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Book of Revelation

by Stanley N. Gundry

Of all the books of the Bible, few are as fascinating or as bewildering as Revelation. Its images grip the imagination: four grim horsemen, the Antichrist, the ten-horned beast, the ultimate battle at Armageddon, and, of course, 666, the “mark of the beast,” variously interpreted to signify everything from Hitler and Krushchev to credit cards and the Int… Read more…

Counterpoints: Three Views on the Rapture

Counterpoints: Three Views on the Rapture

by Stanley N. Gundry

Premillennialists continue to be divided on the question of the rapture of the church. Will it occur before, in the middle of, or after the tribulation? Drs. Feinberg (pretribulation), Archer (midtribulation), and Moo (post-tribulation) present the cases for their respective positions. They also critique each other’s positions, and they provide a defense i… Read more…

Works of Jonathan Edwards: Volume 9 - A History of the Work of Redemption

Works of Jonathan Edwards: Volume 9 - A History of the Work of Redemption

by Jonathan Edwards

In 1739 Jonathan Edwards preached a series of thirty sermons in his church at Northampton, Massachusetts—sermons based on one scriptural passage, Isaiah 51:8. Apparently Edwards later intended to develop this discourse into a major treatise construing God’s redemption of the world as the most basic doctrine of theology. Unfortunately, he died before he c… Read more…

Old Testament Library: Old Testament Theology, Volume I (von Rad 2001) — OTL

Old Testament Library: Old Testament Theology, Volume I (von Rad 2001) — OTL

by Gerhard von Rad

This republication of a classic work contains a new introduction by Walter Brueggemann that places Gerhard von Rad's work within the context of German theology, Old Testament theology, and the history of interpretation of the Old Testament. In Old Testament Theology, von Rad applies the most advanced results of form criticism to develop a new understandi… Read more…

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Works of Jonathan Edwards: Volume 20 - The Miscellanies, 833-1152

Works of Jonathan Edwards: Volume 20 - The Miscellanies, 833-1152

by Jonathan Edwards

Throughout his adult life Jonathan Edwards kept a series of personal theological notebooks on a wide variety of miscellaneous subjects. This volume includes the notebook entries written during the eventful and tumultuous years 1740–1751, when Edwards was plagued by a series of bitter controversies with his Northampton congregation that culminated in his di… Read more…

Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again

Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again

by John Piper

When Jesus said to Nicodemus, 'You must be born again', the devout and learned religious leader was unsure what Jesus meant. It would seem nothing has changed. Today 'born again Christians' fill churches that are seen as ineffectual at best, and even characterized by the 'mosaic' generation as 'unchristian'. … Read more…

Counterpoints: Exploring the Worship Spectrum

Counterpoints: Exploring the Worship Spectrum

by Paul E. Engle

What does worship look like? Is there just one truly right way to worship? Are there any wrong ways? To what extent should our unity as believers manifest itself in unified public worship? Sadly, disagreement over how we should worship our loving God has sparked some most unloving attitudes among Christians. Exploring the Worship Spectrum seeks to correct th… Read more…

Counterpoints: Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond

Counterpoints: Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond

by Stanley N. Gundry

Are these the last days? Could Jesus return at any time to establish his thousand-year reign on earth? What is the nature of Christ’s millennial kingdom referred to in the book of Revelation? What must happen before Jesus returns, and what part does the church play? Three predominant views held by evangelicals seek to answer these and related questions: pr… Read more…

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism

Counterpoints: Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism

by Stanley N. Gundry

Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism compares and contrasts four distinct positions on the current fundamentalist-evangelical spectrum in light of the history of American fundamentalism and evangelicalism. The contributors each state their case for one of four views on the spectrum of evangelicalism: Kevin T. Bauder: Fund… Read more…


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