The Cape Town Commitment

The Cape Town Commitment

Author: Rose Dowsett

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 9781619700277

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The Cape Town Commitment presents a statement of shared Biblical convictions, and calls Christians from all over the world to action. This Study Edition includes additional commentary and questions for further reflection.

The Cape Town Commitment: A Call to Action

The Cape Town Commitment: A Call to Action

Author: LAUSANNE MOVEMENT

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 9781619701236

Category: Religion

Page: 102

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The Cape Town Commitment is the main document that resulted from the 3rd Lausanne Congress in 2010, and outlines the role of the church for evangelicals today. This Cape Town Commitment curriculum gives churches, individuals, and small groups the opportunity to study this document together and learn how to better love the gospel, the church, and the world in a group setting. An adaptable curriculum that can be used in a variety of settings, such as through Bible studies and Sunday school, home groups and campus fellowships; this multimedia study leads participants through 12 sessions which include prompts for meditation, discussion, and prayerall in order to develop a greater love for God, neighbors, and creation. Sessions include video clips from the 2010 Congress, vital testimonials from key Christian leaders in strategic ministries, targeted spiritual practices that correlate with the topic or issue addressed, and resource links for next-step engagement in the call to action.

The Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith, A Call to Action

The Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith, A Call to Action

Author: Darrell L. Bock

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625640031

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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The Cape Town Commitment, which arose from The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, 2010), stands in the historic line of The Lausanne Covenant (1974) and The Manila Manifesto (1989). It has been translated into twenty-five languages and has commanded wide acceptance around the world. The Commitment is set in two parts. Part 1 is a Confession of Faith, crafted in the language of covenantal love. Part 2 is a Call to Action. The local church, mission agencies, special-interest groups, and Christians in the professions are all urged to find their place in its outworking. This annotated bibliography of The Cape Town Commitment, arranged by topic, has been compiled by specialists in a range of fields. As such, it is the first bibliography of its kind. Arranged in sections for graduate-level teaching Equally useful for research students

The Cape Town Commitment

The Cape Town Commitment

Author: Lausanne Movement

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 9781619700697

Category: Religion

Page: 173

View: 168

" ""The Cape Town Commitment "is the main document that resulted from the 3rd Lausanne Congress in 2010, and outlines the role of the church for evangelicals today. This "Cape Town Commitment Curriculum "gives churches, individuals, and small groups the opportunity to study this document together and learn how to better love the gospel, the church, and the world in a group setting. It is an adaptable curriculum that can be used in a variety of settings, such as through Bible studies and Sunday school, home groups and campus fellowships. This multimedia curriculum leads participants through 12 sessions which include study questions, discussion, and prayer--all in order to develop a greater love for God, their neighbors, and creation. Sessions include video clips from the 2010 Congress, vital testimonials from key Christian leaders in strategic ministries, targeted spiritual practices that correlate with the topic or issue addressed, and resource links for next-step engagement in the call to action.

Prosperity Theology and the Gospel

Prosperity Theology and the Gospel

Author: Lausanne Movement

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 9781683072386

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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Prosperity theology--the belief that financial and physical well-being is God's will for his followers--has become prevalent in modern-day Christianity. For Christians looking to better understand how it is affecting the life and growth of the church around the world, this book is an accessible and practical resource. Evaluating the prosperity theology movement from a biblical and evangelical perspective, the authors encourage readers to think critically about the ways in which the theology we follow can lead toward or away from the kingdom of God. Prosperity Theology and the Gospel is in four parts: The first part turns our attention to God's word and looks at what the Bible says about the issue of prosperity. Part 2 looks at the issue from different perspectives--be it historical, ethical, or sociological. Part 3 considers the impact of prosperity theology in different regions of the world through several case studies. Part 4 proposes how we might respond to some of the challenges we have identified and what could be a way forward for us all. Each chapter is followed by ideas for further thought and discussion. Contributors include Femi Adeleye, Christopher Wright, Joel Tejedo, Valdir and Maicon Steuernagel, and many others.

Seeking Church

Seeking Church

Author: Darren T. Duerksen

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830872428

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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New expressions of church, including so-called insider movements, are proliferating among non-Christian religious communities worldwide. Drawing on the growing social-scientific work on emergent theory, Darren Duerksen and William Dyrness explore how all Christian movements have been and are engaged in a "reverse hermeneutic," where the gospel is read and interpreted through existing cultural and religious norms.

A Trinitarian Theology of Religions

A Trinitarian Theology of Religions

Author: Gerald R. McDermott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199930883

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Named by the International Bulletin of Missionary Studies as an Outstanding Book of 2014 for Mission Studies Over the last four decades, evangelical scholars have shown growing interest in Christian debates over other religions, seeking answers to essential questions: How are we to think about and relate to other religions, be open to the Spirit, and at the same time remain evangelical and orthodox? Gerald R. McDermott and Harold A. Netland offer critiques of a variety of theologians and religious studies scholars, including evangelicals, but also challenge evangelicals to move beyond parochial positions. This volume is both a manifesto and a research program, critically evaluating the last forty years of Christian treatments of religious others and proposing a comprehensive direction for the future. It addresses issues relating to the religions in both systematic theology and missiology, taking up long-debated questions such as contextualization, salvation, revelation, the relationship between culture and religion, conversion, social action, and ecumenism. It concludes with responses from four leading thinkers of African, Asian, and European backgrounds: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Vinoth Ramachandra, Lamin Sanneh, and Christine Schirrmacher.

A Theological Assessment of Reconciliation for Missiology in the Korean Context

A Theological Assessment of Reconciliation for Missiology in the Korean Context

Author: Hyo Seok Lim

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725289215

Category: Religion

Page: 269

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Any Christian who lives in such a broken world may ask God what their role would be as the person who is reconciled with God, and about the implications of the vertical dimension of reconciliation. Many would agree that the vertical and horizontal dimensions of reconciliation should not be separated. It is, however, still necessary to examine further. For instance, what does the inseparableness of the two dimensions actually mean--in theory and practice? How does the vertical dimension of reconciliation become the source and foundation of the horizontal dimension? How should the church maintain its theology of reconciliation, which includes both dimensions? All these questions point to an underlying question: what is the relationship between the vertical and horizontal dimensions of reconciliation? This book explores this question, interacting with the four thinkers and practitioners of reconciliation, Karl Barth, Miroslav Volf, Son Yang-Won, and Desmond Tutu, and assessing the theology of a leading theologian in the discourse of mission as reconciliation, Robert Schreiter. Based on the discussions, it presents a proposal for a more wholesome and robust understanding of reconciliation for the discourse in mission studies, which can be applied to any broken context, including the Korean peninsula.

Lifelong Leadership

Lifelong Leadership

Author: Marykate Morse

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781641580175

Category: Religion

Page: 231

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To keep going for the long run, ministry leaders need safe times, safe places, and safe people. With insights from sage pastor Leighton Ford and a cohort of thinkers and practitioners, Never Alone offers a tested, doable path to sustainable Christian ministry.

Christianity and Religious Diversity

Christianity and Religious Diversity

Author: Harold A. Netland

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781441221902

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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This book explores how religions have changed in a globalized world and how Christianity is unique among them. Harold Netland, an expert in philosophical aspects of religion and pluralism, offers a fresh analysis of religion in today's globalizing world. He challenges misunderstandings of the concept of religion itself and shows how particular religious traditions, such as Buddhism, undergo significant change with modernization and globalization. Netland then responds to issues concerning the plausibility of Christian commitments to Jesus Christ and the unique truth of the Christian gospel in light of religious diversity. The book concludes with basic principles for living as Christ's disciples in religiously diverse contexts.

Evangelicals Around the World

Evangelicals Around the World

Author: Brian Stiller

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401678791

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 337

There are an estimated 600 million Evangelicals in the world today, crossing cultures, histories, languages, politics, and nationalities. Evangelicals Around the World: A Global Handbook for the 21st Century introduces the fastest-growing segment of the global Christian church to the world and to each other. Bringing together a team of multi-disciplined scholars, writers, activists, and leaders from around the world, this handbook provides a compelling look at the diverse group we call Evangelicals. In this guide, written by those who know the movement the best, the issues that divide and the beliefs that unite this global Christian movement are presented in a journalistic fashion. Evangelicals Around the World describes the past and the present, the unique characters, and the powerful ministries of Evangelicals. With a large trim size and colorful page design, this beautiful book is the perfect choice for laypeople and scholars alike. Features include: Essays written by senior leaders of the movement and newer voices with fresh perspectives Articles written by journalists convey diverse and creative perspectives on ministry Essays provide the demographic details of Evangelicals in regions around the world Maps, graphs, photographs, quotes, and mini-profiles of evangelical heroes throughout time

Advancing Models of Mission:

Advancing Models of Mission:

Author: Kenneth Nehrbass

Publisher: William Carey Publishing

ISBN: 9781645084105

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Weighing Approaches to Finish the Task Christians have been reflecting on best practices for as long as they have been engaging in missions. Practitioners have developed diverse strategies to promote the spread of the Gospel—such as indigenous church planting, disciple-making movements, community development, dynamically equivalent Bible translations, and chronological Bible storytelling. These models began as creative analyses of the mission endeavor, in light of the current cultural context. As that context shifts, it is also important to critically re-examine these models. Advancing Models of Mission reflects on the missionaries and models of the past and reconsiders current models, all with the aim of looking toward the future of evangelical mission. This compendium of thirteen essays tackles such timely and difficult questions as: -How does globalization challenge the 10/40 window model? -How does hybridity and diaspora change the way we think about people groupsand identity formation? -How does the colonial history in Africa affect believers' connection with globalevangelism? Readers can learn about the contexts of the past that shaped our current missiological models while listening to diverse voices describe how those models are experienced considering our changing realities. Through honest analysis of the past few centuries of missionary movement, Advancing Models of Mission provides hope for the future.