The Gospel of Paul of Tarsus:And of his Opponent, James the Just, from our Current New Testament Francis William Newman
Keep Christianity Strange As the culture changes all around us, it is no longer possible to pretend that we are a moral majority. That may be bad news for America, but it can be good news for the church. What´s needed now, in shifting times, is neither a doubling down on the status quo nor a pullback into isolation. Instead we need a church that speaks to social and political issues with a bigger vision in mind: that of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As Christianity seems increasingly strange and even subversive to our culture, we have the opportunity to reclaim the freakishness of the Gospel, which is what gives it its power in the first place. We seek the kingdom of God before everything else. We connect that kingdom agenda to the culture around us, both by speaking it to the world and by showing it in our churches. As we do so, we remember our mission to oppose demons, not to demonize opponents. As we advocate for human dignity, for religious liberty, for family stability, let´s do so as those with a prophetic word that turns everything upside down. The signs of the times tell us we are in for days our parents and grandparents never knew. But that´s no call for panic or surrender or outrage. Jesus is alive. Let´s act like it. Let´s follow him onward to the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George W. Sarris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001509/bk_hove_001509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This volume in the Revolutions Series presents Jesus Christ as a figure akin to revolutionaries like Robespierre, Marx, and Che Guevara. In this new presentation of the Gospels, Terry Eagleton makes a powerful and provocative argument for Jesus Christ as a social, political and moral radical, a friend of anti-imperialists, outcasts and marginal, a champion of the poor, the sick and immigrants, and as an opponent of the rich, religious hierarchs, and hypocrites everywhere - in other words, as a figure akin to revolutionaries like Robespierre, Marx, and Che Guevara. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Holt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003224/bk_adbl_003224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jarvis J. Williams argues that the Jewish martyrological ideas, codified in 2 and 4 Maccabees and in selected texts in LXX Daniel 3, provide an important background to understanding Paul´s statements about the cursed Christ in Gal. 3.13, and the soteriological benefits that his death achieves for Jews and Gentiles in Galatians. Williams further argues that Paul modifies Jewish martyrology to fit his exegetical, polemical, and theological purposes, in order to persuade the Galatians not to embrace the ´other´ gospel of their opponents. In addition to providing a detailed and up to date history of research on the scholarship of Gal. 3.13, Williams provides five arguments throughout this volume related to the scriptural, theological and conceptual, lexical, grammatical and polemical points of contact, and finally the discontinuities between Galatians and Jewish martyrological ideas. Drawing on literature from Second Temple traditions to directly compare with Gal. 3.13, Williams adds new insights to Paul´s defense of his Torah-free-gentile-inclusive gospel, and his rhetoric against his opponents.
Want to Know God More? Use Your ImaginationThis book was previously released with the title, Word Pictures: Knowing God Through Story and Imagination. Artist and screenwriter Brian Godawa used to revel in his ability to argue the truth of the Gospel, often intellectually crushing his opponents in the process. But winning an argument does not equal persuading people to follow Jesus. So what’s missing? Through prayer and searching the Scriptures, Godawa realized that while God cares deeply for rationality, it wasn’t the only tool he used to reach people with his truth. He discovered that storytelling, visual images, and other art in the Bible were central to Biblical evangelism and Christian apologetics because they could go places reason could never go: into the imagination and the heart. The Bible is a Work of ArtWeaving historical insight, pop culture and personal narrative throughout, Godawa reveals the importance God places on imagination and creativity in the Scriptures. You’ll get a biblical foundation to pursue imagination, creativity, beauty, wonder, and mystery in your faith. You’ll learn what C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien understood: The power of poetry, parables and visual art found in God´s Word. For any Christian who wants to learn Biblical evangelism and Christian apologetics in a postmodern context, this audiobook will help you find a path between the two extremes of intellectualized faith and anti-intellectual faith by recovering a biblical balance between reason and imagination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Godawa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067275/bk_acx0_067275_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The mayor of Repentance Springs has fallen down a mine shaft. Undismayed, Ned McReady vows to keep the peace, by fair means or foul his way or the road to Perdition. The only fly in this curly wolfs ointment is Jack Colty - a loose cannon, robbing banks, and shooting folks, and he dont care a continental if you believe the stories. With a plan hatched behind the gospel mill, Ned sets out to put a spoke in Jacks wheel. Deals are struck. Ambushes are set.- expansion to the successful two-player game Revolver which add new tactics and make the battle between Jack and Ned even more intense- contains two modules which can easily be combined with the basic game either collectively or individually- set traps to surprise your opponent when he arrives in a particular area- build your own deck and determine your own playing style, the possibilities are endless!
Based on the epic television series A.D. Ministers and Martyrs, this audiobook offers an unflinching look at the lives and sacrifices of those first Christians who were given the task of spreading the Gospel to the ends of the Earth. Relying on the latest archaeological findings and scientific research, acclaimed author Mike Aquilina takes you on a journey through the Apostolic Age, bringing to life the dusty streets and oriental smells that would have accompanied Mary and the apostles as they built a Church that lasts even to our day. You´ll also come to know the beliefs of the early Christians, what they taught about the Eucharist and the divinity of Christ, how their church services resemble today´s Mass, and how Rome became the spiritual center for Christianity. Read these pagesand you´ll come to see that despite the best efforts of their enemies, the blood of the apostles did not snuff out the faith but brought forth great saints whose holy deeds and brave examples gave the besieged Church a vigor that lasts even to today. Ministers and Martyrs will give your confidence that the Church is indeed Christ acting in the world and that no matter how ruthless her opponents, she will endure to the end of time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Archer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032409/bk_acx0_032409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How God Captures the ImaginationBrian Godawa, Hollywood screenwriter and best-selling novelist, explores the nature of imagination in the Bible and how it relates to apologetics and evangelism. He explains how God subverts pagan religions by appropriating their imagery and creativity and redeeming them within a Biblical worldview. Improve your imagination in glorifying God and defending the faith. You will discover what C.S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Francis Schaeffer understood about Christian apologetics and Biblical evangelism. Here are the chapters and what you will learn: Demonizing the Pagan Gods - God verbally attacked his opponents, pagans, and their gods, by using sarcasm, mockery and name-calling. Demonization is not wrong if they really are demonic. Old Testament Storytelling Apologetics - Israel shared creative images with their pagan neighbors: The sea dragon of chaos, and the storm god. The Bible invests them with new meaning. Biblical Creation and Storytelling - Creation stories in the ancient Near East and the Bible both express a primeval battle to create order out of chaos. But how do they differ? The Universe in Ancient Imagination - A comparison and contrast of the Biblical picture of the universe with the ancient pagan one. What’s the difference? New Testament Storytelling Apologetics - Paul’s sermon to the pagans on Mars Hill was subversive storytelling: Retelling society’s narrative through a Gospel lens. Imagination in Prophecy and Apocalypse - How God uses symbolism to both obscure and reveal meaning in prophecy. An Apologetic of Biblical Horror - Learn how God uses the genre of horror in the Bible as a powerful moral tool to communicate spiritual, social and moral truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Godawa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063502/bk_acx0_063502_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
He’s back. Once a Roman officer rejected as a lover by Jesus of Nazareth, now a vampire still haunted by Jesus after two millennia of grisly revenge in monasteries around the world, Victor Decimus returns to his hometown, the Eternal City of Rome. At the Monastery of San Benedetto, ´Brother Victor´ continues his campaign of defiance against the Christian God, while remaining near his first love, whose apparitions have never ceased. Meanwhile, across the ocean in a small Kansas town, the gentle, sensuous artist Paul Lewis sees strange visions of a shadowy vampire. When he is hired to illuminate a new manuscript of the gospels undertaken by the monks of San Benedetto, Paul goes to Rome and falls in love with the bold Brother Victor. Sensing danger in this handsome visitor, Victor resists his attraction to Paul until the young artist witnesses Victor committing murder. Unwilling to destroy Paul, Victor transforms him into his vampire thrall. In a limbo between the living and the undead, Paul may choose full life as a vampire, but not without a price: the release of his beloved Victor to the Dark Kingdom and his own solitary existence for 200 years as stalker of the night. Complicating this choice, the strange force that caused Paul’s early visions now aims to turn Paul against his vampire creator. And Victor must defeat this powerful opponent before it is too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: A. C. Fellner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007876/bk_adbl_007876_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.