Confident Witness--Changing World

Confident Witness--Changing World

by Craig Van Gelder
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802846556

ISBN-13: 9780802846556

Pub. Date: 04/01/1999

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

How do we make the gospel clear and the church relevant to the changing culture in North America? In Confident Witness - Changing World, twenty-two scholars and skilled ministry practitioners explore this complex question not only theoretically but also in practical terms immediately useful to pastors and church leaders. Designed to serve as a springboard for group…  See more details below

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How do we make the gospel clear and the church relevant to the changing culture in North America? In Confident Witness - Changing World, twenty-two scholars and skilled ministry practitioners explore this complex question not only theoretically but also in practical terms immediately useful to pastors and church leaders. Designed to serve as a springboard for group discussion or for deeper study of the subjects covered, this volume will be a valuable resource for those currently working on the front lines of ministry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802846556
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Series:
Gospel and Our Culture Series
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
0.74(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction
IUnderstanding the North American Context as Mission Field
The Missionary Location of the North American Churches3
Wearing Different Hats: Christian Living in a Fragmented World16
The Gospel in a Digital Age26
Reading Postmodern Culture through the Medium of Movies39
IIUnderstanding the Church in the North American Mission Context
Metamorphosis: From Christendom to Diaspora67
Cathedrals of Power: Engaging the Powers in Urban North America80
Faith Twisted by Culture: Syncretism in North American Christianity94
Strangers but Not Strange: A New Mission Situation for the Church (1 Peter 1:1-2 and 17-25)110
IIIUnderstanding the Gospel in the North American Mission Context
Hearing the Gospel Again, for the First Time127
Living between Gospel and Context: Models for a Missional Church in North America141
Preaching to Postmodern People155
Hearing the Gospel with Asian-American Ears171
IVRelating the Gospel to Ministry in the North American Mission Context
Witness to the Gospel and Refounding the Church189
Witness in the Midst of Religious Plurality: The Model of E. Stanley Jones203
The Prophetic Voice of Poverty219
Gifts from the Global Church232
VRethinking the Church in the North American Mission Context
The Church in a Postmodern Context241
Covenant Community: A Practical Approach to the Renewal of the Church260
Reaching Out without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for the Church in Postmodern Times270
Riding the Waves of Change: How to Facilitate Change toward a Missionary Identity283
Epilogue: The People of God as a Hermeneutic of the Gospel303

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