The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World

Overview

Six of today's leading pastor-theologians-John Piper, Voddie Baucham, D. A. Carson, Tim Keller, Mark Driscoll, and David Wells-have joined together to offer Christians a practical, biblical vision of Christ's supremacy, so they will be better prepared to present the undeniable truth to a searching society. After grounding readers in the important truths of Christ's deity and the gospel, The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World strives to help believers understand how to share these truths in a postmodern ...

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Overview

Six of today's leading pastor-theologians-John Piper, Voddie Baucham, D. A. Carson, Tim Keller, Mark Driscoll, and David Wells-have joined together to offer Christians a practical, biblical vision of Christ's supremacy, so they will be better prepared to present the undeniable truth to a searching society. After grounding readers in the important truths of Christ's deity and the gospel, The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World strives to help believers understand how to share these truths in a postmodern society. As readers begin to apply the lessons from this book, they will gain a practical, biblical vision of ministry for the twenty-first century.

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What People Are Saying

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"Many would have us believe that life is hopelessly fragmented and truth an elusive dream. The authors of this book beg to differ and enthusiastically point us to the cohesive centrality and absolute supremacy of Jesus Christ. Having heard these messages live at the 2006 Desiring God National Conference, I'm thrilled to see them now in print. Highly recommended!"
Sam Storms, Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

"Over the past decade evangelicals have been divided over how to respond to the challenges of postmodernism. The options—which have ranged from naïve denial to unquestioned embrace—tend to suffer from the same fatal flaw: putting the emphasis on culture rather than Christ. This collection corrects that error by providing a fresh perspective that is pastorally sensitive and biblically sound. A timely, well-reasoned book that should be enthusiastically welcomed by the evangelical community."
Joe Carter, Blogger (www.evangelicaloutpost.com) and Director of Communications for the Family Research Council

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581349221
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,115,616
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is teacher and founder of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for 33 years as pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, Bloodlines, and Does God Desire All to Be Saved?

Justin Taylor (PhD candidate, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is senior vice president and publisher for books at Crossway. He has edited and contributed to several books including A God-Entranced Vision of All Things and Reclaiming the Center, and he blogs at Between Two Worlds—hosted by the Gospel Coalition.

David F. Wells (PhD, University of Manchester) is the Distinguished Senior Research Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In addition to serving as academic dean of its Charlotte campus, Wells has also been a member of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and is involved in ministry in Africa. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including a series that was initiated by a Pew grant exploring the nature of Christian faith in the contemporary, modernized world.

D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is president of The Gospel Coalition, and has written or edited nearly 60 books including Scandalous, Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor, and The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.

Voddie Baucham Jr. (DMin, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the preaching pastor of Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas. Author of Family Driven Faith, The Ever-Loving Truth, and Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors, Baucham is also a sought-after preacher and conference speaker.

Mark Driscoll is the founding pastor of Mars Hill Church, a multi-site congregation based in Seattle that spans 15 locations in five states. He is the founder of Resurgence (theResurgence.com), co-founder of the Acts 29 Network, and the author of numerous books, including Death by Love and Vintage Jesus. Pastor Mark’s sermons reach millions of listeners online, and in 2010 Preaching magazine named him one of the 25 most influential pastors of the past 25 years. Pastor Mark and his wife have five children.

TIMOTHY KELLER is founder and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. He is the best-selling author of The Prodigal God and The Reason for God.

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Table of Contents


Contributors     11
Introduction   Justin Taylor     13
Culture and Truth
The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World   David Wells     21
Truth and the Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World   Voddie Baucham Jr.     51
Joy and Love
Joy and the Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World   John Piper     71
Love and the Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World   D. A. Carson     85
Gospel Theologizing and Contextualizing
The Gospel and the Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World   Tim Keller     103
The Church and the Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World   Mark Driscoll     125
Conversations with the Contributors     149
Subject Index     181
Scripture Index     187
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