Discerning Mission

Trinity and the Kingdom : The Doctrine of God

Annotation by Jeffrey Eisele.

Moltmann, J.The Trinity and the Kingdom : The Doctrine of God. 1st Fortress Press ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1993.

In The Trinity and the Kingdom, Jurgen Moltmann offers a complex and thorough examination of the Christian doctrine of God as Trinity. His aim is to reveal what the implications of this doctrine are for understanding God’s sovereignty and God’s Church. The author acknowledges that, for many Christians, debates about how one God exists

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Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People

Annotation by Jeffrey Eisele.

Bass, Dorothy C. Practicing Our Faith : A Way of Life for a Searching People. 1st ed. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass, 1997.

My biased suspicions about a book on faith practices were that it will probably offer some way for the reader to try harder at adding spiritual workouts to one’s life in order to live a more faithful and effective life as a disciple and church member. There is some of that in Practicing Our Faith; but mostly the book is about invigorating

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'Liberating Lutheran Theology' by Paul Chung just released

Dr. Paul Chung has just co-authored a book on Lutheran theology in the public sphere: Liberating Lutheran Theology. Here's a brief description:

Lutheran theology of freedom at the center of grace of justification may become an arbiter for contextualizing God's grace and human discipleship in the public sphere.

This volume includes three different Lutheran perspectives as represented by European Lutheran theology (Ulrich Duchrow), American Lutheran theology (Craig L. Nessan), and Asian Lutheran theology

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Sin, grace and popular culture

Faith as a way of life - Christian Scharen

Dr. Christian Scharen, in his book Faith as a Way of Life: A Vision for Pastoral Leadership, writes compellingly about the challenges of discerning God in the midst of popular culture.

Unlike certain Christian communities who want to put a box around specific forms of culture and label them "safe" or "unsafe," Dr. Scharen argues for God's ability to speak to us through a variety of media -- the challenge is discernment.

Here's an excerpt:

"Sin understood as acting badly and grace as the power

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