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Confronting The Controversies

Adam Hamilton

Confronting The Controversies

Biblical Perspectives On Tough Issues

by Adam Hamilton

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Published by Abingdon Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bible - Study - General,
  • Leadership,
  • Religion

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9475970M
    ISBN 100687325196
    ISBN 109780687325191

    All rights reserved. Furthermore, some politicians have become quite adept at using the church by putting on the pretense of having a deep faith a faith that seems to disappear once the candidate is elected to office —all of which points to the challenge of actually knowing how genuine a candidate's faith truly is. We agree to live by his commands and teachings. Through our study of these topics, I hope that we all grow in our faith and that together we can work toward a more just society. He says his book is for a broad audience.

    Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. Longman offers a thoughtful restatement of the biblical teaching that weighs the counter arguments and finds them inadequate to justify abandoning historic understandings shared by most of the church through most of its history. For this task we find our source of strength in the Holy Spirit, in our beliefs, and in the support of the community of faith. These are not issues of salvation, he says, but ones open to discussion. They may be caught up in the struggles of TV's teenagers or attractive young adults who do not operate from a Christian worldview. Jesus had all of this and more in mind when he challenged his followers to be salt.

    The best candidate may not be a Christian. Not all persons who are faithful Christians necessarily have the skills and experience to hold office. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Because a person's religion shapes everything else about that individual; it shapes his or her worldview, ethics, the criteria used for decision-making, personal philosophy, hopes, dreams, values, and personal integrity. What would this look like?


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Confronting The Controversies book

What I most admired are the gracious ways in which Longman engages and charitably differs with scholars, including one who was a former student, and another who is a close friend. Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. Why was I Catholic?

Most of all, the work models a spirit in desperate need of recovery, that can both speak unequivocally about one's convictions yet shows charities toward one's opponents.

Or euthanasia? Longman offers a thoughtful restatement of the biblical teaching that weighs the counter arguments and finds them inadequate to justify abandoning historic understandings shared by most of the church through most of its history.

Confronting the Controversies

Can anyone who is a believer truly think that God does not care what we think regarding criminal justice and the death penalty? Typically, our personal experience; the convictions of others we trust who study the issues; the beliefs of our parents and others who have influenced our lives; and what we read in magazines or hear and see on television, radio, and in the movies help shape our views.

He thoughtfully deals with key texts and alternative readings. Given the choice between two equally competent persons, I would vote for the person of faith over the one without faith.

Longman has included discussion questions on the topics Confronting The Controversies book this book could be used in a group setting. The findings of its eleven research teams represent a direct assault on the proprietary narratives and interpretations that nationalist politicians and media have impressed on mass culture in each of the successor states.

Many of us simply do not have strong opinions on various issues. Regardless of how you come out on a given issue, my hope is that you will seek God's will and long to bring your convictions in line with your faith, so that in all things Jesus Christ may be Lord in your life.

Can anyone who is a believer truly think that God does not care what we think regarding criminal justice and the death penalty? On history, he affirms the historical reality as well as the theological import of the exodus and conquest narratives.

Matthew Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show every courtesy to everyone.

The four issues the author addresses are the controversy of how we read the creation accounts of scripture in light of evolution; whether we can trust that the exodus and Canaanite conquest are historical events, despite claims that they did not happen; how we should think about the claims of divine violence in scripture; and what the Bible teaches about same-sex relations and the pastoral implications of this teaching.

God speaks through thoughtful church leaders through the ages. To that end I say this: Longman does a wonderful job covering all four subjects as best as possible. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.

Given gaps in the historical record and the existence of sometimes contradictory evidence, this volume does not pretend to resolve all of the outstanding issues.

Confronting OT Controversies

From the "culture"—the common values, beliefs, ideals, and worldview—come the arts, humanities, laws, and the "state. I also add that this is one of those books you would want to have to help understand the Bible as well as to better understand who you are.

We often know what we do not believe, however; and those negative reactions are based in part on how little we like the purveyors of those views. Or how homosexuality is looked at and how homosexuals are treated?

My comments are an independent and honest review. What would this look like? It has pursued freedom in the face of slavery, the right of all persons to earn a living wage, and the provision of equal access to education and the vote.

A flashlight illuminates the right path through the woods on a dark night, showing the potential pitfalls along the way. Reviews of a variety of books, with emphasis on the Christian genre. But each situation involves Christians struggling to distinguish right from wrong and seeking to nudge the culture closer to the foundation of our world-view.

Most people do not spend hours reading over the various ethical debates. We consider ourselves citizens of God's kingdom first, even before our national citizenship; and we strive to live so as to bring God's reign to the whole world.

I felt that part of the book was aimed at scholars, rather than laypeople.Confronting the Controversies is a 7-session group study of “tough issues” based on Adam Hamilton’s sermons on these topics.

The seven sessions are: 1 – The Separation of Church and State 2 – Creation and Evolution in the Public Schools.

Confronting the Controversies: Biblical Perspectives on Tough Issues

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