Item description for Confident Witness-Changing World: Rediscovering the Gospel in North America (Gospel and Our Culture Series) by Craig Van Gelder...
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.
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Library Journal - 07/01/1999 page 100
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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.09" Height: 0.79" Weight: 1.06 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1999
Publisher Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN 0802846556 ISBN13 9780802846556
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More About Craig Van Gelder
Craig Van Gelder serves as professor of congregational mission at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of The Essence of the Church and the editor of Confident Witness--Changing World. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Craig Van Gelder currently resides in St. Paul, in the state of Minnesota.
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A good introduction to the changing face of the church. Apr 10, 2001
_Confident Witness--Changing World_ is a great followup to the preceding volumes in the Gospel and Our Culture Series. The book offers a well-balanced mix of essays from theologians and church pastors calling for American churches toward a more missional identity in Post-Christian America. The premise undergirding the entire collection is that theological is always contextual. Thus, it is essential for church leaders to be discerning of their North American context(s) in order to become faithful incarnational communities. Many of the essays are written by pastors on the front lines of this new missional movement. Thus, there are ample examples of how a missional commitment may be embodied in North American church ministry.
It is difficult to single out specific essays in the collection, but Douglas John Hall's essay "Metamorphosis: from Christendom to Diaspora" and Walter C. Hobb's "Faith Twisted by Culture: Syncretism in North American Christianity" are personal favorites. Pastors who are seeking conversation with other church leaders committed to nurturing gospel-oriented communities in North America will benefit greatly from this book.