Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes by E. Randolph Richards

Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes
  • Author : E. Randolph Richards
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-31
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0830863478
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Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. Identifying nine areas where commonplaces of modern Western thought diverge with the text, the authors ask us to reconsider long-held opinions about our most beloved book.

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes by E. Randolph Richards

Misreading Scripture With Western Eyes
  • Author : E. Randolph Richards
  • Publisher : IVP Books
  • Release Date : 2012-11-04
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0830837825
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What was clear to the original readers of Scripture is not always clear to us. Because of the cultural distance between the biblical world and our contemporary setting, we often bring modern Western biases to the text. For example: When Western readers hear Paul exhorting women to "dress modestly," we automatically think in terms of sexual modesty. But most women in that culture would never wear racy clothing. The context suggests that Paul is likely more concerned about economic modesty--that Christian women not flaunt their wealth through expensive clothes, braided hair and gold jewelry. Some readers might assume that Moses married "below himself" because his wife was a dark-skinned Cushite. Actually, Hebrews were the slave race, not the Cushites, who were highly respected. Aaron and Miriam probably thought Moses was being presumptuous by marrying "above himself." Western individualism leads us to assume that Mary and Joseph traveled alone to Bethlehem. What went without saying was that they were likely accompanied by a large entourage of extended family. Biblical scholars Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. They identify nine key areas where modern Westerners have significantly different assumptions about what might be going on in a text. Drawing on their own crosscultural experience in global mission, O'Brien and Richards show how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time and social mores allow us to see the Bible in fresh and unexpected ways. Getting beyond our own cultural assumptions is increasingly important for being Christians in our interconnected and globalized world. Learn to read Scripture as a member of the global body of Christ.

MISREADING SCRIPTURE WITH WESTERN EYES by BRANDON J.. RICHARDS O'BRIEN (E.RANDOLPH.)

MISREADING SCRIPTURE WITH WESTERN EYES
  • Author : BRANDON J.. RICHARDS O'BRIEN (E.RANDOLPH.)
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  • Release Date : 2012
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  • ISBN : 1459652568
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Misreading Scripture with Individualist Eyes by E. Randolph Richards

Misreading Scripture With Individualist Eyes
  • Author : E. Randolph Richards
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-13
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780830843794
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The Bible was written within collectivist cultures, and it's easy for Westerners to misinterpret—or miss—important elements. Combining the expertise of a biblical scholar and a missionary practitioner, this essential guidebook explores the deep social structures of the ancient Mediterranean, stripping away individualist assumptions and helping us read the Bible better.

Paul Behaving Badly by E. Randolph Richards

Paul Behaving Badly
  • Author : E. Randolph Richards
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780830873326
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Randolph Richards and Brandon O'Brien explore the complicated persona and teachings of the apostle Paul. Unpacking his personal history and cultural context, they show how Paul both offended Roman perspectives and scandalized Jewish sensibilities, revealing a vision of Christian faith that was deeply disturbing to others in his day and remains so in ours.

Paul and First Century Letter Writing by E. Randolph Richards

Paul And First Century Letter Writing
  • Author : E. Randolph Richards
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2004-10-22
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 0830827889
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Informed by the historical evidence and with a sharp eye for telltale clues in the Apostle Paul's letters, E. Randolph Richards takes us into his world and places us on the scene with Paul the letter writer offering a glimpse that overthrows our preconceptions and offers a new perspective on how this important portion of Christian Scripture came to be.

Rediscovering Paul by David B. Capes

Rediscovering Paul
  • Author : David B. Capes
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2011-09-28
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780830839414
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David Capes, Rodney Reeves and E. Randolph Richards attempt to transform students' vague appreciation of Paul by confronting them with the man who was the talk of the marketplace from Ephesus to Athens. Informed by contemporary scholarship and refined in the classroom, this textbook promises to renew investment in the work of Paul. Now in paper.

Multiply by Francis Chan

Multiply
  • Author : Francis Chan
  • Publisher : David C Cook
  • Release Date : 2012-11-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781434705860
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Jesus gave his followers a command: “Follow me.” And a promise: “And I will equip you to find others to follow me.” We were made to make disciples. Designed for use in discipleship relationships and other focused settings, Multiply will equip you to carry out Jesus’s ministry. Each of the twenty-four sessions in the book corresponds with an online video at www.multiplymovement.com, where New York Times bestselling author David Platt joins Francis in guiding you through each part of Multiply. One plus one plus one. Every copy of Multiply is designed to do what Jesus did: make disciples who make disciples who make disciples…. Until the world knows the truth of Jesus Christ.

Word Filled Women s Ministry by Gloria Furman

Word Filled Women S Ministry
  • Author : Gloria Furman
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Release Date : 2015-07-15
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781433545269
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A Practical Guide to Bible-Centered Ministry Among Women The Bible is clear that women as well as men are created in God's image and intended to serve him with their lives. But what does this look like for women in the church? Helping church leaders think through what a Bible-centered women’s ministry looks like, this collection of essays by respected Bible teachers and authors such as Gloria Furman, Nancy Guthrie, and Susan Hunt addresses a variety of topics relevant to women. Whether exploring the importance of intergenerational relationships, the Bible’s teaching on sexuality, or women’s roles in the church and the home, this book of wise teaching and practical instruction will become a must-have resource for anyone interested in bolstering the health and vitality of the local church.

The Blue Parakeet 2nd Edition by Scot McKnight

The Blue Parakeet  2nd Edition
  • Author : Scot McKnight
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2018-06-05
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780310538936
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Parakeets make delightful pets. We cage them or clip their wings to keep them where we want them. Scot McKnight contends that many, conservatives and liberals alike, attempt the same thing with the Bible. We all try to tame it. McKnight's The Blue Parakeet calls Christians to stop taming the Bible and to let it speak anew to our heart. McKnight challenges us to rethink how to read the Bible, not just to puzzle it together into some systematic belief but to see it as a Story that we're summoned to enter and to carry forward in our day.

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes by Kenneth E. Bailey

Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes
  • Author : Kenneth E. Bailey
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-12
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780830869329
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Paul was a Hebrew of the Hebrews, steeped in the learning of his people. But he was also a Roman citizen who widely traveled the Mediterranean basin, and was very knowledgeable of the dominant Greek and Roman culture of his day. These two mighty rivers of influence converge in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. With razor-sharp attention to the text, Kenneth Bailey examines the cultural milieu and rhetorical strategies that shaped this pivotal epistle. He discovers the deep layers of the Hebraic prophetic tradition informing Paul's writing, linking the Apostle with the great prophets of the Old Testament. Throughout, Bailey employs his expert knowledge of Near Eastern and Mediterranean culture to deliver to readers a new understanding of Paul and his world. Familiar passages take on a new hue as they are stripped of standard Western interpretations and rendered back into their ancient setting.

The 3D Gospel by Jayson Georges

The 3D Gospel
  • Author : Jayson Georges
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-11-21
  • Categories : Christianity and culture
  • ISBN : 0692338012
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"Is your gospel 3D? Western theology emphasizes legal forgiveness of sins, but people in the Majority World seek honor or spiritual power. In today's globalized world, Christians need a three-dimensional gospel. Learn how the Bible speaks to cultures of guilt, shame, and fear, and enhance your cross-cultural ministry among the nations! The 3D Gospel is a concise book explaining the world's three primary culture types and how Christians can fruitfully minister cross-culturally. To equip believers with a dynamic view of gospel, The 3D Gospel explains the following aspects of guilt, shame, and fear cultures: The main cultural characteristics; How people function in everyday life; The biblical narrative of salvation; Doctrines of original sin and the atonement of Jesus; Definitions of 40+ theological categories; Key verses from scripture; Two separate evangelistic approaches; A contextualized form of Christian witness; Practical tips for relationships and communication."-- HonorShame.com.

The Psalms as Christian Lament by Bruce K. Waltke

The Psalms As Christian Lament
  • Author : Bruce K. Waltke
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-06-06
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781467440646
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The Psalms as Christian Lament, a companion volume to The Psalms as Christian Worship, uniquely blends verse-by-verse commentary with a history of Psalms interpretation in the church from the time of the apostles to the present. Bruce Waltke, James Houston, and Erika Moore examine ten lament psalms, including six of the seven traditional penitential psalms, covering Psalms 5, 6, 7, 32, 38, 39, 44, 102, 130, and 143. The authors -- experts in the subject area -- skillfully establish the meaning of the Hebrew text through careful exegesis and trace the church's historical interpretation and use of these psalms, highlighting their deep spiritual significance to Christians through the ages. Though C. S. Lewis called the "imprecatory" psalms "contemptible," Waltke, Houston, and Moore show that they too are profitable for sound doctrine and so for spiritual health, demonstrating that lament is an important aspect of the Christian life.

Crossing Cultures with Jesus by Katie J. Rawson

Crossing Cultures With Jesus
  • Author : Katie J. Rawson
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2015-11-04
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780830898923
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You can be a missionary by crossing an ocean or by crossing the street. Filled with compelling stories, practical resources and relational tools, this guide from veteran crosscultural minister Katie Rawson shows how we can witness the way Jesus did, entering into people's worlds and drawing them into God-centered community.

Saving the Bible from Ourselves by Glenn R. Paauw

Saving The Bible From Ourselves
  • Author : Glenn R. Paauw
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-28
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780830851249
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Does the Bible need to be saved? Over the course of the centuries, Bible scholars and publishers have increasingly added "helps"—chapter divisions, verses, subheads, notes—to the Bible in an effort to make it easier to study and understand. In the process, however, these have led to sampling Scripture rather than reading deeply. According to author Glenn R. Paauw, the text has become divorced from the Bible's literary and historical context, leading to misinterpretation and a "narrow, individualistic and escapist view of salvation." Rather than being a culture-shaping force, the Bible has become a database of quick and easy answers to life's troubling questions. But these deficiencies can be corrected by engaging in what the author calls "big readings." In these pages Paauw introduces us to seven new (to us) understandings of the Bible as steps on the path to recovering one deeply engaged Bible. With each "new" Bible presented, deficiencies in how we currently interact with the Bible are explored, followed by recommendations for a new practice. The Bible's transformative power is recovered when we remove the chains Christians have applied to it over the centuries. The Bible does not need to be saved because of any defect in itself, but because we have distorted and misread it. Saving the Bible from Ourselves provides students of the Bible a new paradigm for reading and living the Bible well.

The Lost World of Genesis One by John H. Walton

The Lost World Of Genesis One
  • Author : John H. Walton
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2010-07-21
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780830861491
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In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins.

Demanding Liberty by Brandon J. O'Brien

Demanding Liberty
  • Author : Brandon J. O'Brien
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-24
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780830887729
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Historian Brandon O'Brien unveils an untold story of religious liberty in America. Between theocracy and secularism, Baptist pastor Isaac Backus contended for a third way—religious liberty and freedom of conscience for all Americans, regardless of belief. Backus's ideas impacted his era, giving us insight into how people of faith today can navigate political debates and work for the common good.

Don t Invite Them to Church by Karen Wilk

Don T Invite Them To Church
  • Author : Karen Wilk
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1592555314
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If you love your neighbors, you should invite them to church, right? Wrong. Loving your neighbors isn't about getting them to join you on Sundays. It's about living your faith right where you are and BEING the church to the people around you. This flexible guidebook will help you, your small group, or your church get started in neighborhood ministry and missional living. It includes ideas for group meetings, practices to help you develop a better spiritual life, and real-life ideas for reaching out to your neighborhood. If you really want to know your neighbors and love them like Jesus would, don't invite them to church. BE the church.

Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes by Jackson W.

Reading Romans With Eastern Eyes
  • Author : Jackson W.
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-11
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780830873616
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According to Jackson W., some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those of the first-century biblical world than common Western cultural values. In this work Jackson demonstrates how paying attention to East Asian culture provides a helpful lens for interpreting Paul's most complex letter, and we see how honor and shame shape so much of Paul's message and mission.

The Bible Made Impossible by Christian Smith

The Bible Made Impossible
  • Author : Christian Smith
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781441241511
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Biblicism, an approach to the Bible common among some American evangelicals, emphasizes together the Bible's exclusive authority, infallibility, clarity, self-sufficiency, internal consistency, self-evident meaning, and universal applicability. Acclaimed sociologist Christian Smith argues that this approach is misguided and unable to live up to its own claims. If evangelical biblicism worked as its proponents say it should, there would not be the vast variety of interpretive differences that biblicists themselves reach when they actually read and interpret the Bible. Far from challenging the inspiration and authority of Scripture, Smith critiques a particular rendering of it, encouraging evangelicals to seek a more responsible, coherent, and defensible approach to biblical authority. This important book has generated lively discussion and debate. The paperback edition adds a new chapter responding to the conversation that the cloth edition has sparked.