Archive for May 26th, 2007

God’s Greater Glory

May 26, 2007

 The Exalted God Of Scripture And The Christian Faith

Ware, Bruce A. God’s Greater Glory: The Exalted God of Scripture and the Christian Faith. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2004. 254 pp. $17.99.

In a day when the works of many theologians are polluted with a self-preserving hermeneutic and misinterpretation of God who has revealed himself in the Scriptures, resulting in an aim to preserve human autonomy over God’s, Bruce Ware’s God’s Greater Glory is a breath of fresh evangelical air. Through dealing with several weighty matters concerning the nature of God and his human creatures, Ware presents his readers with a thorough and well-organized explanation of God’s governing providence and its relationship to responsible personal creatures. (more…)

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The Minister as Shepherd

May 26, 2007

The Privileges and Responsibilities of Pastoral Leadership 

Jefferson, Charles. The Minister as Shepherd: The Privileges and Responsibilities of Pastoral Leadership. Fort Washington: CLC Publications, 2006. 141 pp. $8.99.

Christian views on pastoral ministry are often informed, not by the Scriptures, but by the corporate elitism of the secular business world. Though many evangelical pastors do not themselves pursue this kind of leadership deliberately, they cannot help but breathe the man-centered, big-business air of the American culture. In order to cultivate a healthy attitude and a winsome fervor for pastoral leadership, men should consider the instruction and the life of the great shepherd, Jesus Christ. Charles Jefferson attempts to provide a helpful discussion concerning the nature of the minister’s role in relation to the NT’s testimony of the shepherd model in his book titled, The Minister as Shepherd: The Privileges and Responsibilities of Pastoral Leadership. (more…)

Created In God’s Image

May 26, 2007

 Created in God's Image

Hoekema, Anthony A. Created in God’s Image. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1986. 264 pp. $22.00.

In an ailing age when postmodern minds no longer aim to observe human nature on a universal basis, but a subjective one, resulting in a radical individualism freed from being defined on the Creator’s terms, Anthony A. Hoekema’s Created in God’s Image is a nourishing evangelical treat. Through dealing biblically and historically with several fundamental issues concerning the nature of man, Hoekema presents his readers with a systematic Christian understanding of man.    (more…)

Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond

May 26, 2007

Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond

Bock, Darrell L., ed. Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1999. 330 pp. $17.99.

Christian views on the end times are often informed, not by the Scriptures, but by the fictional books crowding the shelves of local Christian bookstores. Though one’s eschatological convictions might be considered a third order matter of doctrine, such convictions do effect one’s biblical hermeneutic. In order to cultivate a healthy attitude for the interpretation of the Bible, pastors and teachers should consider informing the flock of God about various views on the millennium. Editor Darrel L. Bock provides a helpful discussion concerning the nature of Christ’s kingdom in relation to his second coming and reign in his book entitled, Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond. (more…)