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Called to Be Church

Paperback|Feb 2006
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Biblical scholar Robert Wall and pastoral leader Anthony Robinson here join forces to bring the Acts of the Apostles forward to our time as a resource for congregational renewal and transformation. ^^Featuring both careful exegetical study and exciting contemporary exposition,...


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Biblical scholar Robert Wall and pastoral leader Anthony Robinson here join forces to bring the Acts of the Apostles forward to our time as a resource for congregational renewal and transformation.
^^Featuring both careful exegetical study and exciting contemporary exposition, the fifteen chapters of Called to Be Church each first interpret the text of Acts as Scripture and then engage Acts for today's church. The book dives into many of the most vexing issues faced by the church then and now --- such issues as conflict resolution, pluralism and multiculturalism, sexuality, money, church and state, the role of the Holy Spirit, and more.


^^Enhanced by study questions at the end of each chapter, Called to Be Church will lend itself especially well to small-group study within congregations. Pastors, lay readers, students, and ordinary believers alike will find the book helpful and inspiring.^
-Publisher.



What makes the authentic markers of the church? The biblical book of Acts not only insistently raises this question but also provides resources to help congregations answer it. In "Called to be Church," biblical scholar Rob Wall and pastoral leader Tony Robinson join together to make Acts available as a source of renewal and transformation for the Christian church today.Featuring both careful exegetical study and exciting contemporary exposition, "Called to be Church" explores twelve familiar stories from Acts. In addressing these stories it dives into many of the most vexing issues faced by the church in Acts and now again in the twenty-first century -- issues of sexuality, money, exclusion, conflict in the church, pluralism, and the role of the Holy Spirit. Through it all Acts challenges the church to stay connected to its Jewish legacy and to be a people set apart."Called to be Church" will inspire those involved with the church to see themselves as part of God's story in our time.
-Publisher

What makes the authentic markers of the church? The biblical book of Acts not only insistently raises this question but also provides resources to help congregations answer it. In "Called to be Church," biblical scholar Rob Wall and pastoral leader Tony Robinson join together to make Acts available as a source of renewal and transformation for the Christian church today.
Featuring both careful exegetical study and exciting contemporary exposition, "Called to be Church" explores twelve familiar stories from Acts. In addressing these stories it dives into many of the most vexing issues faced by the church in Acts and now again in the twenty-first century -- issues of sexuality, money, exclusion, conflict in the church, pluralism, and the role of the Holy Spirit. Through it all Acts challenges the church to stay connected to its Jewish legacy and to be a people set apart.


"Called to be Church" will inspire those involved with the church to see themselves as part of God's story in our time.


-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 240459
  • Product Code 0802860656
  • EAN 9780802860651
  • Pages 298
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category New Testament
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Feb 2006
  • Sales Rank 34667
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17mm
  • Weight 0.425kg

Anthony B Robinson

Anthony B. Robinson is an author, teacher, and president of Columbia Leadership Network in Seattle, Washington, previously Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational Church in Seattle, Washington. His books include Transforming Congregational Culture, Called to Be Church: The Book of Acts for a New Day, Changing the Conversation: A Third Way for Congregations and Whats Theology Got to Do with It?
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Robert Wall

Robert W. Wall (Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary) is Professor of Biblical studies, and holds the Paul T. Walls Chair in Wesleyan Studies at Seattle Pacific University. He is the author of several biblical commentaries, including the commentary on Acts (New Interpreter's Bible series), Revelation (New International Biblical Commentary series), Colossians and Philemon (IVP New Testament Commentary).

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