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Humanitarian Jesus: Social Justice and the Cross

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A resurgence of the Social Gospel is energizing many evangelicals, but what does the Bible say about the role of humanitarian works in the Christian life? As new covenant believers, Christians are called to a specific central task: to...


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A resurgence of the Social Gospel is energizing many evangelicals, but what does the Bible say about the role of humanitarian works in the Christian life? As new covenant believers, Christians are called to a specific central task: to be ministers of God's message of salvation for sinners. At the same time, the New Testament justifies nearly every concern of the revitalized Social Gospel. Care for the poor and needy, reconciliation of social and racial divisions, and nurture for the sick and abused -- all can be biblical and Christ-honoring activities.

Ryan Dobson and Christian Buckley have a message for believers on either side of the battle lines hardening around today's Social Gospel. To those on the Religious Left, they say: "Don't forget that Jesus Christ died to save sinners, not to bring about political change." To those on the Religious Right, they say: "Don't forget that Jesus spent much of his time helping the sick, the poor, and the needy." A corrective and a call to action all in one, Humanitarian Jesus shows that evangelism and good works coexist harmoniously when social investment is subservient to and supportive of the church's primary mission of worship, evangelism, and discipleship.

In accessible and non-academic style, Dobson and Buckley outline the biblical case for humanitarian concern. They also engage the topic through interviews with leading Christian thinkers, activists, and humanitarian workers -- including Franklin Graham, Gary Haugen, Ron Sider, Tony Campolo, and many more -- seeking to define a broadly biblical approach to good works that all Christians can join hands around.


^to go and make disciples of all nations.  Simultaneously, the New Testament ^justifies nearly every concern of the revitalized Social Gospel. Care for the poor ^and needy, nurture for the sick and abused, and social and racial reconciliation-all ^can be biblical and Christ-honoring activities.

As battle lines harden around ^today's Social Gospel, Humanitarian Jesus issues a corrective and a call ^to action, showing that evangelism, and good works co-exist harmoniously when social ^investment is subservient to and supportive of the church's primary mission of worship, ^evangelism and discipleship.

Through interviews with leading Christian thinkers, ^activists, and humanitarian workers -- including Franklin Graham, Gary Haugen, Ron ^Sider, and Tony Campolo, -- Dobson and Buckley engage the topic, seeking to define ^a broadly biblical approach to good works all Christians can join hands around.



A resurgence of the Social Gospel is energizing many evangelicals, but ^what does the Bible say about the role of humanitarian works in the Christian life? ^As new covenant believers, Christians are called to a specific central task: to ^be ministers of God's message of salvation for sinners. At the same time, the New ^Testament justifies nearly every concern of the revitalized Social Gospel. Care ^for the poor and needy, reconciliation of social and racial divisions, and nurture ^for the sick and abused -- all can be biblical and Christ-honoring activities.

Ryan ^Dobson and Christian Buckley have a message for believers on either side of the ^battle lines hardening around today's Social Gospel. To those on the Religious Left, ^they say: "Don't forget that Jesus Christ died to save sinners, not to bring about ^political change." To those on the Religious Right, they say: "Don't forget that ^Jesus spent much of his time helping the sick, the poor, and the needy." A corrective ^and a call to action all in one, Humanitarian Jesus shows that evangelism ^and good works coexist harmoniously when social investment is subservient to and ^supportive of the church's primary mission of worship, evangelism, and discipleship. ^

In accessible and non-academic style, Dobson and Buckley outline the biblical ^case for humanitarian concern. They also engage the topic through interviews with ^leading Christian thinkers, activists, and humanitarian workers -- including Franklin ^Graham, Gary Haugen, Ron Sider, Tony Campolo, and many more -- seeking to define ^a broadly biblical approach to good works that all Christians can join hands ^around.



RYAN DOBSON is the founder of KOR ministries and the author of four ^books, incuding Be Intolerant. Through his podcasts, speaking engagements, ^and books, Dobson seeks to call Christians deeper into the ultimate adventure of ^following Christ.

CHRISTIAN BUCKLEY is a husband, father, lawyer, ^entrepreneur, non-profit leader, writer, and follower of Christ. He holds a Bachelor's ^degree from the University of California, Irvine, and a J.D. from UCLA. After leaving ^a successful corporate law practice behind to embark on a practical pursuit of discipleship, ^Christian founded thinkmoretruth.com, ^a platform where he hopes to inspire people to think and live outside the lines ^in devotion to Christ. He is also the co-founder of Glue Network and runs Covered ^Images, Inc. Christian lives in San Diego, California with his wife and children.


Part I
Introduction
1. Is Doing Good Good Enough?
2. Socializing ^the Gospel
3. Three Truths
4. Last Breath Equality
5. Gospel-Rooted Humanitarianism ^
Conclusion


Part II
Intro to Interviews
Dr. Ron Sider (Evangelicals ^for Social Action)
Franklin Graham (Samaritan's Purse)
Tony Campolo (Professor, ^Eastern University)
Gary Haugen (President and CEO, International Justice Mission)
Mark ^Batterson (Pastor, National Community Church, DC)
Francis Chan (Pastor, Cornerstone ^Community Church)
Gilbert Lennox (Founder, Glenabbey Church, Belfast Ireland)
Rev. ^Isaac Shaw (Executive Director, Delhi Bible Institute, India)
Jim Moriarty (CEO, ^Surfrider Foundation)
Israel Gaither (National Commander, Salvation Army USA)
Jerry ^Wiles (President, Living Water International)
Rusty  Prichard (Co-Founder ^and President Flourish)


 


 


 


 





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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 330576
  • Product Code 9781575674919
  • ISBN 1575674912
  • EAN 9781575674919
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date May 2010
  • Sales Rank 79887
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 2.11 MB (EPUB)

Ryan Dobson

Ryan Dobson 's hands-on knowledge of youth culture and speaking experience have propelled him to the forefront of today's younger generation. The son of James and Shirley Dobson, Ryan travels extensively, speaking more than 100 times a year at events ranging from youth camps to crisis pregnancy center fundraisers. Ryan is a graduate of Biola University with a degree in communications and lives in southern California, where he loves to surf Orange County 's top beaches and skateboard with friends.

Christian Buckley

Christian Buckley has co-authored three books on software configuration management and defect tracking. He has worked on supply chain, grid computing, and product lifecycle management projects, leading PM and consulting teams to deploy solutions at some of the world's largest high-tech companies.

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