The Jesus Creed For Students
The essence of Jesus' moral vision is this: His followers are to love God and to love others with everything they've got. Love is not one of the virtues but the essence and summary ofall virtue . Scot...
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The essence of Jesus' moral vision is this: His followers are to love God and to love others with everything they've got. Love is not one of the virtues but the essence and summary ofall virtue. Scot McKnight calls this double commandment to love "The Jesus Creed." We can't wait until we're adults to begin loving God and loving others.
In this book Scot works out the Jesus Creed for high school and college students, seeking to show how it makes sense, giving shape to the moral lives of young adults.
The Jesus Creed for Studentsis practical, filled with stories, backed up and checked by youth pastors, and it includes questions for further study.
Chris Folmsbee served as a youth pastor for nearly 15 years and now serves as a volunteer youth worker in his local church. He leads Barefoot Ministries, a training and publishing company located in Kansas City, and serves on the staff of Youthfront, an organization committed to bringing youth into a growing relationship with Jesus.
Chris is the author of A New Kind of Youth Ministry; What Did I Sign Up For?: Things Every Youth Ministry Volunteer Should Know and Story, Signs, and Sacred Rhythms: A Narrative Approach to Youth Ministry, and frequently speaks to and trains youth workers, parents, and teenagers throughout North America. Chris resides in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife, Gina, and their three children, Megan, Drew, and Luke.
Scot McKnight (Ph.D., University of Nottingham) is the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University. Prior to joining the NPU faculty in 1994, he was a professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has written widely on the historical Jesus, Christian spirituality, and the Emerging Church. One of McKnight's more popular books, The Jesus Creed, won the Christianity Today's book award for 2004 in the area of Christian living. McKnight's blog, JesusCreed.org, has been a popular site for Emerging Church discussion.
His other publications include: The Real Mary: Why Evangelical Christians Can Embrace the Mother of Jesus; Praying with the Church: Following Jesus Daily, Hourly, Today; Jesus and His Death: Historiography, the Historical Jesus, and Atonement Theory; Embracing Grace: A Gospel for All of Us; Turning to Jesus: The Sociology of Conversion in the Gospels; The Story of the Christ, with Philip Law; and 1 Peter and Galatians in NIV Application Commentary.
His most recent publications include The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible and James (New International Commentary on the New Testament).