What God Thinks When We Fail
What does God think of us when we fail? Does he think You're a loser. There's no hope for you. What a wimp! You're good for nothing! Or does he think something very different? If...
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What does God think of us when we fail? Does he think
You're a loser.
There's no hope for you.
What a wimp!
You're good for nothing!
Or does he think something very different? If you've ever lost a job or a relationship, let your friends down, seen your finances collapse, found your ministry crumbling or failed to meet your own ethical standards, you might wonder if recovery is possible. Perhaps you've wondered if you can ever repair the damage done to others, to yourself and to your relationship with God. Steve Roy has good news for you. He had to face his own failures, but his failures also drove him deep into what God thinks about us and success, especially in Christian ministry. He searched deeply in Scripture and listened carefully to the stories of others. He found that God's view of success is very different from ours. And that a biblically grounded view of success and failure challenges our preconceived notions but leads to hopeful renewal that goes beyond what we often ask or think.
Steven Roy (PhD in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of Pastoral Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He joins the department of Pastoral Theology after teaching for three years in the Department of Systematic Theology.
Dr. Roy has experience in campus ministry (InterVarsity) and short-term missions (Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary, West Africa). From 1983 to 1987 he was associate pastor for adult ministries at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. From 1987 to 1995 he served as senior pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon.
His dissertation, "How Much Does God Foreknow? An Evangelical Assessment of the Doctrine of the Extent of the Foreknowledge of God in Light of the Teaching of Open Theism." has been published by InterVarsity Press.
- 1. A Violinist And A Pastor
- 2. In Whose Eyes?
- 3. Success In The Eyes Of God
- 4. Experiencing Failure
- 5. Grappling With Failure Theologically
- 6. More Truths Of Grace
- 7. Responding To Failure
- 8. Helping Others
- Scripture Index