Why You're Here: Ethics For the Real World
What are Christians to be and to do in the world? What does faithfulness look like in these complex and confusing times?Christians are often told either to take over the world in God's name or to withdraw into faithful sanctuaries...
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What are Christians to be and to do in the world? What does faithfulness look like in these complex and confusing times?Christians are often told either to take over the world in God's name or to withdraw into faithful sanctuaries of counter-cultural witness. John Stackhouse offers a concise, vivid, and practical alternative based on the teachings of Scripture about the meaning of human life in this world and thenext. Why You're Here provides an accessible, concrete program for the faithful Christian living in today's world, fraught as it is with ambiguity, irony, and frequent choices among unpalatable options. Stackhouse speaks directly to everyday Christians who are searching for straightforward advice on someof their most complex quandaries about the challenges inherent in staying true to the Bible's teachings. Politicians, medical professionals, businesspeople, professors, lawyers, pastors, students, and anyone else concerned to think realistically and hopefully about Christian engagement in society today will find here a framework to both guide and inspire them in everyday life.
John G. Stackhouse, Jr. (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College, Vancouver. He is the author or editor of ten books, including Humble Apologetics; Can God Be Trusted?; No Other Gods before Me?; Evangelical Ecclesiology; and Evangelical Landscapes.
- Part I: Our (permanent) Human Calling: Make Shalom
- Chapter 1: The Basic Calling Of Humanity
- Chapter 2: Human Vocation: All Of Us, Some Of Us, Each Of Us
- Part Ii: Our (temporary) Christian Calling: Make Disciples
- Chapter 3: The Basic Calling Of The Church
- Chapter 4: The Christian Vocation: All Of Us, Some Of Us, Each Of Us
- Part Iii: How To Hear: Ethical Method
- Chapter 5: Jesus And How He Communicates To Us
- Chapter 6: Thinking It All Through
- Part Iv: Responding To The Call Of Jesus
- Chapter 7: Principles For The Normal
- Chapter 8: Facing The Borderline
- Chapter 9: Faith, Hope, And Liberty
- Chapter 10: Making The Best Of It
- Chapter 11: Behaving In Public
- Chapter 12: Final Formulas