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In this grab bag, we have 12 e-books from the Theopolitical Visions series which were published by Wipf and Stock. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each e-book cover.
In this grab bag, we have 7 e-books on church & mission. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each book cover.
In this grab bag, we have 6 e-books from Wipf and Stock. The prices they have provided are under each book cover.
In this grab bag, we have 8 e-books on Theology. The prices and sale dates that they have provided are under each book cover.
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Missio Alliance Essential Reading List of 2016
In our quest to renew the church, Christians have walked through seeker-friendly, emergent, missional, and other movements to develop new expressions of the body of Christ. Now in the post-Christian world in North America we’re asking the question again: Is there a way to be the church that engages the world, not by judgment nor accommodation but by becoming the good news in our culture?
In Faithful Presence, noted pastor and scholar David Fitch offers a new vision for the witness of the church in the world. He argues that we have lost the intent and practice of the sacramental ways of the historic church, and he recovers seven disciplines that have been with us since the birth of the church. Through numerous examples and stories, he demonstrates how these revolutionary disciplines can help the church take shape in and among our neighborhoods, transform our way of life in the world, and advance the kingdom.
This book will help you re-envision church, what you do in the name of the church, and the way you lead a church. It recovers a future for the church that takes us beyond Christendom. Embrace the call to reimagine the church as the living embodiment of Christ, dwelling in and reflecting God’s faithful presence to a world that desperately needs more of it.
The Lord’s Supper
Proclaiming the gospel
Being with the “least of these”
Being with children
Fivefold ministry gifting
In The End of Evangelicalism? David Fitch examines the political presence of evangelicalism as a church in North America. Amidst the negative image of evangelicalism in the national media and its purported decline as a church, Fitch asks how evangelicalism’s belief and practice has formed it as a political presence in North America. Why are evangelicals perceived as arrogant, exclusivist, duplicitous, and dispassionate by the wider culture? Diagnosing its political cultural presence via the ideological theory of Slavoj Zizek, Fitch argues that evangelicalism appears to have lost the core of its politic: Jesus Christ. In so doing its politic has become “empty.” Its witness has been rendered moot. The way back to a vibrant political presence is through the corporate participation in the triune God’s ongoing work in the world as founded in the incarnation. Herein lies the way towards an evangelical missional political theology. Fitch ends his study by examining the possibilities for a new faithfulness in the current day emerging and missional church movements springing forth from evangelicalism in North America.
“In your hands is one of the sharpest and informed evaluations of the state of evangelicalism. Read it slowly. Ponder it. Plot a better evangelicalism.”
Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies
North Park University
“In compelling fashion, Fitch digs deep to examine how key U.S. evangelical beliefs actually function as an ideology rather than gospel. He calls us from a Christianity that acts as ‘ideology’ to one that authentically incarnates Jesus’ life and mission. What a book! This one will knock you back on your heels.”
–Howard A. Snyder
Professor of Wesley Studies
Tyndale Seminary, Ontario, Canada
“This is a significant book for those wrestling with the theological and cultural integrity of the Evangelical movement in a post-Christian setting.”
–John R. Franke
Clemens Professor of Missional Theology
Biblical Seminary, Hatfield, Pennsylvania
“David Fitch explores three key issues that symbolize the evangelical conundrum-the inerrant Bible, the decision for Christ, and the Christian nation-by reframing them through missional theology. This is a timely and crucial read for those concerned about the evangelical movement.”
–Craig Van Gelder
Professor of Congregational Mission
Luther Seminary, St. Paul
David E. Fitch is B. R. Lindner Professor of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary, Lombard IL. He is also a pastor at Life on the Vine Christian Community in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. He is the author of The Great Giveaway (2005).