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This book sketches a vision of "Medieval Protestantism," a personal and cultural vision that embraces the fullness of Christian truth, beauty, and goodness.
Fatherlessness is a "rot that is eating away at the modern soul," writes Douglas Wilson, and the problem goes far beyond physical absence. "Most of our families are starving for fathers, even if Dad is around, and there's a huge cost to our children and our society because of it." Father Hunger takes a thoughtful, timely, richly engaging excursion into our cultural chasm of absentee fatherhood. Blending leading-edge research with incisive analysis and real-life examples, Wilson:Traces a range of societal ills?from poverty and crime to joyless feminism and paternalistic government expansion?to a vacuum of mature masculinityExplains the key differences between asserting paternal authority and reestablishing true spiritual fatheringUncovers the corporate-fulfillment fallacy and other mistaken assumptions that undermine fatherhoodExtols the benefits of restoring fruitful fathering, from stronger marriages to greater economic libertyFilled with practical ideas and self-evaluation tools, Father Hunger both encourages and challenges men to "embrace the high calling of fatherhood," becoming the dads that their families and our culture so desperately need them to be."Wilson sounds a clarion call among Christian men that is pointedly biblical, urgently relevant, humorously accessible, and practically wise." ?Richard D. Phillips, author of The Masculine Mandate: God's Calling to Men"Father Hunger illulstrates one of the greatest influences or lack thereof on the identity of a man: a father. Read a book that will strike an invisible chord in the lives of men both lost and found." ?Dr. Eric Mason, pastor of Epiphany Fellowship, Philadelphia
In Five Cities that Ruled the World, theologian Douglas Wilson fuses together, in compelling detail, the critical moments birthed in history's most influential cities --Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, London, and New York.Wilson issues a challenge to our collective understanding of history with the juxtapositions of freedom and its intrinsic failures; liberty and its deep-seated liabilities. Each revelation beckoning us deeper into a city's story, its political systems, and how it flourished and floundered.You'll discover the significance of:Jerusalem's complex history and its deep-rooted character as the city of freedom, where people found their spiritual liberty.Athens' intellectual influence as the city of reason and birthplace of democracy.Rome's evolution as the city of law and justice and the freedoms and limitations that come with liberty.London's place in the world's history as the city of literature where man's literary imagination found its wings.New York's rise to global fame as the city of commerce and how it triggered unmatched wealth, industry, and trade throughout the world.Five Cities that Ruled the World chronicles the destruction, redemption, personalities, and power structures that altered the world's political, spiritual, and moral center time and again. It's an inspiring, enlightening global perspective that encourages readers to honor our shared history, contribute to the present, and look to the future with unmistakable hope.
If we want to study our Bibles under the pleasure of God, we should not bring to the text certain a priori assumptions about what God can and cannot tell us, as well as assumptions about the ways in which he is permitted to tell us. We must learn from Scripture how to handle Scripture. And so this is an area where we must be willing to grow. The imagination must not be flighty--it must be disciplined by the Scriptures and by the mind of Christ. And as we are taught by Scripture, we should not be surprised when we learn some things we were not expecting to learn.
The gloves come off in this electric exchange, originally hosted by Christianity Today, as leading atheist Christopher Hitchens (author of God Is Not Great) and Christian apologist Douglas Wilson (author of Letter from a Christian Citizen) go head-to-head on this divisive question. The result is entertaining and provocative a glimpse into the ongoing debate.
Modern evangelicals have gained money, power, and influence, and it has been like giving whiskey to a two-year-old. The need of the hour is theological, not political. The arena is the pulpit and the table, not the legislative chamber.
Omnibus IV is one of the series of four books that covers the ancient world, medieval period, the reformation period and now the this one that covers the ancient world all over again sequentially. It targets the developed mind as it offers challenging work to its readers enriching them with knowledge and wisdom in extensive capacities. The history is written in a way that engages the readers to love the study and to indulge in the book enthusiastically.
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