Everyone has questions about God and what matters most in life. When we ask those questions, we are asking about theology.
- Isnt talk about God really a guessing game?
- What good is the Old Testament?
- How can we have free will if God controls everything?
- The virgin birth. Really?
- What does an earthquake say about God?
- Is the Holy Spirit still at work in churches today?
- What did Jesus think about getting married?
- Does being a Christian mean having particular political views?
While books about doctrine supply description and analysis of the classic questions of the faith, they often miss the contemporary questions on the minds of readers. This book fills that gap. Organized around the key topics of Jesus, the Bible, church, the Holy Spirit, evil, salvation and hope, the sometimes-provocative questions on these topics aim to ring true with the lived experience of real people. Even more, they look to inspire reflection, debate, disagreement, and above all, engagement in what the Christian faith is all about.
Gary M. Burge (Ph.D., University of Aderbeen) is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. Among his many published books are (general editor with A. Hill, 2012), (2008) and the award-winning (2003). He has also been an editorial consultant for a number of Bible-themed books for children. Burge is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA and holds memberships in the Institute for Biblical Research, the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research and the Society of Biblical Literature.
David Lauber (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is associate professor of theology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is author of Lauber holds memberships in the American Academy of Religion, the Karl Barth Society of North America and the Society of Biblical Literature.
Philip Graham Ryken (Ph.D., Oxford) is President of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is Bible teacher for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, and can be heard weekly on the radio broadcast . He has written or edited more than thirty books including (with James Montgomery Boice) and .
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