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Book Review: Encountering Theology of Mission
VFT

Encountering Theology of Mission, a comprehensive work in the field of missions written by Craig Ott, Stephen J. Strauss and Timothy C. Tennent, is the perfect remedy for a discipline often diseased by shallow theology. 

 
 
 
Basics of the Reformed Faith: Marks and Mission of Christ’s Church
Kim Riddlebarger

The New Testament has no category for someone who is a believer in Jesus Christ but who is not also a member of a local church. The reason is so obvious that we take it for granted. Since all true believers become members of the body of Christ by virtue of their union with Christ through faith, the New Testament assumes that those who are members of Christ’s body will naturally identify with a local assembly of those who likewise believe in Jesus and confess him as Lord before the unbelieving world. Sadly, many Americans have completely different assumptions.

 
 
3 / 20 / 2012
 
 
Dr. Johnson at Pastors Conference in Uganda
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Dr. Johnson will be speaking at a pastor's conference in Uganda this summer. The conference is co-sponsored by African Bible University and Joy to the World Ministries. JTWM was founded by WSC's M.Div. alumnus (from Malawi) Fletcher Matandika, who is now pastor of a church in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 
 
 
New Faculty Essay: Horton on Ephesians 4.1-16
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The latest faculty publication is an essay by Dr. Horton, "Ephesians 4.1-16: The Ascension, the Church, and the Spoils of War."

 
 
 
Book Review: Above All Earthly Powers by Wells
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Above All Earthly Pow’rs is the final book in his 4-volume series, which seeks to summarize all of the previously written material. In his introductory chapter, Wells immediately tells us the point of this final work: “[It is] to be able to say more exactly how Christ, in whom divine majesty and human frailty are joined in one person, is to be heard, and is to be preached, in a postmodern, multiethnic, multireligious society” (7-8). This is the theme that is eloquently and clearly woven throughout all 317 pages of his book.