PHILIPPIANS by Dennis E. Johnson
Reformed Expository Commentary
Philippians is a magisterial treatment of various topics—suffering’s relationship to gospel advance, self-centeredness versus sacrificial service, the basis of a believer’s assurance before God, interpersonal conflict, and finding true contentment—that Paul relates to the touchstone of Christ, his cross, and his resurrection.
Johnson shows how Paul, writing from imprisonment to a church close to his heart, uses his own experience and attitude as exemplars to show the Philippians the difference a Christ-formed mind makes to the way believers respond to adversity, rivalry, conflict, vanity, achievement, the ongoing pursuit of holiness, and the strategic deployment of our resources for the gospel.
Dennis E. Johnson (Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of practical theology at Westminster Seminary California. He is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church of America, author of The Message of Acts, Him We Proclaim, and Triumph of the Lamb, and a contributor to numerous books and theological journals.
ALIENS IN THE PROMISED LAND
Why Minority Leadership Is Overlooked in White Christian Churches and Institutions
Edited by ANTHONY B. BRADLEY
In an age when church growth is centered in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, evangelicalism must adapt to changing demographics or risk irrelevancy. Yet many evangelicals behave “tribally”—valuing the perspective of those like themselves while denying evidence of racial attitudes in the church.
Anthony Bradley has gathered Hispanic, black, and Asian scholars and leaders to share advice on building relationships with minority denominations and valuing the perspectives and leadership of minority Christians (not just their token presence). Learn how evangelicalism can more faithfully show how the gospel brings together in Christ people from all tribes, languages, and cultures.
ANTHONY B. BRADLEY (Mdiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; MA, Fordham University; PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is associate professor of theology at The King’s College in New York City and research fellow at the Acton Institute.
All four books of the Adventures in the American Revolution series by Susan Olasky are now available for Kindle and iTunes/Nook!
“As she grows from a young girl to a teenager, Annie Henry’s character remains genuine in the six-year span captured so beautifully by Susan Olasky in her American Revolution series. Annie frequently queries her illustrious father, Patrick Henry, about the issues of the day. What she learns gives her the impulse to explore and sets the stage for exciting adventures. At times her faith is tested, but in the process she learns to trust in God anew.”
—Sandra Morrow, Awards Director, Triple Crown Awards
SUSAN OLASKY co-founded and chaired the Austin Crisis Pregnancy Center in Austin Texas. She is the author of several books, the book review editor, and senior writer for World magazine.
In this full-color guide to how God’s providence works in the world, parents can stimulate a lively discussion with early elementary children about resting in God’s sovereign care. Each chapter includes personal application and activities.
This is a helpful resource for parents to introduce to their children God’s constant watching and working in our world, and one that provides numerous opportunities for reflection and discussion.
—Brandon Crowe, Assistant Professor of New Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary
Sally Michael is the co-founder of Children Desiring God and developed their widely used Sunday school curriculum for young people. She is the Minister for Program Development and Resources in the Family Discipleship Department at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The PURITAN PAPERS are seventy-six papers (fourteen by J. I. Packer) originally given at an annual conference that played a vital role in reinvigorating evangelicalism in Great Britain and beyond. All volumes are now available for Kindle and iTunes.