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Featured Upcoming Faculty Publications Announced: Drs. Arthurs, Kim & Niehaus

August 23, 2017

Gordon-Conwell is proud to announce the coming release of the following resources published by our world-renowned faculty members.

 

Preaching as Reminding: Stirring Memory in an Age of Forgetfulness

 

Preaching as Reminding:
Stirring Memory in an Age of Forgetfulness

 

Dr. Jeffrey Arthurs, Chair of Division of Ministry of the Church; Professor of Preaching and Communication

 

Release: November 7, 2017

 

 

 

Preaching with Cultural Intelligence: Understanding the People Who Hear Our Sermons

 

Preaching with Cultural Intelligence:
Understanding the People Who Hear Our Sermons 

 

Dr. Matthew D. Kim, Associate Professor of Preaching and Ministry 

 

Release:  October 17, 2017

 

To preach effectively in today's world, preachers need cultural intelligence. They must build bridges between listeners who come from various denominations, ethnicities, genders, locations, religious backgrounds, and more. Experienced preacher and teacher Matthew Kim provides a step-by-step template for cross-cultural hermeneutics and homiletics, equipping preachers to reach their varied listeners in the church and beyond. Each chapter includes questions for individual thought or group discussion. The book also includes helpful diagrams and images, a sample sermon, and appendixes for exegeting listeners and for exploring cultural differences. 

 

"Matthew Kim writes with the sensitivity of a pastor, the experience of a multicultural minority person, and the knowledge of an experienced homiletics professor--a wonderful combination for helping us think through what is needed to bring knowledge of hermeneutics, humans, and homiletics to bear on the task of preaching in a world of rapidly integrating cultures."

 

 - Bryan Chapell, senior pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church; author of Christ-Centered Preaching 



 

 Biblical Theology, Volume 1: The Common Grace Covenants Biblical Theology, Volume 2: Special Grace Covenants (Old Testament)

 


Biblical Theology: Three-Volume Series


Volume 1: The Common Grace Covenants                              Now Available
Volume 2: Special Grace Covenants (Old Testament)
             Anticipated Release: Sept. 1, 2017

Volume 3: Special Grace Covenants (New Testament)            Anticipated Release: Nov. 1, 2017

Biblical Theology, Volume 2: Special Grace Covenants (Old Testament)

Dr. Jeffrey Niehaus,  Professor of Old Testament

The second of three volumes, Volume 2 explores the Old Testament special grace covenants: the Abrahamic, Mosaic, and Davidic.The third volume examines the final and culminating special grace covenant: the New covenant. The three volumes taken together present the covenant as an expression of God's nature, and show a paradigm of activity by which God works in covenantal relations, first to create the world and then, through a redemptive program after the fall, to redeem what was lost. 

The proposed paradigm, by which all the divine-human covenants are expressed and understood, is a new and, it is hoped, helpful way of portraying God's covenant making dynamic, and it also thereby illustrates the divine consistency. The work also develops further the idea that all divine-human covenants are both unconditional and conditional, in contradistinction to prevailing terminology and understanding of the covenants as either conditional or unconditional, or unilateral or bilateral. Ancillary to the discussion of the covenants is a fresh exploration and demonstration of covenant making and covenant sustaining terminology. 

Volume three explores the final and culminating special grace covenant: the new covenant. It examines new covenant formation, life under the new covenant, and eschatological fulfillment of the goals of the new covenant, which also fulfills the eschatological trajectory of all the divine-human covenants taken together in God's plan of redemption.

Ancillary discussions include what the author calls a "soft Arminian" approach (which is explored and rejected) to foreknowledge and election, recognition that the new covenant is not, and cannot be, a renewal of the Old covenant, a proposal for understanding righteousness, throughout the Bible, as faithfulness to God's nature, with the resultant conclusion that God's own righteousness is his faithfulness to himself, and not merely his faithfulness to some product of his (such as the Old covenant), and a concluding amillennial understanding of the end times.