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Hearers & Doers: A Pastor’s Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine

Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Lexham Press)

“We know,” says 1 John 2:3, “that we have come to know [God] if we keep his commands.” In Hearers & Doers, Kevin Vanhoozer equips pastors to teach the dynamic relationship between doctrine and discipleship, between transformed minds and transformed ways. “Theology,” he writes, “sets out the new reality in Christ and urges disciples to step into it—in other words, to step out in faith, with understanding, on the Way of Jesus Christ. Theology has acquired a bad reputation largely because theologians have not always made it clear how practical—how good for [faithful] walking—it is.”

Always On: Practicing Faith in a New Media Landscape

Angela Williams Gorrell (Baker Academic)

Our immersion in social media profoundly shapes how we see ourselves and our neighbors, both for good and for ill. In Always On, Truett Theological Seminary’s Angela Williams Gorrell reflects on the challenges of living faithfully in a digital media landscape that manifests “both glorious possibilities and profound brokenness.” At their best, she writes, social media platforms can offer “sites and instruments of God’s unconditional love.” But when they are “developed and used for damaging purposes,” they can easily breed “malign circumstances, harmful practices, and destructive feelings,” all while promoting “malformed visions of what the good life is.”

A Christian and a Democrat: A Religious Biography of Franklin D. Roosevelt

John F. Woolverton with James D. Bratt (Eerdmans)

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