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Title:The Spirituality of the Cross
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Author:Gene Edward Veith Jr.
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The Spirituality of the Cross by Gene Edward Veith Jr.

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Spirituality of the Cross The author uses his own spiritual experience as a backdrop to examine what led him to a relationship with God that was rooted and anchored in the Gospel

Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture

The modern era is over Assumptions that shaped twentieth century thought and culture the bridges we crossed to this present moment have blown up The postmodern age has begun br br Just what is postmodernism The average person would be shocked by its creed Truth meaning and individual identity do not exist These are social constructs Human life has no special significance no more value than animal or plant life All social relationships all institutions all moral values are expressions and masks of the primal will to power br br Alarmingly these ideas have gripped the nation s universities which turn out today s lawyers judges writers journalists teachers and other culture shapers Through society s influences postmodernist ideas have seeped into films television art literature politics and without his knowing it into the head of the average person on the street br br Christ has called us to proclaim the gospel to a culture grappling with postmodernism We must understand our times Then through the power that Christ gives we can counter the prevailing culture and proclaim His sufficiency to our society s very points of need br br While pundits wring their hands over the radicalism of political correctness speech codes and outrageous art Gene Edward Veith takes unerring aim at the intellectual roots of it all The most important book for anyone who wants to know what s behind the political correctness movement Chuck Colson founder Prison Fellowship br br An ideal guide for Christians who don t want to be like the notorious military strategist preparing to fight the last war instead of the next one Herbert Schlossberg author Idols for Destruction br br Pinpoints the strengths and weaknesses of postmodern thought and points the way for Christians to take advantage of both E Calvin Beisner Covenant College

The Spirituality of the Cross

The author uses his own spiritual experience as a backdrop to examine what led him to a relationship with God that was rooted and anchored in the Gospel

God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life

When you understand it properly the doctrine of vocation doing everything for God s glory is not a platitude or an outdated notion This principle that we vaguely apply to our lives and our work is actually the key to Christian ethics to influencing our culture for Christ and to infusing our ordinary everyday lives with the presence of God For when we realize that the mundane activities that consume most of our time are God s hiding places our perspective changes br br Culture expert Gene Veith unpacks the biblical Reformation teaching about the doctrine of vocation emphasizing not what we should specifically do with our time or what careers we are called to but what God does in and through our callings even within the home In each task He has given us in our workplaces and families our churches and society God Himself is at work Veith guides you to discover God s purpose and calling in those seemingly ordinary areas by providing you with a spiritual framework for thinking about such issues and for acting upon them with a changed perspective

Reading Between the Lines

Here is a guidebook for those who want to learn how to recognize books that are spiritually and aesthetically good to cultivate good literary taste Gene Edward Veith presents basic information to help book lovers understand what they read from the classics to the bestsellers He explains how the major genres of literature communicate He explores ways comedy tragedy realism and fantasy can portray the Christian worldview These discussions lead to a host of related topics the value of fairy tales for children the tragic and the comic sense of life the interplay between Greek and Biblical concepts in the imagination and the new post modernism a subject of vital importance to Christians br br In the pages of this book readers will meet writers past and present who carry on a great literary tradition By supporting worthy authors Christians can exert a powerful influence on their culture br br What a superb resource this is It resonates with profound perceptions of how good literature works to enrich and illuminate us Dr Veith proves himself once again to be a knowledgeable guide through the landscape of the written word Luci Shaw author of God in the Dark and Polishing the Petoskey Stone br br Veith makes it clear that the joys of reading can be deep joys of the type which can enliven our souls This book should raise significantly the cultural level of evangelicalism Dr Edward E Ericson Jr Calvin College br br Reading Between the Lines is thoroughly readable and thoroughly literate a magnificent blending of history literature and theology that will be welcomed by professionals and laity alike Dr Wayne Martindale Wheaton College br br Ed Veith has written on important topics with his usual clarity good sense organizing ability and comprehensiveness The scope of the project is impressive Dr Leland Ryken Wheaton College

State of the Arts

We cannot escape the arts They permeate our lives and our culture the dEcor architecture music entertainment everyday utensils The imagination of this age its ideas and concerns percolate throughout the culture via the arts These ideas affect us for good or for evil The choice is not whether to live with art we must choose whether to live with good art or bad art Art like all things human needs to be redeemed Christians cannot abandon the arts to the secular world but can use them to display God s glory This book will help us develop an informed artistic taste open yet critical discerning yet appreciative of what is truly excellent br br State of the Arts em wisely steers Christians between the two extremes of accepting inane cultural trends or dismissing all cultural pursuits as worldly The book establishes a strong Biblical context for understanding expressions of human creativity and powerfully defends art as a gift from God Here is a much needed counterattack on the aesthetic terrorism by entrenched enemies on the true the good and the beautiful em Ken Myers author of em All God s Children and Blue Suede Shoes em br br em Dr Veith s book stresses an important and often overlooked truth that no one professing Christians included can afford to ignore the arts They have profound effects on us our children and our society This book is both highly entertaining and intellectually and aesthetically rewarding It suggests ways to counter the decadence and corruption that plagues the contemporary art world em Joseph Baldacchino President National Humanities Institute

Family Vocation: God's Calling In Marriage, Parenting, And Childhood

What does it mean to be called as a husband a wife a parent a child br br How does the grace of the gospel impact how we carry out these particular callings br br How does God s presence address the struggles that our own family faces br br Gene Veith joins forces with his daughter Mary Moerbe to explore these kinds of questions in light of Christian vocation and its applications for family life They show how the Christian faith is lived out precisely in our ordinary relationships and how a biblical understanding can equip us to move away from common confusions and dysfunctions to persevere in love br br Written with sensitivity and wisdom Family Vocation addresses the perennial problems and joys of family life and provides a compelling paradigm for creating loving families in the face of cultural pressure

Loving God with All Your Mind: Thinking as a Christian in a Postmodern World

Our world is alive with fascinating new ideas discoveries and technologies But for Christians this can also present problems especially when the values of postmodernism and secular university life conflict with basic Christian principles What should Christians do when their beliefs come under attack in the classroom or the public square br br em Loving God with All Your Mind em shows us that the answer is neither wholesale rejection of intellectual life and culture nor blind acceptance of it The answer lies in understanding that Jesus is Lord of all of life and that everything in life must be carefully viewed in the light of what Christ s lordship means Gene Edward Veith unfolds a dazzling critique of the postmodern intellectual world and culture He affirms the part that is good and true but he also shows crucial weaknesses that have such a hold over contemporary thought This book shows Christians how to survive and flourish in a postmodern world while affirming the truth of the Christian faith

Modern Fascism: The Threat to the Judeo-Christian View

This book explores the fascist influences that continue to permeate modern culture and thought Through a skillful combination of historical narrative cultural criticism and theological analysis the author demonstrates how fascism perhaps unknowingly affects our thinking The author also offers guidance and hope for those shaken by ideological crosscurrents as he convincingly demonstrates that Christian theology does not stifle the truth

The Soul of the Lion Witch, & the Wardrobe

When C S Lewis published i The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe i he created one of Christendom s most cherished allegories Viewers of the movie as well as readers of the book will come away deeply moved by what they have encountered in Narnia br br They will have countless questions such as i How did the Witch take over Narnia Why couldn t Edmund resist temptation Why did the Lion have to die i And they will find the answers in this wonderful book written for Christians and non Christians alike

A Place to Stand

New entry in the Leaders In Action Series Offers a spiritual biography of Martin Luther

State of the Arts, The Soul of the Lion Witch, & the Wardrobe, Loving God with All Your Mind: Thinking as a Christian in a Postmodern World, A Place to Stand, Modern Fascism: The Threat to the Judeo-Christian View, The Spirituality of the Cross, Reading Between the Lines, Family Vocation: God's Calling In Marriage, Parenting, And Childhood, Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture, God at Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life