Resenting Cultural Transformation
Joe Boot describes how Jonah's resentment and anger at God's mercy towards the Gentiles is woefully paralleled among many contemporary churches and Christians.
Health, Salvation and the Kingdom of God (Part 3)
The resurgence of naturalistic, materialist worldviews have dominated much of modern medical practice.The Bible rejects both the ancient esotericism as well as the current belief in an ever-evolving technological materialism.
Health, Salvation and the Kingdom of God (Part 2)
The ministry of health and salvation finds parallels between pastors and doctors in promoting total health. Over against the pagan Greco-Roman understanding of the doctor as a god-like figure, the biblical teaching is that the power of health, and indeed of life and death, is God's alone.
Health, Salvation and the Kingdom of God (Part 1)
A biblical understanding of health gives attention to the linguistic connections between health, wholeness, and salvation. The healthcare provider is an inherently priestly role as demonstrated and applied in biblical times, and in early Christian hospitals.
Facing the Challenge
The Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity addresses a strategic need in a post Christian culture.