There is sharp disagreement over whether it is ever right to use torture as part of the interrogation of terrorists—and that disagreement extends to Christians too. In this timely study, the author explores the whole range of ethical issues, and in particular whether the consequences of action can determine the right ethical decision.
This study examines the pastoral nature of rural ministry and sets out ways in which churches can meet the culture and needs of their local context, shaping the rural communities of which they are part, and moving them towards the kingdom of God.
This excellent overview explores the different elements in the preparation and leading of funerals, and includes helpful checklists for funeral visits, planning services, and preaching. A clear and essential introduction.
All too often the message of Amos is broken up and read in pieces—either devotionally, so that we know only the ‘purple passages,’ or academically, separating Amos’s original message from its later editing. But reading it as a whole opens up powerful new understandings. We see Amos’s passion as he tries to persuade a complacent people to wake up to God’s judgment and grace—a message we desperately need to hear in our own day.
Edith Cavell was executed in Brussels in October 1915 for helping 200 Allied soldiers escape German-occupied Belgium. This largely forgotten heroine founded modern nursing in Belgium; her death raised an outcry across the world. This insightful study reflects on her inspirational life and death, exploring themes and posing questions for personal use.
Evangelism is central to the great commission that Jesus gave to his followers, to make disciples of all nations. Yet in some circles it has become a dirty word, with objections of arrogance, coercion and manipulation levelled against some of its forms.
This practical and insightful guide argues that mentoring can be a valuable tool for discipling young people. It analyzes a number of different approaches, giving real-life examples and practical advice on how to introduce mentoring in your youth-work setting.