Stay Sharp 2015
Relevant articles, sites, books or media:
Because We Are Called to Counter Culture: In a World of Poverty, Same-Sex Marriage, Racism, Sex Slavery, Immigration, Persecution, Abortion, Orphans, and Pornography
Spiritual Warfare: Victory over the Powers of this Dark World
Dynamics of Spiritual Life: An Evangelical Theology of Renewal
Carson on the Gospel and Social Action
The Good Works Reader (Classic Christian Readers)
Why Knowing About Jesus Is Not Enough
Why Your Millennial Outreach Needs a Bit of Bonhoeffer
Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker: A Theological Vision For Discipleship And Life Together
The future of the church isn't youth - Dietrich Bonhoeffer's “Eight Theses on Youth Work in the Church”
A Trinitarian Theology of Religions: An Evangelical Proposal
The Juvenilization of American Christianity
Jim Elliot’s Brother, Bert: The Hero You Don’t Know
Making Sense of Scripture’s ‘Inconsistency’
Toward a Recovery of Christian Belief: The Rutherford Lectures
Christian Faithfulness in the Face of Ancient Cultural Challenges
Insanity and Spiritual Songs in the Soul of a Saint - Reflections on the Life of William Cowper
Union with Christ: In Scripture, History, and Theology
Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study
Theme: Christian Living, EFCA SOF Article #8
"We believe that God's justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor, and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed." -- Article #8 - EFCA Statement of Faith
- What does it mean to live as a Christian?
- What is the relationship between justification and sanctification?
- How do Christians live out our faith in an increasingly hostile culture?
This year at Stay Sharp, using the Scripture as our inerrant guide and article #8 of the EFCA Statement of Faith as a key tool, Greg Strand will help us grow in an area of doctrine about which we've received the most requests for further teaching.