Restless Faith Holding Evangelical Beliefs in a World of Contested Labels One of the most influential evangelical voices in America chronicles what it has meant for him to spend the past half century as a restless evangelical a way of maintaining his identity in an age when

  • Title: Restless Faith: Holding Evangelical Beliefs in a World of Contested Labels
  • Author: Richard J. Mouw
  • ISBN: 1587433923
  • Page: 277
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  • One of the most influential evangelical voices in America chronicles what it has meant for him to spend the past half century as a restless evangelical a way of maintaining his identity in an age when many claim the label evangelical has become so politicized that it is no longer viable Richard Mouw candidly reflects on wrestling with traditional evangelical beliefs One of the most influential evangelical voices in America chronicles what it has meant for him to spend the past half century as a restless evangelical a way of maintaining his identity in an age when many claim the label evangelical has become so politicized that it is no longer viable Richard Mouw candidly reflects on wrestling with traditional evangelical beliefs over the years and shows that although his mind has changed in some ways, his core beliefs have not He contends that we should hold on to the legacy that has enriched evangelicalism in the past The Christian life in its healthiest form, says Mouw, is always a matter of holding on to essentials while constantly moving on along paths that we can walk in faithfulness only by seeking the continuing guidance of the light of God s Word As Mouw affirms the essentials of the evangelical faith, he helps a new generation see the wisdom embodied in them Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 192 pages Expected publication February 19th 2019 by Brazos Press More Details ISBN 1587433923 ISBN13 9781587433924 Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Restless Faith Holding Evangelical Beliefs in a World of Contested Labels by Richard J Mouw Release date Feb 20, 2019 Enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 copies of Restless Faith by Richard J Mouw.One of the most influential evangelical voices in America chronicles what Enter for a chance to win 1 of 5 copies of Restless Faith by Richard J Mouw.One of the most influential evangelical voices in America chronicles what it has meant for him to spend the past half century as a restless evangelical a way of maintaining his identity in an age when many claim the label evangelical has become so politicized that it is no longer viable Richard Mouw candidly reflects on wrestling with traditional evangelical beliefs over the years and shows that although his mind has changed in some ways, his core beliefs have not He contends that we should hold on to the legacy that has enriched evangelicalism in the past The Christian life in its healthiest form, says Mouw, is always a matter of holding on to essentials while constantly moving on along paths that we can walk in faithfulness only by seeking the continuing guidance of the light of God s Word As Mouw affirms the essentials of the evangelical faith, he helps a new generation see the wisdom embodied in them Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Must Read Books for the Thinking Christian 830 books 596 voters Christian Spirituality 76 books 31 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 33 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 23, 2018 Michelle Kidwell rated it it was amazing Restless FaithHolding Evangelical Beliefs in a World of Contested Labelsby Richard J MouwBaker Academic Brazos PressBrazos PressChristianPub Date 19 Feb 2019I am reviewing a copy of Restless Faith through Brazos Press and Netgalley Richard Mouw tells the readers of this book what it meant for him to spend the past five decades as a restless evangelical as a way of maintaining his identity at a time when the term Evangelical has become so politicized that many believe the term is no longer Restless FaithHolding Evangelical Beliefs in a World of Contested Labelsby Richard J MouwBaker Academic Brazos PressBrazos PressChristianPub Date 19 Feb 2019I am reviewing a copy of Restless Faith through Brazos Press and Netgalley Richard Mouw tells the readers of this book what it meant for him to spend the past five decades as a restless evangelical as a way of maintaining his identity at a time when the term Evangelical has become so politicized that many believe the term is no longer viable In this book Richard Mouw ope and candidly reflects on wrestling with traditional evangelical beliefs over the years and shows that altho he has changed his mind in some areas he has not changed his core beliefs He reminds us that we should hold on to the legacy that has enriched evangelicalism in the past.Mouw tells us that the Christian Life In it s healthiest form is always a matter of holding on to essentials while constantly moving along paths that we can walk in faithfulness only by seeking God s Guidance.I give Restless Faith five out of five star Happy Reading flag Like see review Steve rated it it was amazing Jan 30, 2019 Jan 21, 2019 Conrade Yap rated it it was amazing People generally don t like to be labeled but the practice of labeling continues to be practiced in society Scholars especially would often qualify their definitions of any particular label On the word Christian, one might ask what kind of Christian On the label Protestant, one might wonder which branch or denomination one is talking about On the label evangelical, some might shrug their shoulders or avoid talking about it due to its association with politics on America Things are no People generally don t like to be labeled but the practice of labeling continues to be practiced in society Scholars especially would often qualify their definitions of any particular label On the word Christian, one might ask what kind of Christian On the label Protestant, one might wonder which branch or denomination one is talking about On the label evangelical, some might shrug their shoulders or avoid talking about it due to its association with politics on America Things are no longer taken at face value or treated simplistically Maybe society has become sophisticated Maybe there are awareness of the increasing diversity of views and opinions For author and theologian Richard Mouw, the fear of labels should not be allowed to prevent us from using them legitimately The word in question is evangelical Just because of a few bad eggs should not deter us from appropriate use of it It is true that some from the political right have been giving the label a bad name, the same applies to many other labels open to stereotyping He uses Alister McGrath s words as support, that we evangelicals do often operate with an under developed ecclesiology but we are willing to live with that defect because of what we have experienced at the hands of others who have over developed ecclesiologies That s a valid point He also notes the famous historian, David Bebbington s definition of evangelical by saying that his four points were emphases instead of absolute dogmas A restless faith seeks to hold together two things Top notch scholarship mindfulness and down to earth connections relational It is honouring the Bible walking in the presence of the Holy Spirit and an awareness of the saints who had walked faithfully in the past.Mouw takes us through his personal theological journey, sharing with us his thoughts about Bible inerrancy Orthodoxy the second naivete fundamentalism Bible interpretation and Affirmations and about the secular cultural climate that finds it hard to understand the modern symbols of evangelicalism He shares a stark discovery of how in a class of forty students in an evangelical college, only six of them know who Billy Graham was For that, he believes that we need to learn from the past For all our new advancements or modern progress, we would be impoverished if we fail to learn from history and the lessons from the past Thankfully, Mouw deals with the painful past in a compassionate way Knowing that there has been excesses and horrific practices committed by the Church in history, he takes a measured approach On the one hand, he acknowledges the wrongs done through institutional religion On the other hand, he realizes that there is an evangelical position of privilege that balances confession with compassion and conviction with obligation He also talks about the unique position of being a Christian scholar in a largely secular culture He tells of how even the critique of self actualization in a mental health society could make people misunderstand the theology of sin In times like this, we are tempted to dilute our theology with compromise He looks at judgment theology that brings together the consequences of judgment because of sin and the offer of mercy because of love What really touches people is the gentle and compassionate manner that such a theology is communicated Mouw goes on to critique some of the other modern movements such as the positive thinking, the possibility thinking, the therapeutic culture the health and wealth gospel contextualization and so on He makes a powerful point about missionaries and believers needing to exegete two worlds The Biblical world and our culture The chapter About Quoting Hymns is particularly captivating In tackling the hymns vs contemporary songs divide, Mouw notes that the difference is essentially generational He suggests inviting members from both generations to interact He makes a case for singing hymns by reminding us once again not to lose sight of the theological tradition and rich theologies we can learn from old hymns Hymns often are powerful resources to reinforce the main Sunday message Other virtues include biblical wisdom, poetic beauty, and avoiding sentimentalism that sounds good on the outside but empty on the inside He is also quick to point out that there are some contemporary songs that are theological sound and worthy.My ThoughtsFirst, I find Mouw very fair in making a moderate evangelical stand He writes passionately and believes in the virtues of historical evangelicalism He refuses to let the word be hijacked by politicizing individuals From the word activism, we note that restlessness is still part of the evangelical fabric This does not mean radicalism or extremism I like the way that Mouw is able to bring back the merits of tradition and the historical symbols of evangelicalism without dumbing down the cultural reactions against evangelicalism He is able to connect these tensions in a sensible and sensitive manner The same sensitivity was done to the approaches taken toward Rob Bell s controversial book Love Wins How he manages to deal with critics from both sides is a lesson we can learn from.Second, Mouw is very open and honest about his own struggles and doubts He avoids becoming dogmatic about his views He even shares about his troubles dealing with theological quagmires such as the episode in Romans 11 where Paul talks about the profound mystery of God and the grafting in of Gentiles into the Jewish family tree He even turns this struggle into a helpful way to tackle theological matters He invites one to dialogue and is not afraid to live with tensions of unresolved questions This is crucial with regard to Christian Theology For instance, we may know a lot about the Holy Trinity but we cannot be so dogmatic as to declare that our view of the Trinity is the way the truth and the life Only Jesus can say that We can only affirm what we know for know and to be open for new revelations that may come in the future That puts Mouw in good stead to dialogue with others such as the Mormons and interfaith conversations That is a mark of a humble teacher.Finally, I am most glad to see Mouw s very civil approach in tackling difficult and controversial issues This is one of the key virtues that evangelicals need most today While we cannot do much to stop the negative images of Christianity, especially evangelicals in the culture, we can offer up alternative points of view to help others understand that evangelicalism is larger than what the culture paints it to be This is essentially an act of faith, that trusts God to clarify when there is a need to clarify, and to listen when it s time to listen One of the problems of modern evangelicalism is the tendency to be too quick to speak and slow to listen His chapter on Public Activism seeks to chart a new path to help us heal from the excesses of cultural and political evangelicalism Through engagement, we maintain a presence to be ready for any opportunity to clarify views Thorough a biblical view of authority, we hope to redeem the state of government to be constructive and inclusive.All of these hopes and dreams form the basis of a restless faith I concur.Richard Mouw is President Emeritus and Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary He has served as President of the same institution from 1993 to 2013.Rating 4.75 stars of 5nradeThis book has been provided courtesy of Brazos Press and NetGalley without requiring a positive review All opinions 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