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              Books by Paul Louis Metzger

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              Connecting Christ: How to Discuss Jesus in a World of Diverse Paths
               

              Connecting Christ: How to Discuss Jesus in a World of Diverse Paths (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Metzger, Paul Louis

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              Connecting Christencourages believers to be not only better communicators and witnesses but also listeners to people of other worldviews and traditions---skills that are crucial in defending against today s negative connotations and ineffective approaches associated with Christia...n evangelism.
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              ISBN 9780849947247
              Released AU 1 May 2012
              Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
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              God's New Humanity
                

              God's New Humanity (Hardback)

              By Stevens, David E.; Foreword by Metzger, Paul Louis

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              Description: I pray . . . that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. . . . May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me. --Jesus Christ What if? What if believers of multiple ethnicities manifested the diversity in ...unity for which Jesus prayed? What if largely separate, homogeneous congregations--which account for nearly 92.5 percent of all churches in the United States--increasingly became connected, multiethnic congregations? What if, at eleven o'clock on Sunday mornings--or whenever believers gather to worship--local congregations were comprised of believing whites, African Americans, Koreans, Hispanics, Romanians, Native Americans, as well as the diverse mosaic of other ethnicities represented in our increasingly multicultural society? Would this not say something about the supernatural character of the gospel of reconciliation we proclaim? Jesus believed it would. That is why after praying for such diversity in unity among his followers, Jesus Christ--the Man for all nations--extended his arms and laid down his life to make it happen. This book, God's New Humanity, examines the biblical-theological vision and motivation for living in response to Jesus' prayer. Endorsements: God's New Humanity is a welcome, significant addition to the growing body of literature boldly proclaiming the biblical mandate for the multiethnic church. With the mind of a theologian, the heart of a pastor, and the insight of a practitioner, David Stevens effectively challenges systemic segregation and points the way to the coming integration of the local church for the sake of the Gospel. --Mark DeYmaz Author of Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church, and coauthor of Ethnic Blends: Mixing Diversity into Your Local Church Stevens offers a fresh and much-needed theological approach to multiethnic ministry . . . This book encourages the reader to think theologically through the key issues in reaching across all barriers within
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              ISBN 9781498260848
              Released AU 8 Feb 2012
              Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
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              The Art of God
                

              The Art of God (Hardback)

              By Calhoun, Jimi; Foreword by Metzger, Paul Louis

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              In The Art of God, pastor and musician Jimi Calhoun suggests that the master artist, God, programmed diversity into every aspect of the natural order. Today more of us than ever live in closer proximity to people once viewed as different. The multicultural conversation of the rec...ent past has proven to be inadequate to address the present intercultural reality in which we live. The question then becomes, how will we live together? Quite often the presence of difference results in the avoidance of the other. Many accept this as simply a natural occurrence, but in the world of art, difference does not always trigger division. Art encompasses multiple disciplines and forms. Art welcomes diversity within its borders. This book traces the evolution of art and music, then extracts principles from a musical motif to encourage the development of an artistic worldview that recognizes the beauty residing in everything and everybody. Jimi Calhoun, master musician, pastor, and scholar, has given us an enormous gift here. His book is on one hand an encyclopedia on the history and dynamics of music, as well as his personal diary on the art of music. On the other hand it is a book about multiculturalism, again from an informed and academic base and a personal base. . . . Jimi's book is a must-read not only for musicians, but also for anyone who is interested in knowing about the art of God. --Paul D. Kraus, author of Pastoral Care Calhoun takes us all on a journey we might think we know, only to discover the depths of insight we lack. Jimi's voice is personable, knowledgeable, and clear with a life of lived experience to sustain all the wisdom The Art of God holds. Do yourself a favor and read this book. In the end, not only will you appreciate more the craftsmanship of yourself and others in being created human, but you will view the bigness of the master artist in ways you have not yet imagined! --Randy Woodley, author of Shalom and the Community of Creation Jimi provides an in-d
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              ISBN 9781498236140
              Released AU 7 Apr 2015
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              New Wine Tastings: Theological Essays of Cultural Engagement
                

              New Wine Tastings: Theological Essays of Cultural Engagement (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Metzger, Paul Louis; With Thompson, William K.

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              Essays primarily delivered at conferences hosted by The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins, an institute directed by the author at Multnomah Biblical Seminary of Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon.

              ISBN 9781606085387
              Released AU 1 Jan 2011
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              Evangelical Zen: A Christian's Spiritual Travels with a Buddhist Friend
               

              Evangelical Zen: A Christian's Spiritual Travels with a Buddhist Friend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Illustrated by Metzger, Paul Louis; By Carlson, Kyogen

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              Evangelical Zen is part Augustine's Confessions and part Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Here Paul Louis Metzger, an Evangelical Christian, reflects on his spiritual journey-an inner pilgrimage of sorts that weaves through a physical forty-day journey w...ith his family to Japan. The experiences of that journey, the beauties of Japan, its culture, and its religion become for him a lens on a deeper quest: here he is searching for and, he believes, finding a global humanity in conversation with Kyogen, his Buddhist friend.
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              ISBN 9781939221278
              Released AU 1 Aug 2015
              Publisher Patheos Press
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              Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church
               

              Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Divisions in a Consumer Church (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Metzger, Paul Louis

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              Challenging the consumerism that fosters ethnic and economic divisions and distorts evangelical Christianity, this book puts forth a theologically grounded call to restructure the church's passions and practices, transforming the evangelical imagination around a nobler, all-consu...ming vision of the Christian faith.
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              ISBN 9780802830685
              Released AU 4 Oct 2007
              Publisher William B Eerdmans Publishing
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              Beatitudes, Not Platitudes
                

              Beatitudes, Not Platitudes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Metzger, Paul Louis

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              Beatitudes, Not Platitudes shows that the Beatitudes are not overused, well-worn answers to the question, What would Jesus do? Rather, they are undervalued and hardly touched claims that transform our destinies. More than spiritual nuggets for personal devotion, practical advice,... or propositions to be believed, the Beatitudes in Matthew 5 envision and entail a reorientation of the good life in view of Jesus' kingdom. Jesus' teachings reveal to us that living our best purpose-driven life now involves dying to self and the world system, and dying for our enemies. Ideal for group study, this series of meditations on each of the Beatitudes, followed by cultural reflections and study questions, helps to bridge the gaps between personal devotion and societal revolution, the academic and the practical, the ancient and the contemporary. All of us want to be happy, to be well and blessed, and esteemed with honor. However, we look for happiness, wellness, blessing, and honor in different places and with mixed results. This book helps us reimagine the good life by taking a fresh look at the Beatitudes as citizens of Jesus' ever-new kingdom order. (Designer--Please use the first three names on this list for the back cover, the rest will go in the front cover) I was most impressed with Paul Louis Metzger's not only evangelical but also social-justice reading and interpretation of Jesus' powerful Beatitudes. May his tribe increase! --Frederick Dale Bruner, author of Matthew: A Commentary For preachers and teachers who value Scripture, Paul Louis Metzger provides a robust theological reading of Scripture rooted in sound exegesis. In addition to the careful reading of the biblical text, Metzger offers historical, theological, social, and practical insights that call us to actually embody Scripture instead of just talking about it. --Soong-Chan Rah, author of The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity Beatitudes Not Platitudes reveals what we are mis
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              ISBN 9781532633133
              Released AU 22 Mar 2018
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              New Wine Tastings
                

              New Wine Tastings (Hardback)

              By Metzger, Paul Louis

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              This collection of essays provides samplings of a theological engagement of culture that Paul Louis Metzger has been developing over the years in his work as founder and director of The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins at Multnomah Biblical Seminary ...of Multnomah University. Metzger espouses an incarnational over against a predominantly worldview-oriented or market-driven theological approach to engaging culture, and situates his work in Trinitarian communal and co-missional thought forms. This volume of biblically and theologically framed and compassion-driven essays addresses such themes as postmodernity, structural evil, cultural genocide, sexuality, HIV/AIDS, the prison system, the global slave trade, and the arts. It will be welcomed by those analyzing and developing theological-cultural paradigms and engaging key issues in the contemporary setting. No single specimen--or vintage--of evangelical cultural engagement more ably and deliciously demonstrates itself than the profoundly theological cultural criticism of Paul Louis Metzger. His work occasions a hearty toast, and is worth the repeated tastings this volume so richly invites. --Rodney Clapp author Johnny Cash and the Great American Contradiction New Wine Tasting enables us to lift our heads and, with eyes wide open, learn how to engage our culture as we are called to do. Cutting-edge theology for our times. We need this volume. --Michael O. Emerson author of Divided by Faith, United by Faith, People of the Dream The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins, from which this volume of essays emerges, is at the cutting edge of today's wholistic ministry movement. And because it's connected to a university and seminary, it's in a great position to challenge future leaders. I am highly impressed. --John M. Perkins author of Let Justice Roll Down: This bottling collects a decade's worth of Metzger's distinctive engagement with the Bible, the Church, and our cul
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              ISBN 9781498211635
              Released AU 1 Jan 2011
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              The Dramatizing of Theology
                

              The Dramatizing of Theology (Hardback)

              By Farlow, Matthew S.; Foreword by Metzger, Paul Louis

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              Matthew Farlow traces the thoughts of Balthasar and Barth so as to enter into theological truth of God's Being-in-Act. This exploration embarks on a journey into the reality of our Triune God who has engaged his creation so as to elicit fellow actors. God seeking out humanity is ...God with us, a truth that not only informs our theological endeavors, but invites us into the dramatic performance of reconciliation. As Farlow illumines, God is an acting God who seeks fellow participants in his ongoing drama of salvation. Through the dramatizing of theology, the church and her theologians come to realize God's threefold movement--revelation, invitation and reconciliation. It is a unified act that startles humanity, and thus theology, out of its spectator's seat, so as to drag it onto the world's stage. As Farlow discusses, it is through the dramatizing of theology that we find ourselves best equipped to participate faithfully in the role of a lifetime. This is a serious theological reflection . . . . Farlow uses the thought of Barth and Balthasar to draw us into the divine drama so that we are personally encountered by Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and invited into our lifetime roles. It was Shakespeare who told us that 'all the world is a stage'; Farlow reminds us that we are all invited to become actors in the divine play of life. When we engage and encounter the living Christ, we enter into the divine narrative most fully as persons who surrender in obedience to the call of the Master. You will not simply read this book; you will experience it and be the better for the journey. Read it like I did and discover your part in the story of life! --John Jackson, President, William Jessup University; public speaker; author of books on leadership and spiritual formation Matthew Farlow is a lecturer of Theology and Christian Praxis at William Jessup University in Rocklin, CA, while also the Book Review Editor for Cultural Encounters: A Journal for the Theology of Culture.
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              ISBN 9781532603877
              Released AU 14 Jul 2017
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              Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction
                

              Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harper, Brad; Metzger, Paul Louis

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              An evangelical survey of eccelesiology with ecumenical sensibilities.

              ISBN 9781587431739
              Released AU 1 Mar 2009
              Publisher Baker Publishing Group
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