Christ the Cornerstone: Collected Essays of John Stott

Christ the Cornerstone: Collected Essays of John Stott

Product Code: 9781683593409

Stott, John | Lexham Press

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What does it mean to say Jesus is Lord?

The late Anglican pastor John R. W. Stott—named as one of the 100 most influential people in 2005 by Time magazine—was committed to the notion that Jesus’ lordship has ramifications for all of life. Out of this conviction grew his contention that the whole mission of God includes both evangelism and social action. Christ the Cornerstone recovers several decades of his writings exploring the consequences of Jesus’ lordship from the pages of Christianity Today, including the regular “Cornerstone” column he wrote from 1977–1981. In them, he treats such diverse topics as Scripture, discipleship, the worldwide mission of the church, and social concerns such as the value of human life, care for animals, racial diversity, and economic inequality. Gain insight for today from the writings of a guiding light of evangelicalism.

400 pages

Contents

  • Introduction by Mark Labberton
  • Part I: Scripture and Theology
    • Christ and the Scriptures
    • Is the Incarnation a Myth?
    • Following Paul in Turkey
    • Truth, Heresy, and Discipline in the Church
    • The Mythmakers’ Myth
    • Scripture: The Light and Heat for Evangelism
  • Part II: The Christian Disciple
    • When Should a Christian Weep?
    • Must I Really Love Myself?
    • Am I Supposed to Love Myself or Hate Myself?
    • Reclaiming the Biblical Doctrine of Work
    • Creative by Creation: Our Need for Work
    • What Makes Leadership Christian?
    • The Unforbidden Fruit
  • Part III: The Mission of the Church
    • Christians and Muslims
    • The Battle for World Evangelism
    • Transcendence: Now a Secular Concern
    • Freeing a Stalwart People from Fatalism
    • The Biblical Scope of the Christian Mission
    • Saving Souls and Serving Bread
    • Reviving Evangelism in Britain
    • The Problems and Promise for Evangelism in India
  • Part IV: The Church around the World
    • A Visit to Latin America
    • “Unhooked” Christians
    • English-Speaking West Africa
    • Church and State in England: Reflections on Jubilee Year
    • The Lambeth Conference
    • Evangelicals in Norway
    • The Christian Church in Burma
    • Challenging the Christians Down Under
    • Brazil: The Spiritual Climate
  • Part V: Church Challenges
    • Anglican Evangelicals Speak Out
    • Evangelicals and Roman Catholics
    • Are Evangelicals Fundamentalists?
    • Seminarians Are Not Tadpoles
    • Paralyzed Speakers and Hearers
    • We Can Reclaim the Power of Pentecost to Renew the Church
  • Part VI: Social Concerns
    • Reverence for Human Life
    • Christians and Animals
    • What Is Human Life Anyway?
    • Peacemaking Is a Management Responsibility
    • Preserving the Richness of Racial Diversity
    • Calling for Peacemakers in a Nuclear Age, Part I
    • Calling for Peacemakers in a Nuclear Age, Part II
    • Economic Equality Among Nations: A Christian Concern?
    • The Just Demands of Economic Inequality
    • Does Life Begin Before Birth?
    • Who, Then, Are the Poor?
  • Conclusion: Jesus Is Lord! Has Wide Ramifications
  • Interview: Evangelism Plus: John Stott Reflects on Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going
  • Epilogue: “A Plain, Ordinary Christian”

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