The late Anglican pastor John R. W. Stott—named as one of the 100 most influential people in 2005 byTimemagazine—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 Cornerstonerecovers several decades of his writings exploring the consequences of Jesus’ lordship from the pages ofChristianity 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.
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
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