The Sermon on the Mount is the first workbook in our discipleship series. Structured around the Know-Be-Do approach to personal development our discipleship process seeks to be Biblically grounded and geared toward the whole person. Addressing the areas of Character formation (Heart – Being – Character), Biblical formation (Head – Know – Creed), and Ministry [...]
God Is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China Contributor(s): Yiwu, Liao (Author), Huang, Wenguang (Translator) Chinese dissident author Liao Yiwu—the once lauded, later imprisoned, and now celebrated author of The Corpse Walker—profiles the extraordinary lives of dozens of Chinese Christians, providing a rare glimpse into the burgeoning underground world [...]
JI Packer has written a theology that busy readers can appreciate. It’s title is accurate: Concise Theology. 94 essays in 2-3 page bites. A great starter for every Christian reader who wants to improve their knowledge of God and theology in bite size but substantive chunks. Packer calls his chapters the “permanent essentials of Christianity”. [...]
There have been many challenges to the veracity of the New Testament text and the claims of the Gospel message. Made popular by novels and movies like the DaVinci Code, picked up on by the “new atheist” movement and even in books by “scholars” like Bart Ehrman, the challenges are widespread. Reinventing Jesus is an [...]
January 2011 marks the five year anniversary of Celebrate Recovery at NCC. In light of that landmark this months book choice is “Life’s Healing Choices” by John Baker. John is the founder of Celebrate Recovery and this book is a foundation for the philosophy of the ministry. Based on the Beatitudes, John outlines 8 areas [...]
Join us in our reading throughout the year. This provocative book by a pastor, professor, Seminary president helps us to discern and discuss issues facing the church in modern culture.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a pastor and theologian who lived and ministered during the reign of Third Reich Germany and Adolph Hitler. He was a leader in the effort to keep the church from the distortions and heresy of the Third Reich and what came to be known as German Christians. He was instrumental in the [...]
by noteworthy author and professor Dallas Willard
?God spoke to me.? ?The Spirit spoke to my heart.? ?God revealed the idea to me.? Being close to God means communicating with Him?telling Him what is on our hearts in prayer and hearing and understanding what He is saying to us. The key, says Willard, is to focus not so much on individual actions and decisions as on building our personal relationship with our Creator.