NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 28, 2018 – A surprising number of Americans with Evangelical beliefs have Jewish roots, and the vast majority of Evangelicals believe it is important to share the Gospel with the Jewish people, according to a study by LifeWay Research underwritten by Chosen People Ministries and New York Times bestselling author Joel C. Rosenberg.
The study, “Evangelical Attitudes Toward Israel and the Peace Process,” found that:
- Eighty-six percent of Americans with evangelical beliefs say sharing the Gospel with Jewish people is important; and
- An estimated 871,000 Americans with evangelical beliefs – almost three times the most generous previous estimates — have a Jewish parent or grandparent.
“The study indicates unprecedented openness and responsiveness to the Gospel among American Jews and Americans with Jewish roots,” said Rosenberg, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen. “What’s more, a significant percentage of American Evangelicals without Jewish roots say they believe sharing the…
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“We must allow biblical theology to shape how we approach counseling, not the Christianization of secular approaches.”
A friend asked me today about Crabb’s book Connections. I referred him to David Powlison’s book Speaking Truth in Love: Counsel in Community. They have a similar vision, but somewhat different approaches to that vision. I’ll focus on Powlison, since I just finished reading this book.
David Powlison does not see counseling as the guarded territory of “professionals”. He has a vison, from Ephesians 4, of counseling taking place in “mutually constructive” relationships. What this does is place counseling back into the relationships you already have, or should have, so it is more natural and a function of mutual discipleship.
This may sound strange to many people, but we are to have relationships in which we lovingly speak the truth into one another’s lives. The problem really is that we have bought into a false vision of the church. It is the place, not so much the counselor’s…
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Objective in Faith
SUBJECTIVE: relating to or determined by the mind as the subject of experience b : characteristic of or belonging to reality as perceived rather than as independent of mind
OBJECTIVE: of, relating to, or being an object, phenomenon, or condition in the realm of sensible experience independent of individualthought and perceptible by all observers.
There are many who profess that the truth of God is in the eye of the beholder. What is truth for one is not truth for the other. In other words, to them, truth is subjective. If truth is to be a standard, it must be the same for everyone. Col 3:25 Truth isn’t fair if it varies from person to person, or from situation to situation. Nevertheless, what sayeth the scripture? Gal 4:30
Truth Is Known & Revealed
Jesus said to his disciples, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” John 17:17…
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I’ve been reading How People Change, by Lane and Tripp. The book asks and answers an important question for those of us engaged in the practice of counseling: What does it take for lasting ch…
Source: Powlison’s X-Ray Questions