Hearers and doers : a pastor's guide to making disciples through scripture and doctrine
- Additional Author(s)
- St. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2019
- THEOLOGY, PRACTICAL
- DISCIPLING (CHRISTIANITY)
- CHRISTIAN LIFE AND PRACTICE
. . Index: p. 247-259
- The foundation of discipleship is sound, scriptural doctrine. The value of sound doctrine is often misunderstood by the modern church. While it can be dry and dull, when it flows from the story of Scripture, it can be full of life and love. This kind of doctrine, steeped in Scripture, is critical for disciple-making. And it's often overlooked by modern pastors. In Hearers and Doers, Kevin Vanhoozer makes the case that pastors, as pastor-theologians, ought to interpret Scripture theologically to articulate doctrine and help cultivate disciples. scriptural doctrine is vital to the life of the church, and local pastor-theologians should be the ones delivering it to their communities. With arresting prose and striking metaphors, Vanhoozer addresses the most pressing problems in the modern church with one answer: teach sound, scriptural doctrine to make disciples.
- Number of Page(s)
- xxx, 259 p.
- 21 cm.
- Other Desc.
Summary / Review / Table of Content
Part one. Warming up: why discipleship matters. The role of theology in making disciples : some important preliminaries --
Whose fitness? Which body image? : toward understanding the present North American social imaginary --
From hearing to doing : first steps in making disciples "fit for purpose": --
Doctrine for discipleship : from bodybuilding to building up the body of Christ --
Part two. Working out: how discipleship happens. Creatures of the world : the pastor as eye doctor (and general practitioner) of the church --
Company of the gospel : the disciple as member of the church --
Communion of saints : the disciple as catholic Christian --
Children of God : the disciple as fitting image of Jesus Christ --
Conclusion : "Now we are fit" : discipleship to the glory of God.
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