The Lepers Among Us

The Lepers Among Us Author Jim Reynolds
ISBN-10 9781602669338
Year 2007-11-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Xulon Press
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Reynolds sends a call to the Evangelical Church to stop treating believers who struggle with homosexual as lepers. The call is for the church to be and become family for all sinning saints. (Practical Life)

Why We Don t Shoot the Wounded

Why We Don t Shoot the Wounded Author Jim Reynolds
ISBN-10 9781615792788
Year 2010-05
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Xulon Press
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Why We Don't Shoot the Wounded makes the case for the redemption and restoration of fallen church leaders and members, rather than ostracizing them through shame and guilt, or forcing them to permanently step down from their calling within a faith community. The author cites biblical precedents in the lives of leaders in Israel and the Church, and retells the story of the God who seeks to restore, and who calls all of us to become the Church who heals the wounded. Church members, he says, need to be equipped to respond when one of their own "is overtaken by a trespass, to restore such a one with a spirit of gentleness." This is done within the context of naming the sin, lifting the shame, guilt and secrecy surrounding church scandals, and then moving through the process of forgiveness, healing, accountability and restoration. Jim Reynolds holds a bachelor's and a master of divinity degree from Abilene Christian University (1964, 1967), a doctorate from the Graduate Theological University, Berkeley, Calif. (1974), and a law degree from SMU (1981). He has been a licensed marriage and family counselor, and has published numerous articles and books, including Secrets of Eden, God and Human Sexuality (1974), The Lepers Among Us (2007), and The Lavish Hospitality of God (2009). Jim has taught religion, theology, philosophy, and biblical studies at Pepperdine University and the University of Texas, and presently is an adjunct professor at Dallas Christian College. He also does mediation for Dale O'Neall and Associates in Fort Worth, Texas. From 1981 to 2007, Jim was a family lawyer and partner with the Whitaker Chalk law firm in Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1984 he has been pastor of Lake Highlands Church in Dallas, Texas. Jim and his wife, Donna, have two children and eight grandchildren.

The Unfinished Drama of Scripture

The Unfinished Drama of Scripture Author Jim Reynolds
ISBN-10 9781619969018
Year 2012-04-01
Pages 600
Language en
Publisher Xulon Press
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The Unfinished Drama of Scripture is a fresh retelling of the biblical narrative as a sprawling yet cohesive six-act play, in which disciples of Christ still play significant roles today. The author asserts that theological misunderstandings occur when we do not recognize which "act" we are living in, and therefore misconstrue God's intentions and lose our identity and mission. He contrasts competing religious and philosophical worldviews with the True Story of the world as found in the Bible, and clearly outlines the scriptural trajectory from Creation, the Fall, Israel's calling, Jesus, the Church and the New Creation. Through careful study from Genesis through Revelation, this is a call to grasp and live out the divine purposed that God always intended and to better know the God of the drama who pursues us with astonishing perseverance. Jim Reynolds holds a bachelor's and a master of divinity degree from Abilene Christian University (1964,1967), a doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Calif. (1974), and a law degree from Southern Methodist University (1981). He has ben a licensed marriage and family counselor, and has published numerous articles and books, including Secrets of Eden, God and Human Sexuality (1974), The Lepers Among Us (2007), The Lavish Hospitality of God (2009), and Why We Don't' Shoot the Wounded (2010). Jim has taught religion, theology, philosophy, and biblical studies at Pepperdine University and the University of Texas, and presently is an adjunct professor at Dallas Christian College. From 1981 to 2007, Jim was a family lawyer and partner with the Whitaker Chalk law firm in Fort Worth Texas. Since 1984 he has been pastor of Lake Highlands Church in Dallas, Texas. Jim and his wife, Donna, have two children and eight grandchildren.

Heroes Among Us

Heroes Among Us Author Jim Ryun
ISBN-10 9780768496291
Year 2002-01-28
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Destiny Image Publishers
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We live in a world where rock superstars, athletes, celebrities, and successful business people are paraded across the big screen and featured on the news as though beauty and fame and money and power made them modern-day heroes. We seem to have lost sight of what a real hero is. Yet America needs true heroes now more than ever. Not Supermen with super hero powers, but real men and women of character who will stand up and with conviction, make right and often hard choices in every circumstance. People who show us what it is to be good, to be brave, to be guided by conscience and character. Men and women who are examples, whose courage shows us the way we should go. Congressman Jim Ryun has provided a wealth of stories of quiet historical heroes who have, for the most part, been ignored by popular culture and nearly lost in the mist of the past. This book is not about popular heroes or cultural icons such as George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. These heroes were common people who stood firm in the face of tyranny, to give their lives for others, and to right the wrongs of social injustice. Their stories will inspire you to rise up to slay the dragons of your world.

The Lavish Hospitality of God

The Lavish Hospitality of God Author Jim Reynolds
ISBN-10 9781607917748
Year 2009-06-01
Pages 168
Language en
Publisher Xulon Press
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The Lavish Hospitality of God is the compelling journey of a pastor who enters the church "through the side door," from a legalistic childhood church into a more biblical vision of the kingdom of God. The author recounts the blessings of his heritage along with his struggle in allowing God to reshape his understanding of water baptism, the role of the Holy Spirit and the Lord's Supper in a way that reflects the apostolic church's teachings. Through a careful study of how the early disciples ate together, the book dispels the way the evangelical church has turned the love feasts and common meal into a "Jesus-and-me" moment of silence. This is a call to rethink the Lord's Supper and other church ordinances as an expression of the "outrageous and sometimes scandalous hospitality of God" and a sign of His kingdom presence. Jim Reynolds holds a bachelor's and a master of divinity degree from Abilene Christian University (1964, 1967), a doctorate from the Graduate Theological University, Berkeley, Calif. (1974), and a law degree from SMU (1981). He has been a licensed marriage and family counselor, and has published numerous articles and books, including Secrets of Eden, God and Human Sexuality (1974) and The Lepers Among Us (2007). Jim has taught religion, theology, philosophy and biblical studies at Pepperdine University and the University of Texas, and presently is an adjunct professor at Dallas Christian College. He also does mediation for Dale O'Neall and Associates in Fort Worth, Texas. >From 1981 to 2007, Jim was a family lawyer and partner with the Whitaker Chalk law firm in Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1984, he has been pastor of Lake Highlands Church in Dallas, Texas. Jim and his wife, Donna, have two children and eight grandchildren.

The Marxist Goliath Among Us

The Marxist Goliath Among Us Author Ronald J. Lawrence
ISBN-10 9781612153520
Year 2010-11
Pages 350
Language en
Publisher Xulon Press
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Many believe America is secure and we are safe because communism is dead.That prevailing supposition is delusive. Marxism is flourishing and no less venomous. Christianity and family are predicted to collapse, our freedom replaced with its tyranny. Jesus prophesied: "They will deliver you to tribulation and will kill you." So did Lenin: "Destroy the family, you destroy the country." Who are Marxism's covert operatives? Ministers influenced by Marxist theology are helping create "Christian Socialism." A church group supports Cuban spies in America and has financed communist movements. The unwanted, the burdens on society, are eliminated by euthanasia's hired killers as "death with dignity." Humanism, a powerful weapon in Marxism's arsenal, promotes individualism and marital infidelity, insisting God is a mass "sociopathic killer." Marxism endorses drug trafficking to destroy our culture. Planned Parenthood promotes youthful sex and disobedience to parental authority, protects pedophiles and offers abortion. It has advocated killing Christians. The Communist Party insists it is tolerant of, and cooperative with, Christianity, but it is no less atheistic. Jesus is being crucified with evil words and depictions his crowns of thorns on Marxism's cross of decadence. Satanism is prospering with its death rituals and immorality because Karl Marx was a committed emissary of Satan.How can we rescue ourselves from this threat and save America? God tells us in His Word. We must confront the Marxist goliath, as David did, and annihilate it.Ronald J. Lawrence is a retired criminal investigative reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He gained knowledge of Marxism during the Vietnam War when he infiltrated the Young Socialist Alliance, an influential communist organization, rose to second-in-command and later testified before the U. S. House Committee on Internal Security. He is a committed Christian and has dedicated his life to God.