Deacons, like elders, are to be living-breathing examples of godliness for the church to model themselves after.
There are ways to write a book like this that circumvent the hard and complicated truths of Scripture, but Furman will have none of that.
The book is asking completely different questions: Where does discipleship happen in the church? What do they need? How do disciples grow? Where do disciples go?
As God’s image bearers, we can ask God to help us be more like him in how we treat other image bearers.
In this little collection of poems, we have the privilege of getting to know Lewis better. It is, in its way, a magnificent display of God’s saving grace.
You don’t have to add thirty different events to your calendar to disciple your children, you just need to take advantage of time, moments, and milestones that you already have.
This is not an apologetic work, nor is it a polemic, nor is it even a strategy for Christians in this age. It is rather an explanation.
After handing a brand new believer a Bible and a membership directory, I might just hand them this book.
The value for all readers despite their tradition are clearly articulated arguments in each chapter that enables everyone to see the valuable and Biblical contributions of the Black church to our current moment.
It is the placement of Christian theology within culture which gives it form, shape, and substance.