A Faith of Your Own: Naming What You Really Believe

A Faith of Your Own Naming What You Really Believe A faith should be a living thing What we believe necessarily evolves in response to insights into the Bible to questions or doubts we face to changes in life circumstances or to things that happen
  • Title: A Faith of Your Own: Naming What You Really Believe
  • Author: Ronald J. Allen
  • ISBN: 9780664233655
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Faith of Your Own: Naming What You Really Believe
    A faith should be a living thing What we believe necessarily evolves in response to insights into the Bible, to questions or doubts we face, to changes in life circumstances, or to things that happen in the larger world Nevertheless, Christians often find it helpful to identify what they can most fully believe at a given moment Such clarity empowers the present and leadA faith should be a living thing What we believe necessarily evolves in response to insights into the Bible, to questions or doubts we face, to changes in life circumstances, or to things that happen in the larger world Nevertheless, Christians often find it helpful to identify what they can most fully believe at a given moment Such clarity empowers the present and leads us toward the future Such moments can also be mile markers by which we measure our faith journey In each chapter the first section lists the most common ways a certain topic is understood in the Bible The second section identifies important ways the church has interpreted that topic since the Bible s inception The third section introduces contemporary perspectives With that foundational knowledge, readers can make a judgment as to which viewpoints seem or less persuasive to them personally Finally, each chapter ends with questions for reflection for individuals or small groups.
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    About " Ronald J. Allen "

  • Ronald J. Allen

    Rev Dr Ronald J Allen, is Professor of Preaching and Gospels and Letters at Christian Theological Seminary CTU in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA A native of Poplar Bluff Missouri and ordained in the Christian Church Disciples of Christ , Allen has taught at CTU since 1982 He received his PhD from Drew University 1977 , MDiv from Union Theological Seminary in New York 1974 , and the AB from Phillips University 1971 From 1977 to 1982 he and his spouse, the Reverend Linda McKiernan Allen, were co ministers of First Christian Church, Grand Island, Nebraska Rev McKiernan Allen is currently Minister at West Street Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Tipton, Indiana.In addition to over 100 articles and chapters in books, Allen is the author of than thirty books.

  • 919 Comments

  • Not a book to sit down and read through, but a nice survey of theological positions held by different aspects of the Christian church It allows folks to see that there isn t one right way to believe.


  • It would appear that even progressive Christians didn t get the message Harvey Cox put out in last year s Future of Faith HarperOne, 2009 Cox insisted that we are entering a new age of the Spirit where belief will give way to faith Like Philip Clayton, whose Transforming Christian Theology for Church and Society Fortress, 2010 has called for a theological conversation that involves the laity, Ron Allen believes that it s important that you be able to name what you believe As to why it s importan [...]


  • This book is great for group study, but also for individual study The chapters are clearly defined, written in a lay friendly style Each chapter had a list of study questions, and the final chapter is an exercise of claiming your own faith beliefs after working through the various perspectives The author presents diverse and sometimes contrary beliefs about God, Jesus, the Trinity, etc in a non judgmental tone.




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