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Bible YTYK Vol 3 (pb, 2012) By Ron Choong
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This is the 3rd volume of the Bible You think You Know Library. Each book of the NT is introduced according to the chronology of its publication. So we start with the Epistle of James. It covers the... More > different genres of writing and features biblical exegesis and hermeneutics in engagement with archaeology, the sciences, philosophy and historiography. This is an ideal book for Christians and unbelievers who seek a no nonsense examination of the New Testament for the 21st century. Written by an evangelical independent scholar, the contents are not beholden to any hidden agenda or denominational requirements. The only affirmation of the author is that the Bible is an inspired writing to guide the confessional follower of Jesus, the Christ. Visit us at www.actministry.org< Less
Bible YTYK Vol 1 (PB, 2011) By Ron Choong
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This is the 1st volume of the Bible You Thought You Knew Library. How many times have you started the year with the intent to read the Bible from cover to cover but got bogged down in Leviticus or... More > Numbers? Or worse, you go through the motions of reading but cannot articulate what you read? Do you feel frustrated trying to get past a surface-level understanding of the Bible, to see how it ties in to world history, philosophy, archaeology and contemporary science? PROJECT TIMOTHY is a Christian community seeking spiritual renewal from a devotional discipleship of the mind within a theological safe space. PT provides a theological safe space to question assumptions about the scriptures. This strengthens our beliefs and equips us to responsibly proclaim the Gospel. Renew the foundations of your belief and faith in God by Thinking Things Through within a Theological Safe Space. The author is an evangelical independent scholar who affirms the Bible as an inspired writing.< Less
Bible YTYK Vol 2 (PB, 2011) By Ron Choong
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This 2nd volume of the Bible You Think You Know Library offers background to every book of the Bible under four categories, geohistory, literature (genre) and philosophy and science. PT 2 opens by... More > exploring the books that define the Hebraic view of wisdom as an orientation to God. Then we read the prophetic writings in the approximate chronological order of their final forms, beginning with Amos and ending with Isaiah. PT is a ministry of the Academy for Christian Thought.< Less
A Biblical Guide to the Met: 1 - ANE (PB Color) By Ron Choong, Danny Lee
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How often have you visited a major museum and wandered around, staring at the artifacts, with little clue as to their relevance for your religious faith? Ever wondered about the ANE where Abraham,... More > Isaac, and Jacob lived? What were the contemporary, cultural, political, and social contexts from which Israel emerged as a nation? Understanding the geohistorical contexts of the Old Testament is instrumental to the study of the Bible. This guide will introduce the art and science of archaeology, their contributions to biblical studies as well as their limitations as a tool to reconstruct the past. Learn about the history of the ANE, their myths and religions, as well as the contemporary tensions between conservative-confessional and liberal-critical prejudices and biases in their interpretations of the Bible in the light of archaeology. It will also examine a selection of artifacts from the Met's ANE collection relevant to the Bible with reference to their geohistorical and theological contexts.< Less
A Biblical Guide to The Met- Vol 1 ANE (PB b&w) By Ron Choong, Danny Lee
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This guide will introduce the art and science of biblical archaeology, their contributions to biblical studies as well as their limitations as a tool to reconstruct the past. Learn about the... More > history of the ANE, their myths and religions, as well as the contemporary tensions between conservative-confessional and liberal-critical prejudices and biases in their interpretations of the Bible in the light of archaeology. We will examine a selection of important artifacts from the Metropolitan Museum's ANE collection relevant to the Jewish Bible with reference to their geohistorical and theological contexts. The Academy for Christian Thought Museum Guided Tours include visits to the Egyptian, Syrian, Assyrian-Babylonian, Persian and Greco-Roman Galleries of the Metropolitan and the Brooklyn Museum as well as the Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History.< Less
GHC.Vol.1 (eBook) By Ron Choong
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This is the first volume of a 4-volume global history of Christianity. In the first 500 years, Christianity was shaped by the birth pangs of a new faith, from the near ashes of several Palestinian... More > Judaisms. As the oral faith of Israel was expanded to include Gentiles, the imperative for a written text resulted in the Christian Bible. At the close of the 6th century, had Christianity been a temporal empire, it would have been the largest on earth for it had truly become a world religion on the move. No one can begin to measure the contribution of Christianity to world history. The impact of the Church on humanity was, on the whole, overwhelmingly positive. The Church has resources beyond its own intrinsic capacities to transform even a weary and broken world because its strength is from ‘out of this world.’< Less
GHC Vol.2 (eBook) By Ron Choong
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This is the 2nd of 4 volumes on a global history of Christianity. Authority justifies power, but not vice-versa. When Jesus declared his authority from the Father, he expressed it without coercion.... More > But when secular power is expressed, it inevitably includes the coercive threat of punishment. Christendom in Europe was dominated by the flux between authority and power. Cooperation and competition between Church and State influenced the cultural climate of Europe with varying intensities. That meant life and death for ordinary people caught in the wrong place or wrong time or both. The formation of scholasticism added a fresh dimension to how faith in an invisible God may be understood by the written word. It was the secular powers who sponsored the arts of learning and this in turn led to the proximity between mercantilization, militarization and the missional enterprise.< Less
PT2 (eBook, 2011) By Ron Choong
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This 2nd volume of Project Timothy's eLibrary offers background to every book of the Bible under four categories, geohistory, literature (genre) and philosophy and science. PT2 opens by exploring the... More > books that define the Hebraic view of wisdom as an orientation to God. Then we read the prophetic writings in the approximate chronological order of their final forms, beginning with Amos and ending with Isaiah.. PT is a ministry of the Academy for Christian Thought.< Less
PT1 (eBook, 2011) By Ron Choong
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This is the 1st of 3 volumes in the PT eLibrary. How many times have you started the year with the intent to read the Bible from cover to cover but got bogged down in Leviticus or Numbers? Or worse,... More > you go through the motions of reading but cannot articulate what you read? Do you feel frustrated trying to get past a surface-level understanding of the Bible, to see how it ties in to world history, philosophy, archaeology and contemporary science? PROJECT TIMOTHY is a Christian community seeking spiritual renewal from a devotional discipleship of the mind within a theological safe space. PT provides a theological safe space to question assumptions about the scriptures. This strengthens our beliefs and equips us to responsibly proclaim the Gospel. Renew the foundations of your belief and faith in God by Thinking Things Through within a Theological Safe Space. The author is an evangelical independent scholar who affirms the Bible as an inspired writing.< Less
T3: Hinduism & Buddhism (2012 eBook) By Ron Choong
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We are the only known creatures who live with the knowledge that we shall one day die. This sorrow of ceasing to exist fueled a global resurgence of spirituality during a six hundred-year period... More > known as the Axial Age (800-200 BC). This book introduces the two great wisdom philosophies of India Hinduism and Buddhism - for Christians. Learn of the histories, beliefs and practices of the Veda, the Vedanta, the epic philosophies of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, as well as the Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana and Engaged Buddhism. Think though the salvific implications of these religious philosophies for the Christian faith in this Decade of the Brain. Consciousness, emotions and memory sustain personality. Indeed the centers of our spiritual selves rely on the proper functioning of our brains. The religions of India have long understood the importance of mastering the mind in order to care for the body.< Less