Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Risking the Truth: Handling Error in the Church" due out in Spring 2009

The release date for the interviews book is Spring 2009. Check it out here. I've had a sneak preview of the cover design (The picture above is not it. This is Augustine refuting heretics!).

Risking The Truth: Handling Error in the Church
Interviews with Mark Dever, Carl Trueman, Mike Horton, Tom Schreiner, Scott Clark, Ligon Duncan, Derek Thomas, Kim Riddlebarger...

Foreword by Sinclair Ferguson

...and there are interviews with several other senior ministers and seminary professors.

Here's the blurb:
A collection of interviews on handling truth and error in the church. Contributors reflect on this issue in relation to the minister's own life, pulpit ministry, local church leadership, seminary training, denominations, the impact of the academy, Evangelicalism, contemporary trends, history, creeds and confessions, and doctrines that are currently under attack.

There is also personal reflection on these matters, lessons drawn from experience, and practical advice. The interviews are introduced by a primer on heresy and false teaching, and concluded with a chapters on "Why being against heresies is not enough" and "What really matters in ministry: directives for church leaders in Acts 20."

And here are some endorsements:

"This collection is fascinating, sobering and encouraging. It presents an impressive range of experience and wisdom on the challenges facing the church and its ministry in dealing with false teaching while being sensitive to those affected by it."

Robert Letham
Tutor in Systematic Theology
WEST (Wales Evangelical School of Theology)

"Serious. Thoughtful. Humble. Godly. Loving. Bracing. Encouraging. These interviews will be a blessing to anyone seeking to be faithful in Christian ministry."

James M. Hamilton Jr.
Associate Professor of Biblical Theology
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"What a novel way to approach this most vital of subjects! Given that theological reflection is human thought about the Scriptural revelation of a tri-personal God, I have always believed that the personal element has a place in all of our theologizing. The subjective should not—indeed cannot—be removed from theology. And here we see the way that some of the most important theological minds of our day personally grapple with how truth is to be defended. This mesh of subjectivity and Christian apologetics—in which objectivity is so vital—makes for both compelling and profoundly instructive reading."

Michael Haykin
Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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