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Strachan, Owen

Works: 39 works in 70 publications in 2 languages and 1,126 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Owen Strachan
The pastor as public theologian : reclaiming a lost vision by Kevin J Vanhoozer( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many pastors today see themselves primarily as counselors, leaders, and motivators. Yet this often comes at the expense of the fundamental reality of the pastorate as a theological office. The most important role is to be a theologian mediating God to the people. The church needs pastors who can contextualize the Word of God to help their congregations think theologically about all aspects of their lives, such as work, end-of-life decisions, political involvement, and entertainment. Drawing on the depiction of pastors in the Bible, key figures from church history, and Christian theology, this brief and accessible book offers a clarion call for pastors to serve as public theologians in their congregations and communities. The church needs pastors to read the world in light of Scripture and to direct their congregations in ways of wisdom, shalom, and human flourishing. The Pastor as Public Theologian calls for a paradigm shift in the very idea of what a pastor is and does, setting forth a positive alternative picture. In addition to pastors, this book will be invaluable to seminary students training to be pastors and to their professors. It includes pastoral reflections on the theological task from twelve working pastors.--Publisher
Awakening the evangelical mind : an intellectual history of the neo-evangelical movement by Owen Strachan( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Awakening the Evangelical Mind, Owen Strachan provides an accessible historical survey of "neo-evangelicalism," tracing the rise of a movement that changed the American church in profound ways that are still felt today. Beginning with the life of Harold Ockenga, Strachan shows how Ockenga brought together a small community of Christian scholars at Harvard University in the 1940s who agitated for a reloaded Christian intellect. With fresh insights based on original letters and correspondence, Strachan highlights key developments in the movement by examining the early years and humble beginnings of such future evangelical luminaries as George Eldon Ladd, Edward John Carnell, John Gerstner, Gleason Archer, Carl Henry, and Kenneth Kantzer. An indispensable study of evangelicalism, Strachan's work makes a serious contribution to intellectual history by way of social history, shedding light on an entire movement. - Jacket flap
The pastor as scholar and the scholar as pastor : reflections on life and ministry by John Piper( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. D.A. Carson beautifully blends his love for pastoral ministry and scholarship in a series of short arguments. Like Piper, he shares his journey and the 'providential twists' that have contributed to his life as a scholar. Most helpful are the lessons that Carson sets forth for the scholar as pastor. He encourages scholars to guard against an ivory tower mentality. As such, the encouragement includes immersion in the real world. Carson encourages scholars to steer clear from the deadly 'seduction of applause' which may come from publishing house and wide readership as well as a close circle of friends ... the author encourages scholars to fight what he calls a 'common disjunction' between the 'objective study of Scripture and devotional reading.' Of course, he encourages scholars to critically engage with the text, but he also encourages meaningful times of devotion. Scholars must tremble before God's Word (Isa. 66:2) ... [In] a fitting conclusion, David Mathis points readers to Jesus, the supreme example of a pastor-scholar: 'Jesus, the God-man, is the ultimate model of engaging both heart and head, not compromising either for the other.' This indeed is the aim of the editors, namely, for scholarship and pastoral ministry to point to Jesus and his gospel. The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor is a refreshing and liberating book, especially for any pastor who takes scholarship seriously. For pastors who have grown weary of scholarship and have pushed the hard work of exegesis to the margins of their ministry - this book will be a challenging, yet helpful antidote that will benefit not only the pastor, but the people he is called to shepherd"
The Colson way : loving your neighbor and living with faith in a hostile world by Owen Strachan( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During his life, Chuck Colson was the preeminent evangelical in American public life. He dedicated himself to public witness in the mold of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce, creating and leading efforts such as Prison Fellowship, Angel Tree, BreakPoint, and the Centurions program. He worked tirelessly on behalf of humanity because he believed that all people deserved help to flourish. Colson knew the importance of working practically to advance truth and justice in the public square. An he knew that to be courageous--and to speak and act boldly in line with Scripture--was by definition to be loving. Owen Strachan, a leading young theologian and public intellectual, offers details of Colson's life and service, encouraging us to follow Colson's principles in making a difference in our world"--Jacket
Jonathan Edwards on heaven & hell : the essential Edwards collection by Owen Strachan( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church in Jonathan Edwards' day faced a temptation--losing its grasp on heaven and hell. To this church Edwards preached the likes of his most well-known sermon, Sinners in the hands of an angry God. Edwards was not a killjoy--then why? He loved his people deeply and wanted them to avoid wrath and taste eternal life. This book presents Edwards' material on the reality of the afterlife, the terror of hell, the glories of heaven, and the shape life must take in light of these truths
Jonathan Edwards on true Christianity by Owen Strachan( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though sometimes presented as a condemning, hardboiled parson, Edwards' writings show that he was devoted to the cultivation of true and saving faith in spiritually fickle people. This book lays out the spiritual context of his day and the actions he took in an effort to compel his church members to leave lukewarm Christianity behind
Jonathan Edwards on beauty by Owen Strachan( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his devotional pursuit, Edwards found rich and perpetual food for his soul. This book captures his writings on the beauty of God, creation, Christ, the church and the trinitarian afterlife. In doing so, Strachan and Sweeney draw out a Christian framework for understanding and experiencing the beauty God has planted in His world
Jonathan Edwards on the good life by Owen Strachan( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Edwardson the good life explores the dimensions of life as God desires. Using Edwards as a guide, Strachan and Sweeney sengage such topics as God's original design for mankind, the effects of sin, the transformation of conversion, the blessings of the Christian life, and the way God's commandments lead us to savor and experience the love of God. God wants to give not a trickle of blessing with tons of rules, but a flood of happiness that pours into our hearts and minds. God, in sum, has made us to be happy above all. May we give Him the opportunity to do so."--Publisher
Jonathan Edwards, lover of God by Owen Strachan( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of The Essential Edwards Collection tells the story of Jonathan's life and the important events that shaped his faith and views on God and salvation. It is a biographical and contextual look at the man credited for starting the First Great Awakening that is accessable and readable for everyone. You do not need to be a scholar to enjoy and benefit from the story about, and rich lessons of, Edwards's life
The essential Jonathan Edwards by Owen Strachan( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You've heard his name, you've probably heard your pastor quote him, but who is he really? 250 years later, Jonathan Edwards, America's consummate pastor-theologian, continues to capture the attention of Christians around the world. Yet Edwards left us over 1,200 sermons and thousands of pages of other publications, not to mention the literal thousands of books that have been written about Edwards since he died. Where does one even begin? That's why we created The Essential Jonathan Edwards. It serves as a perfect introduction to Edwards's life and thought. It explores Edwards day-to-day life
Designed for joy : how the gospel impacts men and women, identity and practice( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Risky gospel : abandon fear and build something awesome by Owen Strachan( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Colson way : loving your neighbor and living with faith in a hostile world by Owen Strachan( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live with a bold and loving faith in the public square Chuck Colson's life reveals that there is no division between truth and love, between embracing biblical guidance and loving one's neighbor. The Colson Way uses Colson's legacy and wisdom to show Christians a way of living a public faith with conviction and generosity toward all. "A praiseworthy intellectual achievement and a gift to the Christian community." -Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University "Required reading for any Christian seeking to engage in the public square." -Frank Wolf, Senior Distinguished Fellow, 21st Century Wilberforce initiative "I was privileged to know and work with Chuck Colson in several respects. He was a man of character and conviction who understood that believers find themselves in 'two cities,' as Augustine wrote. As a member of the city of God, I have dedicated my life to strengthening the city of man. I am so thankful to see Owen Strachan's The Colson Way celebrate this kind of vision. I commend it highly and urge pastors and churches to buy this book-and to share this vision with their people." -Mike Huckabee "An honest, enjoyable, and eye-opening look at one of the most significant Christian leaders of the twentieth century." -Sean McDowell, Ph.D., author of The Fate of the Apostle
Always in God's hands : day by day in the company of Jonathan Edwards by Owen Strachan( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This year, get to know the true Jonathan Edwards-and see the hand of God in your own life like never before. Jonathan Edwards is one of the most respected early American theologians. In Always in God's Hands, Owen Strachan recovers the real Jonathan Edwards-the thinker, the compassionate father, the courageous reformer-as opposed to the caricature of him that is often presented. Edwards believed God was ever-present in each of our lives, caring and encouraging us in every moment. In a moving letter to his daughter, he reminds her of that comforting truth by describing her as "always in God's hands."Through daily quotes from Edwards's letters and sermons, this inspirational devotional reveals the soaring theology and comforting spirituality of one of history's most faithful and gifted pastors. With each meditation, compiler Owen Strachan offers refreshing and relevant insights, encouraging you in your walk with God
Grand design : male and female he made them by Owen Strachan( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world has gone gray-fuzzy, blurry, gender-neutral gray. In a secularist culture, many people today are confused about what it means to be a man or a woman. Even the church struggles to understand the meaning of manhood and womanhood. In The Grand Design, Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock clear away the confusion and open up the Scriptures. They show that the gospel frees us to behold the unity and distinctiveness of the sexes. In Christ, we have a script for our lives. Doxology, we discover, is in the details
The Essential Edwards Collection Set of Five Books by Owen Strachan( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set includes all 5 books of The Essential Edwards Collection:  Jonathan Edwards Lover of God, Jonathan Edwards On Beauty, Jonathan Edwards On Heaven and Hell, Jonathan Edwards On the Good Life, and Jonathan Edwards on True Christianity
Sola : how the five Solas are still reforming the church( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover why the fundamentals of the Reformation still matter today Why do people get so excited about a bunch of Latin phrases, that some guys in Europe came up with 500 years ago? Sure, those five Latin phrases have defined Protestantism for those 500 years, but why do they matter today? To my church? For my life? What's the big deal about all these solas anyway? These ones: Sola scriptura-Scripture alone Sola fide-Faith alone Sola gratia-grace alone Solus Christus-Christ alone Soli Dei Gloria-To the glory of God alone? Sola is a winsome, inspiring introduction to these five pillars of the R
Whole in Christ : a Biblical approach to singleness( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kingdom of Christ is made up of many different types of people, in many different arenas of life, and in many different life-stages. As Christians, we are called to make disciples. If you are married with children or single without children, your calling is still the same--to glorify God and enjoy him forever. How can the church continue to champion singles, and how should we view singleness in the life of the church?
Reenchanting the evangelical mind : Park Street Church's Harold Ockenga, the Boston scholars, and the mid-century intellectual surge by Owen Strachan( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mu shi - gong zhong shen xue jia : chong shi shi qu de yi xiang by Kevin J Vanhoozer( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The pastor as scholar and the scholar as pastor : reflections on life and ministry
Jonathan Edwards on heaven & hell : the essential Edwards collectionJonathan Edwards on true ChristianityJonathan Edwards on beautyJonathan Edwards on the good lifeJonathan Edwards, lover of God
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