Redeeming Singleness

Explores the issue of singleness through a biblical-theological examination of the redemptive history from which biblical singleness emerges.

Redeeming Singleness

Explores the issue of singleness through a biblical-theological examination of the redemptive history from which biblical singleness emerges.

Redeeming Singleness

Postmodern Pastoral Care and Counseling for Never-Married Single Women Rev. HyoJu Lee Ph.D. Redeeming Singleness Postmodern Pastoral Care and Counseling for Never-Married Single Women HyoJu Lee Redeeming Singleness Postmodern Pastoral ...

Redeeming Singleness

Have you made a New Year's resolution to get married out of nowhere? Did it work? When the author turned thirty, she put getting married on her New Year's resolution list, not because she wanted to get married or had a boyfriend but because of social pressure in which she lived. Social pressure made her think that if she wanted to ever get married, it was better to do so sooner than later. For three consecutive years, she prayed about it and made efforts to form relationships. After three years passed by, she was still single and unhappy. As she reflected on her unhappiness, she finally realized that she was not happy because she was not able to accomplish a goal that was ultimately out of her control. "How absurd it was to put 'get married' on my New Year's resolution!?" As she eliminated marriage from her New Year's resolutions and focused on what she really wanted to do with her life, her energy level was boosted. Although she did not have any tool to frame her singleness, she happened to choose the best course for her. Only if she knew the socially constructed characteristics of marriage, the first three years of her thirties would have been different. The author hopes ministers and never-married single women can learn what we think is normal is a very contextual product. The author invites never-married single women to own their own stories instead of being owned by metanarratives in their lives.

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel

Barry Danylak, Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010), 71. I owe much to Danylak's extraordinary resources on a biblical theology of singleness. 9.

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel

From the author of Out of a Far Country, which details his dramatic conversion from an agnostic gay man who put his identity in his sexuality to a Bible professor who now puts his identity in Christ alone, comes a gospel-centered discussion of sex, desire, and relationships. Dr. Christopher Yuan explores the concept of holy sexuality--chastity in singleness or faithfulness in marriage--in a practical and relevant manner, equipping readers with an accessible yet robust theology of sexuality. Whether you want to share Christ with a loved one who identifies as gay or you're wrestling with questions of identity yourself, this book will help you better understand sexuality in light of God's grand story and realize that holy sexuality is actually good news for all.

The Significance of Singleness

Barry Danylak, Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life (Wheaton: Crossway, 2010), 55–82. 5. Danylak, Redeeming Singleness, 80–81. 6. For example, Candice Watters writes that Adam didn't just need Eve ...

The Significance of Singleness

The church needs to do a better job of speaking theologically to single Christians. Challenging prevailing evangelical assumptions about "the problem" of singleness, this book explains why the church needs single people and offers a contemporary theology of singleness relevant to all members of the church. Drawing on the examples of three important figures from the history of Christianity, the book helps today's church form a vision of life in the kingdom of God that is as theologically significant for single people as it is for those who are married.

Marriage Scripture and the Church

See Beckett, “Desire in Singleness”; Conrad, “Gift and Celibacy”; Danylak, Redeeming Singleness; Eileen, 8 Essential Thoughts; Gilliam, Revelations of a Single Woman; Hill, Spiritual Friendship; Hitchcock, Significance of Singleness; ...

Marriage  Scripture  and the Church

This book takes a distinctive approach to the same-sex-union debate by framing the issue as a matter of marriage. Darrin Snyder Belousek demonstrates that the interpretation of Scripture affects whether the church should revise its doctrine of marriage for the sake of sanctioning same-sex union. Engaging charitably yet critically with opposing viewpoints, he delves deeply into what marriage is, what it is for, and what it means as presented in the biblical narrative and the theological tradition, articulating a biblical-traditional theology of marriage for the contemporary church. Afterword by Wesley Hill.

Singleness and the Church

American Christians emphasize the importance of marriage and romantic relationships, to the point that single people ... Nondenominational pastor Barry Danylak has written Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the ...

Singleness and the Church

Despite the fact that almost half of all Americans are single, singleness remains an often overlooked oddity in American culture and in Christian communities. Christians ought to be the people who most support singleness, given what scripture and tradition suggest, but this does not seem to be the case. In this exciting new book, Jana Marguerite Bennett examines a variety of usually forgotten models of singleness: the never-married, the casually uncommitted, the committed but unmarried, the same-sex attracted, the widowed, the divorced, and the single parent. Each chapter in Singleness and the Church takes one of these models and considers the cultural commentary, Christian debate, and a holy guide-figures like Paul, Augustine, Aelred of Rievaulx, Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Dorothy Day -in order to offer a new perspective on singleness, the church, and what it means to be a single Christian disciple. In Singleness and the Church, Bennett provides a fresh new theology of single life, a starting point for restoring singleness, in all its amazing varieties, to its rightful place in Christian tradition.

Redeeming Sex

As someone who has been married for twenty-five years, it's hard for me to speak about celibacy or the single life. ... through the trauma of the cross, but because in him we find the redemption of celibacy, and therefore of singleness.

Redeeming Sex

Missio Alliance Essential Reading List of 2015 2015 Readers' Choice Award Winner One of Seedbed's 10 Notable Books from 2015 Nothing has exposed the gap between the church and the broader society quite like the cultural argument over sexuality. Relationships, identities, orientations and even seemingly straightforward concepts such as gender have cut battle lines between the church and the world. In the fog of war and the cloud of conflict, it's increasingly hard to see our way clearly. There is hope, however. Debra Hirsch has seen it firsthand—in meaningful lifelong relationships with LGBT friends and neighbors, in Christian fellowships and in movements that have held a concern for people created in God's image and a high view of the Bible's teaching on sexuality in constructive tension. When you consider the world from the perspective of God's kingdom mission, it turns out the smoke clears and a redemptive imagination takes root. Discover a holistic, biblical vision of sex and gender that honors God and offers good news to the world.

Self Denial

The background to the issues of 1 Cor 7 are ably set out by Danylak, Redeeming Singleness. 22. This is the traditional interpretation, reflected in the KJV and NASB translations. Most newer translations view the statement “It is good ...

Self Denial

In Mark 8:34 and parallels Jesus challenges his disciples to “deny themselves.” The concept of “denying the self” seems to be unique to Jesus, for this saying is never quoted or referred to in the New Testament outside the Gospels. What did Jesus mean? What is the “self” or the aspects of the self that must be denied? What would such a denial entail? Can we find similar concepts in Paul’s letters? This book examines the self-denial passages in the Gospels and then investigates how this theme is expressed in many other books of the New Testament.

Ruth

Barry Danylak, “A Biblical-Theological Perspective on Singleness,” Version 2.5, 2006, 5–10, ... For a detailed discussion, see Barry Danylak, Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life (Wheaton, ...

Ruth

This commentary presents the book of Ruth through a uniquely Asian lens that helps bring out the nuances of this Old Testament text that are often missed or misunderstood. The deep and skillful exegesis presented will satisfy a scholarly reader, yet the language used is accessible enough for lay preachers and teachers to understand, appreciate, and use. This commentary brings the text to life; Ruth is no longer a story in a time long gone, but one that effortlessly unfolds right in front of your eyes. The Asia Bible Commentary Series empowers Christian believers in Asia to read the Bible from within their respective contexts. Holistic in its approach to the text, each exposition of the biblical books combines exegesis and application. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the Body of Christ in Asia by providing pastoral and contextual exposition of every book of the Bible.

God Marriage and Family

Redeeming Singleness. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010. Deming, Will. Paul on Marriage and Celibacy: The Hellenistic Background of 1 Corinthians 7. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004. Elliot, Elisabeth. Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your ...

God  Marriage  and Family

This updated, second edition of Köstenberger and Jones's landmark work tackles the latest debates and cultural challenges to God's plan for marriage and the family and urges a return to a biblical foundation.

Marriage

Continuing Insight: Ministry, Remarriage, and God's Redeeming Power for the Next Generation 1. Today over 113 million Americans ... 11. http://www.desiringgod.org/messages/marriage-singleness-and-the-christianvirtue-of-hospitality. 12.

Marriage

Never has the sacred covenant of marriage been more maligned than it is today. It can be difficult to know how to respond to a culture that is becoming more and more antagonistic to biblical beliefs about marriage. And this is a topic worth getting right. Marriage was given to us as a picture of the triune God in relationship with his people, which means what we believe about marriage is indissolubly tied to what we believe about God and his creating and saving purposes. Therefore, it is more important now than ever that we think theologically and carefully about what marriage is and how we live faithfully in it. Marriage: Its Foundation, Theology, and Mission in a Changing World is the much-needed work on marriage for this generation and the next. Rooted in a scriptural understanding of marriage, it thoughtfully engages the issues surrounding marriage being debated today and lays the groundwork for the crucial conversations of our day. Each section contains chapters from trusted theologians as well as experienced practitioners who work with couples daily. Rediscover the beauty of God’s design for marriage and be strengthened to stand firm amidst any challenges the world may bring

Washed and Waiting

celibacy, I want to note a few features of the evangelical cultural landscape that make it difficult for us to think ... of Barry Danylak's book Redeeming Singleness, evangelical pastors and teachers had to rely mostly on occasional, ...

Washed and Waiting

*Is there a place for celibate, gay Christians in the church? *How do the gospel, holiness, and indwelling sin play out in the life of a Christian experiencing same-sex attraction? And how do brothers and sisters in Christ show love to them? Wesley Hill offers wise counsel that is biblically faithful, theologically serious, and oriented to the life and practice of the church.As a celibate gay Christian, Hill gives us a glimpse of what it looks like to wrestle firsthand with God's "No" to same-sex sexual intimacy. What does it mean for gay Christians to be faithful to God while struggling with the challenge of their homosexuality? What is God's will for believers who experience same-sex desires? Those who choose celibacy are often left to deal with loneliness and the hunger for relationships. How can gay Christians experience God's favor and blessing in the midst of a struggle that for many brings a crippling sense of shame and guilt? Weaving together reflections from his own life and the lives of other Christians, such as Henri Nouwen and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Hill offers a fresh perspective on these questions. He advocates neither unqualified "healing" for those who struggle nor accommodation to temptation, but rather faithfulness in the midst of brokenness.

Invitation to Educational Ministry

Barry Danylak, Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010), 162. Peter Naylor, A Study Commentary on 1 Corinthians (New York: Evangelical Press, 2004), 181.

Invitation to Educational Ministry

Because teaching is at the heart of Christian ministry, the editors of Invitation to Educational Ministry have assembled a team of seasoned experts to present a comprehensive plan of Christian education. This volume will help church staff, parachurch leaders, and small-group teachers become more effective, influential, and creative. After laying a biblical and practical foundation for Christian education, the contributors provide specific guidance on teaching a variety of individuals and groups, including children, adults, singles, seniors, and non-Christians. The final section shares valuable insights on leading small groups, teaching innovatively, and overseeing a healthy educational ministry, among other topics. Each chapter is designed to equip educators with the most relevant information, and includes many useful features: • Real-life case studies • Scriptural support • Explanations of key terms and concepts • Practical suggestions • Resources for additional study • Sidebars illustrating best principles and practices

Living with Dignity

Singleness is not less than God's best, but is God's best for those called to a distinctive task.”32 ... Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life. Wheaton, IL: Crossway. Famakinwa, J. O. 2010.

Living with Dignity

By addressing gender equality as a fundamental expression of human dignity and justice on our continent, this collage of ? essays [by 14 women and 6 men], is meant to serve as a concrete alternative to aspects of gender inequality ? Its format is particularly devised for use in the classroom, and for critical-constructive group engagement. It is our sincere prayer that it will also be used in imaginative ways by clergy and in congregations as a necessary part of adult learning programmes.

Ex Auditu Volume 28

To be fair, this kind of one-sided focus on marriage is changing; there are more single Christians (across the range ... Barry Danylak has written a book tellingly titled Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Singleness Affirms the ...

Ex Auditu   Volume 28

CONTENTS: Introduction Klyne Snodgrass Finding Happiness in Family Life: Biblical Reflections Stephen C. Barton Response to Barton Luke A. Powery Imposter Happiness or the Real Thing? Marriage, Singleness, and the Beatitudes in the Twenty-First Century Jana Marguerite Bennett Response to Bennett Jo Ann Deasy Jesus, Paul, and Family Values Julie Hanlon Rubio Response to Rubio Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom Tyranny, Authority, Service: Leadership and Headship in the New Testament Lynn H. Cohick Response to Cohick Dennis R. Edwards Revenge, Forgiveness, and Sibling Rivalry: A Theological Dialogue Between Scripture and Science Dennis Olson Response to Olson Jack R. Lundbom Wives and Daughters: Women, Sex, and Violence in Biblical Tradition Caryn A. Reeder Response to Reeder Christopher B. Ansberry Generativity, Covenant Witness, and Jesus' Final Discourse Jim Dekker Response to Dekker Linda Cannell The Use of Scripture in Catholic Social Teaching's Vision of the Family Mary Veeneman Response to Veeneman Erica Olson-Bang Family Worship (Isaiah 58:1-12) Luke A. Powery Annotated Bibliography on Family

The Measure of Success

Barry Danylak, Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline ofScripture Affirms the Single Life (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2010), 80–81. 11. Elizabeth Wayland Barber, Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., ...

The Measure of Success

Carolyn and Nora-a single business owner and a stay at home mom-tackle the stereotypes and one-size-fits-all thinking that have left women struggling to understand how to balance roles in the home and work place for generations.

Centre for Christian Living Annual 2018

So I also think it would be so wonderful to have more models of single people in ministry—in leadership. ... read in terms of the theology of singleness is a book called Redeeming Singleness by a Canadian author called Barry Danylak.

Centre for Christian Living Annual 2018

How should we deal with our guilt and shame? How should we think about freedom? What is Spirit-inspired Christian living? How does our understanding of hell affect the way we live the Christian life? The Christian gospel transforms every aspect of our lives. If we don’t understand that, we don’t understand Christianity. The Centre for Christian Living, which operates out of Moore Theological College in Sydney, aims to bring biblical ethics to everyday issues—taking the theology and knowledge of God and showing how it shapes and directs every aspect of our daily lives. To that end, we have compiled this annual, which collects some of the material from our activities during 2018: essays from our public events, highlights from our podcast and articles by members of our student team at Moore College. Our hope is that you will find this collection helpful and encouraging as you live out the Christian life.

A War of Loves

Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity. Collins, Nate. All But Invisible: Exploring Identity Questions at the Intersection of Faith, Gender, and Sexuality. Danylak, Barry. Redeeming Singleness: How the ...

A War of Loves

At 14, David Bennett came out to his parents. At 19, he encountered Jesus Christ. At that moment, his life changed forever. As a young gay man, David Bennett saw Christianity as an enemy to freedom for LGBTQI people, and his early experiences with prejudice and homophobia led him to become a gay activist. But when Jesus came into his life in a highly unexpected way, he was led down a path he never would have predicted or imagined. In A War of Loves, David recounts his dramatic story, from his early years exploring new age religions and French existentialism to his university experiences as an activist. Following supernatural encounters with God, he embarked on a journey not only of seeking to reconcile his faith and sexuality but also of discovering the higher call of Jesus Christ. A War of Loves investigates what the Bible teaches about sexuality and demonstrates the profligate, unqualified grace of God for all people. David describes the joy and intimacy he found in following Jesus Christ and how love has taken on a radically new and far richer meaning for him.

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

Collins, Accompanied by a Believing Wife: Ministry and Celibacy in the Earliest Christian Communities; B. Danylak, Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life; G. Frein, ed., Celibacy: The Necessary ...

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology

This bestselling reference tool has been a trusted resource for more than 25 years with over 165,000 copies sold. Now thoroughly updated and substantially revised to meet the needs of today's students and classrooms, it offers cutting-edge overviews of key theological topics. Readable and reliable, this work features new articles on topics of contemporary relevance to world Christianity and freshened articles on enduring theological subjects, providing comprehensive A-Z coverage for today's theology students. The author base reflects the increasing diversity of evangelical scholars. Advisory editors include D. Jeffrey Bingham, Cheryl Bridges Johns, John G. Stackhouse Jr., Tite Tiénou, and Kevin J. Vanhoozer.

Invitation to Christian Ethics

44 singleness in general.45 Sex has intrinsic purpose and meaning, The most extended discussion of singledesigned by God to ... Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010).

Invitation to Christian Ethics

A comprehensive introduction to Christian ethics addressing today's most challenging moral issues Invitation to Christian Ethics is an indispensable guide for helping pastors, counselors, and everyday Christians navigate today's difficult moral questions. Readers will benefit from Ken Magnuson's survey of ethics from a biblical perspective as well as contemporary theories of moral reasoning. This survey is followed by twelve chapters devoted to some of the thorniest issues Christians encounter today, such as: Sexuality, including homosexuality, sexual identity, and gender Marriage and divorce Infertility and assisted reproductive technologies Abortion Physician-assisted suicide Race relations Creation care Capital punishment Just war, pacifism, and the use of lethal force Magnuson provides biblical insight into each topic and presents key moral considerations. He also answers specific, practical questions that arise and concludes with a summary of his recommended approach to each issue. Readers will learn how to grapple with difficult moral questions and will receive guidance for some of life's most challenging ethical conundrums. "Ethics will continue to be a line in the sand that separates Christians. In this volume, Magnuson gives us a biblically-based, logically-sound, historically-rooted, and future-aware guide that the church so desperately needs in the face of sexual revolution, moral relativism, and advancing technology." --Brian Arnold, President of Phoenix Seminary