His first book, John as Storyteller — a ground-breaking application of narrative theory to the Fourth Gospel, based on his PhD thesis on John - was published in by the prestigious Cambridge University Press and, to this day, is required reading in universities and theological colleges all over the world. Mark continues to contribute essays and chapters to academic books on the Fourth Gospel, most recently in How John Works: Storytelling in the Fourth Gospeland is regarded as a leading authority on storytelling and the Gospels. About Dr Mark Stibbe At the same time, Mark Stibbe has been the author of a great number of bestselling popular works of nonfiction.
Robert Sumner passed away in December The Biblical Evangelist newspaper is no longer being published and the ministry of Biblical Evangelism has ceased operation. The remaining inventory of his books and gospel tracts was transferred to The Baptist Tabernacle of Los Angeles and may be ordered here.
Book Reviews by Dr. Back inwhen he was having such success planting churches from the mother church, Immanuel Baptist of Fort Wayne INwe invited him to write a series of article for The Biblical Evangelist about what he was doing.
We did our best to get him to put them along with additional material into book form. Many times when we met I would repeat that urging and he would usually reply that he was going to do it.
What a thrill it was a few weeks ago to return from the mailbox and open a package from his widow, Davina, with this book. Subtitled, Lessons Learned About Leadership, it is an exciting work — reading almost like a fast-moving novel — telling the story of the more than a dozen churches planted under his leadership.
Warren Wiersbe, who had also urged him to put the tale in print, wrote the Foreword, acknowledging, "I laughed; I wept; and I searched my own heart" while reading the manuscript. We think you will, too.
We will not tell you to do everything the way he did — some of his moves were very unorthodox for a Baptist pastor — but we will tell you that if God leads you, as He did him, go to it! Starting with his first church out of Bible school, in Arcanum OH where he personally was the planter, he started with 7 families who wanted a church where the Bible would be taught like they were hearing it on the radio under the ministry of James T.
Tom had 5 fruitful years there and left a vibrant church for his successor. He went from there to Fort Wayne and led in the launching of churches in that area: At one time during those glory days he took a survey and found that the mother church and her babies were running over 5, per Sunday.
Obviously, that was reaching more than Immanuel would have accomplished without the church planting outreach.
Multiplying is better than adding when it comes to churches. Over the years, Immanuel said goodbye to over of its families — some of them their best — to start new works.
On the lighter side, reading this book will give you the idea the best time for launching a new work is during times of horrible weather, usually subzero and a blizzard raging. At least it seemed to be the case for "the first service" of a number of churches Immanuel launched.
Thanks, Tom, for giving us a good evangelical survival manual for years to come. I can only hope and pray that your appeal with be read and heeded! Make this one book you obtain and study during the next six months. The subtitle tells it all: Sketches of the Southern Baptist Convention Presidents.
Johnson, the first in line of the fifty-two, did not start his Baptist career with much promise. According to his own teacher, this youth — a member of the Antipedo Baptist Church at the time — had a heart showing "only pride, vanity, lust, anger, disrespect to God, his word, his gospel, and his ministers.
Strangely, he was not converted by the preaching, but by two dreams! While that seems impossible to us since "faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God" Romans At any rate, the new convert quit his law practice and entered the ministry.
Later when the Baptists of the South split from the Northern Baptists over slavery actually is was the issue of whether or not a slaveholder could serve as a missionaryhe was elected the first president of the separators.
You learn other things, too.The Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) is the Baptist family in England and Wales (there is also the Baptist Union of Wales). It is made up of churches, regional associations, the national resource centre and Baptist colleges.
The Union works with others in mission locally, regionally and internationally.
Get this from a library! The artistry of John: the fourth gospel as narrative Christology.. [Mark Stibbe]. Mark Stibbe This is That: Some Thoughts Concerning Charismatic Hermeneutics The crucial thing about this statement is the prophecy concerning the writing of . At the same time, Mark Stibbe has been the author of a great number of bestselling popular works of nonfiction.
Many of these have sprung from his own story of being orphaned as a baby and adopted by a loving father – a Dad who was a friend and star student of CS Lewis.
Mark Stibbe’s book, John as Storyteller, builds on his Nottingham thesis on John’s artistry; note also the treatment of Mark’s artistry in Best, “Mark’s Preservation”. Mark Stibbe’s book, John as Storyteller, builds on his Nottingham thesis on John’s artistry; note also the treatment of Mark’s artistry in Best, “Mark’s Preservation”.