Equipped for Change: Studies in the Pastoral Epistles
Change - this single word conjures up a storm of conflicting emotions, especially in today's church. While it is true that change is ushering in an ... Show synopsis Change - this single word conjures up a storm of conflicting emotions, especially in today's church. While it is true that change is ushering in an unprecedented array of challenges and opportunities, it's important to remember that this isn't the first time the Body of Christ has had to find a reliable path through a shifting landscape. At the end of his life, the apostle Paul knew that change was inevitable. As he contemplated his beloved children in the faith, he considered how to equip them for the time when he could no longer personally assist their journey toward God. In his letters to Timothy and Titus, Paul opens his heart to those who would soon receive the baton of leadership. In Equipped for Change, James Thompson draws deeply from the lessons offered by Paul to his apprentices. From these pastoral letters he gleans biblical principles by which the church can prepare for the opportunities and guard against the dangers presented by an uncertain future.