Description : Your view of God determines your view of the world.You hold in your hands a landmark guide to understanding the ideas and forces shaping our times. Understanding the Times offers a fascinating, comprehensive look at the how the tenets of the Christian worldview compares with the five major competing worldviews of our day: Islam, Secular Humanism, Marxism, New Age, and Postmodernism. Understanding the Times is a systematic way to understand the ideas that rule our world. While the material is expansive, the engaging, easy-to-understand writing style invites you to discover the truths of God – and our world. This classic should be on the shelf of every Christian home, on the desk of every pastor, and in the hands of every Christian student headed off to college.
Description : The subject of this book is time, one of the small number of elusive essences of the world, unsubdued by human will. The three global problems of natural science, those of the origin of the Universe, life and consciousness, cannot be solved without finding out the nature of time. Without a good construction of time it is impossible to describe, to qualify, to forecast and to control various processes in the animate and inanimate nature. Special attention is paid to the ways of adequate inclusion of the properties of time in the derivation of the fundamental equations of motion for natural systems.
Description : Time is considered as an independent entity which cannot be reduced to the concept of matter, space or field. The point of discussion is the “time flow” conception of N A Kozyrev (1908–1983), an outstanding Russian astronomer and natural scientist. In addition to a review of the experimental studies of “the active properties of time”, by both Kozyrev and modern scientists, the reader will find different interpretations of Kozyrev's views and some developments of his ideas in the fields of geophysics, astrophysics, general relativity and theoretical mechanics. Contents:A Substantional Interpretation of N A Kozyrev's Conception of Time (A P Levich)The Fundamentals of N A Kozyrev's Causal Mechanics (L S Shikhobalov)Logic of Causal Mechanics: Observations–Theory–Experiments (S M Korotayev)N A Kozyrev's Causal Mechanics Seen by an Orthodox Physicist (B N Chigarev)The Problems in Experimental Foundation of Causal Mechanics (A G Parkhomov)Geophysical Effects of Causal Mechanics (M L Arushanov & S M Korotayev)Quantum–Mechanical Uncertainty Relations as a Consequence of the Postulates of N A Kozyrev&s Causal MechanicsForces in Causal Mechanics (L S Shikhobalov)Stars and Koltstars (V E Zhvirblis)What Can Be Obtained from the Substantional Conception of Time? (L S Shikhobalov) Readership: Researchers in astronomy, cosmology and gravity and physicists. keywords:Time;Time Flow;N A Kozyrev;âActiveâ Properties of Time;Causal Mechanics;Substantial Time;Experiments with Time;
Description : 1 Chronicles speaks of men "of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do." In our rapidly changing, postmodern culture, we desperately need men who understand the times and know what we ought to do. D. A. Carson issuch a man. Renowned as a gifted speaker, writer, theologian, and pastor, Carson has written extensively and persuasively on a wide range of topics and has been a defender of the modern evangelical faith. In appreciation of Carson's life work, editors Andreas J. Kèostenberger and Robert Yarbrough, themselves respected scholars, have assembled a team of contributors to produce this volume of essays on New Testament studies in modern times. The book is divided into three parts: New Testament studies and ancillary disciplines, special topics in New Testament studies, and New Testament studies around the world. Pastors, professors, and students will benefit not only from the example of a man who understands the times, but also from the high quality of scholarship and wide variety of topics covered in this volume.
Description : Many evangelicals have come to embrace a populist eschatology that has neither the support of the historical church, nor of the scholarly world today. For some, this has led to a disillusionment with eschatological speculations. For others, the results are apathy and a failure to understand the mission of God's people. This is tragic! For when the entirety of the New Testament is read and understood from an eschatological perspective, the grand narrative of Scripture and its fulfillment in Jesus comes clearly into focus. A proper framework for understanding eschatology directly correlates to a proper understanding of the mission of God's people, who are themselves carrying forth the biblical story as we approach the New Jerusalem. To fail to comprehend eschatology is to fail to comprehend our mission. This book has two objectives: First, to provide a proper hermeneutical framework from which we may discern a biblical eschatological worldview. Second, to demonstrate that a proper eschatological framework relates to the mission of God's people and the demand for holiness. Thus, eschatology matters!