Jesus wants his Father known. He has crossed all worlds to find us and relate to us so that we can know his Father with him and live life in His embrace. This series is about our blindness and how Jesus relates to us in our darkness. We want a quick fix, but that is not how it works. For the life Jesus lives with his Father and Spirit and the life we live in our darkness don’t fit together like a hand in a glove. Jesus has forever included us in his world, but we are scared to death, and we bring with us a deeply alienated way of looking at things, a profound wrong-headedness and confusion. Practical, historical and very personal, this series helps us see how life in Christ really works.
SOME CONVERSATIONS ARE MORE THAN LIFE CHANGING—THEY ARE LIFE SAVING.
A BURNED-OUT, SUICIDAL THEOLOGIAN
A VISIONARY AUTHOR FROM TWO MILLENNIA AGO
TWO MEN MYSTERIOUSLY CONNECTED ACROSS THE YEARS
When Aidan finds himself far from his native Mississippi, he inexplicably meets the Apostle John on the isle of Patmos. Beaten down by the modern world and desperate for answers his years of study have failed to satisfy, Aidan is confronted with astounding insight from the beloved disciple of Jesus. The two begin an extraordinary dialogue of truth and lies, revelation and deception, sorrow and joy.
Through dreams and mind-bending discussions, the wise apostle exposes the lie of all lies about Jesus, leaving Aidan shaken to the core…but liberated. Transformed, Aidan is eager to learn more.
But when John has a vision of the next awakening in Western history, Aidan knows he must return and preach the truth of all truths—before it’s too late.
Taking their cue from St. Athanasius and the Nicene Creed. Drs. Kruger and Lucas, offer four groundbreaking lectures on the gospel in the Trinitarian perspective. From the eternal passion of the Father to the centrality of Jesus Christ in creation and redemption, these lectures take us out of our Western mind-set to see the gospel with the early church. If you want to encounter the heart of the Father, see Jesus as the early church saw him, and understand what has happened to the church in the West, then this series is for you.
Jesus and the Undoing of Adam is straight from the heart of St. Athanasius and the early Church. In this relatively short but powerful book, Dr. Kruger takes us behind Augustine to rethink the work of Jesus Christ in the light of the doctrine of the Trinity. Dr. Kruger sets forward a stunning vision of the Triune God and articulates a view of Christ’s incarnate life, death, resurrection and ascension that is rigorously consistent with the truth that the Triune God eternally purposed our adoption in Jesus Christ.
The human heart longs for meaning and purpose. We are not made to live for ourselves. Meaninglessness is too great a burden to bear. But why are we here and what is our life about? In this series Dr. Kruger sets forward the fact that we are all included in the Triune life of God and this inclusion is the source of our longing. We are not here by accident. We are not the product of random processes that just happened to lead to our existence. We are here by plan and purpose of the Triune God.
“God is not a ‘scarecrow in a melon patch.’ Nor is he like Scrooge, who found it natural to spoil all Christmas festivities. Rather God is, in Baxter Kruger’s inimitable joyous presentation, ‘the God of the great dance.’ For Dr. Kruger gives us a vision of the Christian life that is powerful, winsome, hospitable, intimate, and oh so relevant and personal to the desires of the human heart with its eternal longings.”
—James Houston, Professor Emeritus, Regent College, Vancouver
As the logical sequel to The Parable, this book is as inspiring as it is creative and refreshing. “Adoption! Adoption! Adoption! This is the first thought, the mystery, the secret of the entire universe. This s why this world is here, why humanity, the universe, history exists…. Before we were born, before creation was born, before we did anything right or wrong, God the Father determined that we would be brought into union with Him and made full participants in His shared life and glory. This the staggering plan in the Father’s heart from all eternity. Out of the womb of this glorious purpose creation was birthed and we were given existence” (pp. 8-9). From this point in the book Dr. Kruger shows us how Jesus Christ is the way the Father accomplished our adoption. He then interprets our lives here and now as the process by which we are educated in the truth by the Holy Spirit.
Join Paul Young (author of The Shack), Malcolm Smith, Ken Blue, and C. Baxter Kruger in an exciting series that explores the story of The Shack and its theological themes. In this 11 hour series, each man shares on a different theme of the book.
Why did Jesus die? What happened in his death? Was Jesus the victim of the Father’s wrath or was his death the love of the Father in action? Dr. Kruger answers these questions by placing them in the context of the Triune life of God, the eternal passion of the Father for our adoption and the disaster of Adam’s Fall. Jesus did not die to suffer punishment from an angry God. He died to fulfill the Father’s dreams for us. For there was no way to go from the Fall of Adam to the right hand of the Father except through death and resurrection. This series includes a powerful critique of the “legal model” and the way it forces a split within the Father himself and between the character of the Father and Son. It also includes an outstanding exposition of Jesus’ cry, “My God, My God, why have You Forsaken me?”
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