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About Timothy Paul Jones
Dr. Jones has written widely in the fields of apologetics and family ministry. Christian Retailing Magazine awarded Jones top honors in 2010 in the Christian education category for his book Christian History Made Easy. How We Got the Bible received the Christian Book Awards Book of the Year Award in Bible reference books. Charles Colson once listed Jones as one of "four names you need to know" when responding to the new atheists.
Dr. Jones holds the bachelor of arts degree in biblical studies at Manhattan Christian College. He has also earned the Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught biblical languages at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and at Oklahoma Baptist University, as well as lecturing on the reliability of the New Testament Gospels at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) at forums sponsored by InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Dr. Jones has been interviewed on numerous radio and television programs, including WGN Morning News, Fox & Friends, Crosstalk America, and Bible Answer Man.
He is married to Rayann and they have four daughters.
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By considering the whole canon of scripture as their supreme and sufficient authority, Wilder and Jones present both pastors and laity with a Christ-centered, kingdom-focused vision of godly leadership.
When it comes to leadership, there is much to be learned from empirical research and from marketplace leaders. However, without Scripture as our authority, flawed views of God's purposes and human nature will skew our understanding of the character and practices of God-called leaders. In this book, Wilder and Jones redefine leadership as Christ-centered followership and present a radically countercultural perspective on leadership practices in the church today.
Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy is an easy to understand overview of key portions of Scripture concerning the end times. This full-color book is unique because it shows different views of these fascinating but often difficult passages in the Bible. Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy includes more than 50 charts, lists, comparisons and diagrams that summarize the different end time views so they are easy to understand.
Jesus is the central focus of all Scripture, both the Old and New Testament. Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy is written to give you a deeper recognition of the majesty and sovereignty of Jesus though the lens of end-time prophecy. Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy takes a close look at:
• Four main ways Christians interpret and understand the book of Revelation
• The statues, beasts, goats, and the 70 weeks described in the book of Daniel, and three ways to interpret the 70 weeks
• The four main Christian views of the end times: Pre-Millennium, Post-Millennium, A-Millennium and Historical Pre-Millennium
• Terms in the book of Revelation, including:
• The Beast
• Several time-lines showing different chronologies of end-time events, including a full-color pre-millennial dispensationalist time line
• A chart comparing several different Christian views of God’s work with Israel
• Jesus' teachings in Matthew 24, known as the Olivet Discourse, and two ways of understanding each passage (wars, rumors of wars, tribulation, earthquakes, etc.)
• Two views of the Temple in the end times
• Four ways of understanding Ezekiel's Temple vision
• Important beliefs about the end times that all Christians hold.
Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy will give you confidence as you look at events in today's newspapers in light of biblical prophecy. Once you read this book, you will have a deeper understanding of Jesus' second coming that is firmly based on Scripture.
In the midst of eschatological debates and arguments, this book [Rose Guide to End Times Prophecy] provides a refreshingly fair … approach to a difficult and sensitive topic. Most importantly, it places the reader's attention on the issue the Scriptures emphasizes: the glory of God and His faithfulness to His Word.
Dr. Abner Chou, The Master's College, Santa Clarita, CA
What does the Bible say about the end times that lead to the return of Jesus Christ? The major views on the end times that can divide Christians are examined in the Four Views of the End Times eBook, which can be read in 30 minutes or less. This fascinating eBook shows four different Revelation timelines and diagrams, a definition of the four major end time views, supporting Scriptures, a time line of the view's popularity, and a sampling of Christian leaders supporting the view.
The events leading up to the return of Jesus Christ can be a controversial subject. Four Views of the End Times eBook addresses end time eschatology, outlining the four major views regarding events leading up to the second coming of Christ. Below is the outline applied to each of the four Revelation time lines with several examples:
• What is emphasized by each end time view
• Which Scripture references are used to support the position
• The time period for the view's main popularity; for example:
o Dispensational Premillennialism - Gained acceptance in the 1800's and is still widespread
o Historic Premillennialism - The earliest view following the time of the apostles
o Amillennialism - Emerged in the 5th century; championed by St. Augustine
o Postmillennialism - Became popular in the 1800's but decreased in the early 1900's as a result of a world war and economic depression
• A graphic timeline showing the order of events held by each view
• A sampling of Christian leaders sharing the viewpoint:
o Dispensational Premillennialism - Dr. Charles Stanley, Rev. Tim Lahaye, Hal Lindsay
o Historic Premillennialism - Justin Martyr 100-165 AD, John Warwick Montgomery - current
o Amillennialism - Martin Luther, John Calvin
o Postmillennialism - Jonathan Edwards, R.C. Sproul
The Four Views of the End Times eBook is packed with information regarding what Jesus and Paul taught about the end times and their viewpoints and biblical references are presented in way that is easy to understand. The eBook also includes a list of important terms and definitions, such as:
• Church age
• The Great Tribulation
The Four Views of the End Times is a "must-have" for anyone who is interested in the end times and the return of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
• James Estep - “Christian Anthropology: Humanity as the Imago Dei,” “Developmental Theories: Foe, Friend or Folly?” “Moral Development and Christian Formation”
• Jonathan Kim - “Intellectual Development and Christian Formation,” “Psychological Development and Christian Formation,” “Cultural Development and Christian Formation”
• Timothy Jones and Michael Wilder - “Faith Development and Christian Formation”
• Greg Carlson - “Adult Development and Christian Formation”
• Mark Maddix - “Spiritual Formation and Christian Formation”
From Moses to Gutenberg, easily find out how we got the Bible we have today and discover why we can trust it with this highly-visual and easy-to-understand handbook on the history of Bible! Dive into the fascinating stories of the people who risked their lives to print and distribute the Word of God (Tyndale, Wycliffe, etc). Perfect for personal or small group use.
Have you ever wondered where the Bible came from? Who wrote the books of the Bible and how did they end up together? Perhaps you have been asked by a friend or coworker about books that were cut out of the Bible. Through seven dynamic chapters in How We Got the Bible, expert Dr. Timothy Paul Jones will guide you through all the important questions about the Holy Bible to show you why it can be trusted. Filled with dramatic stories and highly-visual charts and illustrations, this exciting Bible History handbook will take you from the earliest clay tablets and papyrus copies to the first bound Bible and the various Bible translations that we use today!
With this Bible history handbook, you will discover—
- 3 Ways the Bible is Unlike Any Other "Holy Book"
- What it means when we say that the Bible is inspired and inerrant
- What people did to preserve the text of the Bible over the centuries
- How we know that the Old and New Testament is reliable
- The stories behind names like John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, Gutenberg, and King James I
Explore how God communicates with us through his written Word and how it came to be! Easily understand why the Bible recording process isn't just a giant game of Telephone. Get a rich overview of Bible history at a glance, whether you're reading this for your personal enrichment or with your church small group. This book is perfect for young adults and adult studies.
Find Out Fascinating Facts on the History of the Bible
Find out fascinating facts as you get a solid overview of Bible-making history. In a fun and highly visual way, expert Dr. Timothy Paul Jones brings history to life. Enjoy learning important terms, key Scripture, and incredible insight that will help you establish a strong understanding of the Bible's reliability.
- The text of the Bible is better preserved than the writing of Plato or Aristotle.
- There is more than 99% agreement between all of the known manuscripts of the Bible.
- There are over 5,700 manuscripts of the New Testament compared to 210 surviving copies of Plato.
- Every book in the New Testament was written down before the eyewitnesses of Jesus passed away.
How We Got the Bible Chapters Include—
- Chapter 1: What's So Special About the Bible?
How We Got the Old Testament
- Chapter 2: How Did the Old Testament Get from God to You?
- Chapter 3: Which Books Belong in the Old Testament?
How We Got the New Testament
- Chapter 4: Can We Trust the New Testament?
- Chapter 5: Who Created the New Testament Canon?&
Family ministry expert Dr. Timothy Paul Jones gives church leaders a practical plan to equip parents to be the primary faith trainers in their children's lives, moving beyond mere programming into genuine spiritual transformation.
This resource is for leaders in the trenches--those who:
see parents disengaging from their children's spiritual development,
see too many students leave for college and drop out of church, or
are frustrated with programmed ministries that fail to produce results.
Based on solid research, this field guide unpacks how real-life churches can narrow the gap between present reality and the biblical ideal of faith-nurturing families.
Your present world isn’t supposed to be this small. You were made for something much bigger. And no, you don’t have to be an astronaut, or even a Star Wars fan, to live it. Finding God in a Galaxy Far, Far Away is not about space travel, or even a movie. It’s about rediscovering your sense of wonder—something we adults have successfully squelched from our everyday lives. But God never meant it to be that way. Timothy Jones, by way of an astounding, eye-opening study of the spiritual parallels found in the Star Wars saga, will make you a kid again. You’ll be marveling at the mysterious, laughing anew at life’s “coincidences,” and remembering above all the Creator for which you were made.
May the True Force Be with You
Remember when Star Wars first captured your imagination? How your longing for adventure propelled you to distant worlds and transformed you into a Jedi knight faster than you could say, “Luke, I am your father”?
This same longing, once sparked by John Williams’s triumphant score and fanned by Darth Vader’s sweeping black cape, is your ticket to life’s greatest adventure.
Join Timothy Paul Jones on an astounding, eye-opening exploration of the spiritual themes in the Star Wars saga and the truth will become clear: Like young Luke Skywalker, you were also made for more—much more.
Rediscover awe. Revel in the wonder of every moment. And pursue all you were meant to be. It is your destiny.
"The Force is strong with this one. I could not recommend it more."
Joshua Griffin, Editor/Owner, TheForce.Net
Manager, Purpose Driven Youth Ministry
“If you own a lightsaber—or a Bible—you’re sure to benefit from reading his book.”
Kevin Miller, author and reviewer
“‘Awe-some’ reading that both delights and challenges us. A fun and thoughtful book for Christians who consider and enjoy popular culture and media.”
Robert W. Pazmino
Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education, Andover Newton Theological School
Story Behind the Book
“The night I first saw Star Wars from the backseat of my parents’ Ford Pinto was the first night I experienced awe. It sent me on a quest that continues today. There is, in every one of us, a longing to touch ‘the forever,’ to sense the magnitude of the vastness in which we live. This universal longing explains why we ride roller coasters and tell scary stories. This universal longing for awe also explains why, after nearly thirty years, the popularity of the Star Wars saga shows no sign of subsiding. I wrote this book to inspire readers to relish awe and wonder because God did not only create us to long for awe, but also to live in it!”
Detailing the theological, educational, and pastoral dimensions that make a curriculum Christian, the text is arranged into four sections: (1) rationale for curriculum, (2) curricular foundations, (3) curricular theory, and (4) the practice of curriculum.
Covering areas from children's ministry to adult education, contributors
include editors James R. Estep, M. Roger White, and Karen L. Estep as well
as Holly Allen, Mark H. Senter III, Michael S. Wilder, Timothy Paul
Jones, and Brett Robbe.
More and more seminaries, Christian universities, and Bible colleges are opting to train future ministers and missionaries online.
What happens when the movement toward online education is shaped by pragmatic or financial concerns instead of Scripture and theology? Ministry training can be reduced to a mere transfer of information as institutions lose sight of their calling to shape the souls of God-called men and women in preparation for effective ministry.
How might online ministry training look different if biblical and theological foundations were placed first? Teaching the World brings together educators from a wide range of backgrounds and from some of the largest providers of online theological education in the world. Together, they present a revolutionary new approach to online theological education, highly practical and yet thoroughly shaped by Scripture and theology.
The times are definitely changing. What was once simply referred to as a Nuclear Family in North America has morphed into labels such as Non-Traditional Families, Fragmented Families, Single-Parent Families, Gay-Partner Families, Blended Families, and beyond.
"It may not always be pretty, but it is reality, and that's the intersection between biblical ideal and ministry practice," writes editor Michael J. Anthony in A Theology for Family Ministry.
With thoroughly researched input from a broad team of family experts, the book advises church and ministry leaders on how to make biblically and philosophically informed choices when reaching out to adults and children within these shifting paradigms. Emphasis is placed on what the Scriptures teach about the composition of the home, followed by discerning and hopefilled strategies for helping all families live out their God-given mandates.
"While the family may continue to change into models that bring discomfort and angst to some of us, we rest in the assurance that God has a plan for those who live in any of these new configurations of what we now call family," explains Anthony.
Other contributors include Ken Canfield, Michelle D. Anthony, Karen E. Jones, Freddy Cardoza, Michael S. Lawson, Richard Melick Jr., Curt Hamner, Leon Blanchette, Gordon R. Coulter, James W. Thompson, Timothy Paul Jones, Randy Stinson, Kit Rae, and David Keehn.