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ISBN: 0849914191
Author: Hugh Hewitt
Language: English
Publisher: W Pub Group (May 1, 1998)
Pages: 203
Category: Theology
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Hugh Hewitt is a great author

Hugh Hewitt is a great author. I should have purchased this book a long time ago. A definite help is sharing the gospel. Hewitt defines "bystanders" as Christians who are embarrassed to publicly articulate and live out their beliefs and values in an age when media elites and popular culture denigrate, if not out-and-out deride or ridicule, religious believers, particularly Christians.

Hugh Hewitt is an author, educator, broadcaster, and attorney who graduated from Harvard University and the University of Michigan Law School. Hewitt has served as counsel in the White House and for the state of California

Hugh Hewitt is an author, educator, broadcaster, and attorney who graduated from Harvard University and the University of Michigan Law School. Hewitt has served as counsel in the White House and for the state of California. He is a partner in the law firm Hewitt & McGuire and a professor at Chapman University School of Law. He was also appointed to a four-year term on the California Arts Council. Hewitt is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register.

The Embarrassed Believer: Reviving Christian Witness in an Age of Unbelief by: Hugh Hewitt Thomas Nelson 1998 203 pages Hardbound .

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The Embarrassed Believer book If I take it to heart, I will be a more obedient Christian with a richer purpose than just stumbling through life

The Embarrassed Believer book. Grade three students in Hugh Hewitt's church Sunday school can earn a Bible if at the end of the year they can successfully pass a test that includes the following questions (among others): 1. Recite the books of the New Testament. 2. State a simple explanation of baptism. 3. State a simple explanation of communion. If I take it to heart, I will be a more obedient Christian with a richer purpose than just stumbling through life. I think my struggle may just have to do with Hewitt's writing style, which is dry.

Conservative radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt, who is author of The Embarrassed Believer: Reviving Christian Witness in an Age of Unbelief, says he’s on leave from the Catholic Church. He argues, The American Churc. eeds a reformation

Conservative radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt, who is author of The Embarrassed Believer: Reviving Christian Witness in an Age of Unbelief, says he’s on leave from the Catholic Church. eeds a reformation. But, he despairs, none is even remotely close to occurring. Hewitt points to the cathedral in Los Angeles as the perfect expression of the American Church today - so sterile it could be an air conditioning plant and designed to please non-Catholics with the taste of the leadership

Hugh Hewitt (born February 22, 1956) is an American radio talk show host with the Salem Radio Network and an attorney, academic, and author

Hugh Hewitt (born February 22, 1956) is an American radio talk show host with the Salem Radio Network and an attorney, academic, and author. Generally a conservative, and a devout Catholic, he writes about law, society, politics, and media bias in the United States.

Christians believe that there is only one God, whom they call Father as Jesus Christ taught them. The Christian church believes in one baptism into the Christian church, whether this be as an infant or as an adult, as an outward sign of an inward commitment to the teachings of Jesus. They recognise Jesus as the son of God and believe God functions as a Trinity. God, Jesus and the saints. Eucharist is a Greek word for thanksgiving. Its celebration is to commemorate the final meal that Jesus took with his disciples before his death (the Last Supper).

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Due to increased hostility toward Christianity, believers have become too timid about their faith and alternative religions have stepped in to fill the void. Hewitt offers an intelligent, thought-provoking defense for Christians wanting to defend their faith.

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Erthai
Hugh Hewitt is a great author. I should have purchased this book a long time ago. A definite help is sharing the gospel
Buzalas
Would you earn a Bible? This is the title of chapter 18 of the book. Grade three students in Hugh Hewitt's church Sunday school can earn a Bible if at the end of the year they can successfully pass a test that includes the following questions (among others): 1. Recite the books of the New Testament. 2. State a simple explanation of baptism. 3. State a simple explanation of communion. So would you earn a Bible? I'll be honest and say that at this moment I would make a mistake somewhere on question one. I wonder how many adults who fill our pews would be able to confidently (and correctly) answer all three questions. How about this one: Can you summarize the content of the Bible of the Bible in one sentence? I actually was asked this question, in a roundabout fashion, by two co-workers a few months ago. This was a golden opportunity to share the gospel in a concise way, with two people that grew up in the East and apparently had no idea what Christianity was. I was the embarrassed believer then. I gave an answer that wasn't bad, but I felt unprepared and not excited about sharing something so personal as my faith. Since then I have given it some thought, and with the help of some resources from a Christian apologetics organization called "Stand to Reason" ([...]) I have at the ready an answer which I think is better: "God took on humanity in Jesus, the Son of God, to die on a Cross to save man from punishment for his sins." Having this summary statement at the ready I actually look forward to the next opportunity.

So one reason for the embarrassed believer is lack of study and preparation. We're not all going to go to Seminary, but knowledge of the basics of Christianity is essential. What is the "sine qua non" (that without which, not) of Christianity? In other words, what are the distinguishing features of Christianity, such that if you remove any of them, Christianity ceases to be Christianity? Why does the Bible teach that Jesus is the only way to God, and why, if we cave on that, are we giving away the store? These questions are not that hard, and yet Christians sweat and squirm when confronted with them, because the dreaded charge of intolerance is waiting to drop on them. I have had my share of squirming, as has the author. I think we all know that and are ashamed of our silence. I used to use the excuse "well, I'll let my life do the talking." Guess what? It doesn't. Without the accountability of a spoken profession of faith, I can curse like a sailor and nobody will know I am a Christian. Maybe we ought to meditate more on the words of Paul in Philippians 3:7-8: "But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as refuse, in order that I may gain Christ."

Why was the apostle Paul so motivated? One reason was his belief in the reality of hell, yes, h-e-double hockey sticks, hell. Now THERE's a subject that has fallen out of favor in our culture, and to some degree, even in our churches. People are happy to concede the existence of heaven, but hell? It grates against most people's chosen conception of God ("MY God is a God of love, not judgement"). And many believers also "have a problem with hell" and judge it medieval. But guess what? Jesus himself clearly taught the existence of hell. Just look at Matthew 25:41-46. I feel the cultural hostility as much as anyone ("You mean to tell me that if I don't believe in Jesus I am going to spend an eternity in hell? What kind of God do you believe in?"). But if we understand why Christ had to die (to take the punishment of those who place saving faith in him) we don't have to be ashamed of what the Bible teaches about judgment, heaven, and hell. The culture hates the idea, but we are not doing it any favors by denying the very words of Jesus. It ought to be a motivating factor to us embarrassed believers.

The watering down of the gospel, in order to be less offensive to the culture, is a huge de-motivator to believers. If we believe that Jesus is one option among many, that there are many paths to God, then why stick your neck out? The embarrassed believer, if he is anything like me, squirms because he feels the tension between the clear teaching of Jesus is John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but by me" and this common "many paths to God" belief. Hewitt exhorts the reader to take Jesus' words seriously and to use that as a motivation to transparency in communicating that which is most precious to us. We (and I am pointing at myself too) need to consider these things if we are to move past our fear of embarrassment and speak on ultimate issues with clarity and boldness.
Hasirri
The Embarrassed Believer is a well-articulated challenge for Christians to become obvious "believers" (through words, actions and witness) rather than just be "bystanders". Hewitt defines "bystanders" as Christians who are embarrassed to publicly articulate and live out their beliefs and values in an age when media elites and popular culture denigrate, if not out-and-out deride or ridicule, religious believers, particularly Christians.
Hewitt asserts, probably correctly, that although media elites put up a facade of widespread indifference or hostility to traditional religious values, the number of people in America who actually share the media's view is relatively small (IF they would turn off the tube long enough to think about it).
Ironically, while Hewitt repeatedly states that popular culture has descended to a dangerous level of incoherent, violent, immoral chaos, he says that he goes to see practically every new movie with anything other than an NR rating. Talk about a disconnect! Also, while he argues that Christians need to more fully engage the culture rather than retreat from it, he doesn't provide many specific suggestions for doing so.
I think the best "action step" Hewitt suggests is for Christians to become more active in cultural and social institutions (presumably as shining examples to others) rather than trying, in vain, to change the country through the political process. Think about it: social phenomenon and cultural abominations arise from an immoral or amoral society, and then we propose to improve or turnaround the situation through laws and government programs rather than through active participation in the society. Doesn't make much sense, does it? Also, Hewitt points out that rather than merely boycotting things we don't like (which seldom seems to accomplish anything positive as far as I can tell), Christians should actively support, with dollars and encouragement, things we like and want to see more of. "Find something good and praise it."
Shistus
It was a good read. Hewitt doesn't try to spare anyone's feelings during the book, including his own. He hits hard and doesn't pull any punches on the Embarrassed Believers, but delivers a matter of fact lay out. It's not high Christology (you theology majors know what I'm talking about); it doesn't claim to be. But should still challenge even the most seasoned believer. I think the end was a little lacking because it left a lot of questions and provoked thought, but doesn't really give you an answer to the questions it raises...it doesn't even really make a step in the direction of answering questions. However, I would still recommend that you read it. It's worth the small amount of effort you need to get through it and you'll have more than your fair share of food for thought.

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