Firstfruits of the New Creation: Continuing the Conversation with Jerram Barrs
by Mark Ryan & J.E. Eubanks, Jr., eds.In nearly five decades of teaching and ministry, Jerram Barrs has engaged the minds and softened the hearts of thousands. During the course of his career, he has written on subjects as varied as pastoral theology, film, prayer, evangelism, fantasy literature, apologetics, worship, suffering and evil, women in the Bible, the Christian in society, eschatology, and even gardening.
Over the course of his career, the seeds planted by Barrs in the minds of his students, colleagues, and friends have taken root, in many cases blossoming into concepts beyond what Barrs envisioned, which are at the intersection of culture, creativity, and mission.
These blossoms have become firstfruits, and in these essays is found both a tribute honoring Barrs and a continuation of the many conversations that began with him. With contributions from William Edgar, Dan Doriani, Zack Eswine, Camille Halstrom, John Hodges, Denis Haack, Esther Meek, Nick Perrin, and others, this collection offers an invigorating dip into culture, apologetics, and practical theology.