While primarily exegetical, God's People in God's Land contains many useful insights for Christian social ethics: Wright suggests how the ethical application of his findings might proceed as Christians with different theological ...
Author: Christopher J. H. Wright
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
In recent sociological approaches to the Old Testament, Christians have been finding unexpected resources for their ethical reflection and action relative to the modern world's pressing social and economic dilemmas. This unique survey by Christopher Wright examines life in Old Testament Israel from an ethical perspective by considering how the economic facts of Israel's social structure were related to the people's religious beliefs. Observing the centrality of the family in social, economic and religious spheres of Israelite life, Wright analyzes Israel's theology of land, the rights and responsibilities of property owners, and the socioeconomic and legal status of dependent persons in ancient Israel - wives, children, and slaves - showing the mutual interaction between such laws, institutions, and customs and the nation's covenant relationship with God. While primarily exegetical, God's People in God's Land contains many useful insights for Christian social ethics: Wright suggests how the ethical application of his findings might proceed as Christians with different theological perspectives and cultural contexts seek to work out the relevance of the Old Testament for today.
Really good, Jeff.” “I think you nailed it, Jeff. Your passion shows through. You won’t sell many copies, though, maybe to a few serious Christians.” There is no fear of God in this land.
Author: Jeff Andrick
Publisher: WestBow Press
“Jeff, I couldn’t put it down. Started reading and couldn’t stop. Not a conventional approach, but your subject matter really matters. Your personal stories win the reader over, conclusions were solid and the presentation intriguing. Thanks for the opportunity to be an early reader and fan! Really good, Jeff.” “I think you nailed it, Jeff. Your passion shows through. You won’t sell many copies, though, maybe to a few serious Christians.” There is no fear of God in this land. Without a proper fear of God straying is inevitable in our practices and our beliefs. What was once staunchly admonished is now tacitly accepted and important doctrines are treated like casual recommendations. If the Word of God is so serious and profound, why do contemporary Christians treat it so playfully?
A Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in Middle America Lyz Lenz. GOD LAND GOD LAND A STORY OF FAITH, LOSS, AND RENEWAL IN Front Cover.
Author: Lyz Lenz
Publisher: Indiana University Press
“Will resonate with any readers interested in understanding American landscapes where white, evangelical Christianity dominates both politics and culture.” —Publishers Weekly In the wake of the 2016 election, Lyz Lenz watched as her country and her marriage were torn apart by the competing forces of faith and politics. A mother of two, a Christian, and a lifelong resident of middle America, Lenz was bewildered by the pain and loss around her—the empty churches and the broken hearts. What was happening to faith in the heartland? From drugstores in Sydney, Iowa, to skeet shooting in rural Illinois, to the mega churches of Minneapolis, Lenz set out to discover the changing forces of faith and tradition in God’s country. Part journalism, part memoir, God Land is a journey into the heart of a deeply divided America. Lenz visits places of worship across the heartland and speaks to the everyday people who often struggle to keep their churches afloat and to cope in a land of instability. Through a thoughtful interrogation of the effects of faith and religion on our lives, our relationships, and our country, God Land investigates whether our divides can ever be bridged and if America can ever come together. “God Land, Lyz Lenz’s much-anticipated debut book, is a marvel. Not only is it a window into the middle America so many like to stereotype but fail to fully understand in all of its complexity, but it mixes reportage, memoir, and gorgeous prose so seamlessly I wanted to know how she did it.” —Sarah Weinman, author of The Real Lolita
the records in the Bible (The Religious Book of God of the Jews and the Christians) saying that the age old belief ... As we see Eden was a garden where God and humans were spending their time, this could be equating to God's Land or ...
Manion provides fresh biblical insight for people traveling through undesired transitions--foreclosure, unemployment, parents in declining health, postgraduate uncertainty, business failure--who are looking for hope, guidance, and ...
Author: Jeff Manion
Manion provides fresh biblical insight for people traveling through undesired transitions--foreclosure, unemployment, parents in declining health, postgraduate uncertainty, business failure--who are looking for hope, guidance, and encouragement. He asserts that life's transitions are there to remind Christians that God is present before, during, and after these periods.
And the peoples will take them and bring them to their place, and the house of Israel will possess them in the LORD's land as male and female slaves. They will take captive those who were their captors, and rule over those who oppressed ...
Author: John Tock
Publisher: Xulon Press
John Tock was born in Iowa and converted to Christ at age 16. He has a B.A. and a Th.B. from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa and a M.A. from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. John has served as a campus missionary and a pastor for 39 years. His wife Ann was promoted to glory in November 2006 after 36 years of marriage and five children. In July 2007, he married Allyn. They united with Sovereign Grace Bible Church in Phoenix, Arizona in January 2008 where he serves as a teaching elder. John collects turtles to remind him to be patient and persevere.
Suva: God's Pacific People Programme, Pacific Theological College. Bryant, J. 1993. ... Cadogan, T. 2004. a Three-Way Relationship: God, Land, People: a Maori Woman Reflects. In Land and Place: He Whenua, He Wahi: Spiritualities from ...
Author: Jacqueline Ryle
Category: Social Science
Examining the multifaceted nature of Christianity in Fiji, My God, My Land reveals the deeply complex and often paradoxical dynamics and tensions between processes of change and continuity as they unfold in representations and practices of Christianity and tradition in people's everyday lives. The book draws on extensive, multi-sited fieldwork in different denominations to explore how shared values and cultural belonging are employed to strengthen relations. As such My God, My Land will be of interest to anthropologists of Oceania as well as scholars and students researching into social and cultural change, ritual, religion, Christianity, enculturation and contextual theology.
“The small land holders,” Jefferson wrote, “are the most precious part of a state. ... Specifically, these people believed that God had chosen the United States of America as the nation to lead the world toward the millennium.
Author: Todd M. Kerstetter
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
While many studies of religion in the West have focused on the region's diversity, freedom, and individualism, Todd M. Kerstetter brings together the three most glaring exceptions to those rules to explore the boundaries of tolerance as enforced by society and the U.S. government.God's Country, Uncle Sam's Landanalyzes Mormon history from the Utah Expedition and Mountain Meadows Massacre of 1857 through subsequent decades of federal legislative and judicial actions aimed at ending polygamy and limiting church power. It also focuses on the Lakota Ghost Dancers and the Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota (1890), and the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas (1993). In sharp contrast to the mythic image of the West as the "Land of the Free," these three tragic episodes reveal the West as a cultural battleground--in the words of one reporter, "a collision of guns, God, and government." Kerstetter asks important questions about what happens when groups with a deep trust in their differing inner truths meet, and he exposes the religious motivations behind government policies that worked to alter Mormonism and extinguish Native American beliefs.
An Eritrean Play Bereket H. Selassie. Bereket Habte Selassie The Devil in God's Land An Eritrean Play THE DEVIL IN GOD'S LAND An Eritrean Play THE DEVIL. Cover.
Author: Bereket H. Selassie
Publisher: African Books Collective
This is a Drama based on contemporary political realities in some African countries, which arrived at liberation through armed struggle. Eritrea (God's land, according to the ancient Egyptians) is an example of a country and society in convulsion because of the abandonment by its leadership, particularly among the ex-combatants, of the lofty principles of democracy, serving the people, equality and solidarity: aspirations that characterized the rhetoric of the revolution. The incidences and personalities in it are, however, purely fictitious although similarities are bound to exist since the principles during the wars of liberation and the abuses thereafter tend to be the same in all undemocratic countries. Poetic license has been used to draw characters from the army, students, political dissidents and political opportunists, the Catholic Church and a nun who escapes rape but is martyred in the process of resistance. This is a drama with elements of suspense, farce, comedy and tragedy, woven in a way that will not fail to move the reader in and outside Eritrea by the in depth understanding of the inside workings and "intelligence" of a contemporary African dictatorship.
But it is for his contribution to God's land that he is best remembered. And so if you are ever at Arlington, pause at Section 12, Grave 2881, and say, “Rest in peace, General Wingate, and thank you.” Reflections Left page: Spikeybarked ...
Author: Eva Marie Everson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Discover the origin of the Word of God, and the Land of His Heartbeat in Reflections of God’s Holy Land: A Personal Journey Through Israel. This unique armchair tour of Israel includes four-color photographs, related scriptures, historical and archaeological information about each area, and a description of what it looks and feels like to be there today. Providing more than a coffee table book of slick photographs, authors Everson and Feinberg-Vamosh (one Christian, one Jewish) enlighten readers with a deeper understanding of the land of Israel-the land that holds not only God's story but the story of His people. Features include: Beautiful photographs with cross-referenced scriptures of 40 significant biblical locations Historical and archaeological comment and present-day perspective Endorsements: "You've always wanted to go to the Holy Land, and this book will only deepen that longing. If for any reason you can't go, Reflections of God's Holy Land is the next best thing. You'll feel as if you've been there. Don't miss this." -Jerry B. Jenkins, Novelist "If you've been to Israel, this book will feel like a return trip. I highly recommend you settle in with a cup of something and experience the beauty and inspiration of these pages! I love it!!" -Marilyn Meberg, Women of Faith® Speaker & Author
Nonyana, M. (2003) Communal land tenure and the right to family life. ... Republic of South Africa (1996b) Communal Land Rights Bill, Government Gazette, 446(23740). ... Wright, C.J.H. (1990) God's people in God's land.
Son of Rozari Book 3 For God, Land & Love By J. Naomi Ay Published by Ayzenberg, Inc. Copyright 2020 Ayzenberg, Inc. 131220 Cover Art by SelfPubBookCovers.com/ RLSather All Material within this volume is copyright 2020 by Ayzenberg, ...
Author: J. Naomi Ay
Publisher: J. Naomi Ay
After spending six months in the SpaceForce brig for the crime of saving an Allied Starship, Kacia finds herself back on Rozari, married off to a man she assumed she hated, while the one man she loved is apparently indifferent. Well, Mish is indifferent, isn’t he? Ruka is pretty sure that his former squire doesn’t care about any one of them. That would include the two young boys which Ruka is raising as his own. Except there’s this odd thing going on with Mish, which coincidentally happens whenever one of them is near; bloody tears that seep from his eyes. In the meantime, Eryk is discharged from the SpaceForce and sent back to Rozari, tasked with building giant domes. Prince Dillon ponders what they are for before concluding the worst: Mish is intent on destroying Rozari and killing them all.
The importance of our lifetime on Earth cannot be overstated. This Is the time given to each of us to work out our own Salvation. Each one of us as individuals must show what we want to become.
Author: Louis Brent Roberts
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press
The importance of our lifetime on Earth cannot be overstated. This Is the time given to each of us to work out our own Salvation. Each one of us as individuals must show what we want to become. What that means is we can use our agency to decide just what type of life we want to live throughout all eternity. Do we want to believe and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ or follow the lifestyle of the adversary,” Satan”? Ancient apostles have said, do not procrastinate the day of your repentance. Today is the day to prepare to meet God. All are born into this life with the spirit or the light of Christ in them. It follows then that if we but follow and listen to that spirit it will lead us back to Christ. All are loved by Him, and it is His work and glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of all mankind. It is the object and purpose of this series of eBooks to add to our storehouse of knowledge of the life of Jesus Christ. We are told that a man can be saved no faster than he gains knowledge of Jesus Christ, His commandments and lives them. When the Lord speaks of being saved, He means to be worthy of returning to and living with Him. The natural man within us all, is an enemy to God and wants to move us away from this light of Christ. Satan is real and his influence on us is strong. We must seek out true knowledge from all who know truths and learn from them. God has a plan and He told and taught us about this plan in a pre-existent time before we were born. We used our eternal agency to decide if we wanted to believe and follow Him or not, in that pre-existent time. All who used that agency and chose to follow the plan were chosen to be born on this earth and receive a mortal body. Those who chose to not accept were denied a mortal body and were cast out. All those outcasts are now here on this earth without mortal bodies and are tempting us to deny Christ and live corrupt lives, we will learn more about all of this as we go along. The first eBook “The Pre-existence” (1st Estate) was to give us a better understanding of where we came from and the plan that has been established by God to allow us to be tested and move us ever closer to our goal of exaltation. In this second eBook, “Earth Life” (2nd Estate), we will gain answers to the question of why we are here. We will gain a much better understanding of this probationary time and just how important it is to our Salvation. We must not waste this time but learn to feast on the words of Christ. The Lord has not left us alone in obtaining a greater understanding and knowledge of God’s Plan for all His children. The ancient and latter-day apostles have given us direction of what we should do. It is quite simple. We need to “Read, Ponder and Pray”, about all that we are learning and ask God if these things are true. He will manifest the truth of all things to each of us in His own time and in His own way through the power of the Holy Ghost. We will learn more of this Holy Ghost in future eBooks. After learning of these truths and commandments we must live them so we will be worthy to return to and live with Him. Read on now a enjoy.
In One in a Million, Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer invites us to change that pattern for good, living beyond our circumstances and expecting to see God move in miraculous ways day after day.
Author: Priscilla Shirer
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
The Egyptians in Exodus 1 were intent on enslaving the Israelites, wearing them down so that God’s chosen people would become disillusioned and not live up to their destiny. Of the original two million Israelites who received God’s invitation to enter the Promised Land, only two actually entered it! Similarly, modern day Christians often hear and understand the promises of God each Sunday morning at church but then rarely choose to experience them in everyday life. In One in a Million, Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer invites us to change that pattern for good, living beyond our circumstances and expecting to see God move in miraculous ways day after day. Without a doubt, we can find and follow God’s purpose for our journey. We can make it to the Promised Land!
Behold, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, as the Lord my God commanded me, that you should do them in the land which you are entering to take possession of it. Keep them and do them; for that will be your wisdom and your ...
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
The author analyzes the theology and function of the three divisions of the Hebrew Bible: Torah, Prophets, and Writings.