Why Go to Church

Why Go to Church

Written by a spiritual master this is an important Lent title that examines what it means to celebrate the Eucharist, and in turn reminds us of our capacity for love, hope and faith.

Author: Timothy Radcliffe

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826499561

Category: Religion

Page: 214

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Written by a spiritual master this is an important Lent title that examines what it means to celebrate the Eucharist, and in turn reminds us of our capacity for love, hope and faith.
Categories: Religion

Text Message

Text Message

Barnes, C. The Pastor as Minor Poet: Texts and Subtexts in the Ministerial Life.
grand Rapids: eerdmans, 2009. Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Worldly Preaching. edited
by ... grand Rapids: gracewing/eerdmans, 1992. Radcliffe, T. Why Go to Church?

Author: Ian Stackhouse

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630871451

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Preaching has fallen on hard times with many questioning its relevance and even its validity as a New Testament practice. This symposium of specially commissioned essays draws together an international team of thirteen scholars and pastors to address the importance of textual preaching in the history and life of the early church, the historic church, and the contemporary church. Contributions include essays on Old Testament preaching, preaching in Hebrews, gender-sensitive preaching, preaching in the theology of Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and in Eastern Orthodoxy. It also includes essays on a range of homiletical challenges that textual preaching raises for the contemporary preacher, including genre, preaching without notes, inhabiting the text, and preaching without platitudes. A final reflection by Dave Hansen on the state of textual preaching rounds out the collection. The preaching of the gospel stands at the heart of Christian praxis. These essays make a vital contribution to the recovery of the importance of preaching, focused on the text of Scripture. Written with an eye to the pastor and practitioner as well as those in the pews and in the classroom, this is a book that should appeal to a wide range of readers.
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Bible Lesson Commentary 2009 10

Bible Lesson Commentary 2009 10

Why were the disciples indignant at the sight of Mary anointing Jesus? 3. Why did
Jesus come to Mary's defense regarding her act of kindness to Him? 4. ... It is
clear they are committed enough to go to church and attend Sunday school.

Author: Dan Lioy

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 143476754X

Category: Religion

Page: 424

View: 921

A one-stop Bible resource for teachers, each volume contains 52 weeks of Bible lessons based on the International Sunday School Lessons series.
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The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa

The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in South Africa

'Why ANC dumped council of churches', Mail & Guardian Online, 18 September,
<http://www.mg.co.za/article/2009-09 ... <http:// abcnews.go.com/Travel/holy-land
-experience-orlando-theme-park-built-jesus/ story?id=12049089> (accessed 12
 ...

Author: Ilana van Wyk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107057241

Category: History

Page: 299

View: 885

This book shows how the UCKG utilizes rituals that are locally meaningful and are informed by local ideas about human bodies, agency and ontological balance.
Categories: History

John Calvin s Impact on Church and Society 1509 2009

John Calvin s Impact on Church and Society  1509 2009

himself to come closer to us in order to win our hearts. As apt as these images
may be, they ... “Why does God say that he has eyes, ears, and a nose? Why
does he clothe himself with human feelings? Why does he say that he is enraged
or ...

Author: Martin Ernst Hirzel

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802864741

Category: Religion

Page: 241

View: 596

A tribute to the monumental influence of John Calvin in the 500 years since his birth. / What legacies, still enduring today, have John Calvin and Calvinism given to the church and society in Europe and North America? An international group of scholars tackles that question in this volume honoring Calvin's 500th birthday. These chapters together provide a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Calvin's life and thought, the history of the Reformation in Switzerland and worldwide, and his continuing relevance for ecclesial, social, and political questions today. / Contributors: Philip Benedict, James D. Bratt, Emidio Campi, Wulfert de Greef, Christopher Elwood, Eva-Maria Faber, Eric Fuchs, Ulrich H. J. Krtner, Christian Link, Christian Moser, Andrew Pettegree, Christoph Strohm, Mario Turchetti./ The essays in this book fit beautifully together to provide a solid, complete work that gives precise insight into the many different facets of Calvin and Calvinism. The high-level research found here clearly shows the great impact that Calvin has had on both church and society. It is a great pleasure to see Calvin here anew. Eberhard Busch / University of Gttingen / That John Calvin made a deep and lasting impact on many aspects of history is common knowledge but the character of the man and the nature of his influence are perhaps as controversial as any that can be named. It is thus a challenge to examine even a fraction of the many ways that Calvin s life and thought have contributed to the shaping of later ages in both church and society. This volume offers essays on key points from an appropriately international group of authors appreciative but critical, drawing on a rich range of recent scholarship, presented in a pleasing and accessible form. It is a fine place for the new reader of Calvin to get a glimpse of his impact, while offering a fresh summary of some significant issues for more advanced students of the Reformer. Elsie Anne McKee / Princeton Theological Seminary / Hirzel and Sallmann have succeeded in gathering essays by an illustrious circle of experts both historians and theologians on important areas of Calvin s thought and impact. Ranging from an insignificant city at the edge of the Swiss Confederation in the 1530s to the Accra Confession of 2004, these essays will serve to correct popular misconceptions. A fine introduction for a broader readership that wants more than mere armchair theology. Peter Opitz / University of Zurich
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2009 Minutes of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church

2009 Minutes of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church

“If they want to live here, they should obey the laws of this great land and get
legal.” “Otherwise they ... One is the perspective from a Hispanic working with a
new church development in Arkansas. ... It took me and my friends from the
Hispanic Task Force more than three months before I could open a checking
account. Why?

Author: Assembly

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557415168

Category:

Page: 383

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Annual minutes of the meeting of the Cumberland Presbyterian General Assembly for 2009.
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The History of Wingate Baptist Church 1810 2009

The History of Wingate Baptist Church 1810 2009

Go as a group to an event—breakfast at Hardee's, a high school football game—
get to know people. Newsletters gave hints on what to do and what not to do, how
to be comfortable and why all of this was important. And it was working to ...

Author: Carolyn Caldwell Gaddy

Publisher: Righter Bookstore

ISBN: 9781934936245

Category: Religion

Page: 382

View: 688

The first part of this study, published in 1984, recounts congregational growth from a brush arbor meeting to a thriving church adjacent to a bustling college campus. Carolyn Gaddy reconstructs the congregation¿s evolution as it confronted missionary and education controversies, the Civil War, industrialization and depression, and modern times. Jerry Surratt deals with the 25 years preceding the church¿s bicentennial in 2010. It is a deeper probing into challenges of ministry, growth, building renovations, denominational change, and gender issues. The congregation expands its ministry to local needs, regional disaster relief, and the plight of abandoned street children in Ukraine.
Categories: Religion

The Catholic Handbook for Visiting the Sick and Homebound 2009

The Catholic Handbook for Visiting the Sick and Homebound 2009

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take
my yoke upon you and ... We can't even go to church. When we have suffered ...
We have questions that are difficult to answer: Why me? Why has God allowed
this ...

Author:

Publisher: LiturgyTrainingPublications

ISBN: 9781568546698

Category: Religion

Page: 245

View: 575

Categories: Religion

John Clare Society Journal 28 2009

John Clare Society Journal  28  2009

... her beneath the Hawthorns canopy where came a very greenish light & said
there now this is our Church why do they ... stopped at this the woman jumps
down from the cart & tries to get me into it with her saying O John john dont you
know ...

Author: Ian Waites

Publisher: John Clare Society

ISBN: 0953899594

Category:

Page:

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The official Journal of the John Clare Society, published annually to reflect the interest in, and approaches to, the life and work of the poet John Clare.
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Southern Baptist Seminary 1859 2009

Southern Baptist Seminary 1859 2009

serve the churches by prosecuting their academic pursuits without raising
questions of their suitability or acceptance in ... When Arkansan Perry Webb Sr.
planned to enroll in 1919, someone asked him why he was going to “that liberal
school.

Author: Gregory A. Wills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199831203

Category: Religion

Page: 592

View: 840

With 16.3 million members and 44,000 churches, the Southern Baptist Convention is the largest Baptist group in the world, and the largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Unlike the so-called mainstream Protestant denominations, Southern Baptists have remained stubbornly conservative, refusing to adapt their beliefs and practices to modernity's individualist and populist values. Instead, they have held fast to traditional orthodoxy in such fundamental areas as biblical inspiration, creation, conversion, and miracles. Gregory Wills argues that Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has played a fundamental role in the persistence of conservatism, not entirely intentionally. Tracing the history of the seminary from the beginning to the present, Wills shows how its foundational commitment to preserving orthodoxy was implanted in denominational memory in ways that strengthened the denomination's conservatism and limited the seminary's ability to stray from it. In a set of circumstances in which the seminary played a central part, Southern Baptists' populist values bolstered traditional orthodoxy rather than diminishing it. In the end, says Wills, their populism privileged orthodoxy over individualism. The story of Southern Seminary is fundamental to understanding Southern Baptist controversy and identity. Wills's study sheds important new light on the denomination that has played - and continues to play - such a central role in our national history.
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Baptists and the Emerging Church Movement

Baptists and the Emerging Church Movement

WhatIs the Mission ofthe Church?Wheaton, iL: Crossway, 2011. DeYoung, Kevin,
and Ted Kluck. Why We Love the Church. Chicago: Moody, 2009. ———. Why
We're Not Emergent: By Two Guys Who Should Be. Chicago: Moody, 2008.

Author: David Mark Rathel

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630873721

Category: Religion

Page: 140

View: 488

In Baptists and the Emerging Church Movement, David Rathel examines the major ecclesiological proposals of the emerging church movement. Though many theologians argue that the emerging church movement emphasizes epistemology, Rathel contends that its primary concern is ecclesiology. Emerging church leaders offer a number of important ecclesiological proposals, including restructuring traditional church leadership models to accommodate the rise of postmodernity, changing the mission of the church so that the church may strike a more "missional" tone in contemporary culture, removing the categories of "in" or "out" within the church body, and adopting the multi-site church model. In assessing these proposals, Rathel draws upon historic Baptist convictions about the nature of the church, using Baptists' ecclesiological distinctives and long history of ecclesiological thought as a helpful reference point. This book will not only serve as a guide for those who wish to learn of emerging church ecclesiology, it will also be an aid to Baptists who wish to evaluate recent trends in ecclesiology in light of their denominational distinctives.
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Faith at the Edge

Faith at the Edge

A Book for Doubters Robert N. Wennberg. Why the Christian Community Is the
Best Place to Doubt Why Going to Church Matters Even When You Get Little out
of It. One. of the best pieces of advice doubters can receive is to live out their ...

Author: Robert N. Wennberg

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802864734

Category: Religion

Page: 184

View: 615

Call it existential doubt. Call it ?the dark night of the soul.? However you term it, God-doubting is a spiritual phenomenon endemic to the Christian experience, suffered by saints from Mother Theresa, St. John of the Cross, and Therese of Lisieux to lesser-known Christians throughout history. In fact, there may be something of this God-doubting in nearly all of us. / Faith at the Edge is for those doubters, believers struggling with their faith within the Christian tradition, not for the skeptics and seekers who lie outside it. It is for those who experience uncertainty about faiths to which they have been committed, but who now wonder whether it?s true. This doubt is very personal and deeply disturbing, exemplified when God seems remote, when he is experientially absent, when his very existence seems uncertain, when everything one believes as a Christian is called into serious question. / Robert Wennberg here explores the important questions of existential doubt. What causes our sense of divine absence? Are we at fault, or is there some other explanation for our uncertainty? Why does God allow this to happen? How should we respond? Wennberg answers these and other provocative questions both through personal illustrations and through the wisdom and insight of such figures as Blaise Pascal, G. K. Chesterton, Simone Weil, C. S. Lewis, and Martin Marty. He lays out a credible theological account of what happens during doubt. He further helps us understand how we can cope with these dark episodes and how we can not only stand against them, but even profit from them spiritually.
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The Indian Orthodox Church of St Thomas AD 52 2009

The Indian Orthodox Church of St  Thomas  AD 52 2009

He prepared a reply which said , ' As no suitable priests are willing to go from
here , please send two Baavaas and ten Rambaans from there with the
necessary books and the holy ... That is why the people of the church wrote that
way to you .

Author: Joseph Cheeran

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215142451

Category: Orthodox Eastern Church

Page: 552

View: 636

Categories: Orthodox Eastern Church

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2009

The Best Women s Travel Writing 2009

Then he refused to talk to me and I didn't know why. ... I had made a detour just to
travel on it. ... road floats by a steep hill dotted with three white sheep, crosses a
bridge and runs through a hamlet called Choice with a church and one house.

Author: Lucy McCauley

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781932361995

Category: Travel

Page: 352

View: 521

This best-selling, award-winning series presents the finest accounts of women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples — and themselves. The common threads connecting the stories are a woman’s perspective and lively storytelling to make the reader laugh, cry, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn’t. From breaking the gender barrier on a soccer field in Kenya to learning the art of French cooking in a damp cellar in the Loire Valley to hitchhiking through Mexico in the 1960s, the points of view and perspectives are global and the themes eclectic, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.
Categories: Travel

Library Journal

Library Journal

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106017989127

Category: Libraries

Page:

View: 369

Categories: Libraries

Journals of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 2009 2013

Journals of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd 2009 2013

... the Church to be astute in reading and respond- ing to “the signs of the times.”
Little could he have imagined that one of the most challenging signs of the times
would be simply time itself. What is time? Where does it go? Why does it seem in
 ...

Author: Liturgy Training Publications

Publisher: Liturgy Training Publications

ISBN: 9781616711863

Category:

Page: 168

View: 584

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A Patriot s History of the United States

A Patriot s History of the United States

Wayne Jacobsen and Dave Coleman, So You Don't Want to Go to Church
Anymore (Newbury Park, CA: Windblown Media, 2006); Julia Duin, ... 2009) and
her Quitting Church: Why the Faithful are Fleeing and What to Do About I (Ada, MI
.

Author: Larry Schweikart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698173637

Category: History

Page: 1008

View: 530

For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.
Categories: History

Why

Why

These individuals are referred to as bumps on a log — people that go to church,
but can't remember a verse that was stated by the preacher. This alone tells you
that these people come to church for reasons other than giving God his praises.

Author: Johnnie Lee Behlin III

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781441576798

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 123

View: 293

Whether its Valentines Day, your Anniversary, your birthday, or just a normal day, Why contains all of the answers to provide you with the knowledge you need in order to make your commitment successful. Are you tired of the same routine in your relationship? This year, how will you change things for the better? How can you ignite the flames within your relationship? Its not as hard as it may seem. With the proper guidance of Why, you will have all the ingredients that are needed for a successful relationship; all you have to do now is Stir the spontaneity in the relationship. This book will change your view and outlooks of your Relationship. Get ready for the book that will change your life! With tips, scenarios, and examples on the right things to do, you cant go wrong! Why, Ask why. Continue reading...
Categories: Family & Relationships

5 and 10 Minute Sermons from the Word of God 2009

5 and 10 Minute Sermons from the Word of God  2009

And as such, it is not always going to be pleasant to hear or read. ... from this
ministry, is only, my relaying to you, what God has to say about the things that are
going on in this nation, but especially in the Church ... Why?? So that we, won't
fall prey to the needs and desires of the flesh. Now, here is the first eye opening
point.

Author: Word Of God Ministry

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780979283970

Category:

Page: 72

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