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
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.
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
A one-stop Bible resource for teachers, each volume contains 52 weeks of Bible lessons based on the International Sunday School Lessons series.
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
Author: Martin Ernst Hirzel
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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
“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
Annual minutes of the meeting of the Cumberland Presbyterian General Assembly for 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
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.
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
... 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
Author: Ian Waites
Publisher: John Clare Society
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.
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
Author: Gregory A. Wills
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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 .
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
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.
Author: Liturgy Training PublicationsPublish On: 2014-07-01
... 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
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
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.
Author: Johnnie Lee Behlin IIIPublish On: 2009-08-21
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
Category: Family & Relationships
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...
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