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In Life And Death

Author : LeRoy H. Aden
ISBN : 1451412967
Genre : Self-Help
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Explores faith's responses in the face of death, either our own or a loved one, how those responses effect our self-reliance and belief in God, and how faith can be challenged and strengthened. Original.

Faith Shaping Ministry

Author : Paul E. Hoffman
ISBN : 9781621898825
Genre : Religion
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What happens after a congregation welcomes new Christians into its ministry? Building on the work of the first volume in this series, Faith Forming Faith, Paul Hoffman interprets how a congregation that intentionally practices baptism and its renewal is itself re-formed. Pastors, teachers, lay leaders, students of ministry, and people in the pew: all will find the compelling story of the ministry of Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington--one of our nation's most secular cities--to be an inspiring and practical primer for renewal. Who would have thought? Bringing others to the waters of baptism transforms those already at home in the congregation. In fact, this intentional spiritual practice completely transforms the parish and the lives of God's people. There are new discoveries to be made in the ancient treasures of the Church as these gifts are shared with those hungering and thirsting for a place at God's table.

Martin Luther As Comforter

Author : Neil R LeRoux
ISBN : 9789004158801
Genre : History
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Using meticulous rhetorical analysis of several important Luther texts, this book examines how he offers comfort to those who are facing their own death or who are coming to terms with the death of loved ones.

Faith As A Way Of Life

Author : Christian Scharen
ISBN : 9780802862310
Genre : Religion
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Christian ministry is deeply concerned with proclaiming the transforming power of God??'s gift of faith in the daily lives of disciples. How is it, then, that so often Christian faith fails to orient our lives? Christian Scharen offers the compelling argument that such a way of life needs communities and leaders that build and communicate faith as foundation. Pastors will be able to impart this vision of faith, he cautions, only if they themselves are compelled by it and if their parishioners find that the model helps them make sense of life as a whole. Faith as a Way of Life is one response to this call for reflection on Christian faith as an orienting force impacting every aspect of daily life. Scharen examines the powerful languages that can replace faith language ? emotion-driven therapeutic and results-driven managerial models ? and shows how their domination leads to faith becoming a weak sibling. He directly engages the problems these languages often lead to with the hope of fostering pastoral leadership grounded in a vision of faith as a way of life. Faith as a Way of Life is an engaging and encouraging examination of how pastoral leaders can model and mediate faith as the beating heart pumping life-blood through every sphere of life

Shaping A Christian Worldview

Author : David S. Dockery
ISBN : 9781433670725
Genre : Religion
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Shaping a Christian Worldview presents a collection of essays that address the key issues facing the future of Christian higher education. With contributions from key players in the field, this book addresses the critical issues for Christian institutions of various traditions as the new century begins to leave its indelible mark on education.

Christian Faith And Life

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ISBN : UOM:39015074663165
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Food And Faith

Author : Norman Wirzba
ISBN : 9780521195508
Genre : Religion
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A comprehensive theological framework for assessing the significance of eating, demonstrating that eating is of profound economic, moral and theological significance.

Hunted Heretic

Author : Roland Herbert Bainton
ISBN : 0972501738
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The Gospel According To Sesame Street Learning Life Love And Death

Author : Gary C. Dreibelbis
ISBN : 9781512751147
Genre : Religion
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Even more than the animated features of Walt Disney and certainly more than The Simpsons, Sesame Street has had a deep and enduring role in shaping young minds about faith and morality--well beyond Patti Labelles stirring gospel version of the alphabet. Gary Dreibelbis thoughful analysis of the Sesame Street Gospel is long overdue. - Mark I. Pinsky, The Gospel According to Disney, The Gospel According to The Simpsons What a unique and insightful book! Who would have imagined that behind the scenes of a cute kids program there was a deep reservoir of theological truth and moral teaching that has shaped mnds and hearts of millions of children? A fascinating read. - Robert Lupton, Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those they Help and How to Reverse It. Not only is this a lesson in television history, it takes an iconic show and delves deeper into the moral and spiritual themes that lie just below the surface, giving us a new way to look at a special place called Sesame Street. - Tony Rossi, Director of Communication, The Christophers and National Catholic Radio Host During its forty-five seasons on air, Sesame Street has not only taught children letters of the alphabet and numbers, it has also taught children lessons in faith, equality, and social justice. Most of all it has taught children in subtle ways to follow The Golden Rule and that all people are created equal. It is without doubt one of the most significant television programs of all time.

Faith Shaping

Author : Stephen D. Jones
ISBN : 0817009159
Genre : Religion
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