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Money And Possessions

Author : Walter Brueggemann
ISBN : 9781611646771
Genre : Religion
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The Bible is rich with complex and diverse material on the topic of money and possessions. Indeed, a close look at many scriptural texts reveals that economics is a core preoccupation of the biblical tradition. In this new work, highly regarded preacher and scholar Walter Brueggemann explores the recurring theme of money and possessions in the Old and New Testaments. He proposes six theses concerning money and possessions in the Bible, observing their contradictory nature to the conventional wisdom and practice of both the ancient world and today's society. Brueggemann advises us to reassess the ways in which our society engages—or does not engage—questions of money and possessions as carriers of social possibility. He invites the church to move toward an alternative neighborly economy that is more consistent with the gospel we confess.

Violence In Scripture

Author : Jerome F.D. Creach
ISBN : 9780664231453
Genre : Religion
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The Bible frequently depicts God as angry and violent, and sometimes depicts human violence as positive or even as commanded by God. This forms one of the most vexing problems in approaching Scripture and interpreting the Bible for preaching and teaching today. In this volume, Creach first examines the theological problems of violence and categorizes the types of violence that appear in scripture. He then wrestles with the most important biblical texts on violence to work through specific interpretational issues. This new volume in the Interpretation: Resources for Use of Scripture in the Church series will help preachers and pastors interpret those difficult texts, encouraging them to face violence in the Bible with honesty.

The Ten Commandments

Author : Patrick D. Miller
ISBN : 9781611644289
Genre : Religion
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In this volume, Patrick D. Miller studies the Ten Commandments as ancient document and as contemporary guide. With careful attention to each commandment in its original context, this book shows the reader the modern relevance of these basic principles, as well as how the ideas of each commandment influenced the New Testament. More than an intellectual exercise, The Ten Commandments applies the call of the commandments to modern-day issues. Westminster John Knox Press is proud to introduce an exciting new phase in the renowned Interpretation commentary series. Instead of focusing on individual books of the Bible, these new volumes will focus on the Bible's most enduring passages and most vital themes, bringing to these topics the insight and faithful wisdom that are longtime hallmarks of the Interpretation series. This expanded Interpretation series will be an excellent resource for all those who teach, preach, and study the Bible.

Paul And Money

Author : Verlyn Verbrugge
ISBN : 9780310525134
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The apostle Paul, one of the most prominent figures in the early Jesus movement, had a lot to say about money. His letters deal with real people as they lived their Christian lives in the Greco-Roman world. He finds it necessary to address “those who are rich in this present world” (1 Tim 6:17). But he also has to address those do not want to work, for whatever reason, and are “idle and disruptive” (2 Thess 3:6). Moreover, whereas most churches today have a certain socio-economic homogeneity, some of Paul’s churches had a combination of upper class wealthy people and lower class slaves worshiping side-by-side, and it inevitably created friction (esp. 1 Cor 11:17–34). During the past twenty years a significant amount of research has been done on class-consciousness in the Greco-Roman world and on the significance of Paul’s fund-raising venture “for the poor among the Lord’s people in Jerusalem”—“the collection”—for his ministry. Relying on the surprising results of current Pauline scholarship and a careful exegesis of a variety of New Testament texts, this book offers a thorough investigation of the apostle Paul’s sayings and dealings with money.

Sehnsucht Nach Gott

Author : John Piper
ISBN : 3935188293
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Managing The Church S Financial Resources

Author : Harry Underwood
ISBN : 9781468531381
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Lord has provided all the resources that we need to meet our needs and to further His kingdom. Nonetheless, churches may find themselves facing financial problems and challenges. The problems that many churches encounter in dealing with financial resources occur as a result of the principles that they apply in raising and using their resources. Instead of focusing on principles found in the Holy Scriptures about the handling of money and finances, church leaders apply the principles of the secular economy. In many instances the foci of these two systems are diametrically opposed. The best way to understand how the Lord would have church leaders manage His resources is to study the guidance He has provided in His Holy Word. Such scripture has been gathered in this book to concisely present God's biblical message concerning the areas congregational giving, spending, debt and accumulated funds.

Das Neue Testament

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ISBN : BCUL:1093267178
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Die Paulusbriefe

Author : Paulus (Apostolus)
ISBN : 3884750038
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Laudato Si

Author : Franziskus (Papst),
ISBN : 9783451807367
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Minutes Of The General Assembly Of The United Presbyterian Church In The United States Of America

Author : United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. General Assembly
ISBN : WISC:89067528794
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Vols. for 1958 contain Minutes of the 100th General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church of North America, the 170th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., and the 170th General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church of the U.S.A., the reports of the boards of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and the United Presbyterian Church of North America, and statistics of the two latter bodies.

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