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2020 Vision for the Christian Church: Disciples of Christ

2020 Vision for the Christian Church: Disciples of Christ
$19.00
Where are the Disciples going in the first twenty years of the third millennium, and how will they get there? Former General Minister and President Richard Hamm shares his vision for his denomination.
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9780827236370
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2001-05-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Bible Study

52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Bible Study
$14.00
Barbara Essex does it again in 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Bible Study. The importance of group Bible study cannot be overstated. This book will help you find spiritual growth through Bible study. Fifty-two creative ways to bring new life to your Bible study group. Learn with the best as Essex helps you grow your church and helps church members find spiritual growth. Growing a church spiritually can be difficult, but 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Bible Study is a tool to help you.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780829818765
Publication Date: 
2012-08-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Worship

52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Worship
$18.00
Paul Hobson Sadler, Sr. makes worship a verb in 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Worship. Sadler gives pastors, lay leaders, and worship planners fifty-two creative, effective ways to ignite and excite their worship services. Divided into six sections--prayer, change, music, preaching, liturgy, and technology--this book will not only inspire more vibrant and innovative worship but will help you to appreciate worship in a new way.
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9780829818789
Publication Date: 
2011-09-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Youth Ministry

52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Youth Ministry
$14.00
Steven Case shares tried-and-true ideas for youth ministry in his latest book, 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Youth Ministry. Youth ministers, pastors, Christian educators, and all called to minister with youth in progressive churches will be amazed at how these concepts will breathe new life into their youth ministry programs. These are fifty-two very practical ways to make youth ministry come alive in your congregation.
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9780829818840
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2012-03-01
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Amoris Laetitia: Moral Foundations and Pastoral Practice

Amoris Laetitia: Moral Foundations and Pastoral Practice
$20.00
Essays by distinguished bishops and theologians that not only introduce readers to the theological depth found in Amoris Laetitia, but consider the full document, including its reception in the multicultural and diverse environment that characterizes the church in the United States, and the full range of challenges and issues related to marriage and family life.
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9780809154173
Publication Date: 
2018-03-06
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Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family

Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family
$13.00
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9781681920023
Publication Date: 
2016-05-20
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Anglican Communion at a Crossroads: The Crises of a Global Church

Anglican Communion at a Crossroads: The Crises of a Global Church
$30.00

Worldwide debates over issues of sexuality and gender have come to a head in recent years in mainline and evangelical churches, with the Anglican Communion--a worldwide network of churches that trace their practice to Canterbury and claim some 85 million members--among the most publicly visible sites of contestation. This thorough and compelling analysis of the conflicts within the Communion argues that they are symptoms of long-simmering issues that must be addressed when Anglican bishops and archbishops meet at the 2020 Lambeth Conference.

To many, the disagreements over such issues as LGBTQ clergy, same-sex marriage, and women's ordination suggest an insurmountable crisis facing Anglicans, one that may ultimately end the Communion. Christopher Craig Brittain and Andrew McKinnon argue otherwise. Drawing on extensive empirical research and interviews with influential Anglican leaders, they show how these struggles stem from a complex interplay of factors, notably the forces and effects of globalization, new communications technology, and previous decisions made by the Communion. In clarifying both the theological arguments and social forces at play as the bishops and primates of the Anglican Communion prepare to set the Church's course for the next decade, Brittain and McKinnon combine sociological and theological methodologies to provide both a nuanced portrait of Anglicanism in a transnational age and a primer on the issues with which the Lambeth Conference will wrestle.

Insightful, informative, and thought-provoking, The Anglican Communion at a Crossroads is an invaluable resource for understanding the debates taking place in this worldwide community. Those interested in Anglicanism, sexuality and the Christian tradition, the sociology of religion, and the evolving relationship between World Christianity and churches in the Global North will find it indispensable.

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9780271080901
Publication Date: 
2018-04-17
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Anxious Bench, Antichrist, and the Sermon Catholic Unity

Anxious Bench, Antichrist, and the Sermon Catholic Unity
$20.00
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9781579104290
Publication Date: 
2000-02-01
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Baptist Battles: Social Change and Religious Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention

Baptist Battles: Social Change and Religious Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention
$22.00

Since 1979 Southern Baptists have been noisily struggling to agree on symbols, beliefs, and practices as they attempt to make sense of their changing social world. Nancy Ammerman has carefully documented their struggle. She tells the story of the Baptist reversal from a moderate to a fundamentalist outlook and speculates on the future of the denomination.

Ammerman places change among the Southern Baptists in the context of the cultural and economic changes that have transformed the South from its rural past into an urbanizing, culturally diverse region. Not only did the South change; Southern Baptists did as well. Reflecting this diversity, the Southern Baptist bureaucracy was relatively progressive. During the 1960s and 1970s, moderate sentiments prevailed, while fundamentalists remained on the margins. These two were, however, becoming increasingly divergent in what they considered important about being a Baptist, in their views about the Bible, in their attitudes on the origination of women, on Christian morals, and on national politics.

Late in the 1970s, a fundamentalist coalition emerged, followed by unsuccessful efforts by moderates to oppose it. The battles escalated until 1985, when 45,000 Baptists gathered in Dallas to decide between contending presidential candidates. That dramatic event illustrated the extent to which organized political resources were determining the course of the conflict. Ammerman studies these strategies and resources as well.

Examining how this tension affected Baptists, Ammerman begins with case studies of the change it is producing in Baptist agencies. But she also brings us back to the local churches and individual believers who are renegotiating their relationships within their denomination. She asks whether the denomination's polity can accommodate an increasingly diverse group of Baptists, of whether the only way dissidents can have a voice is through schism.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780813515571
Publication Date: 
1990-07-01
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Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer

Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer
$10.00
In this simple, beautifully written book Rowan Williams explores four essential components of the Christian life: baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer. Despite huge differences in Christian thinking and practice both today and in past centuries, he says, these four basic elements have remained constant and indispensable for the majority of those who call themselves Christians.

In accessible, pastoral terms Williams discusses the meaning and practice of baptism, the Bible, the Eucharist, and prayer, inviting readers to really think through the Christian faith and how to live it out. Questions for reflection and discussion at the end of each chapter help readers to dig deeper and apply Williams's insights to their own lives.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780802871978
Publication Date: 
2014-07-23
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Believing, Caring, and Doing in the United Church of Christ

Believing, Caring, and Doing in the United Church of Christ
$20.00
This resource explores the believing, caring, and doing dimensions of the United Church of Christ (UCC). In addition, it discusses the UCC's inter-relation of its theological orientation--as found in key texts, traditions, and movements--its ecumenical commitments, and its deeds of justice and peace.
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9780829816419
Publication Date: 
2005-06-01
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Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World

Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World
$16.00

Beyond Resistance is a template for those devoted to the the idea that faith should be just, generous and inspire commitment to the common good. The rise of postmodernity and its influence on the expression of faith are not the cause of religion’s perceived diminishment in capacity, relevance, and impact. To the contrary, both the Institutional Church and those who hold faith in a postmodern key can—and should—be allies in a common cause. What is unfolding is nothing short of a second Reformation, and this Reformation (unlike the previous one) can unite both the change agents and the changing institution as partners on the same playing field. This book addresses the realities faced by what too many have called a dying institution. It is a call to move the institutional church out of a modality of denial and into a perspective of hope; out of a paradigm of scarcity and into a world of possibility with a growing multiplicity of options and allies; out of a time of end-game scenarios where only the fit will survive, and into what James Carse calls an “Infinite Game,” where those who play ensure that the game continues long after they have left the field.

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9780913552742
Publication Date: 
2015-07-13
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Beyond the Comma: Life at the Intersection

Beyond the Comma: Life at the Intersection
$20.00
The comma is a simple mark of punctuation. It separates all that has come before from whatever is to follow. Likewise, on the journey of life, we encounter those "comma times, "some intricately planned and self-created (a sabbatical; a day of reflection; a solitary prayer); others are imposed, sometimes violently or without warning, by external forces. This book challenges the reader to be attentive to those moments. They literally give us pause. And, in those times, we are increasingly aware that life consists of multi-layered intersections, some deeply personal; some corporate, even global. As we engage these intersections and explore their interrelationship, we become more whole. Through personal memoirs and reflections on public events, the narrative in this book explores these intersections and seeks to offer insights to readers as they seek to navigate the waters of their own lives.
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9780829820430
Publication Date: 
2017-06-01
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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER CHAN - BLUE

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER CHAN - BLUE
$35.00

The Chancel Edition features an attractive blue hardcover with a 10 point font size.

This is the standard Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church together with The Psalter or Psalms of David according to use in the Episcopal Church in the United States as authorized in 1979.

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9780898690613
Publication Date: 
2001-01-01
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BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER DELUXE

BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER DELUXE
$47.00

Give the gift of a beautiful and durable Book of Common Prayer! A gold cross is stamped on the bonded leather cover in your choice of five colors, with gilt edges, a presentation page, and two satin ribbon markers. Certificates of Baptism, Confirmation, and Marriage are included. 9-point font size.

This is the standard Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church together with The Psalter or Psalms of David according to use in the Episcopal Church in the United States as authorized in 1979.

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9780898691115
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2001-01-01
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Book of Common Worship (2018 Daily Prayer Edition)

$35.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9780664503529
Publication Date: 
2018-03-01
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Book of Concord

Book of Concord
$39.00
Confessional writings of the Lutheran Church and other information essential to understanding the confessions.
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9780800608255
Publication Date: 
1989-01-01
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Book of Confessions (2016)

$18.00
ISBN/SKU: 
OGA16017
Publication Date: 
2017-01-01
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Book of Confessions (PCUSA)

$18.00
ISBN/SKU: 
OGA07017
Publication Date: 
2001-07-01
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Book of Confessions Study Guide

Book of Confessions Study Guide
$30.00

This durable study edition of the Book of Confessions includes the official texts of the eleven confessional statements of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Each creed is introduced by an informative essay providing historical and theological background.

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9780664500122
Publication Date: 
1999-03-01
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Book of Discipline and Book of Resolutions: United Methodist Church

$45.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9781426757884
Publication Date: 
2015-09-01
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Book of Occasional Services (2003)

Book of Occasional Services (2003)
$33.00

This new edition includes the liturgies for Discernment for a New Church Mission; A Liturgy for Commissioning a Church Planter, Missioner or Mission Team; A Liturgy for the Opening of a New Congregation; Setting Apart Secular Space for Sacred Use; a new Litany for the Mission of the Church; and a variety of Church Planting collects, blessings and other prayers, and hymn suggestions. This new material, authorized by the 2003 General Convention, is published in English, Spanish, and French. (364 pp)

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9780898694093
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2000-01-01
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Book of Order (PCUSA): 2013-2015

Book of Order (PCUSA): 2013-2015
$18.00
This is the beliefs and rules of the church that are to be followed through 2015.
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9780983753629
Publication Date: 
2013-07-10
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Brief History of the Episcopal Church

Brief History of the Episcopal Church
$45.00
Many denominations have faced serious identity crisis in recent years. Who are we? We do we exist? What is our mission given the radical political, social, and economic changes that have occurred in this century? What does it mean to be church in a pluralistic, postmodern world? In an effort to answer these and related questions, denominations have rediscovered their origins and redefined themselves and their mission in ways that are consistent with their history. Additional research into denominational histories and the rewriting of these histories has been of significant import in helping today's churches relate to their times. David L. Holmes has produced a relatively concise, highly literary 400-year history of the Episcopal Church, its successes and its failures. He has clearly tied this history to the Anglican Reformation that emerged from Henry VIII's break with Roman Catholicism (an appendix on the annulment of Henry VIII has been included for those who may be unfamiliar with what precipitated the crisis between Henry and the Roman Church). This book, then, provides a readable and accurate account of the beginnings of the Anglican Church in America at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, to the establishment of the Protestant Episcopal Church in America after the War of Independence, to the present day. Although only sixth in terms of numbers in the United States, David Holmes concludes, the denomination that first appeared in the colonies as the Church of England 400 years ago has become substantially Americanized. It may be second to none in the nation in terms of power and influence. All who are interested in American church history and in the influence of the Episcopal Church on American history will find David Holmes's account fascinating and helpful. David L. Holmes is Professor of American Religion and Church History at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.
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9781563380600
Publication Date: 
1993-11-01
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Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter Into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity

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$15.00

In this revised and expanded paperback of his groundbreaking book, Jesuit priest and New York Times bestselling author James Martin makes the surprisingly controversial argument that Catholic leaders should stop seeing the LGBT community as "the other" and instead reach out to them with greater compassion and openness.

This new edition includes a new introduction along with forty percent new material, including stories from LGBT Catholics, and responses to the common questions about ministry to LGBT people. Father Martin turns to three virtues from the Catechism of the Catholic Church--"respect, compassion, and sensitivity"--as a model for how both the Catholic leadership and LGBT Catholics can move together on a "two-way bridge" toward reconciliation and love.

This revolutionary book also includes spiritual and biblical resources for the LGBT community and their families, friends, and allies. Father Martin offers biblical passages, accompanied by meditations and questions for reflection, to help LGBT people find their place in the church and enter into a deeper relationship with God. Building a Bridge is a compassionate book desperately needed in today's climate of divisiveness.

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9780062837530
Publication Date: 
2018-03-14
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