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2020 Vision for the Christian Church: Disciples of Christ

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Where are the Disciples going in the first twenty years of the new millennium, and how will they get there? In this book, the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) shares his vision for his denomination, lifting up three marks of a faithful church: a deep Christian spirituality, true community, and a passion for justice.
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9780827236370
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2001-05-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Bible Study

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Many people are intimidated by the Bible. 52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation Bible Study will help alleviate the anxiety, fear and discomfort many feel when approaching the Bible. Whether your congregation wants to implement, rekindle or breathe new life into an existing group, readers will discover hands-on and how-to approaches to Bible study. Essex shares her many years of experience as pastor, teacher and author to help anyone feel more comfortable about studying the Bible and gain glimpses into who God is and God's love for us.
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9780829818765
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2012-08-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Practical Hospitality

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Hammer's latest book[em dash]the first in the [caps]52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation[caps] series

[em dash]is a practical and timely resource for clergy and laity. It offers 52 short (one- to two-page) practical pointers to assist congregations in extending hospitality to newcomers, making them feel welcome, and taking positive steps to ensure they look forward to returning.

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9780829818253
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2009-04-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Worship

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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation - Worship, the third volume in the 52 WAYS TO IGNITE YOUR CONGREGATION series gives pastors, lay leaders, and congregants 52 creative, effective ways to ignite and excite their worship services.
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9780829818789
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2011-09-01
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52 Ways to Ignite Your Congregation: Youth Ministry

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52 ideas to totally revitalize your church's youth ministry program
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9780829818840
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2012-03-01
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American Catholic

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9780465001293
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1976-12-31
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American Catholic People: Their Beliefs, Practices, and Values

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9780385231220
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1986-12-31
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Anxious Bench, Antichrist, and the Sermon Catholic Unity

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9781579104290
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2000-01-31

Balaam's Unofficial Handbook of the UCC

$16.00
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9780829817973
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2008-07-25

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

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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."
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9780813515571
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1990-07-01

Believing in Order to See: On the Rationality of Revelation and the Irrationality of Some Believers

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Faith and reason, especially in Roman Catholic thought, are less contradictory today than ever. But does the supposed opposition even make sense to begin with? One can lose faith, but surely not because one gains in reason. Some, in fact, lose faith when reason is not able to make sense of the experiences of our lives. We very quickly realize that reason does not understand everything. Immense areas remain incomprehensible and irrational, which we abandon to belief and opinion.
Soon we definitively renounce thinking what that has been excluded from the realm of the thinkable. Ideological nightmares arise from this slumber of reason. Thus, the separation between faith and reason, too quickly taken as self-evident and even natural, is born from a lack of rationality, an easy capitulatin of reason before what is supposedly unthinkable. Rather than lose faith through excessive rationality, we often lose rationality because faith is too quickly excluded from the realm that it claims to open, that of revelation. We lose reason by losing faith.
Examining such topics as the role of the intellectual in the church, the rationality of faith, the infinite worth and incomprehensibility of the human, the phenomenality of the sacraments, and the phenomenological nature of miracles and of revelation more broadly, this book spans the range of Marion's thought on Christianity. Throughout he stresses that faith has its own rationality, structured according to the logic of the gift that calls forth a response of love and devotion through kenotic abandon.
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9780823275854
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2017-04-03
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Believing, Caring, and Doing in the United Church of Christ

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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
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2005-06-01
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Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service
The story behind this groundbreaking book--one of the most significant works of investigative journalism since Woodward and Bernstein's reporting on Watergate--has been brought brilliantly to life on the screen in the major new movie "Spotlight."
Here are the devastating revelations that triggered a crisis within the Catholic Church. Here is the truth about the scores of abusive priests who preyed upon innocent children and the cabal of senior Church officials who covered up their crimes. Here is the trail of "hush money" that the Catholic Church secretly paid to buy victims' silence--deeds that left millions of the faithful in the U.S. and around the world shocked, angry, and confused. Here as well is a vivid account of the ongoing struggle, as Catholics confront their Church and call for sweeping change.
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9780316776752
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2003-03-31
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Beyond Colonial Anglicanism:The Anglican Communion in the Twenty-First Century

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This is a collection of fifteen provocative essays by a cadre of international authors that examine the nature and shape of the Communion today; the colonial legacy; economic tensions and international debt; sexuality and justice; the ecological crisis; violence and healing in South Africa; persecution and religious fundamentalism; the church amid global urbanization; and much more.
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9780898693577
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1999-12-31
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Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World

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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
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2015-07-13

Book of (un)Common Prayers

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SCBUP
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2010-10-08

Book of Concord

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Confessional writings of the Lutheran Church and other information essential to understanding the confessions.
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9780800608255
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1988-12-31
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Book of Confessions (PCUSA)

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OGA07017
Publication Date: 
2001-07-01

Book of Confessions Study Guide

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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
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1999-02-28
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Book of Discipline and Book of Resolutions: United Methodist Church

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9781426757884
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2015-09-01

Book of Order (PCUSA): 2013-2015

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This is the beliefs and rules of the church that are to be followed through 2015.
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9780983753629
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2013-07-10

Brief History of the Episcopal Church

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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
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1993-10-31
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Building the Free Society: Democracy, Capitalism, and Catholic Social Teaching

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With a challenging foreword by Richard John Neuhaus on Christians as "resident aliens" of any earthly city, the book will interest those who wish to think more closely about the Christian contribution to social questions after the fall of communism, as it explores and critically examines a century of Catholic reflection and argument on human freedom, the just society, and the international order.
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9780802801203
Publication Date: 
1993-10-01

CALLING OF A CUKOO: NOT QUITE AN AUTOBIO GRAPHY

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One of England's most controversial church leaders in the 1980s, Jenkins attempts to explain the man behind the notoriety: how he came to his beliefs, and how that continuing and deepening faith in God carried him through the height of the controversies and remains with him today.

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9780826470997
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2003-02-28
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Case Study of Mainstream Protestantism

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A comprehensive study looks at the Disciples' past, present, and visions for the future, with a wealth of historical, sociological, statistical, and theological information. (pb)
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9780802805409
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1991-09-01
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