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2020 Vision for the Christian Church: Disciples of Christ

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$19.00
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

$14.00
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

$14.00
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

$18.00
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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$14.00
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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$15.95
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9780385231220
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1986-12-31
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American Jesuits and the World: How an Embattled Religious Order Made Modern Catholicism Global

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At the start of the nineteenth century, the Jesuits seemed fated for oblivion. Dissolved as a religious order in 1773 by one pope, they were restored in 1814 by another, but with only six hundred aged members. Yet a century later, the Jesuits numbered seventeen thousand men and were at the vanguard of the Catholic Church's expansion around the world. In the United States especially, foreign-born Jesuits built universities and schools, aided Catholic immigrants, and served as missionaries. This book traces this nineteenth-century resurgence, showing how Jesuits nurtured a Catholic modernity through a disciplined counterculture of parishes, schools, and associations.

Drawing on archival materials from three continents, American Jesuits and the World tracks Jesuits who left Europe for America and Jesuits who left the United States for missionary ventures across the Pacific. Each chapter tells the story of a revealing or controversial event, including the tarring and feathering of an exiled Swiss Jesuit in Maine, the efforts of French Jesuits in Louisiana to obtain Vatican approval of a miraculous healing, and the educational efforts of American Jesuits in Manila. These stories place the Jesuits at the center of the worldwide clash between Catholics and liberal nationalists, and reveal how the Jesuits not only revived their own order but made modern Catholicism more global.

The result is a major contribution to modern global history and an invaluable examination of the meaning of religious liberty in a pluralistic age.

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9780691171623
Publication Date: 
2016-05-24

Anxious Bench, Antichrist, and the Sermon Catholic Unity

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$20.00
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9781579104290
Publication Date: 
2000-01-31

Balaam's Unofficial Handbook of the UCC

$16.00
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9780829817973
Publication Date: 
2008-07-25

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

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$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."
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9780813515571
Publication Date: 
1990-07-01

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.
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9780802871978
Publication Date: 
2014-07-23

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

$30.00
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
Publication Date: 
2015-07-13

Book of (un)Common Prayers

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SCBUP
Publication Date: 
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

$45.00
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9781426757884
Publication Date: 
2015-09-01

Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church (2012)

$22.00
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9781426718120
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Book of Order (PCUSA): 2013-2015

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$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

Book of Resolutions of the United Methodist Church (2012)

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$20.00
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9781426757877
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Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx

$22.00
"Breathing Space" is the story of Heidi Neumark and the Hispanic and African-American Lutheran church-Transfiguration-that took a chance calling on a pastor from a starkly different background. Despite living and working in a milieu of overwhelming poverty and violence, Neumark and the congregation encounter even more powerful forces of hope and renewal.
This story of a community creating space for new life and breath is also the story of a young woman-working, raising her children, and struggling for spiritual breathing space. Through poignant, intimate stories, Neumark charts her journey alongside her parishioners as pastor, church, and community grow in wisdom and together experience transformation.
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9780807072578
Publication Date: 
2004-09-10
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