Pastoral/Parish Ministry

Being Well: Challenges in Christian Ethics

Being Well: Challenges in Christian Ethics
$8.95
In the second volume of the Challenges in Ethics series, Kenneth L. Vaux examines the characteristics of the human quest for life and health. He than traces three roots of technological consciousness: the Hebrew understanding of time enables an understanding of progress and technologicall acceleration; the Greek view of nature shows the parameters of technological possibility; and the Christian grasp of the future offers symbols of desired utopia. With such tools in hand, the reader is invited into conversation.

Designed for adult, Being Well offers several case studies for discussion, primarity borderline cases that are likely to result in informed debate. Guidelines for group use are included. Hour-long sessions for 6-8 weeks.

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9780687109432
Publication Date: 
1997-05-01
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Believing Heart: An Invitation to Story Theology

Believing Heart: An Invitation to Story Theology
$27.00
C. S. Song here invites Christians to see the whole Christian panoply through a story-centered lens. Focusing on Life, Hope, Faith, and Love, Song delves into each theme or locus (1) as it can be approached in people's experiences or stories, (2) as it appears in related stories from other religious traditions, (3) how its central import can be expressed theologically, and (4) how it can appear in practice. Thus story becomes theology, then theology becomes story. "Central to these stories," says Song, "is the heart that believes in spite of hardships and despair, the heart that struggles to make sense of what seems senseless in life and history." Song's strong narratives and engaging style will make this volume appealing in a variety of settings, especially for introductory students, clergy in search of homiletic material, church groups, and Christians open to insights from non-Western cultures.
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9780800631420
Publication Date: 
1999-04-01
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Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving

Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving
$19.95
Get a unique insight into health, bereavement, and healing!

Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving is a practical guide to the assessment and treatment of complicated grief responses, using a pastoral approach that combines clinical and spiritual care. The book addresses current theory, observations, and experience, and examines changing approaches and developing standards of practice. The author, an ordained minister with an extensive background in pastoral counseling, integrates spirituality into the grieving process by focusing on the partnership between spirituality and healing, the resources of spiritual practices, and the functions of counseling and spiritual/pastoral psychotherapy.

By providing usable treatment strategies, sharing standard interventions, and promoting technical skill for caregivers, Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving places sustained emphasis on giving voice to grief and recovery. The author draws from more than 20 years' experience in ministry, teaching, supervision, consultation, and therapy to present stories, vignettes, and poetry that give depth and life to the grieving process. These vignettes provide a unique insight into health, bereavement, and healing and create a living context for maintaining a person-centered focus that promotes meaning and leads to positive outcomes. The book provides templates as assessment and treatment planning aids and includes an extensive bibliography of up-to-date journal articles that reflect the latest research in the field.

Topics addressed in Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving include:

  • universal grief processes and responses
  • dysfunctional grieving
  • therapies and treatment priorities
  • reorganization and recovery
  • how perceptions, thoughts, and belief influence care
  • and much more! Bereavement Counseling: Pastoral Care for Complicated Grieving is a practical resource for clergy, pastoral care specialists, and anyone needing to help others bear with the pain of grief, process loss, gain new insight and meaning, and experience a renewed sense of healing and connection.
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    9780789017833
    Publication Date: 
    2004-03-26
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    Bereavement: Studies Of Grief in Adult Life

    Bereavement: Studies Of Grief in Adult Life
    $21.95
    How many of us feel at a loss when faced with a bereaved friend or relative? For those doctors, clergy, lawyers, nurses and others whose work brings them into the lives of the bereaved, a confident and knowledgeable approach to the problem of bereavement is all-important. This volume helps us to understand the roots of grief, the secondary harm that bereavement can cause and the steps that need to be taken to ensure those who suffer it will emerge, not unaffected, but relatively undamaged. Long recognized as arguably the most authoritative work of its kind, this new edition of Bereavement brings a classic text right up to date. In the ten years since publication of the second edition, there has been a considerable increase in scientific understanding of bereavement and its effects. In the third edition Colin Murray Parkes re-examines his findings in the light of the latest ideas on the subject and draws on his own research to develop some new theories. The main content of this book is immediately accessible to those who lack a specialist knowledge of psychology, although scientific and technical data are included in the appendix for the professional reader. Because of this, the book can easily be recommended to bereaved people who want to understand the powerful and often frightening emotions and symptoms which they experience.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781583911273
    Publication Date: 
    1998-01-01
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    Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today

    Between Two Worlds: The Challenge of Preaching Today
    $28.00
    "Preaching is indispensable to Christianity." World-renowned preacher John Stott opens this book with those five bold words. He maintains, further, that "nothing is better calculated to restore health and vitality to the church than a recovery of true, biblical, contemporary preaching." Stott was aiming to foster such a recovery when he wrote Between Two Worlds, which has become a modern evangelical classic.

    The genius of this book is the way it synthesizes and distills Stott's wealth of wisdom on preaching, focusing not so much on technical matters but more on theological foundations and on necessary personal characteristics of the preacher--sincerity, earnestness, courage, and humility. Preachers old and new will continue to find much to chew on in these pages.

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    9780802875525
    Publication Date: 
    2017-07-20
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    Beyond Accompaniment: Guiding a Fractured Community to Wholeness

    Beyond Accompaniment: Guiding a Fractured Community to Wholeness
    $20.00

    When a community experiences a fracture in its communal life, what tools can be used to foster reconciliation? How can right relationship be restored when there is conflict in the Body of Christ? In Beyond Accompaniment, William Nordenbrock proposes the use of a process that is based in the theory of Appreciative Inquiry as a ministerial method to guide a community from brokenness to communion. His practical application of this process in his work with St. Agatha Catholic Church in Chicago? A community whose pastor had been accused and convicted of sexually abusing minors in the parish? Will be beneficial for communities experiencing conflict of any kind.

    Nordenbrock helps us focus on the positive aspects of our communities in order to discover that our redemption and reconciliation with God, won for us by Christ, is inseparable from the reconciliation and communion that Christians are to live with one another.

    William A. Nordenbrock, CPPS, is an ordained member of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He is on staff at the Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago (pbmr.org). Nordenbrock has served his congregation in a number of administrative roles and is currently a member of their General Council.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780814633076
    Publication Date: 
    2011-02-01
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    Beyond Deserving: Children, Parents, and Responsibility Revisited

    Beyond Deserving: Children, Parents, and Responsibility Revisited
    $14.00
    Drawing on thirty years of practicing psychotherapy, Dorothy Martyn here gives readers a unique look into a play-therapy room where three children individually present their own journeys over some months. These children, in that setting, provide us with a special lens through which we can better understand what transpires in their minds -- and in ours.

    Through the children's creative, poetic utterances -- enhanced by the poetry of Emily Dickinson and other literary giants -- Beyond Deserving persuasively argues against the justice idea of reward according to what is deserved and for the superior potency of a beyond-deserving model in cultivating love and creative work in children. Written primarily for parents and other mentors -- teachers, youth leaders, counselors, and so on -- Beyond Deserving draws the subject of child rearing back to its roots in the biblical declaration of unconditional love, love that moves first, without a prior deserving.

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    9780802844224
    Publication Date: 
    2007-05-01
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    Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child (Revised Edition)

    Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child (Revised Edition)
    $16.00

    Meant to comfort and give direction to bereaved parents, Beyond Tears is written by nine mothers who have each lost a child. This revised edition includes a new chapter written from the perspective of surviving siblings.

    The death of a child is that unimaginable loss no parent ever expects to face. In Beyond Tears, nine mothers share their individual stories of how to survive in the darkest hour. They candidly share with other bereaved parents what to expect in the first year and long beyond:

    *Harmonious relationships can become strained
    *There is a new definition of what one considers "normal"
    *The question "how many children do you have?" can be devastating
    *Mothers and fathers mourn and cope differently
    *Surviving siblings grieve and suffer as well
    *There simply is no answer to the question "why?"

    This sharing in itself is a catharsis and because each of these mothers lost her child at least seven years ago, she is in a unique position to provide perspective on what newly bereaved parents can expect to feel. The mothers of Beyond Tears offer reassurance that the clouds of grief do lessen with time and that grieving parents will find a way to live, and even laugh again.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780312545192
    Publication Date: 
    2009-03-03
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    Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens--From Middle School to High School and Beyond

    Beyond the Big Talk: Every Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Teens--From Middle School to High School and Beyond
    $14.95
    A leading sexuality educator and author of From Diapers to Dating now helps parents deal with questions raised by adolescents from middle school to college. Organized in sections by age, the book delivers Haffner's values-oriented approach to raising sexually healthy teenagers in her highly praised, direct and informative style.
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    9781557045171
    Publication Date: 
    2007-03-15
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    Beyond the Scandals: A Guide to Healthy Sexuality for Clergy

    Beyond the Scandals: A Guide to Healthy Sexuality for Clergy
    $18.00
    Recent sexual scandals have rocked the North American religious scene and left the churches concerned about credibility and liability. What are the bounds of clergy sexuality? What constitutes misconduct, and what legal, moral, and religious norms apply? More broadly, what has gone wrong, and how can clergy understand their own sexuality and their lives of service? Lloyd Rediger is a uniquely qualified national expert on all these questions with a strong message for clergy about their sexuality, spirituality, and behavior. In this timely volume, which incorporates material from his earlier volume Ministry and Sexuality, Rediger brings his extensive research, clinical experience, and theological insights to bear on the topic. He offers a comprehensive, authoritative account of clergy sexuality and sexual ethics with up-to-date legal information; helpful research on ethnic, gender, and denominational factors; a religious and moral framework for understanding clergy sexuality; and analysis of the sexual problems encountered by clergy. (Learn more about Dr. Rediger at his website.) This volume could well become the standard pro-fessional resource for clergy in a new era of increased accountability and moral reflection.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780800636135
    Publication Date: 
    2003-08-01
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    Bible in Pastoral Practice: Readings in the Place and Function of Scripture in the Church

    Bible in Pastoral Practice: Readings in the Place and Function of Scripture in the Church
    $27.00
    The Bible is at the heart of Christian life and witness. Yet the application of the Bible to the practice of Christian faith -- to spiritual growth, pastoral discussion, and even preaching -- is often too naove and simplistic.

    "The Bible in Pastoral Practice" recovers a critical awareness of the ways in which the Bible is -- and might better be -- employed in pastoral practice, whether such practice entails visiting those in the hospital, teaching a church education class, or campaigning against world debt. Experts address a fascinating array of topics -- from pastoral practice before the Bible to Ignatian spirituality -- arranged according to three broad areas of concern: how the Bible has been used by pastors of the past; how contemporary methods of biblical scholarship can be applied to pastoral practice; and how the Bible applies to the Christian life today in such areas as ethics, preaching, and the arts.

    This invaluable resource will equip scholars, teachers, students, and those in all areas of pastoral work to creatively appropriate the Bible.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780802831156
    Publication Date: 
    2006-02-21
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    Birthed: Finding Grace Through Infertility

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    $20.00
    When infertility painfully interrupted Elizabeth Hagan's plan to start a family, the path of grace offered her another way. Instead of giving birth to a child, she birthed herself instead. Along the way, she learned you can't control how fast your dreams come true, if they come true at all, but you can find grace for embracing your life in the present tense, grief and all. Through her new book Birthed, Elizabeth Hagan offers her story as a companion and guide for living through your own pain and loss. For the one in eight couples who face infertility, you will know you are not alone and a long season of grief does not have to destroy your marriage or your friendships with childbearing friends. For those friends and family members of infertile couples, there are no "one size fits all" answers to a fertility journey-medically, emotionally, or spiritually-and the worst thing you can say is nothing at all. Adoption is never the complete solution to infertility, and through it all, pain can never be fixed, only lived through. So allow grace to help you begin to live today in the present moment.
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    9780827203112
    Publication Date: 
    2016-12-06
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    Birthing the Sermon: Women Preachers on the Creative Process

    Birthing the Sermon: Women Preachers on the Creative Process
    $29.00
    Where do preachers get their ideas for sermons, and how do they turn those ideas into great sermons week after week? Sharing their experiences, these dynamic women preachers take us through their process from conception, through development, to the actual delivery of the sermon and beyond. Each chapter includes a sermon that illustrates the results of that preacher's labor of love. Contributors include: Barbara Shires Blaisdell, Teresa L. Fry Brown, Jana Childers, Linda L. Clader, Yvette Flunder, Mary G. Graves, Linda Carolyn Loving, Barbara K. Lundblad, Karen Stokes, Barbara Brown Taylor, Mary Donovan Turner, Margaret Moers Wenig.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780827202306
    Publication Date: 
    2001-01-01
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    Bishop: The Art of Questioning Authority by an Authority in Question

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    $19.00

    As a church leader, it's easy to make the wrong move and find yourself in a bad position.

    "What to teach; How to teach; What to do," were the three questions Wesley employed at his first conferences. In sixty previous books Will Willimon has worked the first two. This book is of the "What to do?" genre.

    Many believe the long decline of The United Methodist Church is a crisis of effective leadership. Willimon takes this problem on. As an improbable bishop, for the last eight years he has laid hands on heads, made ordinands promise to go where he sends them, overseen their ministries, and acted as if this were normal. Here is his account of what he has learned and - more important - what The United Methodist Church must do to have a future as a viable movement of the Holy Spirit.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781426742293
    Publication Date: 
    2012-04-01
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    Bivocational: Returning to the Roots of Ministry

    Bivocational: Returning to the Roots of Ministry
    $19.00
    - Astute explication of where we are now, why the "Standard Model" is breaking down, and new models available to us - Opportunity to participate in a "Future of the Book" online experiment Bivocational: Returning to the Roots of Ministry offers one answer to the pressing question of the future of congregational life in the mainline Protestant Church. The contention of the book is that the model of professional ministry we have received from the past century of congregational life is imposing unsustainable costs on most congregations and parishes. In consequence, these faith communities face stark choices for which there are no self-evident answers. Shall we close? Shall we merge with another congregation--a decision shaped by a primary value on maintaining a full-time professional in the role of ordained minister? Can we find someone who will do the job part-time? What will it mean for them--and for us? Bivocational explores the impact on the ministry, on congregations, and on denominational polities of encouraging a way forward--one in which bivocational ordained professionals, ministers working simultaneously in the church and in secular life, come to leadership positions in the church. It explores the different sorts of gifts and preparation such ordained ministers need, and how a bivocational ethos looks when it characterizes not only the ordained minister, but all ministers of the congregation--lay and ordained alike.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780819233868
    Publication Date: 
    2018-04-15
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    Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church

    Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church
    $16.00
    When do you learn that "normal" doesn't include lots of yelling, lots of sleeping, lots of beating? In Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family, and Church, Sarah Griffith Lund looks back at her father's battle with bipolar disorder, and the helpless sense of déjà vu as her brother and cousin endure mental illness, as well. With a small group study guide and "Ten Steps for Developing a Mental Health Ministry in Your Congregation," Blessed Are the Crazy is more than memoir-it's a resource for churches and other faith-based groups to provide healing and comfort. Part of The Young Clergy Women Project.
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    9780827202993
    Publication Date: 
    2014-09-01
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    Blessed Be the Bond

    Blessed Be the Bond
    $1.00
    William Johnson Everett here explores the interplay of personal, social, and religious dynamics in domestic life.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780800618315
    Publication Date: 
    1985-01-01
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    Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood

    Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood
    $40.00

    From recent sex abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church, to arguments about faith schools and religious indoctrination, this volume considers the interconnection between the actual lives of children and the position of children as placeholders for the future. Childhood has often been a particular site of struggle for negotiating the location of religion in public and everyday social life, and children's involvement and non-involvement in religion raises strong feelings because they represent the future of religious and secular communities, even of society itself. The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion and Childhood provides a rich resource for students and scholars of this interdisciplinary field, and addresses wider questions about the distinctiveness of childhood and its religious dimensions in historical and contemporary perspective.

    Divided into five thematic parts, the volume provides classic, contemporary, and specially commissioned readings from a range of perspectives, including the sociological, anthropological, historical, and theological. Case studies range from Augustine's description of childhood in Confessions, the psychology of religion and childhood, to religion in children's literature, religious education, and Qur'anic schools.

    - Religious traditions covered include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism, in the UK and Europe, USA, Latin America and Africa
    - An introduction situates each thematic part, and each reading is contextualised by the editors
    - Guidance on further reading and study questions are provided on the book's webpage

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781474251099
    Publication Date: 
    2017-01-26
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    Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed: A Mother's Story of Loss and Hope

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    $16.00
    After the death of her six-week-old son, Liam, Katie Willis Morton embarked on a courageous search for solace and understanding. The Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed invites readers to share in her voyage as she travels the world and the landscapes of her own experience. Interweaving what she witnesses--simple rituals like children's baths and picnics, and birth and death rites--with her own recovery and growth, she discovers that the pain she has experienced is both unavoidable and necessary, a pivotal part of the process of healing that can lead to ""a victorious kind of joy, of acceptance.""In discovering herself, Morton speaks to readers suffering similar tragedies, and indeed to all of us, in an intimate and inspiring story about enduring world-shattering pain and coming out whole.

    The Blue Poppy and the Mustard Seed helps us confront the universal truths of love and loss that we all will eventually and inevitably encounter. This book will be a comfort to anyone who has faced a tragic loss, but not only that, it takes us all on a rich journey, through joy, suffering, and ultimately to hope, in a way that is quietly beautiful and, above all, utterly life-affirming.

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    9780861715657
    Publication Date: 
    2008-09-01
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    Body Trumps the Brain

    Body Trumps the Brain
    $5.95
    The first in Ed Chambers' "mullings" about the "world-as-it-is," this book addresses what is important for people trying to do "public life."
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    9780879463656
    Publication Date: 
    2008-04-24
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    Bound Together: A Theology For Ecumenical Community Ministry

    Bound Together: A Theology For Ecumenical Community Ministry
    $23.00
    In Bound Together, Bos articulates the theological warrants for ecumenical and interfaith ministry at a local level. He shows how neighboring congregations of various denominations or faiths, simply by virtue of their common relationship to a surrounding community, have a theological connection that can cooperatively undergird joint ministry ventures. Bos explores the biblical, historical, and ecclesiological roots of community ministry to show how congregations or denominations of the same or different faiths can combine their resources and design a common strategy or program in response to needs and assets of their particular community. To demonstrate, he takes a close look at both the African American denominations and the theology of the laity movement--two important theological resources for preserving the covenant theme of civic engagement and responsibility. What results is a unique resource that addresses the intrinsic relationship between social justice issues and local faith and ecumenical community building.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780829816280
    Publication Date: 
    2005-03-22
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    Branded: Adolescents Converting from Consumer Faith

    Branded: Adolescents Converting from Consumer Faith
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    This book addresses and examines three key elements: 1) the distortion of adolescent vocation in a consumer-focused culture; 2) the dream that adolescents would discover the freedom to live into a vocational path not dominated by consumer culture; and 3) an educational process of enlivening agency and imagination that would allow for such freedom of vocational development.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780829817386
    Publication Date: 
    2006-09-01
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    Breaking and Entering: Unexpected Sermons for an Unfinished World

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    $26.00
    When Elizabeth Goodman first arrived at the tiny congregation that would become her home as a pastor--a congregation of about seven people in a town of just under a thousand--the longest-standing member told her that though the congregation was small, her preaching need not be. In this collection of sermons, readers will witness a mind at work amidst a faithful congregation (whose numbers are now around thirty), mutually nurtured, and together having no small amount of fun. Meanwhile, the ramifications of the gospel in the world will sneak up and surprise. Guided always by a spirit of play and by scripture, as it is in conversation with life, Goodman illuminates both the quiet suggestions that undo what we think we know and the startling demands that are to be both feared and desired. This congregation has a tagline: ""It's not what you think."" They are probably right. ""This is a book of thirty-three sermons for both preachers and non-preachers. Preachers will discover rich resources for their own preaching ministries. But they will also find what non-preachers are looking for--faith nurtured, hope stirred, and guidance for Christian discipleship in the midst of honest and authentic questions."" --Erskine Clarke, Editor and Publisher, Journal for Preachers ""Elizabeth Goodman has provided a gift to everyone who longs for the beauty and wonder of God to break into our lives and to transform our world. Rarely is a collection of sermons so theologically rich, offering reflections on scripture that, like the Spirit herself, take us by surprise and lead us where we never before dreamed possible."" --Phil Snider, Author, Preaching After God ""Reading this book of sermons is like having an unfailingly interesting conversation with a friend who happens to have a degree in theology. Neither shaken by questions nor satisfied by glib answers, Goodman is a treasure."" --Louisa Gilder, Author, The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn ""I don't know Elizabeth Goodman, but her sermons make me want to know her. Perhaps more importantly, her sermons make me want to better know the God of whom she speaks. Goodman writes with an intoxicating blend of gravity and lightness."" --Anthony B. Robinson, Author, Transforming Congregational Culture and What's Theology Got To Do With It? Elizabeth Goodman has been the pastor of the United Church of Christ in Monterey, a ""hilltown"" of the Berkshire Hills in Massachusetts, since 2001. A lifelong member of the UCC and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, she is a regular contributor to the Journal for Preachers. She lives with her husband and their two sons at the foot of October Mountain, which makes for a good daily hike with her dogs.
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    9781498234344
    Publication Date: 
    2016-04-18
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    Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth

    Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth
    $17.00

    Despite our best efforts to create welcoming and affirming congregations, the reality is that church can still be a harmful place to LGBTQIA youth.

    Inside A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth, author Cody J. Sanders challenges pastors and church leaders to reflect on the various trials that adolescence brings for LGBTQIA youth. Designed for congregations that currently have a theologically and biblically affirming stance toward the LGBTQIA community, this unique resource provides insight and practical advice for tough questions like:

  • How does an affirming stance toward LGBTQIA people affect the day-to-day experience of teenagers in a church setting?
  • In what ways can a church's youth ministry have a positive impact on the lives of LGBTQIA youth who want to fully live out their Christian faith and their gender identity?
  • How can a pastor, youth minister, or youth ministry volunteer embrace, nurture, and provide skillful care for LGBTQIA youth in a congregation or community?

  • A glossary of terms to use when talking about LGBTQIA issues and a list of national and location resources that can be used to support LGBTQIA youth are included.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780664262501
    Publication Date: 
    2017-09-04
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    Brief History of Death

    Brief History of Death
    $20.95
    The act of death itself and the rituals surrounding it vary enormously and shed a fascinating light on the cultures of which they are a part. In this brief and lively history, Douglas Davies - internationally acknowledged as one of the leading experts in this field - tackles some of the most significant aspects of death and weaves them into a compelling story about our changing attitudes to dying.
  • Offers a fascinating examination of this subject which is of enduring interest in every culture in the world
  • Considers the profound influence death has had on subjects ranging from philosophy to anthropology, through to art, literature, and music - inspiring some of our most enduring artistic highpoints
  • Broaches some of the most significant aspects of death, such as the act of dying, grieving, burial, artistic interpretations of death, places of memory, the fear of death, and disasters/tragedies
  • Weaves these numerous approaches to death into a compelling story about our changing attitudes to dying
  • Contains several illustrations, and is written in an accessible and lively style.
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    9781405101837
    Publication Date: 
    2005-01-14
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