Pastoral/Parish Ministry

CHRIST IN TEN THOUSAND PLACES: HOMILIES TOWARD A NEW MILLENNIUM

CHRIST IN TEN THOUSAND PLACES: HOMILIES TOWARD A NEW MILLENNIUM
$19.95
One of America's foremost and best-loved preachers delivers here not only 44 new homilies for different occasions but also his secrets for giving an effective sermon. These methods go beyond generalizations and show how to speak meaningfully to a particular audience at a particular point in time. In traveling around the world, Burghardt says he does not "bring" the word of God there. Instead, he believes his role is to discern God's word where it already exists.

The all-new homilies are for the liturgical seasons, weddings, feast days, and such miscellaneous occasions as graduations and convocations. Each is scripturally based, relates the biblical events to our own lives today, and incorporates both anecdotes and contemporary world affairs. Each is also "classic Burghardt"--a tight, logical 3-part structure that is also literary, graceful, and passionately concerned with justice.

The collection includes an index to all thirteen volumes, making it ideal for clergy of all Christian denominations, for professors of homiletics, and for the many people who read Burghardt's sermons for private inspiration.

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9780809139057
Publication Date: 
2000-01-01
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Christ on the Psych Ward

Christ on the Psych Ward
$15.00
Christ on the Psych Ward is a series of reflections on the intersections among mental health, faith, and ministry. Beginning with his own experience, Finnegan- Hosey shares ways communities of faith can be present with those suffering from mental illness and crises. Weaving together personal testimony, theological reflection, and practical ministry experience, he offers a message of hope for those suffering and for friends and faith communities struggling to care for them. Ultimately, his journey of recovery and healing reveals the need for a theological understanding of a vulnerable God, important not solely for ministry with those with mental health struggles, but offering a hopeful vision forward for the church.
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9780898690514
Publication Date: 
2018-03-01
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CHRISTIAN CAREGIVING LEADERS G

CHRISTIAN CAREGIVING LEADERS G
$10.99
This complete leader's guide makes it easy to use Dr. Haugk's practical book to build community and train church members in distinctively Christian caring and relating skills.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780806627045
Publication Date: 
1986-08-01
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Christian College

Christian College
$1.00
When it first appeared in 1984 The Christian College was the first modern comprehensive history of Protestant higher education in America. Now this second edition updates the history, featuring a new chapter on the developments of the past two decades, a major introduction by Mark Noll, a new preface and epilogue, and a series of instructive appendixes.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780802819963
Publication Date: 
1984-12-01
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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AS EVANGELISM

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AS EVANGELISM
$25.00
Christian Education as Evangelism provides skills and tools for evangelical outreach. Each chapter includes stories, questions for reflection, and practical parish strategies. An ideal primary textbook for college and seminary classrooms.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780800662134
Publication Date: 
2007-07-01
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CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF CHILDR

CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF CHILDR
$1.00
This book takes a critical look at the current state of religious education and offers a creative vision for the future based on the principles of R.C.I.A.
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9780809132584
Publication Date: 
1991-04-01
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CHRISTIAN LIFE PATTERNS

CHRISTIAN LIFE PATTERNS
$12.95
This book takes a look at the challenges and rewards of Christian life as an adult, examining everything from identity struggles as a young adult to growing old among fellow Christians.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780824511548
Publication Date: 
1992-07-01
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Christian Preaching and Worship in Multicultural Contexts: A Practical Theological Approach

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$30.00
Can Christian preaching and worship in multicultural contexts be more faithful to the Christian gospel and more meaningful and memorable to worshipers? In this book, Eunjoo Mary Kim explores this theological and liturgical concern and proposes a paradigm shift from monocultural to multicultural worship. This volume will help preachers and worship leaders, as well as homiletics and liturgics scholars, seek theological and biblical wisdom for the practice of Christian preaching and worship in multicultural contexts. Kim also provides homiletical and liturgical insights into this practice. By integrating this paradigm shift, ministers and worshipers can participate in a life worthy of living together in our multicultural world.
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9780814663202
Publication Date: 
2017-09-06
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Church of All Ages: The Generations Worshiping Together

Church of All Ages: The Generations Worshiping Together
$17.00
Many congregations today experience collisions between parents who ant to spend time with their children and age-segregated church programming, as well as between the children worshiping in their pews and the increasing number of seniors in the same pew. Among the questions these congregations struggle to address are these: Should we try to hold the generations together when we worship/ Is it even possible? Led by pastor and resource developer Howard Vanderwell, nine writers--pastors, teachers, worship planners, and others serving in specialized ministries--offer their reflections on issues congregational leaders need to address as they design their worship ministry. In addition, numerous sidebars illustrate the diversity of practices in the church today. Contributors do not propose easy answers or instant solutions. Rather, they guide readers as they craft ministries and practices that fit their own community, heritage, and history. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and group discussion, and an appendix provides guidelines for small group use. The thread that connects these varied contributions is the belief that there is no greater privilege for Christians than worshiping God, and there is no better way to do that than as an intergenerational community in which all are important and all encourage and nurture the faith of the others.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781566993586
Publication Date: 
2007-12-17
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CLAIMING GOD RECLAIMING DIGNITY: AFRICAN AMERICAN PASTORAL CARE

CLAIMING GOD RECLAIMING DIGNITY: AFRICAN AMERICAN PASTORAL CARE
$16.00

This book attempts to answer two perennial questions: What does it mean to be persons of worth and value in our contemporary culture? And, how can a relationship with God give us a renewed sense of our worth and value?

The thesis of this book is that we become persons by internalizing the conversations in which we take part, but we become holy persons by giving conversation with God a privileged status over all other conversations. Even though persons are labeled worthy and valuable by our culture, we are judged in our culture by market values that are antithetical to Christian values. In the marketplace persons are deemed worthy and honorable if they are, for example, a particular color, age, gender, class, or religion. Persons are considered shameful if they aren't. Worthy persons are invited in and shameful persons are shut out.

Following the African American tradition of drawing on biblical material, this book will use Biblical narratives, but also contemporary African American autobiography and fiction to show pastors how to enable the transformation that comes when persons learn to put conversations with God in the forefront. For example, the book of Job is about a person who suffered staggering losses, who was shamed by well-meaning friends, but who still talked and listened to God. Throughout the book, we see Job sorting through different levels of conversation about human value and worth until God's voice breaks through with sound and fury. The Book of Job gives us no answer to the reason for suffering, only that God is present and that a relationship with God is always possible.

Wimberly offers an elegant tool to help pastors understand how persons come to a renewed sense of their value and worth. Understanding how and why transformation occurs is a fundamental issue in psychology and religion that is studied in most pastoral care classes. By using the term "conversation," Wimberly can describe complex psychological phenomena and processes simply. Part of the beauty of this concept is that it can be effectively used in both religious and secular counseling contexts by professionals interested in faith development and spiritual formation.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780687030538
Publication Date: 
2003-06-01
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CLERGY PERSONAL FINANCE

CLERGY PERSONAL FINANCE
$9.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780687086696
Publication Date: 
1990-11-01
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CLERGY SELF CARE

CLERGY SELF CARE
$19.00
Nationally known for his work and teaching on clergy development, Oswald integrates research and experience into a liberating perspective on the pastoral calling. Discover how imbalances in your physical, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual lives can destroy the very ministry you seek to carry out. Learn what you can do to restore that balance. Packed with self-assessment tools, real-life experiences, and specific self-care strategies.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781566990448
Publication Date: 
1991-01-01
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Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
$17.00
In a crisis, it's easy to revert to old patterns. Caring for your well-being during the coronavirus pandemic includes maintaining healthy boundaries and saying no to unhealthy relationships.

The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.

Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More.The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.

With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.

Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook, and Playing It by Heart.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780894864025
Publication Date: 
1986-09-01
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Codependent No More: Workbook

$16.00
ISBN/SKU: 
9781592854707
Publication Date: 
2011-02-28
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College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You

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$70.00
College Ethics: A Reader on Moral Issues That Affect You is a collection of brief, engaging, and accessible readings on issues that directly affect--and matter to--today's college students. Ideal for courses in college ethics or introductory ethics, College Ethics can be used as either a main text or a supplementary reader.

FEATURES

Focuses on material that's directly relevant to students' lives, with articles on topics like casual sex, gender identity, hate speech on campus, heavy drinking, and college sports

Covers issues that are important on today's campuses, including accommodating gender identity, responsibility for implicit bias, the nature of prejudice, trigger warnings, and protest

Includes readings on academic ethics, enabling professors to have important conversations about cheating, plagiarism, and the aims of education

Includes a brief primer on ethics, comprehension and discussion questions, and detailed case studies for every reading

An Ancillary Resource Center contains an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank and PowerPoint lecture slides

A Companion Website provides resources for students

ISBN/SKU: 
9780190498658
Publication Date: 
2016-11-11
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College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration

College in Prison: Reading in an Age of Mass Incarceration
$25.00
Over the years, American colleges and universities have made various efforts to provide prisoners with access to education. However, few of these outreach programs presume that incarcerated men and women can rise to the challenge of a truly rigorous college curriculum. The Bard Prison Initiative is different.

College in Prison chronicles how, since 2001, Bard College has provided hundreds of incarcerated men and women across the country access to a high-quality liberal arts education. Earning degrees in subjects ranging from Mandarin to advanced mathematics, graduates have, upon release, gone on to rewarding careers and elite graduate and professional programs. Yet this is more than just a story of exceptional individuals triumphing against the odds. It is a study in how the liberal arts can alter the landscape of some of our most important public institutions giving people from all walks of life a chance to enrich their minds and expand their opportunities.

Drawing on fifteen years of experience as a director of and teacher within the Bard Prison Initiative, Daniel Karpowitz tells the story of BPI's development from a small pilot project to a nationwide network. At the same time, he recounts dramatic scenes from in and around college-in-prison classrooms pinpointing the contested meanings that emerge in moments of highly-charged reading, writing, and public speaking. Through examining the transformative encounter between two characteristically American institutions--the undergraduate college and the modern penitentiary--College in Prison makes a powerful case for why liberal arts education is still vital to the future of democracy in the United States.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780813584126
Publication Date: 
2017-02-01
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COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES

COLORING OUTSIDE THE LINES
$8.95
Westfall challenges the But we've never done it that way before attitude of some churches and churchgoers by showing that a vital church and authentic faith rely on innovation, creativity, diversity and the unique strengths of its members.
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9780060692988
Publication Date: 
1991-07-01
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Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy

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$15.00
Marie Marley is the author of Come Back Early Today: A Memoir of Love, Alzheimer's and Joy. This book tells the powerful 30-year love story of a young American woman and a delightfully colorful, wickedly eccentric Romanian gentleman and scholar, interspersed with advice and inspiration for Alzheimer's caregivers everywhere. In addition to being a compelling love story, this award-winning memoir shows how one woman solved several specific problems that typically arise when caring for a person with dementia. Alzheimer's caregivers who have read the book say it helped them very much. Former caregivers say they wish they'd read it when they were caregivers. Come Back Early Today will make you laugh; it will make you cry. If you're caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's it will give you inspiration and advice. But mostly it will give you hope and it will help you see that there can be happiness - even joy - amid the darkness of dementia. The book was a finalist in the Santa Fe Writer's Project Literary Awards, Eric Hoffer First Horizon Awards, Readers Choice competition, Editors and Writers International Awards, and Indie Excellence Awards. The Foreword was written by Gregg Warshaw, MD, Past President of the American Geriatrics Society. Go to www.ComeBackEarlyToday.com to read the first two chapters for free. Marie's website (www.ComeBackEarlyToday.com) contains a wealth of information for Alzheimer's caregivers. She can be reached at Marie@ComeBackEarlyToday.com/
ISBN/SKU: 
9780983570615
Publication Date: 
2011-07-13
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COME DINE WITH JESUS

COME DINE WITH JESUS
$8.50
Scott addresses the ten meals which Jesus shared with people that are recorded in the Bible. These occasions demonstrate the importance that Jesus placed on meeting people socially and interacting with them in their personal settings. It is in the intimacy of a shared meal that hidden emotions are often revealed -- and Scott shows how Jesus met them with searching insight, always offering his healing grace. Originally written for midweek communion services during Lent, these messages are excellent for communion services throughout the year.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780788003332
Publication Date: 
1995-01-01
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COMING OUT TO PARENTS

COMING OUT TO PARENTS
$14.95
"Among the most important gay and lesbian books". -- American Bookseller

Revised and updated edition of a bestselling classic in the field. Examines coming out in the age of AIDS as well as the latest religious views.

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9780829809572
Publication Date: 
1993-10-01
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Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day

Common Shock: Witnessing Violence Every Day
$15.00
Identifies the effects and long-term consequences of trauma on the human psyche, explaining how responses to violence can be passed on to subsequent generations while revealing how a greater awareness of the effects of violence can promote healing. Reprint.
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9780451212917
Publication Date: 
2004-09-07
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Communication, Pedagogy, and the Gospel of Mark

Communication, Pedagogy, and the Gospel of Mark
$30.00
Using Mark as a test case, nine seasoned scholars apply their interpretative approaches to the art of teaching, sharing from their personal experience in the classroom. They address questions like: How should my research and my approach to the text play out in the classroom? What differences should my academic context and my students' expectations make? How should new approaches and innovations inform interpretation and teaching? This resource enables biblical studies instructors to reflect on the relationship between research and teaching, to explore various interpretative approaches, and to begin to engage pedagogical issues in our changing world. Although framed as a test case on Mark, this book's ideas may be adapted for teaching any biblical text, and by anyone who teaches the Bible in an academic context.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780884141143
Publication Date: 
2016-03-08
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COMMUNITY OF FAITH

COMMUNITY OF FAITH
$12.95
Increasingly, small faith communities have become vital sources of spiritual development and ministry across a wide range of Christian churches. Community of Faith: Crafting Christian Communities Today offers a practical analysis of what makes community groups work, along with a theological look at key elements in a spirituality of Christian community. Drawing on theological, sociological, and strategy perspectives, the book provides a comprehensive blueprint for an effective ministry of community formation.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780896225183
Publication Date: 
1992-10-01
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Community: The Structure of Belonging (2nd ed.)

Community: The Structure of Belonging (2nd ed.)
$22.00
The expanded and revised edition of Community tackles the hysteric rise of isolation and fear in a digitally interconnected world.

As a response to the increasing violence in our culture, the widening ideological divides, and the growing gap in economic well-being, there is greater awareness that a deeper sense of community is desperately needed. But even as we acknowledge the need to build community, the dominant on-the-ground practices about how to engage people, civically and organizationally, remain essentially unchanged. We still believe community is built with better messaging, more persuasion, and social events for people to get to know each other better. All of which is naïve.

In this new edition, Block draws on a decade of putting these ideas into practice to emphasize what has worked and extract those thoughts that were nice but had no durability. He explores how technology, instead of bringing us together, has driven us into more isolation. New examples show that community building can be a more powerful way to address social problems than more traditional policies and programs. And encouragingly, Block insists this is really simple, once we decide it is essential. He offers a way of thinking that creates an opening for authentic communities to exist and details what each of us can do to make that happen.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781523095568
Publication Date: 
2018-07-17
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Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching from Augustine to the Present

Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching from Augustine to the Present
$38.00
This unique volume draws on the wisdom of Christian thinkers and preachers from across the ages to present a warm and informative collection of insights on the art of preaching.

Gathering the writing of figures as diverse as Augustine, John Chrysostom, Jonathan Edwards, Gardner C. Taylor, and Barbara Brown Taylor, The Company of Preachers provides experienced advice on effective preaching, direct from the pens of those who have known it best. The book is arranged in seven divisions, each covering a central component of the preaching task. Editor Richard Lischer, himself a distinguished preacher and teacher, gives a brief introduction to each selection.

Aptly presenting a theological and historical cross-section of the church's homiletics, this volume will be invaluable to preachers, students preparing for ministry, and others seeking models of powerful Christian speech.


Features insights on preaching from:

  • Augustine
  • Karl Barth
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Walter Brueggemann
  • Rudolf Bultmann
  • Horace Bushnell
  • David Buttrick
  • John Calvin
  • John Cassian
  • John Chrysostom,
  • Fred B. Craddock
  • C. H. Dodd
  • Jarena Lee
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Charles Grandison Finney
  • P. T. Forsyth
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • Gregory the Great
  • George Herbert
  • Martin Luther,
  • Henry H. Mitchell
  • John Henry Newman
  • Phoebe Palmer
  • Paul Ricoeur
  • Oscar Romero
  • Friedrich Schleiermacher
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • Barbara Brown Taylor
  • Gardner C. Taylor
  • John Wesley, and many more,
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    9780802846099
    Publication Date: 
    2002-08-30
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