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Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Faith: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Emerging Church Movement

Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Faith: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Emerging Church Movement
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The Emerging Church Movement, an eclectic conversation about how Christianity needs to evolve for our postmodern world, has been breaking traditional bounds and stirring up controversy for more than two decades. This volume is the first academic work to adopt an interdisciplinary approach to understanding this complex and boundary-crossing phenomenon. Containing contributions by researchers from a diverse set of disciplines, this book brings together historical, sociological, ethnographic, anthropological, and theological approaches to offer the most thorough and multifaceted description of the Emerging Church Movement to date. Contributors: Juan Jose Barreda Toscano Dee Yaccino Gerardo Marti Lloyd Chia Jason Wollschleger James S. Bielo Jon Bialecki Heather Josselyn-Cranson Xochitl Alviso Chris James Tim Snyder ""If you want to understand the phenomenon called 'Emerging Church' in North America, I can't recommend a better place to start than Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Faith. It offers a variety of perspectives from a variety of disciplines, and it draws from a solid bank of observation and interaction with a wide variety of sample congregations. As an added bonus, Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Faith will introduce you to some gifted younger scholars and writers whose work you will want to follow in the future."" --Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration Michael Clawson is a religious historian and Adjunct Instructor at the Seminary of the Southwest, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and Baylor University. April Stace is a liturgist and Adjunct Instructor at Hartford Seminary and The John Leland Center for Theological Studies.
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9781498219686
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2016-11-08
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Crossing the Street

Crossing the Street
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The rift between Protestants and Roman Catholics continues to separate Christians from one another and to diminish our witness in the world. Words such as "heretic," "apostate," "idolater," and "papist" have characterized much of the discussion over the last several centuries since the reformation. While changes in both groups over the last few decades have improved the tone of the discussion, much remains to be accomplished. Author Bob LaRochelle, as a former Roman Catholic and now a United Church of Christ minister, is well-equipped to guide us toward a more constructive relationship. Crossing the Street speaks to the heart of the Energion Publications mission statement by advocating a "mainstream ecumenical center" in which Roman Catholics and Protestants can come to a deeper appreciation and understanding of the gifts they bring to one another. It demonstrates ways in which these traditions have misunderstood one another and even themselves, and then proposes strategies for both ecumenical cooperation and self-understanding. This book is founded in a thorough understanding of both traditions and a commitment to ecumenical dialog and cooperation. It addresses both theory and practice. In a series of four chapters, it examines how we live in our own houses, the author's own story, and then the gifts that each group offers the other.
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9781938434013
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2012-04-29
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Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (2nd ed.)

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (2nd ed.)
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The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate

"[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time."
--from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here's how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations."
--Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul(R)

The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:

  • Prepare for high-stakes situations
  • Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
  • Make it safe to talk about almost anything
  • Be persuasive, not abrasive
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    9780071771320
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    2011-09-09
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    Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response (1st ed.)

    Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response (1st ed.)
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    In this comprehensive, practical, and gripping assessment of various forms of violence against women, Pamela Cooper-White challenges the Christian churches to examine their own responses to the cry of Tamar in our time. She describes specific forms of such violence and outlines appropriate pastoral responses. The second edition of this groundbreaking work is thoroughly updated and examines not only where the church has made progress since 1995 but also where women remain at unchanged or even greater risk of violence.
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    9780800627300
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    1995-01-01
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    CULTURE & NURSING CARE

    CULTURE & NURSING CARE
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    Offering a snapshot of human diversity, Culture and Nursing Care: A Pocket Guide provides guidelines to alert health care providers to the similarities as well as differences within and among people as a starting point toward individualizing care.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0943671159
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    1996-01-01
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    Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men

    Cut Dead But Still Alive: Caring for African American Young Men
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    To cut dead means to refuse to acknowledge another with the intent to punish. Gregory Ellison says that this is the plight of African American young men. They are stigmatized with limited opportunity for education and disproportionate incarceration. At the same time, they are often resistant to help from social institutions including the church. They are mute and invisible to society but also in their inward being. Their voice and physical selves are not acknowledged, leaving them ripe for hopelessness and volatility. If the need is so great yet the desire for help wanes, where is the remedy?

    Healing can begin by reframing the problem. While cutting someone dead is destructive, it can also serve to prune and repot a disfigured being--giving new possibilities for life. In this provocative book, Ellison shows how caregivers can sow seeds of life, and nurture with guidance, admonition, training, and support in order to help create a community of reliable others serve as extended family.


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    9781426703041
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    2013-05-01
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    Dancing in Limbo: Making Sense of Life After Cancer

    Dancing in Limbo: Making Sense of Life After Cancer
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    Life After Cancer

    I immediately wanted to recommAnd this book to my patients. [It]will serve as a roadmap to help cancer patients anticipate feelingsand stages of the coping process. It will help demystify thecomplex and often baffling set of experiences on the uncertain pathof cancer survivorship.
    --Elisabeth Targ, M.D., Geraldine Brush Cancer Research Institute, California Pacific Medical Center

    An intimate and inspiring account of the authors' real-lifeexperiences of surviving cancer. The authors provide astraightforward account of what life is like after the whirlwind ofdoctors' visits and radical treatments comes to an And.

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    9780787901035
    Publication Date: 
    1995-10-09
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    Dancing Sermons

    Dancing Sermons
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    'Dancing Sermons indeed . . . Believe what you will . . . when it comes to it, we all come from the same root and have the same needs, and suffer the same failings. That is the gentle message of the witty Bishop of Botswana.' Mail and Guardian. 'Dancing Sermons is joyous. It takes the reader from one beat to the other, dancing non-stop . . . an easy, accommodating read, which does not require one to be a staunch Christian or belong to any particular religion to be hooked on it.' Midweek Sun. Dancing Sermons is an Ah! book - one that makes us look upon familiar things as though seeing, feeling and understanding them for the first time. The message running through the volume, like a golden thread, is that we human beings - in spite of our flaws - are all special, unique, and loved deeply and intensely by God.
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    9780281059331
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    2007-04-19
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    Dancing Stones: 26 Children's Sermons with Activities

    Dancing Stones: 26 Children's Sermons with Activities
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    The Dancing Stones is a collection of positive, original stories and lessons with activities for clergy and lay leaders to use in preaching to children from kindergarten through upper elementary school. Written in a conversational style with suggested objects for sharing, the stories provide children's sermon ideas for the liturgical year. Among the sermon topics addressed include: A Lock without a Key, A Basket Case, Preparing the Manger, Stocking Surprise, Be Careful What You Say, The Great Knitter, and Climbing Out of a Hole.
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    9780829819557
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    2013-10-15
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    David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

    David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
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    Explore the power of the underdog in Malcolm Gladwell's dazzling examination of success, motivation, and the role of adversity in shaping our lives.
    Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won.

    Or should he have?

    In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwellchallenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.

    Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, David and Goliath examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms---all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity.

    In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers---The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw---David and Goliath draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.

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    9780316204378
    Publication Date: 
    2015-04-07
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    Day I Was Confirmed

    Day I Was Confirmed
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    9780829812800
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    1998-11-01
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    Death, Bereavement, and Mourning

    Death, Bereavement, and Mourning
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    An encounter with the death of another is often an occasion when the bereaved need to be sustained in their loss, relieved of the anxiety that the meeting with death engenders, and comforted in their grief. It is a time when those left behind often seek to redress wrongs in themselves or in the relationships that death has shaken and upset. In both collective and individual responses to the trauma of encountering death, we witness efforts to counter the misfortune and to explain the meaning of the loss, to turn memory into blessing, to reconcile life with death, to regenerate life, and redeem both the bereaved and the dead.

    Sometimes loss may transform the bereaved in ways that lead to growth and maturity; other times a loss leads to unremitting anger or melancholia. There may be a variety of spiritual expressions that the bereaved experience in their time of loss, but there appears to be some common elements in all of them. Overtime, survivors' feelings are transformed into growing exploration of the spiritual, a profound sense of rebirth, newfound feelings of self-mastery or confidence, and a deeply held conviction that "life goes on."

    The contributions to this volume are based on a conference held in New York on the first anniversary of September 11, 2001. Contributors include Peter Metcalf, Robert Jay Lifton, Ilana Harlow, Robert A. Neimeyer, Samuel Heilman, and Neil Gillman. This sensitive and heartfelt volume relates specifically to issues of death, bereavement, and mourning in the aftermath of the attack on the World Trade Center, but the applications to other individual and catastrophic events is obvious. The contributions do not simply explore how people deal with bereavement or are psychologically affected by extreme grief: they address how people can try to find meaning in tragedy and loss, and strive to help restore order in the wake of chaos. The multidisciplinary perspectives include those of anthropology, psychology, theology, social work, and art.

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    9780765802781
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    2005-06-30
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    Detox Your Heart: Meditations for Healing Emotional Trauma

    Detox Your Heart: Meditations for Healing Emotional Trauma
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    Drawing on her own experiences with abuse and addiction, Valerie Mason-John presents a well-grounded series of meditations that transform anger, hatred, and fear to heal emotional trauma.

    Valerie Mason-John knows what it is like to be filled with toxic emotions--and how to release them. After years of abuse and struggles with addiction, she was mired in anger, resentment, and fear. But through meditation and willingness to forge a new path, she learned how to disarm such toxins and find peace.

    In Detox Your Heart Mason-John helps us recognize our emotions, good and bad, and to develop the self-care to heal ourselves. Chapters that explore and clearly define negative emotions are paired with chapters on how to transform them. Meditation exercises based on the Buddhist principles of mindfulness, loving-kindness, and compassion provide tools to help us heal our own hurts and to close the gap that toxic emotions create between heart and mind.

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    9781614293873
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    2017-02-21
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    Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach

    Development Through Life: A Psychosocial Approach
    $50.00
    This thoroughly updated new edition offers a greater emphasis on culture and ethnicity and new coverage of how recent trends in lifestyle affect development throughout life.
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    9780534153960
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    1991-02-01
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    Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife

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    A gripping first-hand story of personal triumph and recovery by a wealthy American housewife who appeared to have it all but who was, in reality, losing life's most important moments in an alcohol-induced haze.

    Brenda Wilhelmson was like a lot of women in her neighborhood. She had a husband and two children. She was educated and made a good living as a writer. She had a vibrant social life with a tight circle of friends. She could party until dawn and take her children to school the next day. From the outside, she appeared to have it all together. But, in truth, alcohol was slowly taking over, turning her world on its side.

    Waking up to another hangover, growing tired of embarrassing herself in front of friends and family, and feeling important moments slip away, Brenda made the most critical decision of her life: to get sober. She kept a diary of her first year (and beyond) in recovery, chronicling the struggles of finding a meeting she could look forward to, relating to her fellow alcoholics, and finding a sponsor with whom she connected. Along the way, she discovered the challenges and pleasures of living each day without alcohol, navigating a social circle where booze is a centerpiece, and dealing with her alcoholic father's terminal illness and denial.

    Brenda Wilhelmson's Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife offers insight, wisdom, and relevance for readers in recovery, as well as their loved ones, no matter how long they've been sober.

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    9781616490867
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    2011-06-01
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    Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

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    The 10th-anniversary edition of the New York Times business bestseller-now updated with "Answers to Ten Questions People Ask"

    We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day-whether dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a client. From the Harvard Negotiation Project, the organization that brought you Getting to Yes, Difficult Conversations provides a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success. you'll learn how to:

    - Decipher the underlying structure of every difficult conversation
    - Start a conversation without defensiveness
    - Listen for the meaning of what is not said
    - Stay balanced in the face of attacks and accusations
    - Move from emotion to productive problem solving

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    9780143118442
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    2010-11-02
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    Directory for the Life and Ministry of Priests

    Directory for the Life and Ministry of Priests
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    Addresses the identity and circumstances of today's priests.
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    9781555867911
    Publication Date: 
    1994-05-01
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    Discerning Parent: An Ignatian Guide to Raising Your Teen

    Discerning Parent: An Ignatian Guide to Raising Your Teen
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    Blending personal experience and practical advice with wisdom they've learned from Ignatian spirituality, Tim and Sue Muldoon, authors of Six Sacred Rules for Families, offer guidance for Catholic parents raising teens and tweens. You'll gain confidence to help your teen make better decisions, deepen the roots for your parenting, and relate to your teen in a way that reflects the tenacious love of God.

    The Muldoons draw from their professional experience working with teens and their parents in high schools and colleges--Sue as a counselor and religious educator, Tim as a theologian and professor--to explain how the Ignatian practice of discernment is an excellent tool for the healthy parenting of teens and pre-teens. They share their hard-won wisdom as parents of three to offer you encouragement and practical guidance to:

  • Let your teens know you love them
  • Appreciate their gifts while accepting their limits
  • Put them in touch with those less fortunate
  • Guide them in choosing friends who will care about what's best for them
  • Appreciate the value of their faith and going to Mass
  • Respect their bodies and make good choices about sex, alcohol, and drugs
  • Think about what really makes them happy
  • Tim and Sue describe discernment as slowing down, listening, being receptive, praying, examining our lives, and sifting the conflicting forces at play around us. In this wise and personal book, they share how Ignatian spirituality and discernment can help us keep a clear-eyed, prayerful perspective on the difficult decisions you and your teens face. The key is to open yourself to God's presence and discover what he calls you to do.

    This thoughtful approach shows you how to talk with your children openly about freedom vs. limits, friendships, family time, sexuality, the use and abuse of technology, faith and Catholic practice, recognizing the needs of others, and getting through hard times together. You'll discover when to be tough and when to be forgiving, when to control and when to give freedom, when to give feedback and when to wait. You will learn the importance of praying for your teens, and the important of praying together as a family.

    Daily and weekly prayers, devotions, and meditations will guide you as the Muldoons show how this is a time of discernment for you as well as your teens--and create a way for you to move through these challenging years together. The Discerning Parent offers you an opportunity to pause and consider your life and your teen's in the light of faith.

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    9781594716898
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    2017-04-07
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    Discontinuity and Hope: Radical Change and the Path to the Future

    Discontinuity and Hope: Radical Change and the Path to the Future
    $16.00

    Change: Is that a good thing, or a bad thing? That depends, says Lyle E. Schaller, on your viewpoint and values. Any given change can be threatening if all your values are wedded to the way things are now, if you can only view the future through the lens of the past. Or it can be exciting, if your viewpoint is geared toward the new possibilities that will arise from this change. By looking at several examples of large-scale, discontinuous change that have occurred over the last ten to thirty years, Schaller prepares church leaders to orient themselves to the new challenges and opportunities for ministry that will result from the accelerated transition going on around us.

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    9780687085392
    Publication Date: 
    1999-01-01
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    Discover Your Conflict Management Style

    Discover Your Conflict Management Style
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    Speed B. Leas helps readers to assess their conflict response and discover options appropriate to different levels of conflict. He draws on years of experience helping conflicted congregations to provide valuable insights on the nature of conflict and its resolution, making this an excellent tool for raising self-awareness and a practical introduction to conflict management. This new edition contains an improved Conflict Strategy Instrument, revised to reflect new learnings and more accurately describe your conflict management style.
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    9781566991841
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    1998-11-01
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    Discover Your Spiritual Type

    Discover Your Spiritual Type
    $15.25
    From Urban T. Holmes's spiritual typology and her own experience as a spiritual director and pastoral counselor, Ware provides a framework for people to name and understand their spiritual experience-in much the same way the Myers-Briggs typology provides a framework for understanding personality types. Readers explore four spiritual types--head, heart, mystic, and Kingdom--and exercises allow individuals and groups to assess their type. Additional information for clergy to use this tool with congregations is included, which will help them gain greater understanding of how members learn about, worship, and celebrate God--and why there may be tension about such issues as the form or content of the worship service.
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    9781566991490
    Publication Date: 
    1995-03-01
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    Discovering the Church

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    Book by Zikmund, Barbara Brown
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    9780664244415
    Publication Date: 
    1983-01-01
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    Distance in Preaching: Room to Speak, Space to Listen

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    Based on several years of teaching and careful observation in preaching classes, this book by Michael Brothers explores the benefits of -distance- in preaching -- and listening to -- sermons.
    Having noticed that sermon listeners generally want to be given room for their own interpretations and experiences, Brothers argues that critical and aesthetic distance as a hermeneutical tool is vital to hearing the gospel today and should be intentionally employed in sermon construction and delivery. He explains this -distance- in the field of homiletics, equips teachers and students of preaching to evaluate the function of distance in sermons, and encourages preachers to practice the use of distance in their preaching.
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    9780802869692
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    2014-09-22
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    Divine Voice: Christian Proclamation and the Theology of Sound

    Divine Voice: Christian Proclamation and the Theology of Sound
    $24.99
    Claiming that the obligation of all Christians to witness to their faith is inseparable from the need to acquire and practice the rhetorical skills of public speaking, this book confronts the issues of stage fright and speaking disabilities head-on, pointing his readers to the biblical narratives concerning difficult speaking.
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    9781587430787
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    2004-06-01
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    Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know

    Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know
    $17.00
    Domestic violence is as ancient as the family unit itself. And according to the American Medical Association, one quarter of American women will be abused by an intimate partner at some point in their lives. Ministers can help care for these victims. Loving and sensitive support can make a tremendous difference to survivors as they struggle with the long and difficult process of healing and regaining trust in themselves and others. Often, however, pastoral caregivers possess the same misconceptions about domestic violence as does the uninformed public. Miles addresses the issues related to inadequate pastoral response to this pervasive problem. He explores the dynamics of abusive relationships and the role which clergy members can take to heal this painful situation.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780800631758
    Publication Date: 
    2000-02-01
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