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Six Practices for Being God s People

Author : Alan Roxburgh
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- Speaks to the bewilderment and helplessness many churches feel in the face of current events - Practical new interpretation of changes in the West Throughout its history, the church has faced crises of meaning and identity in all kinds of changing contexts. The crises facing the churches of the western hemisphere today are no different. At their best, churches have recognized that their challenge is not their own fixing or even "reformation" but a deep engagement with the ways the gospel transforms society. This book explores how this can happen again in a radically changing western world.

Practices for the Refounding of God s People

Author : Alan Roxburgh and Martin Robinson
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Ecclesial Futures Volume 1 Issue 1

Author : Nigel Rooms
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Ecclesial Futures publishes original research and theological reflection on the development and transformation of local Christian communities and the systems that support them as they join in the mission of God in the world. We understand local Christian communities broadly to include traditional “parish” churches and independent local churches, religious communities and congregations, new church plants, so-called “fresh expressions” of church, “emergent” churches, and “new monastic” communities. We are an international and ecumenical journal with an interdisciplinary understanding of our approach to theological research and reflection; the core disciplines being theology, missiology, and ecclesiology. Other social science and theological disciplines may be helpful in supporting the holistic nature of any research, e.g., anthropology and ethnography, sociology, statistical research, biblical studies, leadership studies, and adult learning. The journal fills an important reflective space between the academy and on-the-ground practice within the field of mission studies, ecclesiology, and the so-called “missional church.” This opportunity for engagement has emerged in the last twenty or so years from a turn to the local (and the local church) and, in the western world at least, from the demise of Christendom and a rapidly changing world—which also affects the church globally. The audience for the journal is truly global wherever the local church and the systems that support them exists. We expect to generate interest from readers in church judicatory bodies, theological seminaries, university theology departments, and in local churches from all God’s people and the leaders amongst them.

The Place of the Parish

Author : Martin Robinson
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For a long time, it looked as if the idea of the local and therefore of place seen as locality seemed to have lost its relevance. Much of the church lost any sense that geographical context matters. Yet that tendency to pull people out of their context has played to a consumerist mentality that sees church more as a consumer choice than a genuine community. Now, a shift seems to be underway that values locality much more - a resurgence of interest in the parish and the importance of the church’s presence in community. In "The Place of the Parish" Martin Robinson explores this shift, considering how it is manifested in a variety of contexts, rural, inner-city, Anglican and independent. Drawing on specific examples linked to the so-called ‘New Parish Movement’, he demonstrates how a theology of place is made manifest in the mission of the church today.

The Place of the Parish

Author : Martin Robinson
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In "The Place of the Parish" Martin Robinson explores this shift, considering how it is manifested in a variety of contexts, rural, inner-city, Anglican and independent. Drawing on specific examples linked to the so-called ‘New Parish Movement’, he demonstrates how a theology of place is made manifest in the mission of the church today.

Polity and Practice in Baptist Churches

Author : William Roy McNutt
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People of God

Author : Penny Lernoux
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Since the beginning of John Paul II's papacy in 1979, the Catholic Church has been making headlines with its attempts to return Catholicism to a pre-Vatican II authoritarian church in absolute obedience to Rome. This book explores the growing progressive movement and the Vatican's attempt to squelch it.

People of God

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The Story of God and His People

Author : Jesslyn De Boer
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Presents the Bible as the story of God's acts and words and instill a sense of Biblical history.

Living Judaism

Author : Wayne D. Dosick
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In Living Judaism, Rabbi Wayne Dosick, Ph.D., author the acclaimed Golden Rules, Dancing with God, and When Life Hurts, offers an engaging and definitive overview of Jewish philosophy and theology, rituals and customs. Combining quality scholarship and sacred spiritual instruction, Living Judaism is a thought-provoking reference and guide for those already steeped in Jewish life, and a comprehensive introduction for those exploring the richness and grandeur of Judaism.

An American Emmaus

Author : Regis A. Duffy
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Duffy portrays the American Emmaus as an ongoing conversion walk of 20th century Christians who attempt to recognize the crucified and risen Christ within the complex and pluralistic cultures of the United States.

Jesus and the People of God

Author : Joseph H. Hellerman
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How did the Jesus movement-a messianic sectarian version of Palestinian Judaism-transcend its Judaean origins and ultimately establish itself in the Roman East as the multi-ethnic socio-religious experiment we know as early Christianity? In this major work, Hellerman, drawing upon his background as a social historian, proposes that a clue to the success of the Christian movement lay in Jesus' own conception of the people of God, and in how he reconfigured its identity from that of ethnos to that of family. Pointing first to Jesus' critique of sabbath-keeping, the Jerusalem temple, and Jewish dietary laws-practices central to the preservation of Judaean social identity-he argues that Jesus' intention was to destabilize the idea of God's people as a localized ethnos. In its place he conceived the social identity of the people of God as a surrogate family or kinship group, a social entity based not on common ancestry but on a shared commitment to his kingdom programme. Jesus of Nazareth thus functioned as a kind of ethnic entrepreneur, breaking down the boundaries of ethnic Judaism and providing an ideological foundation and symbolic framework for the wider expansion of the Jesus movement. Joseph Hellerman's Jesus and the People of God takes a whole new approach to understanding the social dynamic at work in Jesus' public teaching and ministry . an important breakthrough in Jesus research . [that] deserves a careful hearing. - Craig A. Evans, Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Acadia Divinity College, and author of Jesus and his Contemporaries. Has the recent phase of the quest of the historical Jesus properly stressed those ways in which Jesus broke from the prevailing nationalism of his day? Hellerman puts it all together, offering a compelling portrait of the Jewish Jesus who nevertheless saw the fulfillment of Sabbath and festivals, temple and purity laws in him. - Craig L. Blomberg, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary, and author of Jesus and the Gospels.

Biblical Affirmations for Evangelists

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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1998

Author : Robert Famighetti
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Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects

Fair Employment Practice Cases

Author : Bureau of National Affairs (Arlington, Va.)
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The Bible s Big Story

Author : H. N. Wendt
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The Bible appears a lengthy, somewhat complicated, even overwhelming book. Here at last is a roadmap - a timeline - to make the Bible's big story clearer, with illustrations, colors and symbols to make it easy to remember. The timeline and accompanying booklet will help participants understand the sweep of the narrative from Creation to Christ. You'll become familiar with the themes, covenants and events of the Old Testament and intertestamental period. See how creation and history culminate in Jesus, how He deals with all that came before Him and what that means for us.

These Holy Sparks

Author : Arthur Ocean Waskow
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Surviving Terror

Author : Victoria Lee Erickson
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Theologians from around the world explore the causes and effects of violent terror, and suggest religious resources for preventing and overcoming terror.

Christian Origins and the Question of God The New Testament and the people of God

Author : Nicholas Thomas Wright
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This first volume in the series Christian Origins and the Question of God provides a historical, theological, and literary study of first-century Judaism and Christianity. Wright offers a preliminary discussion of the meaning of the word god within those cultures, as he explores the ways in which developing an understanding of those first-century cultures are of relevance for the modern world.

The Church School Journal

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