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Salvation Means Creation Healed

Author : Howard A. Snyder
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The Bible promises the renewal of all creation--a new heaven and earth--based on the incarnation, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For centuries this promise has been sidelined or misunderstood because of the church's failure to grasp the full meaning of biblical teachings on creation and new creation. The Bible tells the story of the broken and restored relationship between God, people, and land, not just God and people. This is the full gospel, and it has the power to heal the church's long theological divorce between earth and heaven. Jesus' resurrection in the power of the Holy Spirit is the key, and the church as Christ's body is the primary means by which God is reconciling all things through Jesus Christ. Jesus' ultimate healing of all creation is the great hope and promise of the gospel, and he calls the church to be his healing community now through evangelism, discipleship, and prophetic mission.

Liberating the Church

Author : Howard A. Snyder
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The Church gets into trouble whenever it thinks it is in the church business rather than the Kingdom business. In the church business, people are concerned with Kingdom activities, all human behavior and everything God has made.... Church people think about how to get people into the church; Kingdom people think about how to get the church into the world.

Kingdom Church and World Biblical Themes for Today

Author : Howard A. Snyder
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Everywhere the church is rediscovering Jesus' call to live under God's rule. What the world needs, however, is not just greater kingdom awareness but more kingdom action. How can the church stabilize families, revitalize, neighborhoods, create just societies and a peaceful world? How can we hasten the day when the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdom of our Lord?

New Creation Eschatology and the Land

Author : Steven L. James
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What will the final state of the redeemed look like? Throughout the history of the church, conceptions of the final state have tended to minimize the promise of the new heavens and new earth. In contrast to the historical dominance of spiritual, heavenly, non-temporal conceptions of the final state, the last two decades have witnessed a rise in conceptions that include the redemption of material, earthly, and temporal reality. These “new creation” conceptions have included proposals regarding the fulfillment of Old Testament land promises. In New Creation Eschatology and the Land, Steven L. James argues that in recent new creation conceptions of the final state there is a logical inconsistency between the use of Old Testament texts to inform a renewed earth and the exclusion of the territory of Israel from that renewed earth. By examining a select group of new creationists, James shows that the exclusion of the territorial restoration of Israel in a new creation conception fails to appreciate the role of the particular territory in Old Testament prophetic texts and results in an inconsistent new creationism.

Signs of the Spirit

Author : Howard A. Snyder
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In Signs of the SpiritÓ the author analyzes church renewal from a historical perspective, focusing especially on the Montanist, Pietist, Methodist, and Moravian movements. Professor Snyder then synthesizes the lessons of church renewal in history and applies them in such a way that inspires a renewal strategy for the local church today.

Models of the Kingdom

Author : Howard A. Snyder
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Drinking from the Wells of New Creation

Author : Kerry Dearborn
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"Dearborn provides us with the gift of deep insight into the heart of God and the ways of the Spirit to open our eyes, our hearts, our homes, and our lives to God and others. Through profound theological reflection interwoven with compelling stories, this book draws us into God's healing love and new creation. I pray God uses this great book to release the vision of Amos to which I've dedicated my life." --John Perkins author of Let Justice Roll Down

Mere Ecclesiology

Author : J. Gregory Crofford
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Too many churches limp along with no clear sense of mission. In Mere Ecclesiology: Finding Your Place in the Church's Mission, Dr. Crofford clarifies the purpose of God's people through the metaphor of spiritual respiration. "Breathing in" (worship and discipleship) leads to "breathing out" (transformative service in the world). Newcomers and seasoned believers alike will be challenged to discover their calling as the Holy Spirit sends the church out on a challenging mission to heal families, communities, and creation itself.

Decoding the Church

Author : Howard A. Snyder
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Using the genetic code as a model, this provocative book will provide you with theological analysis, biblical principles, and practical applications for understanding the structure and mission of today's church and how it can transform the world

Small Voice Big City

Author : Howard Snyder
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Small Voice, Big City sets urban mission, the mission of Jesus, in a broad context: people, land, and the kingdom of God. This book focuses on the power of the gospel -- often outwardly weak, small, foolish -- to heal the nations and redeem earth's cities. The gospel proved powerful in the first-century world, when the church was born; it still is today.

Radical Renewal

Author : Howard A. Snyder
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This updated best seller challenges the reader to examine the current church structure. If you have never read this classic, you have missed a treasure chest of information and wisdom from one of the most respected authors of our time. Wine (the gospel of Jesus Christ) and Wineskins (the man-made structures of the church). How do the two relate? What happens when new wine is poured into old wineskins? What about making new wineskins? In short: What kinds of church structures are most compatible with the gospel in our modern, techno-urban society? Snyder addresses these questions -- and provides some challenging answers. In the course of his argument he discusses the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, the mind of Christ, the role of spiritual gifts, the pastor as a superstar,Ó and renewal that is deeply spiritual and immediately practical.

The Community of the King

Author : Howard A. Snyder
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Howard A. Snyder probes the relationship between the kingdom of God and our daily experience of the church.

The Divided Flame

Author : Howard A. Snyder
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Wesleyan churches, Pentecostal churches, and the modern charismatic movement trace their theological roots to John Wesley. Yet these groups have gone separate ways in interpreting the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church, often regarding one another with suspicion or distrust. In The Divided Flame, Dr. Howard Snyder, a Wesleyan minister, calls Wesleyans and charismatics to reexamine how they parted ways. He finds that they still have a great deal in common theologically, and he proposes that this common ground should serve as a basis for dialogue. "How does a Wesleyan dialogue with charismatic Christianity?" asks Snyder. "Rather than comparing our theology or practice point by point, we have chosen to address the central question that charismatic Christianity raises for us: In what sense is Christian experience, the church, charismatic? If the charismatic movement raises valid biblical questions for us--and it does--then it is more important to deal with those questions than merely to catalog the pluses and minuses of the movement." This book reviews the history of Wesleyan and charismatic thought, evaluating them in light of Scripture's norms for church life. A provocative study, The Divided Flame should bring fresh perspective to the controversy surrounding modern charismatic theology.

Jesus and Pocahontas

Author : Howard A. Snyder
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Most Americans know the story of Pocahontas, but not the fact that she was a Christian, and the reasons for her dramatic conversion. Pocahontas had a history-altering encounter with Jesus Christ. A key figure was Alexander Whitaker, pioneer Anglican missionary in Virginia, who taught Pocahontas the Christian faith--but is almost totally unknown today. This story of Pocahontas has never fully been told. Or it has been ridiculed. Yet it is true, as this book now documents. In these pages the real Pocahontas comes alive as a flesh-and-blood person with her own thoughts and decisions. This book shows the beauty, the romance, and the tragedy of Pocahontas's short life. It also traces the way the Pocahontas story has been used and misused over the past four hundred years, opening the door to the larger issue of the suppression of native peoples in U.S. history. The real story of Pocahontas presents a timely case study both in the history of missions and the history of America--an investigation of the interplay between gospel, culture, and national mythology.

The Meaning of Life in the World Religions

Author : Nancy M. Martin
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This volume brings together some of the most distinguished thinkers in theield of theology to consider the question of the meaning of life in thearious global religions.

Healing the Earth

Author : Richard A. Young
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Christianity has been charged with being a key factor in the environmental crisies experienced across the world. Young considers these charges in the light of a biblical understanding of creation and humankind's place therein, and argues that when Scripture is properly interpreted, the God-centered perspective that results actually provides the best foundation for confronting and solving environmental problems.

Saints Herald

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Christian Science Healing

Author : Henrietta Frances Lord
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Preserving the Creation

Author : Kevin W. Irwin
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Lord of Creation

Author : Brendan O'Malley
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No other book presents Celtic spirituality in a way that is exciting and enriching for children and young people. Some fifty themed sections each provide an introduction, story, activity, meditative reflection and prayer, leading into a time of stillness and contemplation. The varied sections focus on key Bible texts, the seasons of nature, the seasons of the Christian year, putting on God's protection while getting dressed, prayers for bedtime, making a prayer corner, praying while walking, visiting a church or a holy place, looking at a Celtic cross, praying with an icon, using art and poetry in prayer, holding a peace vigil, liturgy for young people, a thanksgiving meal and a young people's eucharist. An original resource that will be widely welcomed