Living Faithfully Revised and Updated

Living Faithfully Revised and Updated
Author: Alex Joyner,David L. Barnhart, Jr.,Jill M Johnson,Rebekah Jordon
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 1791001688
ISBN 13: 9781791001681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Faithfully Revised and Updated Book Review:

There is deep disagreement about what The United Methodist Church should teach about homosexuality, same gender marriage, and the ordination of LGBTQ persons. In 2019, a special session of General Conference was held to consider these issues and how they will be addressed by The United Methodist Church in the future. Yet many have felt that the outcome of the special session did not lead to resolution, but to increased tension and deepening division. Living Faithfully is designed to help you understand the shape of this debate and what it means for the present and the future. Each chapter includes background on the Bible, Christian theology, history, stories from diverse viewpoints, and United Methodist structure and practice to guide reflection and conversation. You’ll also find definitions of key terms and information about upcoming events. The four chapters are: 1. Is the Practice of Homosexuality Incompatible with Christian Teaching? 2. Is Same-gender Marriage Compatible with Christian Teaching? 3. Is Ordaining Practicing Homosexuals Compatible with Christian Teaching? 4. Where Are We Now? This revised four-week study contains an updated fourth chapter that describes the outcome of the 2019 General Conference and the ongoing debates and responses to it. It will help you understand and grapple with various views about the ministry and teaching of The United Methodist Church around issues of human sexuality. It will lead you to have honest, well-informed, and grace-filled conversations with others about these matters and the calls for change. And it will help you discern, in prayer and conversation, how you can respond faithfully in love of God and neighbor. A Leader Guide is included with lesson plans to help facilitate a four-session small group study. From the Faultlines collection, resources intended to inform conversations around human sexuality and the church.

Living Faithfully

Living Faithfully
Author: Frances Schoonmaker
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2012-07-01
ISBN 10: 161735709X
ISBN 13: 9781617357091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Faithfully Book Review:

Living Faithfully is for anyone interested in education and education policy, whether parent, community member, teacher, student of leadership or policy maker. It looks at school leadership and reform in an alternative way, following the story of change at Washington School, a troubled grades 56 center in a small town in Western Oklahoma. Not only does the book address a neglected population, the more than 1/3 of the nation’s children who go to school in small towns and rural areas, it uses the occasion to invert thinking about school reform. It argues that in today's policy climate where guaranteed, standard outcomes are touted as goals of education, leadership schemes, even those designed to challenge topdown, bureaucratic models, are quickly coopted to produce the appearance of learning. Prevailing leadership theories beg the question of who is being transformed and to what end, failing to challenge assumptions and dominant ideas of contemporary education and leadership thinking. Drawing on Philip Phenix’s idea of the faithful life, the book proposes an alternative way forward. Phenix talks about connections between school and life. According to Phenix, the faithful life is concerned with the normative question of what is good, true, right, just, beautiful, and holy. This is not the vocabulary of current education policy. But it describes the kind of community created at Washington School despite its history of failure. And it describes what most families want for their children whether they live in the city or country, America or elsewhere: an education that matters.

Living Faithfully

Living Faithfully
Author: John Pritchard
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-04-18
ISBN 10: 0281067635
ISBN 13: 9780281067633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Faithfully Book Review:

The faith we proclaim on Sunday is just as relevant to the rest of the week. However, too often the teaching and support that church life offers us can seem aimed at deepening our personal commitment to Christ and our involvement in church activities, rather than enabling us to live out our faith at work and in the world. We need to close the gap between sacred and secular, and that's what this book aims to help us do. Each chapter identifies an issue, explores how we might respond and encourages us - through practical ideas, stories, humour, quotes, Scripture, questions and prayer - to seek to make a difference.

Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World Second Edition

Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World  Second Edition
Author: Jonathan R. Wilson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN 10: 1621893235
ISBN 13: 9781621893233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World Second Edition Book Review:

The first edition of Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World became one of the founding and guiding texts for new monastic communities. In this revised edition, Jonathan Wilson focuses more directly on lessons for these communities from Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue. In the midst of the unsettling cultural shifts from modernity to postmodernity, a new monastic movement is arising that strives to be a faithful witness to the gospel. These new monastic communities seek to participate in Christ's life in the world and bear witness by learning to live intentionally as the church in Western culture. This movement is about finding the church's center in Christ in the midst of a fragmented world, overcoming the failure of the Enlightenment project and our complicity with it, resisting the temptation to Nietzschean power, and building communities of disciples. This new edition is greatly enlarged from the original volume. It includes responses to critics of the new monasticism such as D. A. Carson, an entirely new chapter on the Nietzschean temptation, an afterword on properly understanding the new monastic movement, the dangers it faces, and the work yet to be done, as well as an appendix on the supposed post-modern agenda of Jonathan Wilson and Brian McLaren. For those striving to understand the path the church should take in this fragmented world, this book is essential reading.

Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World

Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World
Author: Jonathan R. Wilson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1998-06-01
ISBN 10: 0567348067
ISBN 13: 9780567348067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World Book Review:

This book describes several aspects of contemporary culture that create both opportunities and threats to Christian mission. It offers insights and practices that the church today must embrace in order to live faithfully and witness effectively to the gospel. Following a presentation of the church's history in relation to Western culture, several chapters draw upon specific suggestions in Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue--that we live in a fragmented rather than a pluralistic world; how the church has compromised its faithfulness by accommodating the mainstream of morality; implications stemming from the collapse of "the Enlightenment project"; and the need for a "new monasticism" together with forms the life of the church must take to sustain a faithful witness in contemporary culture. Jonathan R. Wilson is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, and the author of Theology as Cultural Critique.

Living Faithfully as a Prayer Book People

Living Faithfully as a Prayer Book People
Author: John H. Westerhoff III
Publsiher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 0819225673
ISBN 13: 9780819225672
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Faithfully as a Prayer Book People Book Review:

Episcopalians consider themselves to be people whose individual and corporate lives are shaped by the Book of Common Prayer, but aside from worship on Sunday morning, few know what fills its nearly 1,000 pages. John Westerhoff, Episcopal priest and Christian educator, walks readers through the ways in which the contents of the Prayer Book can (and should) shape the life of those who call themselves Episcopalians. An excellent resource for parish study or reading in advance of seminary training, Westerhoff explores a brief history of the Prayer Book, and the ways in which it shapes us as pilgrim and prayerful people. How Episcopalians live into their baptism, live a Eucharistic and reconciling life, as well as a life of wholeness and health are explored in detail. All of this, as Westerhoff writes, helps us lead a holy life, and one day, to a holy death. John H. Westerhoff is an Episcopal priest, the former professor of theology and Christian nurture at Duke University, the author of many books about Christian education and life. For the last decade he has been theologian-in-residence at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

Living Faithfully with Disappointment in the Church

Living Faithfully with Disappointment in the Church
Author: J. LeBron McBride
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1135428050
ISBN 13: 9781135428051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Faithfully with Disappointment in the Church Book Review:

A practical approach to address spiritually crippling disappointment with the church! Feeling disappointment with your church can be spiritually devastating. Living Faithfully with Disappointment in the Church gives you a theological and family therapy approach to disillusionment in the church that is practical and realistic. The author, an ordained minister and a licensed family therapist, discusses with sensitivity and hope the problems and the ways to resolve issues of spiritual disappointment. Living Faithfully with Disappointment in the Church uses a theological basis to lay a foundation of understanding, and then provides real strategies from a family therapy perspective to deal with personal disappointments in the church. The book sensitively discusses real problems using real examples of how church dynamics can unwittingly cause spiritual disillusionment within even the most faithful, even in diligent attempts to serve God. Honest, reverent, and written from the perspective that each of us needs the church to cultivate our faith, this book provides non-simplistic yet hopeful answers to the most difficult of problems. Find comfort in these pages. Living Faithfully with Disappointment in the Church discusses: idealism about the church how churches function according to the dynamics of family systems how a controlling family affects church dynamics people who become codependent to the church adjustment to belief structures within the church addictive processes in organizations the psychological danger zone of failed beliefs how to recognize when to stay and when to move on to another church considerations for someone in a denominational crisis the uses of spirituality and religion in psychologically healthy ways a theoretical model that gives priority to building a relational church Living Faithfully with Disappointment in the Church is for ministers, chaplains, seminary students, pastoral counselors, Sunday school teachers, or anyone that is facing a spiritual crisis in their church. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and discussion.

Uncommon Ground

Uncommon Ground
Author: Timothy Keller,John Inazu
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 1400221072
ISBN 13: 9781400221073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Ground Book Review:

Bestselling author Timothy Keller and legal scholar John Inazu bring together a thrilling range of artists, thinkers, and leaders to provide a guide to faithful living in a pluralistic, fractured world. How can Christians today interact with those around them in a way that shows respect to those whose beliefs are radically different but that also remains faithful to the gospel? Timothy Keller and John Inazu bring together illuminating stories--their own and from others--to answer this vital question. Uncommon Ground gathers an array of perspectives from people thinking deeply and working daily to live with humility, patience, and tolerance in our time. Contributors include: Lecrae Tish Harrison Warren Kristen Deede Johnson Claude Richard Alexander Shirley Hoogstra Sara Groves Rudy Carrasco Trillia Newbell Tom Lin Warren Kinghorn Providing varied and enlightening approaches to reaching faithfully across deep and often painful differences, Uncommon Ground shows us how to live with confidence, joy, and hope in a complex and fragmented age.

Struck Down But Not Destroyed

Struck Down But Not Destroyed
Author: Pierce Hibbs
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2020-01-14
ISBN 10: 9781706119753
ISBN 13: 1706119755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Struck Down But Not Destroyed Book Review:

We all struggle with anxiety at various points in life, some of us more than others. In fact, some 40 million Americans are treated for anxiety disorders each year. Anxiety is a real and present threat. And for some of us, anxiety is a crippling condition. It strikes us down physically and spiritually. We feel isolated, weak, and hopeless. But there is hope. When we see our anxiety in the context of our relationship with God, we can learn more about how he is using it to shape us. Rather than spending all of our time, energy, and resources trying to eliminate this alleged "weakness," we can accept the truth that anxiety is a mighty tool in the hands of God. Through it, he will do more in us that we thought possible. In the weakness of anxiety, God gives us his strength. In Struck Down but Not Destroyed, you will learn how to Turn your greatest enemy (anxiety) into your greatest asset; Be confident in the spiritual purpose for your anxiety and suffering; Inspect your own habits and behaviors in light of Scripture; Accept your anxiety as a spiritual tool in the hands of God. It's time for us to focus on the spiritual purposes God has for our anxiety. It's time for us to realize God's strength in our weakness. It's time for us to revel in the amazing truth that the best part of being struck down is realizing that we will never be destroyed, not with God on our side.

Living Well and Dying Faithfully

Living Well and Dying Faithfully
Author: John Swinton,Richard Payne
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2009-11-10
ISBN 10: 0802863396
ISBN 13: 9780802863393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Well and Dying Faithfully Book Review:

Living Well and Dying Faithfully explores how Christian practices love, prayer, lament, compassion, and so on can contribute to the process of dying well. Working on the premise that one dies the way one lives, the book is unique in its constructive dialogue between theology and medicine as offering two complementary modes of care.

Finding Holy in the Suburbs

Finding Holy in the Suburbs
Author: Ashley Hales
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN 10: 083087397X
ISBN 13: 9780830873975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding Holy in the Suburbs Book Review:

More than half of Americans live in the suburbs. Yet for many Christians, the suburbs are ignored, demeaned, or seen as a selfish cop-out from a faithful Christian life. What does it look like to live a full Christian life in the suburbs? Ashley Hales invites you to look deeply into your soul as a suburbanite and discover what it means to live holy there.

Global Kingdom Global People

Global Kingdom  Global People
Author: Melba Padilla Maggay
Publsiher: Langham Global Library
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 1783681985
ISBN 13: 9781783681983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Kingdom Global People Book Review:

In an age of unsurpassed globalization, Melba Maggay reminds us of the beauty of unique cultures no matter how small their imprint on the world may seem. Yet these cultures do not exist in isolation, but have a complex interrelation with one another, be they monoliths such as western capitalism or subsistence communities like El Nido on the island of Palawan, the home of the author’s ancestors. This rich global tapestry is a gift from God, yet not without imperfection, sin or hardship. It is these realities to which we must apply the gospel in our own lives and in missiology. This book gives a prophetic call to proclaim the good news and do justice in and towards every culture under the sun, while demystifying some of the major narratives that inform worldviews across the globe today. And it is the kingdom of God for every tribe, tongue, people and nation that brings true global unity.

Living Faithfully in an Unjust World

Living Faithfully in an Unjust World
Author: Melissa L. Caldwell
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 0520285840
ISBN 13: 9780520285842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Faithfully in an Unjust World Book Review:

What does it mean to be a compassionate, caring person in Russia, which has become a country of stark income inequalities and political restrictions? How might ethics and practices of kindness constitute a mode of civic participation in which “doing good”—helping, caring for, and loving one another in a world marked by many problems and few easy solutions—is a necessary part of being an active citizen? Living Faithfully in an Unjust World explores how, following the retreat of the Russian state from social welfare services, Russians’ efforts to “do the right thing” for their communities have forged new modes of social justice and civic engagement. Through vivid ethnography based on twenty years of research within a thriving Moscow-based network of religious and secular charitable service providers, Melissa L. Caldwell examines how community members care for a broad range of Russia’s population, in Moscow and beyond, through programs that range from basic health services to human rights advocacy. As the experiences of assistance workers, government officials, recipients, and supporters reveal, their work and beliefs are shaped by a practical philosophy of goodness and kindness. Despite the hardships these individuals witness on a regular basis, there is a pervasive sense of optimism that human kindness will prevail over poverty, injury, and injustice. Ultimately, what connects members of this diverse group is a shared belief that caring for others is not simply a practical matter or an idealistic vision but a project of faith and hope. Together care-seekers and care-givers destabilize and remake the meaning of “faith” and “faith-based” by putting into practice a vision of humanitarianism that transcends the boundaries between state and private, religious and secular.

The Christian Consumer

The Christian Consumer
Author: Laura M. Hartman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-11-10
ISBN 10: 0199912513
ISBN 13: 9780199912513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Christian Consumer Book Review:

Be it fair trade coffee or foreign oil, our choices as consumers affect the well-being of humans around the globe, not to mention the natural world and of course ourselves. Consumption is a serious ethical issue, and Christian writers throughout history have weighed in, discussing topics such as affluence and poverty, greed and gluttony, and proper stewardship of resources. These voices are often at odds, however. In this book, Laura M. Hartman formulates a coherent Christian ethic of consumption, imposing order on the debate by dividing it into four imperatives: Christians are to consume in ways that avoid sin, embrace creation, love one's neighbor, and envision the future. An adequate ethics of consumption, she argues, must include all four considerations as tools for discernment, even when they seem to contradict one another. The book includes discussions of Christian practices such as fasting, gratitude, solidarity, gift-giving, Sabbath-keeping, and the Eucharist. Using exemplars from the Christian tradition and practical examples from everyday life, The Christian Consumer offers a thoughtful guide to ethical consumption.

20 30 Bible Study for Young Adults Community

20 30 Bible Study for Young Adults Community
Author: David Easterling,Robert Warren
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1999-12
ISBN 10: 9780687083077
ISBN 13: 0687083079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

20 30 Bible Study for Young Adults Community Book Review:

This resource provides young adults with a chance to become a part of an exciting new contemporary Bible study series for adult learners in their 20's and 30's. Each volume in the series challenges young adults to examine a powerful biblical image that defines and shapes their lives. Each volume includes these helpful features: • Bible background on a respective image: covenant, exodus, community, and faith • Articles on group leadership, organizing a study group, using small break-out groups, and choosing teaching options • Case studies throughout the text and in the appendix to use as discussion starters • Seven easy-to-use sessions with clear teaching helps on every page • Opportunities to examine biblical and personal ideas more deeply • Options for service projects Community: Living Faithfully With Others introduces readers to Scriptures and life examples that delve into intimacy, work, family, and more.

Embracing Exile

Embracing Exile
Author: T. Scott Daniels
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-04
ISBN 10: 9780834136434
ISBN 13: 0834136430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embracing Exile Book Review:

From the Resurrection to His Return

From the Resurrection to His Return
Author: D. A. Carson
Publsiher: Anomalos Pub Llc
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781845505776
ISBN 13: 1845505778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From the Resurrection to His Return Book Review:

D.A. Carson counsels the church to avoid false teaching and to seek good mentors according to Paul's advice in 2 Timothy 3. By holding on to truth, we hold the Bible out to a needy world.'A very engaging, but brief, exposition of some very important verses about how we should live in what the Bible calls "the last days," i.e.

Psalms

Psalms
Author: Walter Brueggemann,William H. Bellinger, Jr
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 666
Release: 2014-02-17
ISBN 10: 0521840929
ISBN 13: 9780521840927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psalms Book Review:

Introduces the book of Psalms providing an exposition of each psalm with attention to genre, liturgical connections and societal issues.

Living without a Why

Living without a Why
Author: Paul O. Ingram
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2014-09-16
ISBN 10: 1630874515
ISBN 13: 9781630874513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living without a Why Book Review:

In this book Paul O. Ingram adds his voice to a long list of writers seeking to relate Christian tradition to the hard realities of this post-Christian age of religious and secular pluralism. As a Lutheran, Ingram thinks grace flows over this universe like a waterfall. So he brings Christian mystical theology into a discussion of the meaning of grace. Alfred North Whitehead's philosophical vision provides a language that serves as a hermeneutical bridge by which historians of religions can interpret the teachings and practices of religious Ways other than their own without falsification, and by which theologians can appropriate history-of-religions research as a means of helping Christians advance in their own faith journeys. The purpose of the journey of faith is what Whitehead called "creative transformation." The contemporary theological tradition that has most systematically and coherently followed Whitehead's lead in its reflection on non-Christian Ways is process theology, which is perhaps the only liberal or progressive theological movement now active in the twenty-first century.

The Sacred Overlap

The Sacred Overlap
Author: J.R. Briggs
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 0310102146
ISBN 13: 9780310102144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Overlap Book Review:

The widening of political, racial, generational, and religious differences often leads to an "us vs. them" mentality all too common today. In The Sacred Overlap, author J. R. Briggs communicates a refreshing vision that embraces tension and calls us to live in radical love and faithfulness between the extremes that isolate and divide people. Read the gospels and you'll see how Jesus was committed to crossing cultural, social, political and religious either/or waters, engaging in many and/also activities. He comforted the disturbed and also disturbed the comfortable. He was too religious for the pagans and also too pagan for the religious elites. He hung out with filthy lepers and also dined with the filthy rich. He was alarming and disarming at the same time. This is not a spineless embrace of religious syncretism where we take bits from world religions, personal preferences, and ideologies and throw them into a cosmic blender for a tasty theological smoothie. Instead, Briggs offers a fresh understanding of evangelism and discipleship, showing how we need to be engaged in both of these at the same time. He shares creative ways to engage with God's mission with those who are intrigued about Jesus, but turned off by church. He explores what it means to be joyful in the midst of heart wrenching pain and suffering in the world. And he models what it means to maintain a posture of convicted civility which emphasizes equally both grace and truth. The Sacred Overlap helps readers see that Christians are called to live with their feet firmly planted in two different worlds--in both heaven and earth--living naturally with grace and truth. Only then can a Christian be a faithful witness in the way of Jesus.