Treasure in Clay

Author: Fulton John Sheen

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898704204

Category: Religion

Page: 388

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Here, in Bishop Sheen's own words, are reflections from his childhood, his years in seminary, his academic career, his extensive travels, his media stardom and more. A wealth of anecdotes enriches this wide-ranging memoir--stories from his experiences as an orator and preachers, from his many papal audiences, from Vatican Council II.

Treasures in Clay Jars

Author: George B. Thompson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620320576

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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Thompson, a prolific author of church leadership resources, believes the continuing decline in membership of mainline denominations and the increasing number of multicultural and multiracial churches call for a new way of thinking: ministers must begin to see their ministry differently in order to do their ministry differently. Treasures in Clay Jars is designed to provide persons in training for ministry with a paradigm-shifting framework to interpret and work effectively with the complex dynamics of local faith communities. Thompson takes an innovative approach by utilizing explicit and relevant conceptual and theoretical tools from the social sciences--sociology, economics, and cultural anthropology--to engage future pastors to minister effectively to twenty-first-century congregations. The book discusses congregations in five different ways: as social group, as bearer of meaning, as locus of exchange, as collective capacity, and as complex organization. A study guide is included for church leaders who would like to engage their congregations in this new paradigm of ministry.

Feasting on the Word: Pentecost and season after Pentecost 1 (Propers 3-16)

Author: David Lyon Bartlett,Barbara Brown Taylor

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664230989

Category: Religion

Page: 410

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We have been honored to work with a multitude of gifted thinkers, writers, and editors. We present these essays as their offering-and ours-to the blessed ministry of preaching." -From the introduction by David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor --Book Jacket.

Canon and Biblical Interpretation

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 0310865832

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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Drawing on a broad array of contributors, volume seven of the Scripture and Hermeneutics Series assesses the current state of canonical interpretation and uses that as a starting point for exploring ingredients in theological interpretation of the Bible today. Canon and Biblical Interpretation begins with a masterful examination of the canonical approach and the various criticisms that have been leveled against it. Additional chapters look at canonical interpretation in relation to different parts of the Bible, such as the Pentateuch, the Wisdom books, the Psalms, and the Gospels. Articles address such issues as canonical authority and the controversial relationship between canonical interpretation and general hermeneutics. A unique chapter explores the relationship between academic exegesis and lectio divina. Editors: • Craig Bartholomew • Robin Parry • Scott Hahn • Christopher Seitz • Al Wolters

NIrV, The Kid's Devotional Bible

Author: Zonderkidz,

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310726557

Category: Bibles

Page: 1664

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Get into God’s Word every day! A year’s worth of devotions written for kids ages 6-10 Completely updated with a new fun design New features that encourages Bible study A Bible kids can read themselves New International Reader’s Version, The NIV for kids!™ Written at a third grade reading level, this translation is easy for kids to explore God's word on their own. Help your children develop a good habit they’ll want to keep. With all new eye-catching illustrations and design, The Kid's Devotional Bible makes Bible reading fun! Updated and expanded features include: Short weekday devotions that help young readers apply Bible lessons for a full year 52 weekend devotions that teach kids about God’s creation through fun activities like visiting the zoo and gazing at the stars New “Got It” feature that encourages kids to find answers to Bible trivia themselves Book introductions that give helpful information about each book of the Bible A dictionary to look up words they want to know more about Through imaginative and innovative products, Zonderkidz is feeding your souls.

2 Corinthians MacArthur New Testament Commentary

Author: John F. MacArthur

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575676418

Category: Religion

Page: 512

View: 7144

The Corinthian church required Paul's repeated care. In 2 Corinthians, he continues his attempt to correct errors of unchristian practice, worship, and doctrine. Concerned with false apostles who were leading the church astray, Paul defended his own authority as God's apostle and sought reconciliation within the church. Respected preacher and Bible teacher John MacArthur presents yet another comprehensive and compelling commentary in his New Testament series.

The Preaching of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Author: Timothy H. Sherwood

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739142623

Category: Religion

Page: 155

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This rhetorical study seeks to understand how and why Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's preaching was so persuasive to the people of his day. Though many associate Sheen with his five years on prime time television in the 1950s, it was the decades he spent preaching that wrought a religious tone to the Cold War and led the way in a national renewal of religion.

2 Corinthians

Author: Scott M. Manetsch

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 1514004771

Category: Religion

Page: 450

View: 6081

In this commentary on 2 Corinthians, Scott Manetsch guides readers through both familiar voices and lesser-known figures of the early modern period from a diversity of theological traditions, including Lutherans, Reformed, Radicals, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics. This volume will open the Reformation's resources to preachers, scholars, and all who would be newly created in Christ.

2 Corinthians

Author: V. George Shillington

Publisher: MennoMedia, Inc.

ISBN: 0836198123

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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V. George Shillington sees this letter as Paul's personal testimony about his ministry of reconciliation among the Corinthian Christians (chapters 1-9) and his ministry in defending the truth of the gospel (chapters 10-13). The thread that ties the two parts together is Paul's conviction on pastoral ministry under the banner of Christ. Paul insists that ministry is to be borne in affliction like that of Christ crucified. In raising the crucified Messiah out of the old creation, God has inaugurated a new creation, in which believers already participate. The only boast allowed is in the Lord, not in one's own achievements or elevated experiences.

Better Than Brunch

Author: Jason Byassee,Ross A. Lockhart

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725281198

Category: Religion

Page: 138

View: 7963

What could be better than brunch on a Sunday morning? For most people in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, the answer of gathering to worship the Triune God and be sent as witnesses would not be top of mind. And yet, across the Pacific Northwest the authors discovered deeply rooted missional communities worshipping God and serving their neighborhoods, offering evidence of unexpected Cascadian treasure in clay jars. Join the authors on a treasure hunt throughout the region as they identify new patterns of post-Christendom Christianity that will inspire and challenge your understanding of church.