Gathering Our Divinity

Author: Linda Sedesky,Beck, Ellen

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1552125866

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 112

View: 4333

Gathering Our Divinity is a healing book which presents a process by which people may understand who they are and make a choice to heal.

Sermon Sparks

122 Ideas to Ignite Your Preaching

Author: Thomas H. Troeger

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426753861

Category: Religion

Page: 148

View: 6524

A working pastor is always looking for fresh preaching perspectives. This hands-on resource from the author of a long-standing column in the journal Lectionary Homiletics covers the entire three-year lectionary cycle with brief reflections designed to generate fresh and timely sermon ideas. Each reflection is limited to two pages and provides an interpretation of one or more lections for every month of the year. While some focus on a single lection, others draw forth a theological/pastoral theme that stretches across several lections, suggesting how to approach an entire month homiletically.

Sketches in divinity

addressed to candidates for the ministry, and likewise intended as a Sunday-book for general readers

Author: Johnson Grant

Publisher: N.A


Category: Theology, Doctrinal

Page: 17

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Gathering Those Driven Away

A Theology of Incarnation

Author: Wendy Farley

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 066423321X

Category: Religion

Page: 239

View: 7790

This book is a powerful expression of Jesus Christ given in the midst of the brokenness and hostilities of this world, as experienced by those who are marginalized and persecuted in contemporary society. Drawing on broader sources in the Christian tradition, Farley maintains the power of Jesus of Nazareth as the expression of the Divine Eros in Wisdom, to break powers of sin, and provide a vision of life, which is an alternative Empire to present ways and where love reigns as norm.

The Creation Spirit

Expressing Your Divinity in Everyday Life

Author: James Young

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595398332

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 168

View: 8487

THE CREATION SPIRIT; Expressing Your Divinity in Everyday Life is a story of the Holy Spirit told through the voice of Christo Sahbays, an itinerant metaphysician from northwest Arkansas who is gathering popularity as a mediator for a spirituality of living the Truth of our being. This initial entry in the author's new MY SPIRITUAL AWARENESS SERIES features metaphorical translations of parables and holy Scripture to enlighten, inspiring followers to heal themselves by first healing their perspectives on life. As a master metaphysician, Christo shakes the foundation upon which most have constructed their personal mythology of religious doctrine. He then leads them to a sense of Oneness that focuses their house of consciousness toward those inner whispers of Truth rather than on the illusions of outward authorities that often lead to a purposeless, unfulfilled life. Building on this first offering, other writings that continue the MY SPIRITUAL AWARENESS SERIES are A LABOR OF LOVE; Weaving Your Own Virgin Birth on the Loom of Life, and KEYS TO THE DOOR OF TRUTH; Metaphysical Musings of a Born-Yet-Again. Other books in process deal with such topics as the metaphysical meaning of Jesus and his disciples, the Sermon on the Mount, some of the various "newfound" Gospels, and those portions of the remaining three Gospels that do not replicate the content of the Gospel of John--all placed in a practical perspective.

On the Mystery

Discerning Divinity in Process

Author: Catherine Keller

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451404999

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 3964

With immediate impact and deep creativity, Catherine Keller offers this brief and unconventional introduction to theological thinking, especially as recast by process thought. Keller takes up theology itself as a quest for religious authenticity. Through a marvelous combination of brilliant writing, story, reflection, and unabashed questioning of old shibboleths, Keller redeems theology from its dry and predictable categories to reveal what has always been at the heart of the theological enterprise: a personal search for intellectually honest and credible ways of making sense of the loving mystery that encompasses even our confounding times.

Old Testament Theology, Volume One: Israel's Gospel

Author: John Goldingay

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830825615

Category: Religion

Page: 940

View: 9173

Winner of a 2004 ECPA Gold Medallion Award!In this first volume of a proposed three-volume Old Testament theology, John Goldingay focuses on narrative. Examining the biblical order of God's creation of and interactions with the world and Israel, he tells the story of Israel's gospel as a series of divine acts:God BeganGod Started OverGod PromisedGod DeliveredGod SealedGod GaveGod AccommodatedGod WrestledGod PreservedGod SentGod ExaltedVolume two will focus on Israel's faith, or Old Testament theology as belief. It will explore the person and nature of God, the nature of the world and humanity, the character of sin and the significance of Israel.Volume three will focus on Israel's life, or Old Testament theology as ethos. It will explore its worship, spirituality, ideals and vision for living. This is an Old Testament theology like no other. Whether applying magnifying or wide-angle lenses, Goldingay is closely attentive to the First Testament's narrative, plot, motifs, tensions and subtleties. Brimming with insight and energy, and postmodern in its ethos, this book will repeatedly reward readers with fresh and challenging perspectives on God and God's ways with Israel and the world--as well as Israel's ways with God. Goldingay's Old Testament Theology is not only a scholarly contribution to the ongoing quest of understanding the theological dimensions of the First Testament. Preachers and teachers will prize it as a smart, informed and engaging companion as they read and re-present the First Testament story to postmodern pilgrims on the way. This is Old Testament theology that preaches.

The Community of the Weak

Social Postmodernism in Theological Reflections on Power and Powerlessness in North America

Author: Hans-Peter Geiser

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621896110

Category: Religion

Page: 554

View: 2937

Annotation Social postmodernism and systematic theology can be considered the new pair in some of the most creative discussions on the future of theological method on a global scale. Both in the academy and in the public square, as well as in the manifold local and pastoral moments of ministry and community social activism, the social, the postmodern, and the theological intermingle in engaging and border-crossing ways. The Community of the Weak presents a new kind of fundamental theology with a postmodern touch, using jazz as a metaphor, writing ethnographically out of the personal windows of lived experiences, combining fragments of autobiography with theological reconstruction. A comparative perspective on North American and European developments in contemporary systematic theology serves as a hermeneutical horizon to juxtapose two continents in their very different contexts. The author proposes a systematic and fundamental theology that is more jazzy, global, and narrative, deeply embedded in pastoral ministry to tell its postmodern story. Book jacket.

Messages from the Small Country Church

Author: Rev. Dr. C. Joseph Fifer

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490846506

Category: Religion

Page: 222

View: 6854

In this day and age of "bigger and better" or "bigger is better," even our churches are starting to follow suit. The alarming trend that is occurring now in America is the assumption that if a group is big, it must be right; if a church is bigger than others, it must be even "more" right. This assumption is not correct. This nation was built and became what it is today one small church at a time. Many of those small churches are still there today, right where they were first necessary. And they are still necessary today. They are still occupied by Christians who meet on every first day of the week. They gather to give the first of their week to worship He who is to be first in Spirit and in truth. With this book-a compilation of readings, sermons, observations, and an invitation-the Reverend Dr. C. Joseph Fifer (Pastor Joe), who serves a small country church in rural western Ohio, seeks to give voice to the message that millions are now missing.


Jesus von Nazaret und seine Zeit

Author: Reza Aslan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644039119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 7781

Das Christentum verehrt Jesus von Nazaret als sanften Hirten, dessen Reich nicht von dieser Welt sei. Aber entspricht dieses Bild der historischen Realität? Kann es den grausamen Kreuzestod plausibel erklären? Der amerikanische Religionswissenschaftler Reza Aslan meint: nein. Sein Buch, das in den USA für einen Skandal sorgte, versucht zu ergründen, wer Jesus war, bevor es das Christentum gab. Es ist das fesselnde, brillant erzählte Porträt eines Mannes voller Widersprüche, einer Epoche voll religiöser Inbrunst und blutiger Kämpfe und einer Weltreligion im Werden.

Book of Mormon Study Guide, Pt. 3

Helaman to Moroni

Author: Randal S. Chase

Publisher: Plain & Precious Publishing

ISBN: 1937901238

Category: Religion

Page: 340

View: 1135

Helaman through Moroni. This volume is the third of three on the Book of Mormon. It covers the Book of Helaman through through the Book of Moroni. This includes the period of great wickedness just prior to the coming of Christ. We read of the missions of Nephi and Lehi, followed by Samuel the Lamanite. The signs of Christ's birth and death are given, followed by their fulfillment. Great destruction occurs on the American continent, and only the righteous survive in the Land of Bountiful. Christ appears to the Nephites, teaches and heals them, organizes His Church and ordains 12 disciples to lead them. After His departure, a Zion people live in peace for many years, then decline again into great wickedness. We read of the final days of the Nephites in the writings of Mormon and Moroni. We also read about the Jaredites, who were the first to inherit the land, long before Lehi's family arrived. In all, it covers 2,000 years of Jaredite history, and 469 years of Nephite history from 52 BC to 421 AD when the book of Moroni closes. The cover features a beautiful painting titled "Behold Your Little Ones," by Del Parson.

Testimonies of the Ante-Nicene Fathers to the Divinity of Christ

Author: Edward Burton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Christian literature, Early

Page: 489

View: 2810

Testimonies of the Ante-Nicene Fathers to the Divinity of Christ by Edward Burton, first published in 1829, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Theology and Bioethics

Exploring the Foundations and Frontiers

Author: E.E. Shelp

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027718570

Category: Medical

Page: 314

View: 8351

We who live in this post-modern late twentieth century culture are still children of dualism. For a variety of rather complex reasons we continue to split apart and treat as radical opposites body and spirit, medicine and religion, sacred and secular, private and public, love and justice, men and women. Though this is still our strong tendency, we are beginning to discover both the futility and the harm of such dualistic splitting. Peoples of many ancient cultures might smile at the belatedness of our discovery concerning the commonalities of medicine and religion. A cur sory glance back at ancient Egypt, Samaria, Babylonia, Persia, Greece, and Rome would disclose a common thread - the close union of religion and medicine. Both were centrally concerned with healing, health, and wholeness. The person was understood as a unity of body, mind, and spirit. The priest and the physician frequently were combined in the same individual. One of the important contributions of this significant volume of essays is the sustained attack upon dualism. From a variety of vantage points, virtually all of the authors unmask the varied manifestations of dualism in religion and medicine, urging a more holistic approach. Since the editor has provided an excellent summary of each article, I shall not attempt to comment on specific contributions. Rather , I wish to highlight three 1 broad themes which I find notable for theological ethics.