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Walking with the Poor

Walking with the Poor

Principles and Practices of Transformational Development

  • Author: Bryant L. Myers
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • ISBN: 1608330567
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 386
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In this revised and updated edition of a modern classic, Bryant Myers shows how Christian mission can contribute to dismantling poverty and social evil. Myers demonstrates what is possible when we cease to treat the spiritual and physical domains of life as separate and unrelated.

Walking with the Master

Walking with the Master

A Study from the Book of John

  • Author: Stan Lemke
  • Publisher: WestBow Press
  • ISBN: 1490854126
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
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In Walking with the Master, John reveals Jesus through His teachings and His conversations with the people around Him. Jesus consistently points towards a reality that extends far beyond what we can see, touch, feel, or even imagine; a reality that reaches unto eternity. He poses the questions: What is our world view? How are we investing our lives? Are we part of the world that says we only live once, so enjoy it? Or do we believe that there is more, much more? Jesus, the author of life itself, came to prove to us by word and deed that there is more to life than is apparent to the senses. He implores us to make an informed choice: a choice to believe, a choice to follow Him. Within these lessons, we will come to understand who Jesus is and why John described Him as the Word become Flesh. We will see Jesus talking to Nicodemus as He explains the awesome mystery of salvation. Jesus will reveal how He is the Bread of Life and the Good Shepherd. He will miraculously prove that He is the Resurrection and the Life. As the True Vine He calls us to committed discipleship and to a life and purpose that we cannot achieve in our own strength. He invites us to a personal relationship with Himself, now and forever.

The Mestizo/a Community of the Spirit

The Mestizo/a Community of the Spirit

A Postmodern Latino/a Ecclesiology

  • Author: Oscar Garcia-Johnson
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630878197
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 174
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This work models a creative exercise in ecclesiology based on a Latino/a practical theology of the Spirit, which designs theological discourse based on its encounter with the Spirit in human culture. Hence, it is a theology appreciative of and attentive to the multiple matrices and intersections of the Spirit with cultures. Garcia-Johnson offeres an appreciative and critical analysis of the uses of culture among Latino/a theologians, followed by the proposal for a postmodern Spirit-friendly cultural paradigm based on the narratives of the cross and the Pentecost. He develops a practical theology for a Latino/a postmodern ecclesiology based on three native Latino/a theological concepts: mestizaje, accompaniment, and mañana eschatology. The resulting ecclesial construct-The Mestizo/a Community of Mañana-reflects a transforming mañana vision and models the visible cruciform community in which the transforming praxis and historical transcendence of the Christ-Spirit works from within. The work sets forth practical guidelines for implementation of the ecclesial construct in the urban context of devastated communities and offers suggestions for further development in Latino/a theology.

Theories of Justice

Theories of Justice

A Dialogue with Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Karl Barth

  • Author: Stephanie Mar Brettmann
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630877964
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 242
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What is justice? How do we know justice? How is justice cultivated in society? These are the three questions that guide this critical dialogue with two representatives of the Catholic and Protestant traditions: Karl Barth and Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II. Though the two thought leaders are shaped within divergent theological traditions and historical contexts, they both appeal to Christian anthropology as a starting point for justice. Their explorations into the nature of humanity yield robust new theories of justice that remain relevant for our contemporary era. The third interlocutor, our female author, brings her own voice fully into the dialogue in the third part of the book in order to address the shortcomings in their theories and build upon their insights, all the while seeking theories of humanity and social justice that result in justice for all persons.

Walking with the Lord

Walking with the Lord

A Christian Devotional

  • Author: James Russell,James Russell Publishing
  • Publisher: James Russell Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780916367190
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
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A devotional book for Christians with a focus to become a positive and effective witness to the Lord with easy to follow daily instructions. Focused on personal evangelism for the layman, this book shows you how to sow seeds of faith to the lost.

Walking with the Last Prince

Walking with the Last Prince

Following Owain on the Glyndwr's Way

  • Author: Andrew Bowden
  • Publisher: Rambling Man
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Travel
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United Kingdom was in royal wedding fever. Wills and Kate were getting married and to a substantial number of people, this seemed an extremely exciting thing to happen. But for Andrew Bowden the idea of getting out of London and heading off on a good long walk was a much more appealing idea. So he headed off to the peace and tranquillity of mid Wales to walk the Glyndŵr's Way; a trail dedicated to one Owain Glyndŵr. Who? Oh, only the last Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales. Yes, to escape one set of royalty, he ended up following in the footsteps of another. Still, at least on the hills there wouldn't people sitting around eating sausages on a stick at a trestle table decorated in blue, white and red bunting. Would there?

Soul Whisperer

Soul Whisperer

Why the Church Must Change the Way It Views Evangelism

  • Author: Gary Comer
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1621895440
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 358
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What if we changed the face of evangelism? In a time when so many have a negative perception of evangelism, what if a new model was entirely biblical, loaded with skills, and more effective? Soul Whisperer shifts the emphasis from telling to a drawing paradigm. It develops biblically the pattern of Jesus, who did not give static presentations but rather customized his words to each hearer. By learning his ways, our words, too, can have pinpointed impact! Christians will discover how to draw out first, in order to read their friends and discern the relevant appeal of the gospel. In this way, the style is far more dynamic. It adapts! Understanding the non-believer's unique starting point will determine a distinct path. By creating a conversation about spiritual influence and what is involved in faith formation, this book charts ways for Christians to go deeper in evangelistic relationships. Most importantly, Soul Whisperer infuses skills that will shape a more Christ-likened missional disciple.

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

  • Author: Jamie Gates,Mark Mann
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1621895882
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 268
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Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination searches through biblical scholarship, theology, economics, sociology, politics, ecology, and history to discern the strands of God's justice and reconciliation at work in the contemporary world. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination challenges Christians to engage the most troubling social problems of our time by first drinking deeply from the well of the historic prophetic traditions. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination witnesses to a God that raises up prophets to speak at critical moments in every time, and to what it might look like for the Church to nurture the soil from which such prophetic voices spring. Rarely do such a wide variety of authors from such different backgrounds and vocations get together to name what the prophetic work of God looks like in our midst. The radical justice and reconciliation of God can be found in every corner of life, if we know where to look for it; Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination provides some guidance in this direction. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination celebrates and seeks to build upon the legacy of eminent biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann's seminal work The Prophetic Imagination, first published in 1978, by assessing the core insights and themes he develops through a number of different lenses. These include contemporary biblical scholarship, theology, economics, sociology, politics, ecology, and church history. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination also discusses the extent to which the Christian prophetic tradition continues to speak meaningfully within the contemporary world and thereby seeks to be a source for inspiring future generations of Christian prophets to do likewise.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Untying the Knots

  • Author: Paul Vallely
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472903714
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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From his first appearance on a Vatican balcony Pope Francis proved himself a Pope of Surprises. With a series of potent gestures, history's first Jesuit pope declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedevilled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and in-fighting, ambition and arrogance. He declared it should be 'a poor Church, for the poor'. But there is a hidden past to this modest man with the winning smile. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was previously a bitterly divisive figure. His decade as leader of Argentina's Jesuits left the religious order deeply split. And his behaviour during Argentina's Dirty War, when military death squads snatched innocent people from the streets, raised serious questions – on which this book casts new light. Yet something dramatic then happened to Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He underwent an extraordinary transformation. After a time of exile he re-emerged having turned from a conservative authoritarian into a humble friend of the poor – and became Bishop of the Slums, making enemies among Argentina's political classes in the process. For Pope Francis – Untying the Knots, Paul Vallely travelled to Argentina and Rome to meet Bergoglio's intimates over the last four decades. His book charts a remarkable journey. It reveals what changed the man who was to become Pope Francis – from a reactionary into the revolutionary who is unnerving Rome's clerical careerists with the extent of his behind-the-scenes changes. In this perceptive portrait Paul Vallely offers both new evidence and penetrating insights into the kind of pope Francis could become.

Walking with the Lord

Walking with the Lord

The Relevance of First John to the Contemporary Christian Life

  • Author: Malcolm Tolbert
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1556359454
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 124
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The verb walk is a Hebraism. It comprehends the total expression of one's life in th world as a thinking, speaking, living, acting, and interacting human being. The way one walks is the way one lives in the world. --Malcolm Tolbert Taking I John as a basis, the author has given us a practical, usable prescription for living the Christian life. Among the topics discussed are brotherly love and taking the church into everyday life.