In Life and Death

Author: LeRoy H. Aden
Publisher: Augsburg Books
ISBN: 9781451412963
Format: PDF
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Explores faith's responses in the face of death, either our own or a loved one, how those responses effect our self-reliance and belief in God, and how faith can be challenged and strengthened. Original.

Martin Luther As Comforter

Author: Neil R LeRoux
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004158804
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Using meticulous rhetorical analysis of several important Luther texts, this book examines how he offers comfort to those who are facing their own death or who are coming to terms with the death of loved ones.

Faith as a Way of Life

Author: Christian Scharen
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802862314
Format: PDF
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Christian ministry is deeply concerned with proclaiming the transforming power of God??'s gift of faith in the daily lives of disciples. How is it, then, that so often Christian faith fails to orient our lives? Christian Scharen offers the compelling argument that such a way of life needs communities and leaders that build and communicate faith as foundation. Pastors will be able to impart this vision of faith, he cautions, only if they themselves are compelled by it and if their parishioners find that the model helps them make sense of life as a whole. Faith as a Way of Life is one response to this call for reflection on Christian faith as an orienting force impacting every aspect of daily life. Scharen examines the powerful languages that can replace faith language ? emotion-driven therapeutic and results-driven managerial models ? and shows how their domination leads to faith becoming a weak sibling. He directly engages the problems these languages often lead to with the hope of fostering pastoral leadership grounded in a vision of faith as a way of life. Faith as a Way of Life is an engaging and encouraging examination of how pastoral leaders can model and mediate faith as the beating heart pumping life-blood through every sphere of life

Walking with Faith

Author: Walter J. Woods
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608992853
Format: PDF, ePub
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Walking with Faith addresses a long-standing need to develop the faith-related dimensions of Christian moral life and explore their implications. It responds to Vatican II's exhortation that theological studies be renewed through a lively contact with the mystery of Christ and the history of salvation. Accordingly, this book examines the relationship between faith and moral life in the Scriptures and acknowledges the normative quality of the biblical texts. It reviews the long experience of the Church, paying special attention to history, worship, and intellectual currents. These dimensions of Christian life show the relationship between faith and moral life at any given time and allow the actions of one generation to have effects that extend far into the future. Walking with Faith promotes an understanding of contemporary pastoral and theological issues and encourages a deep and informed approach to Christian life.

Master Plan of the Pyramid of Cheops

Author: Hans-Joachim Trumpp
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3735717993
Format: PDF, ePub
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The MASTER PLAN OF THE PYRAMID OF CHEOPS offers a deeper understanding of its meaning, shape and size with comparisons of developments before and after Cheops illuminating the intentions of the pyramid constructors. The key to understanding the Pyramid lies in establishing the world view and faith of the Egyptians, then adding the full implications of the new geometric data acquired by the author. The work is uniquely beautiful. The high quality and diversity of its illustrations enables the reader to develop his own perception of the buildings in the Pyramid era of the Old Kingdom. The author’s ingenuity in putting together other specimens of Egyptian art gives entry to the wonderful thought world of the Egyptians. The layman gains access to all the issues under debate while the expert is presented with new and surprising conclusions based on sound evidence.

Spirituality with Clothes On

Author: Gareth Brandt
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498200214
Format: PDF, ePub
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There is no such thing as a naked spirituality. Our spirituality is always shaped by the clothes of our experience. The quest of Spirituality with Clothes On is to acknowledge that we do wear clothes; and, by examining them, we begin to understand ourselves and accept others who are wearing different outfits. We are what we wear: we cannot separate ourselves from our gender, personality, developmental stage, family, historical background, culture, or the difficult experiences of our lives. We need to acknowledge all these things, reflect on them--and sometimes even embrace them--in order to truly become ourselves.

Faith Formation 4 0

Author: Julie Anne Lytle
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 081922832X
Format: PDF
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Using an ecological approach to study how emerging technologies impact individual and communal formation, Faith Formation 4.0 looks at how our efforts to be story-keepers, story-sharers, and story-makers have evolved over four eras of human communication. Framed by the Great Commission imperative to “make disciples,” this book offers a road map to help leaders develop goals to form, inform, and transform new members, as well as long-time believers, within a faith community. The author successfully illustrates that church success depends not only on knowing the Christian message of God’s enduring love, but also how to use today’s tools appropriately for evangelization and faith formation.

A Grammar of Christian Faith

Author: Joe R. Jones
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 146166537X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A Grammar of Christian Faith is a two-volume set that aims to confront the widespread disarray in the language and practices of Christian faith today. As a 'grammar,' it explains how Christian faith provides special ways of speaking and acting that make sense of human life by giving it meaning, practicality, and hope.

Faith Shaping Ministry

Author: Paul E. Hoffman
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621898822
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What happens after a congregation welcomes new Christians into its ministry? Building on the work of the first volume in this series, Faith Forming Faith, Paul Hoffman interprets how a congregation that intentionally practices baptism and its renewal is itself re-formed. Pastors, teachers, lay leaders, students of ministry, and people in the pew: all will find the compelling story of the ministry of Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington--one of our nation's most secular cities--to be an inspiring and practical primer for renewal. Who would have thought? Bringing others to the waters of baptism transforms those already at home in the congregation. In fact, this intentional spiritual practice completely transforms the parish and the lives of God's people. There are new discoveries to be made in the ancient treasures of the Church as these gifts are shared with those hungering and thirsting for a place at God's table.

Luther s Theology of the Cross

Author: Alister E. McGrath
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119995975
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Luther's Theology of the Cross represents a fully revised and updated edition of the classic 1985 text that expands on the author's ongoing research and reflects 25 years of Luther scholarship. Rewritten and expanded edition of a highly-acclaimed classic text Incorporates primary and secondary sources that have become available since the publication of the first edition Draws on advances in our understanding of the late medieval intellectual, cultural, and religious background of Luther's early development, and the nature of Luther's doctrine of justification (including the so-called 'Finnish' school), many of which have not yet been incorporated into Luther scholarship Luther's 'theological breakthrough' continues to be of central importance to Reformation Studies and the development of Protestantism Written by one of the world's leading Protestant theologians, who is an authority on the development of the doctrine of justification. His classic work Iustitia Dei: A History of the Christian Doctrine of Justification is now in its third edition (2005)