Reconciling All Things

Author: Emmanuel Katongole
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830878307
Format: PDF, Kindle
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2009 Christianity Today Book Award winner! Our world is broken and cries out for reconciliation. But mere conflict resolution and peacemaking are not enough. What makes real reconciliation possible? How is it that some people are able to forgive the most horrendous of evils? And what role does God play in these stories? Does reconciliation make any sense apart from the biblical story of redemption? Secular models of peacemaking are insufficient. And the church has not always fulfilled its call to be agents of reconciliation in the world. In Reconciling All Things Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice, codirectors of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School, cast a comprehensive vision for reconciliation that is biblical, transformative, holistic and global. They draw on the resources of the Christian story, including their own individual experiences in Uganda and Mississippi, to bring solid, theological reflection to bear on the work of reconciling individuals, groups and societies. They recover distinctively Christian practices that will help the church be both a sign and an agent of God's reconciling love in the fragmented world of the twenty-first century. This powerful, concise book lays the philosophical foundations for the Resources for Reconciliation, a new series from InterVarsity Press and the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School which explores what it means to pursue hope in areas of brokenness in theory and practice.

A Theology of Race and Place

Author: Andrew T. Draper
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 149828082X
Format: PDF
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In a world marked by the effects of colonial displacements, slavery's auction block, and the modern observatory stance, can Christian theology adequately imagine racial reconciliation? What factors have created our society's racialized optic--a view by which nonwhite bodies are objectified, marginalized, and destroyed--and how might such a gaze be resisted? Is there hope for a church and academy marked by difference rather than assimilation? This book pursues these questions by surveying the works of Willie James Jennings and J. Kameron Carter, who investigate the genesis of the racial imagination to suggest a new path forward for Christian theology. Jennings and Carter both mount critiques of popular contemporary ways of theologically imagining Christian identity as a return to an ethic of virtue. Through fresh reads of both the "tradition" and liberation theology, these scholars point to the particular Jewish flesh of Jesus Christ as the ground for a new body politic. By drawing on a vast array of biblical, theological, historical, and sociological resources, including communal experiments in radical joining, A Theology of Race and Place builds upon their theological race theory by offering an ecclesiology of joining that resists the aesthetic hegemony of whiteness. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

Welcoming Justice

Author: Charles Marsh
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830878394
Format: PDF, ePub
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It was not that long ago that African Americans and other minorities were excluded from many spheres of American public life. We have seen remarkable progress in recent decades toward Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of beloved community. But this is not only because of the activism and sacrifice of a certain generation of civil rights leaders. It happened because God was on the move. Historian and theologian Charles Marsh partners with veteran activist John Perkins to chronicle God's vision for more equitable and just world. They show how the civil rights movement was one important episode in God's larger movement throughout human history of pursuing justice and beloved community. Perkins reflects on his long ministry and identifies key themes and lessons he has learned, and Marsh highlights the legacy of Perkins's work in American society. Together they show how abandoned places are being restored, divisions are being reconciled, and what individuals and communities are now doing to welcome peace and justice. The God Movement continues yet today. Come, discover your part in the beloved community. There is unfinished work still to do.

Forgiving As We ve Been Forgiven

Author: L. Gregory Jones
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830868179
Format: PDF, ePub
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Christians are supposed to forgive others as we've been forgiven. But hearing the call to forgive is different from knowing how to practice forgiveness at home and in the world. Forgiveness is about more than the isolated acts and words of individuals. To forgive and be forgiven, we need communal practices and disciplines for a way of life that makes for peace. Greg Jones and Célestin Musekura describe how churches and communities can cultivate the habits that make forgiveness possible on a daily basis. Following the Rwandan genocide, Musekura lost his father and other family members to revenge killings. But then he heard God tell him to forgive the killers. The healing power of forgiveness in his own life inspired him to work for forgiveness and reconciliation across Africa. Jones, author of Embodying Forgiveness, interacts with Musekura's story to show how people can practice forgiveness not only in dramatic situations like genocide but also in everyday circumstances of marriage, family and congregational life. Together they demonstrate that forgiving and being forgiven are mutually reciprocating practices that lead to transformation and healing.

Living Gently in a Violent World Large Print 16pt

Author: Jean Vanier
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458756092
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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How are Christians to live in a violent and wounded world? Rather than contending for privilege by wielding power and authority, we can witness prophetically from a position of weakness. The church has much to learn from an often overlooked community--those with disabilities. In this fascinating book, theologian Stanley Hauer was collaborates with Jean Vanier, founder of the worldwide L'Arche communities. For many years, Hauer was has reflected on the lives of people with disability, the political significance of community, and how the experience of disability addresses the weaknesses and failures of liberal society. And L'Arche provides a unique model of inclusive community that is underpinned by a deep spirituality and theology. Together, Vanier and Hauer was carefully explore the contours of a countercultural community that embodies a different way of being and witnesses to a new order--one marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking and faithfulness. The authors' explorations shed light on what it means to be human and how we are to live. The robust voice of Hauer was and the gentle words of Vanier offer a synergy of ideas that, if listened to carefully, will lead the church to a fresh practicing of peace, love and friendship. This invigorating conversation is for everyday Christians who desire to live faithfully in a world that is violent and broken.

7 ritmes binne 7 dae eBoek

Author: Andries Enslin
Publisher: Christelike Uitgewersmpy
ISBN: 1431611417
Format: PDF, Docs
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In vandag se gejaagde lewe is dit belangriker as ooit om in pas te kom met Jesus. Andries Enslin en Tom Smith bespreek in 7 RITMES BINNE 7 DAE hoe ons dit kan doen aan die hand van die volgende 7 ritmes: • God is liefde: God se liefde is onbeperk en alles is moontlik omdat Hy ons liefhet. Daarom moet ons ander liefhê. • God is beskikbaar: God is alomteenwoordig en ons moet inskakel by Hom en ander. • God is die weg: Hy is die weg tot genesing en wil hê ons moet in sy karakter groei. • God is Koning: Hy verwag van ons om alles te gebruik om sy koninkryk uit te brei. • God is drie-enig: Ons mag en kan ook nie alleen staan nie. • God is lief vir die wêreld: God red alle mense en is lief vir alle mense. • God is kreatief: God is alomteenwoordig en alwetend – en Hy gebruik alles in ons lewe met ’n doel. 7 RITMES BINNE 7 DAE is ideaal vir individue of kleingroepe en integreer Skrifuitleg met praktiese raad, oordenkings, besprekingsvrae en oefeninge. Hierdie boek, met sy wortels in die kykNET-program DIE WOORD, sal lesers inspireer om weer te besef God is oral en sy hartklop vir die wêreld moet weergalm in ons.