Death Of The Church

Author by : Mike Regele
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : This is a research-based analysis of forces that are changing culture and how the church must change as well to fulfill its mission.


Death In A Church Of Life

Author by : Frederick Klaits
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : This deeply insightful ethnography explores the healing power of caring and intimacy in a small, closely bonded Apostolic congregation during Botswana’s HIV/AIDS pandemic. Death in a Church of Life paints a vivid picture of how members of the Baitshepi Church make strenuous efforts to sustain loving relationships amid widespread illness and death. Over the course of long-term fieldwork, Frederick Klaits discovered Baitshepi’s distinctly maternal ethos and the "spiritual" kinship embodied in the church’s nurturing fellowship practice. Klaits shows that for Baitshepi members, Christian faith is a form of moral passion that counters practices of divination and witchcraft with redemptive hymn singing, prayer, and the use of therapeutic substances. An online audio annex makes available examples of the church members’ preaching and song.


The Annals Of The Church

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Death And Resurrection Of The Church

Author by : Rustin E. Brian
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : The church as we know it in North America is dying. Statistics make this overwhelmingly clear. And yet, despite this observation, the church remains a resurrection people. How might these seemingly contradictory observations hold true? Taking a cue from Romans 5, Rustin Brian suggests that resurrection necessarily implies death. The church is called to follow Christ. This is a call to come and die. The Christian affirmation is that death is not truly the end, though, but rather the beginning of new and unending life in him. And so the first statement must be tempered by stating that the church is going through death on the way to resurrection. This book is truly one of two halves, then. The first half examines the present death of the church. The second half examines the possibility of resurrection for the church. Throughout, key factors for decline are considered, such as: poor and destructive evangelistic practices, civil religion, moral therapeutic deism, and consumerism. In the end, Brian suggests that the church embrace its peculiarity--the things that make us, dare it be said, a religion. As we embrace our strange beliefs, therefore, and discontinue our obsession with growth and relevance, we just might discover the possibility for renewed and resurrected faith amidst the death that we are experiencing.


Death By Church

Author by : Mike Erre
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harvest House Publishers
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Description : Examining how materialism and consumerism have made their way into the church, a teaching pastor and author of Jesus of Suburbia reveals how Christians can more effectively demonstrate Christ's presence and how the church can cooperate with Jesus in the world in which they live. Original.


The Death Of A Christian Church

Author by : Edward Schillebeeckx (O.P.)
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Death And Resurrection Of The Church

Author by : Jeremy Myers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Redeeming Press
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Description : What if true church growth begins by allowing the church to die? In The Death and Resurrection of the Church, Jeremy Myers proposes that most modern church growth practices are built on faulty premises. Some of these are even rooted in the false promises that Satan offered to Jesus in the wilderness temptations. If we want the church to grow and thrive, it first needs to die to these false promises. The church must stop striving after strength, power, fame, riches, and glory, and instead follow Jesus into death. Only then will we become the church that Jesus wants. Since there can be no resurrection without death, the church must die so that it can rise again. This revised and updated book now includes discussion questions, perfect for a small group setting. Books in the “Close Your Church for Good” series: Preface: Skeleton Church Volume 1: The Death and Resurrection of the Church Volume 2: Put Service Back into the Church Service Volume 3: Dying to Religion and Empire Volume 4: Church is More than Bodies, Bucks, & Bricks Volume 5: Cruciform Pastoral Leadership


The Death And Resurrection Of The Episcopal Church

Author by : Caswell Cooke Jr
Languange : en
Publisher by : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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Description : In an era where churches in America are in decline, this book offers a clear path and hope for the future. using the Episcopal Church as an example of a Mainline Protestant Domination that has faced a half century of steep decline, the author shows where the church has gone astray, what has contributed to the continued losses, a strong critique of the leadership as well as a way for the people to take back their church and grow it. This book is a must have for anyone who truly cares about the future of American Protestant Churches especially the Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational Churches, who all face the exact same fate. Delving into how to compete for peoples attention in the modern age, how to modernize your parish, reach out to those who have left and attract new members, this is a "how to" for congregational growth. This compelling narrative tackles the modern day issues that divide our country: conservative vs liberal, race issues, sexuality and other third rail controversies that have torn apart the church. Most importantly the book offers real solutions for how the church should deal with them so as to be a big tent for all people. In addition to the "how to" nature of this book, the author travels to and examines many parishes in the Episcopal Church from the largest in the denomination, St. Martin's Houston, home of the Bush family to St. Bart's on Park Ave in New York City. With interviews ranging from Fox News personality Tucker Carlson to Telemundo's Fr. Alberto Cutie of Florida, this book examines all angles. Brutally honest, insightful and reflective, this book will be a quick read and easy to implement in your own parish. Nothing coming from the leadership of any of these denominations has worked, so if you care about the future of Mainline Protestants and especially The Episcopal Church, then this is for you! Caswell Cooke is not a priest or minister, never went to seminary and holds no theological degrees. This is a grass roots way to make a difference and get results. The future might just be a little brighter with The Death and Resurrection of The Episcopal Church: How to Save a Church in Decline.


Prayers Against The Spirit Of Death

Author by : Alisha Anderson
Languange : en
Publisher by : CreateSpace
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Description : This book of prayers points provides serious prayers for spiritual warfare. The teaching included with the prayers will provide you with greater insight as to why we must pray against the spirit of death. These are not prayers to pray causally but with aggression. Many people are being pursued by the spirit of death and hell. It doesn't take much to see accidents and hear of tragedies all around. We can and must take divine insurance for protection from sickness, tragedies and death. The Book of Psalms 91 let us know that we can take shelter in the Most High God and abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Abiding in the Shadow of The Almighty provides protections from deadly pestilence; terror of the night and the arrow that flies by day. This book teaches on why we must pray against the spirit of death and gives you prayers to pray.


The History Of The Church Of England From The Death Of Elizabeth To The Present Time

Author by : G. G. (George Gresley) Perry
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hardpress Publishing
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Description : Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.


The Revival Of A Dead Church

Author by : Len Gaston Broughton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Death Liturgy And Ritual

Author by : Paul P.J. Sheppy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Death Liturgy and Ritual is a two-volume study of Christian funerary theology and practice, presenting an invaluable account of funeral rites and the central issues involved for compilers and users. Paul Sheppy writes from direct experience of conducting funerals and of drafting liturgical resources for others. In Volume II: A Commentary on Liturgical Texts, reviews a wide range of current Christian funeral rites and examines how they reflect both the Church's concern for the death and resurrection of Christ and the contemporary secular demand for funerals which celebrate the life of the deceased. The companion volume, Volume I: A Pastoral and Liturgical Theology, proposes that the Church ought to construct its theological agenda in dialogue with other fields of study. Sheppy argues for a Christian statement about death that finds its basis in the Paschal Mystery, since human death must be explained by reference to Jesus' death, descent to the dead, and resurrection. Using the three phases of van Gennep's theory of rites of passage, the author shows how the Easter triduum may be seen as normative for Christian liturgies of death.


Death S Alarum Or Secvrity S Warning Piece A Sermon Preached In S Dionis Back Church At The Funerall Of Mrs Mary Smith Daughter Of Mr Isaac Colfe Formerly Minister Of Gods Word At Chadwell In Essex And Late Wife Of Mr Richard Smith Of London Draper Who Dyed The 9th Day Of Novemb 1653 And Was Buried The 16th Of The Same Moneth

Author by : Nathaniel Hardy
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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A History Of The Catholic Church Of Jesus Christ From The Death Of Saint John To The Middle Of The Second Century

Author by : Thomas Wimberley Mossman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Forgotten Books
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Description : Excerpt from A History of the Catholic Church of Jesus Christ, From the Death of Saint John to the Middle of the Second Century: Including an Account of the Original Organisation of the Christian Ministry and the Growth of Episcopacy The conviction that this is the case, and the belief that there is an immense number of persons, who look upon the history of the Primitive Catholic Church of the Lord Jesus Christ as the most interesting of all subjects upon which the mind of man can be engaged, have led me to endeavour to write the Annals of its earliest period, subsequent to the Apos tolic Age, with no other aim or object in view, than simply to tell the truth, as the truth has presented itself to me, without a thought, either of upholding, or putting down any section of those countless millions who lay claim to the Christian name, and who believe that they have a share in the most noble and the most precious of all the possessions of the family of Adam, the common heritage of the religion of Christ. To me it seems that there has been enough of wrangling, enough of disputing. Henceforth, cannot Christians learn to be one in the love of the One Father, and of His One Only Begotten Son, and the One Eternal Spirit of grace and truth? When I began to write the History of the early Primitive Church, I had, as I have said, no other object in View than, in as simple and straightforward a manner as I could, to tell the truth. It was after I had begun to write, that the idea dawned upon me, by little and little, becoming at length like a fair, luminous orb of charity, that this very truth about the Primi tive Church was itself, not merely the best, but the only true Eirenicon. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.


Four Last Things

Author by : Fr. Wade Menezes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Sophia Institute Press
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Description : Few things in this earthly life are absolutely certain, but the most undebatable of these is death. Every person, even the atheist, will admit that death is certain. Death, however, is not the last event in this life of ours. Immediately after death, we shall be judged and then again on the Day of Judgment when all humanity will know us for what we are. Too often the reality of Heaven and salvation are highlighted at the expense of the Church's teachings on Death, Judgment, Purgatory, and Hell. Yet, these important doctrines of the Church hold the truths of salvation truths that can lead us to Heaven or can pull us away from it. In these pages, Fr. Wade Menezes, EWTN television host and Assistant General of the Fathers of Mercy, shows us that God has not called us to His wrath, but to salvation. He shows us that Heaven and Hell, salvation and damnation, eternal life and eternal punishment are all complementary doctrines. They need each other to be complete and we must understand the Church's teachings on all of these doctrines in order to have a balanced view of the world. Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell these are the Four Last Things toward which we are moving each hour of the day and night. Read this book, and you'll have a firm grasp of one of the most important doctrines of Holy Mother Church that holds the truths of Heaven and our own salvation.


Love Death

Author by : Forrest Church
Languange : en
Publisher by : Beacon Press
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Description : Nearing his final days, a beloved Unitarian minister meditates on life, love, and death: “The goal is to live in such a way that our lives will prove worth dying for.” On a February day in 2008, Forrest Church sent a letter to the members of his congregation, informing them that he had terminal cancer; his life would now be measured in months, not years. He went on to promise that he would sum up his thoughts on the topics that had been so pervasive in his work—love and death—in a final book. Church has been justly celebrated as a writer of American history, but his works of spiritual guidance have been especially valued for their insight and inspiration. As a minister, Church defined religion as "our human response to the dual reality of being alive and having to die." The goal of life, he tells us "is to live in such a way that our lives will prove worth dying for." Love & Death is imbued with ideas and exemplars for achieving that goal, and the stories he offers—all drawn from his own experiences and from the lives of his friends, family, and parishioners—are both engrossing and enlightening. Forrest Church's final work may be his most lasting gift to his readers.


Dancing With Death

Author by : Madeleine Gray
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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