Life Together In The Way Of Jesus Christ

Author by : Dan R. Stiver
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Description : Employing useful case studies, his groundbreaking approach helps students understand what theology is--and shows them that they are participants in creating an ongoing, vigorous theology that will remain at the center of their faith for the rest of their lives.--Kevin Vanhoozer, Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School


Rooted And Grounded In Love

Author by : Timothy Reinhold Eberhart
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Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : God's invitation to join in the love feast of Holy Communion resounds at the very heart of the Christian faith and life. But how are Christians faithfully to gather together in relational bonds of love--in particular, through our daily bread and common cup--amidst a global market economy sustained by social and ecological violence? Drawing on the holiness-communitarian and agrarian-ecological traditions, Rooted and Grounded in Love provides a systematic theological affirmation of holiness as divine wholeness in examining our present industrial agro-economy while also promoting a practical vision for how Christians might participate in the emergence of a more ecologically sustaining, economically charitable, and politically just food system.


Life Together

Author by : Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Description : This short book is a reflection on life as an intentional Christian community, written by Bonhoeffer during his time as a head of the Illegal Seminary of the Confessing Church in Finkenwalde (Eastern Prussia). The book has become a spiritual classic in which many Christians of a wide variety of backgrounds and contexts have found meaning and encouragement.


Life Together New Edition

Author by : Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Languange : en
Publisher by : SCM Press
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Description : This short book is a reflection on life as an intentional Christian community, written by Bonhoeffer during his time as a head of the Illegal Seminary of the Confessing Church in Finkenwalde (Eastern Prussia).


Jesus Christ For Contemporary Life

Author by : Don Schweitzer
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Description : Jesus Christ for Contemporary Life is an understanding of Jesus as the Word of God, grounded in what can be known historically of Jesus and informed by subsequent reflection upon him, which hopes to help shape a Christian identity characterized by "bounded openness." Don Schweitzer moves from the historical Jesus to the present in three parts. In the first part Schweitzer develops an understanding of Jesus as the Word of God, who became incarnate to give the goodness and beauty of God further expression in time and space. Second, he explores how various atonement theories articulate ways in which Jesus empowers people to further express this beauty and goodness in their own lives. And finally, Schweitzer explores how Jesus relates to people in the church, to the events and movements in history, to other religions, and to Christians in their dialogue with God in prayer.


Book Of Jesus

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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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In The Way Of Jesus

Author by : Paul D. Kroeker
Languange : en
Publisher by : FriesenPress
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Description : A revolutionary love movement is circling the globe. Broken lives are being transformed and the love of Jesus is being gossiped into the most remote regions of the planet. However, in the West, the church is in decline. The brand image is broken. Christianity is not seen as radical or revolutionary and some of those who claim to be “Christian,” seem to bear little resemblance to the life and teachings of Jesus. Through national and international engagement in Christian ministry, Paul Kroeker has witnessed this development firsthand. He has come to realize that “Though we thought we were rich, we are really poor, and though we thought they were poor, the international church has the riches we need to live the abundant life Jesus describes” (inspired by Revelation 3:14-22). In the Way of Jesus takes readers on a journey of renewed hope found in the person of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit. Through personal anecdotes and biblical insights, Kroeker lays out the path of discipleship that leads to an intimate relationship with Jesus: “When someone has been with Jesus, their love becomes authentic and compelling. They eagerly share what Jesus has done for them. Their joy is infectious. They are an open book—evidence of God’s love and forgiveness. Their love for one another becomes extraordinary and reveals the good news of the Kingdom of God. Brand image and reality are one and the same. This alone will lead to the awakening of the church in the West, allowing for a new tide of God’s redeeming love to move across our nation and heal our land.” In the way of Jesus you become a disciple who will love, live and serve like him. Love, Live, Serve like Jesus.


Gathered On The Road To Zion

Author by : Daniel Lee Hill
Languange : en
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Description : Churches are filled with human beings. It is as a community of human creatures that the church gathers together on Sunday mornings to worship the triune God, and it is as a community of creatures that its members participate in the church’s liturgical life. However, merely noting that the church and human beings are related to one another leaves the nature of this relationship unresolved and undefined. And this raises an important question: How should the doctrine of the church inform our understanding of what it means to be human? This project is an exercise in ecclesio-anthropology, albeit from a Free Church perspective. In it Daniel Lee Hill seeks to discover how the nature, practices, mission, and telos of the church robustly inform our understanding of the human creature.


Leading Small Groups In The Way Of Jesus

Author by : M. Scott Boren
Languange : en
Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : Is there any arena in the contemporary church more perplexing than small groups? Leaders and participants alike fill them with promises of unparalleled spiritual intimacy and reliable relationship. Experts put forward model after model, paradigm after paradigm, and frustrated small group leaders and followers meander from one to the next in increasingly vain hope that the next model will deliver the goods. What could be more natural than a group of people sitting together, talking? What could be more contrived than a packaged curriculum, with prefab questions and notes for leaders? Such is the problem of small groups. Scott Boren has wrestled with these challenges for years, in the context of his own small-group ministries and in consultation with churches of every stripe. In this book he reminds us that any small group, no matter how it's organized, is at its heart a collection of people each walking in the way of Jesus. That means we are going somewhere—together—and that means we have a reliable guide.


Gospel Theology

Author by : John Kuyper Liberty
Languange : en
Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : The gospel of Jesus Christ is not one theory of the world’s origin and purpose standing behind or alongside other competing viewpoints. Neither is it one of many components of the Christian religion. It is the central purpose, heartbeat, and jewel of the entire universe. It is the power of God Almighty. It is the set of glasses we must wear to rightly understand all of God’s Word and all of God’s world. Whether we acknowledge it or not, Jesus Christ is the Lord, Savior, and Treasure. This gospel of Jesus Christ is God’s grace for individuals, and God’s grace for all of creation. John Kuyper Liberty explains from Scripture that the gospel transforms how we understand and relate to God and his revelation (upward theology), how we understand and relate to ourselves and other Christians (inward theology), and how we understand and relate to God’s broader creation, our communities, our cultures, and those who are not Christians (outward theology). This monumental resource written for all people includes chapter titles like The Good News of God’s Word, Gospel Worship, Gospel Joy, The Gospel and Money, The Gospel-Centered Home, The Gospel and Work, and Gospel Society. Jesus Christ, by his perfect life, bloody cross, resurrection in power, and ascension into Kingship, is reconciling all things to himself.


Beginning Life Together

Author by : Brett Eastman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : This introductory group study gives you an overview of the five biblical purposes that God intends for your life.


Practicing The Way Of Jesus

Author by : Mark Scandrette
Languange : en
Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : We tend to think about God in isolation, but Mark Scandrette contends that Jesus offers something more. Here Scandrette draws from his experience as a spiritual director and leader of an intentional community, plus the best thinking on kingdom spirituality, to help your group experience a vibrant life lived together, in the way of Jesus.


God S Way In Life

Author by : Witness Lee
Languange : en
Publisher by : Living Stream Ministry
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Description : God’s life is our way. The Bible shows us clearly that God is life. He is the source of life. When we have God, we have life, and this life is our way. However, without God, there is death. When we have death, we have no way to go on. Today, we are taking a way of life. This way is simply God Himself. With God there is life, and with life there is the way.


Growing To Be Like Christ

Author by : Brett Eastman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : With six sessions in each volume, The Doing Life Together series provides small group member with basic training on how to live healthy and balanced lives.


On Being The Church

Author by : Brian Haymes
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : This book re-examines Baptist theology and practice in the light of contemporary biblical, theological, ecumenical, and missiological perspectives. It is not a study in denominationalism, but rather attempts to revision historical insights from the believers' church tradition, seeking to re-appropriate forgotten emphasis, bringing them together in a revised ecclesiology.


Encyclopedia Of Martin Luther And The Reformation

Author by : Mark A. Lamport
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : The Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation is a comprehensive study of the life and work of Martin Luther and the movements that followed him—in history and through today. Entries explore Luther’s contributions to theology, sacraments, his influence on the church and contemporaries, his character, and more.


This New Life Together

Author by : C.S.S. Publishing Company
Languange : en
Publisher by : CSS Publishing
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Description : "Let your life be the two of you looking together to a future, and what will be best for each in that tomorrow. You have some significant decisions to make about that future. Your labor of love will have to include each other in the process of deciding." -- from the sermon by W. Gregory Martin "This New Life Together" includes over twenty "field-tested" wedding meditations. The collection comes from clergy from six denominations and fourteen states. As an anthology, this book fits many settings facing clergy. Included is a ceremony for an older and once widowed couple, a Protestant and Catholic wedding, an evening ceremony and a simple congregational vow for inclusion in a service. Meditations include the following scriptures: - Genesis 2:18-24 - Song of Solomon 8:7 - 1 John 4:7-12 - John 15:9-12 - 1 Corinthians 12:31--13:13 - John 2:1-10 - Ephesians 5:21-33 - Psalm 85:10 ... and others This anthology includes meditations from men and women clergy who are United Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic.


Putting Life Together

Author by : Hughes P.
Languange : en
Publisher by : Christian Research Associati
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Description : How do young people between the ages of 13 and 24 put life together? What do they value in life? What parts does religion and spirituality play? Based on interviews and surveys over four years, this book provides a detailed and well-founded picture of Australian young people. The book examines the influences of families, schools and churches on the lives of young people and describes how they can best help young people to enjoy positive and responsible relationships with themselves, close others, the wider society, the natural environment and with God. It suggests ways of pointing young people to the spiritual dimension of life, respecting their frameworks for seeing the world, but also doing justice to the counter-cultural nature of the Christian faith.


What S In The Bible About Life Together

Author by : Paul E. Stroble
Languange : en
Publisher by : Abingdon Press
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Description : Provides high-quality Bible study to those with little or no experience with the Bible


The Julian Way

Author by : Justin Hancock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : This book invites its readers to an exploration of some of the greatest theologians in Christian history through the lens of disability theology in order to understand how the Christian Church is intended to deal with the ever-evolving concept and reality that is the disabled human experience. This books brings together an account of the history of disability civil rights, beginning in the early twentieth century and evolving to the present day. It takes a look at some of the foremost theologians in Christian history as seen through the lens of disability theology, in order to help the reader gain an understanding of a diverse, unique, and ever-evolving culture. According to the CDC, as of 2015 approximately 53 million Americans live with some form of disability. This book attempts to offer a new way forward for the church to engage with this incredibly diverse, unique, and wonderful culture by offering first a brief introduction to the history of disability civil rights to allow the reader to understand and experience how many of the trends and forces that shape civil rights on a broad national level were present from the very beginning within the disabled community and the movement towards the ADA. Then, by exploring some of the greatest theologians in the history of the church, this book hopes to illuminate the ways in which the church has served those with disabilities well, and in many cases not so well, throughout its history. Finally, the book will close with a hopeful, optimistic, and yet practical way forward rooted in the concepts of hospitality, community, and mutuality that we call the Julian Way.


Life Together

Author by : Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harper Collins
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Description : After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. His Letters and Papers from Prison became a prized testimony to Christian faith and courage, read by thousands. Now in Life Together we have Pastor Bonhoeffer's experience of Christian community. This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of Paul's letters. It gives practical advice on how life together in Christ can be sustained in families and groups. The role of personal prayer, worship in common, everyday work, and Christian service is treated in simple, almost biblical, words. Life Together is bread for all who are hungry for the real life of Christian fellowship.


Christian Faith And University Life

Author by : T. Laine Scales
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book provides new insights on the unique role of doctoral students and new faculty as they join other stewards of the academy working within Christian higher education. Weaving together a variety of voices—graduate students, pastors, and seasoned scholars—the book examines the Christian university’s relationship to the Church and how faith and stewardshipcan guide the pursuit of teaching and scholarship.


Liberal Learning And The Great Christian Traditions

Author by : Gregory W. Jenkins
Languange : en
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Description : As an aspect of civic humanism, the liberal arts comprehended the skills necessary to realize the common good of free citizens within a free society, the mental habits basic to citizenship as preached and taught in the classical, medieval, and Renaissance worlds. The liberal arts formed people with the virtues proper to civic life. The Church has never been quiet about these issues. In every age Christians have addressed themselves to what the human animal is that such a being can be trained in civic virtue, and how this can best be done, why Christians should care, and what Faith has to say on such matters as profane learning. This book's essays explore how the various Christian Traditions have taken up the question of liberal learning by setting it within the context of their own peculiar idioms and histories.


The Transforming Friendship

Author by : James M. Houston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Regent College Publishing
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Description : To often, prayer seems only to be a dreary exercise that must be endured or a difficult skill that must be mastered. When we misunderstand its purpose and practice, we easily fall out of the habit of praying regularly. As a result, we miss one of the greatest opportunities to deepen our friendship with God. In " Prayer: The Transforming Friendship, " James Houston explores the transforming power of prayer, illustrating how prayer begins to change our lives and then how the way we live changes how we pray. Through clear and compelling examinations of the Scriptures, Dr. Houston shows the often-misunderstood spiritual realities of prayer. And through candid accounts of his own struggles to pray effectively, he will encourage you to engage boldly in the life-changing practice of intimate conversation with God. Dr. James M. Houston, a prolific author, editor, and Christian scholar, is the founding principal, former chancellor and emeritus professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. A native of Scotland whose parents were missionaries to Spain, he is recognized around the world as a leader in educating laypeople for effective ministry and in helping to restore spirituality to evangelicalism. His other book include The Mentored Life, The Heart's Desire, and Joyful Exiles.


Living In The Revelation Of Jesus Christ

Author by : Elaine W. Hart
Languange : en
Publisher by : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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Description : In the past seventy-five years, she have seen two major prophecies fulfilled. The modern nation of Israel was created by treaty signed May 14, 1948, fulfilling Isaiah's prophecy made about 2,600 years ago. Who has ever heard of such a strange thing? In one day the Nation Israel shall be born. In a moment as the pains begin the baby is born. (Isaiah 66:8) The European Union, or Daniel's New Roman Empire (Daniel 7:24–25) was born by treaty on November 1, 1993. You saw the feet and toes were partly iron and partly clay. This kingdom will be strong but brittle. The people will not remain united. (Daniel 2:42–43) We truly are living in the revelation of Jesus Christ.


Reclaiming Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Author by : Charles Marsh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press on Demand
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Description : In this book, Marsh offers a new way of reading the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Christian theologian who was executed for his role in the resistance against Hitler and the Nazis. Focusing on Bonhoeffer's substantial philosophical interests, Marsh examines his work in the context of the German philosophical tradition, from Kant through Hegel to Heidegger. Marsh argues that Bonhoeffer's description of human identity offers a compelling alternative to post-Kantian conceptions of selfhood. In addition, he shows that Bonhoeffer, while working within the boundaries of Barth's theology, provides both a critique and redescription of the tradition of transcendental subjectivity. This fresh look at Bonhoeffer's thought will provoke much discussion in the theological academy and the church, as well as in broader forums of intellectual life.


For Life Abundant

Author by : Dorothy C. Bass
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : "Bass and Dykstra have written extensively and collaboratively on Christian Practices, arguing that the what Christians have done faithfully over time constitutes a life-giving way of life, and that this living of Christianity is more primary to what it means to be Christian than doctrinal confession, that our confessions spring from faithful living rather than the other way around. This book contains numerous essays that take up the question of Christian Practices and ministry--the preparation of ministers, theological education, etc. in a post-Enlightenment understanding of the relationship of practice and head knowledge. Because the book is the result of a community conversation, it doesn't have a clear thesis, but it models its conviction that reflection on theology arises from community conversation around our life in discipleship together. An extremely helpful beginning to a conversation about ministry, practices of faith, clergy preparation, etc., as the time has come to integrate the kind of learning that comes in the classroom with the kind that only comes from living the faith with others"--Amazon.com.


Theological Reflection Methods 2nd Edition

Author by : Elaine Graham
Languange : en
Publisher by : SCM Press
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Description : Theological Reflections: Methods, offers a comprehensive collection of models of theological reflection. By bringing this diverse collection together in one place, the editors create a unique reference work that allows a clear and visible contrast and comparison as each model is treated formally and in a standard format. Throughout each chapter the distinguishing features of the model are examined, the geneology and origins are discussed, worked examples of the model applied to contemporary theology are provided, and critical commentary, future trends and exercises and questions are provided. Now firmly established as an essential text on theological reflection, this new edition has been revised and updated with a new introduction, updated examples, and refreshed bibliographies


The Blackwell Companion To Christian Ethics

Author by : Stanley Hauerwas
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Featuring updates, revisions, and new essays from various scholars within the Christian tradition, The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics, Second Edition reveals how Christian worship is the force that shapes the moral life of Christians. Features new essays on class, race, disability, gender, peace, and the virtues Includes a number of revised essays and a range of new authors The innovative and influential approach organizes ethical themes around the shape of Christian worship The original edition is the most successful to-date in the Companions to Religion series