Reclaiming Authentic Christianity

Author by : Calvin Eugene Dollar Jr
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Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : Will Christianity survive in America? Is there a way to restore its impact on our culture? How can you can be a part of rebuilding the foundations of a Christian worldview in our churches and nation? Join Calvin Dollar in exploring the essentials of authentic Christian faith. Discover your part in reversing the current demise of Christianity in America. Allow yourself to be challenged by exploring a personal path of discipleship. Come, explore the concepts and evidence for Christianity. On your journey you will find a biblical pattern for restoring authentic Christianity in your personal life and in your church. If youre ready for adventure, grab your hiking boots or your kayak, and lets set out to explore together.


Reclaiming Christianity

Author by : A. W. Tozer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gospel Light Publications
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Description : Does the Church use words that have lost their meaning? Are there Christian words and phrases that have lost their power to convict the human spirit and bring transformation to the world? One of the twentieth century's most renowned prophetic thinkers, A.W. Tozer, saw a dangerous trend gaining momentum even before his death---a trend that has become commonplace now in the twenty-first century. In this never-before-published book, Tozer sounds his alarm for the modern Church: We must stop parroting words carelessly, and instead allow the meaning that these words convey to empower, shape and direct the work of the Church. Yet Reclaiming Christianity is not just a warning; it is a spiritual guidebook for reconnecting to the deepest meaning of Christianity's sacred messages.


Heirloom Love

Author by : Dominic Sputo
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Heirloom Love

Author by : Dominic Sputo
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Against The Tide

Author by : Carl Herbster
Languange : en
Publisher by : Ambassador International
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Description : The Christian school movement faces threats from within, such as apathy and the lowering of standards to attract more students. The authors of this book call Christian school administrators and pastors of churches with schools to return to their founding principles and a Christ-centered philosophy of education. The book gives practical guidance for developing and living by mission statements and goals, for working with staff, faculty, parents and students, and programs.


Real Christian

Author by : Todd A. Wilson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : The evangelical church is home to many who claim to follow Christ but who show little evidence of a truly transformed life. Todd Wilson's Real Christian: Bearing the Marks of Authentic Faith biblically defines what it means to be a true Christian, calling readers to look at their own lives and diagnose where they aren’t living authentically for God. With a prophetic voice, Wilson looks at how we deceive ourselves into thinking we are really living for God through believing the right things or doing lots of spiritual activities. In contrast, real Christians are marked by five key qualities: broken-hearted joy, a humble disposition, a readiness to acknowledge sin, an ability to live balanced and avoid legalism, and a deep spiritual hunger that drives growth. All of these qualities culminate in the single defining mark of a real Christian—love. To help in distinguishing genuine faith from counterfeit spirituality, Wilson draws upon the gospels, the writings of Paul, and the insights of theologian Jonathan Edwards to help readers understand the necessary marks of an authentic, transformed life, marks that show evidence of a new heart and bear spiritual fruit through the work of the Holy Spirit.


Reclaiming Pietism

Author by : Roger E. Olson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
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Description : The historical movement known as Pietism emphasized the response of faith and inward transformation as crucial aspects of conversion to Christ. Unfortunately, Pietism today is often equated with a holier-than-thou spiritual attitude, religious legalism, or withdrawal from involvement in society. In this book Roger Olson and Christian Collins Winn argue that classical, historical Pietism is an influential stream in evangelical Christianity and that it must be recovered as a resource for evangelical renewal. They challenge misconceptions of Pietism by describing the origins, development, and main themes of the historical movement and the spiritual-theological ethos stemming from it. The book also explores Pietism s influence on contemporary Christian theologians and spiritual leaders such as Richard Foster and Stanley Grenz. Watch a 2015 interview with the authors of this book here:


Authentic Christianity

Author by : Gordon Haresign
Languange : en
Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : “Authentic Christianity is an insightful and timely wake-up call to every Christian today. If you want to rediscover what the church is all about, this is a good place to start.” —Whitney T. Kuniholm, president, Scripture Union USA Authentic Christianity is more than a scholarly exposition of the first three chapters of the book of Revelation. The book takes you on a tour from the small island of Patmos in the Aegean Sea to the sites of seven ancient cities in what was known as Asia Minor. The messages Christ conveyed to the churches in those cities are as stunning today as they were then. The author relates those messages into direct confrontation and challenge as he builds a convincing case for the display of authentic Christianity. Authentic Christianity captures attention from the outset as it not only examines Christ’s critique of those churches at the end of the first century; it exposes today’s churches. In light of the church’s declining influence in the world, the author makes an exceptionally strong appeal for those who call themselves Christians to be authentic. Authentic Christianity exalts Christ’s role in the church and reflects the high standard expected of Christians today. In an age when the church is increasingly scorned, the author sounds a clarion call for repentance and revival. This is a compelling read. The book, containing personal and practical illustrations, is a dynamic challenge to bring one’s life into conformity with Christ’s expectations. The reader cannot possibly remain indifferent after reading the book and seriously considering its timely message. The book is an appeal for action, change, revival and authenticity.


Reclaiming The Church

Author by : John B. Cobb
Languange : en
Publisher by : Westminster John Knox Press
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Description : What has happened to the once robust mainline church in the United States? Decrying the professionalization of theological education, Cobb calls for the church to return to its theological vocation so that its members can in turn resume their passionate commitment to faith.


Reclaiming Our Roots Volume Ii

Author by : Mark Ellingsen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : This second volume of Reclaiming Our Roots carries readers on a whirlwind journey from the eve of the Reformation to developments in Christianity in the twentieth century. As in the first volume, Mark Ellingsen gives special attention to the history of Christianity in the southern hemisphere, the church among minority cultures in North America, and the role of women in church history. Ellingsen's careful and critical eye ranges over the entire panorama of modern church history. He provides balanced theological analyses of major movements and figures as well as the interactions between them. Ellingsen presents church history as an opportunity to enter into a dialogue with the church's richly diverse heritage. He sees the role of church history as: Community builder--teaching the faithful their heritage, Safety patrol--sensitizing church leaders to the errors of the past that they must still confront, Liberating instrument--learning to look at reality from the perspective of the other, no longer chained to one's own suppositions and cultural biases, and Source of theological creativity--providing access to the stimulating insights of the great theological minds of the past. This thought-provoking book offers readers a sympathetic exposure to a variety of credible, scholarly interpretations of major figures and encourages them to make their own judgments with the help of suggested primary source readings. Ellingsen closes each chapter with questions that lead readers to ponder the deeper meanings of various events in the history of Christianity.


Authentic Christianity And The Life Of Freedom

Author by : Michael A. Milton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : The churches of Galatia were occupied by legalism. They needed to be liberated. Bravely taking on false teachers like the allied forces took on the Nazis in the hedgerows, Paul assaults the religion of works and advances the gospel of freedom. Paul's letter to all of the churches in Galatia is an amazing marshaling forward of the powerful gospel truth in the strongest words possible in order to free the Galatians from the headlong course they were on--a course that was leading them back into bondage. In 'Authentic Christianity and the Life of Freedom', Michael Milton leads the reader through a study of the book of Galatians in order to locate the timeless truths that enable the believer to live a life of freedom in Christ and not be taken captive by false teachers. Retaining the live feel of an actual worship service at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where these messages were first delivered, the reader can expect an appealing mixture of faithful Bible exposition, alert concern for the times in which we live, and heartfelt pastoral application to the lives of real people.


Authentic Christianity The Message To The Thessalonians

Author by : Carl Shank
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : Paul's message to the Thessalonian Church is all about authenticity ? authentic conversion, authentic Christian service, authentic encouragement, authentic lifestyles and authentic expectation of the second coming of Jesus Christ. Learn how to live the Christian life authentically in this study guide.


Recovering Jewishness Modern Identities Reclaimed

Author by : Frederick S. Roden
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Judaism and Jewish life reflect a diversity of identity after the past two centuries of modernization. This work examines how the early reformers of the 19th century and their legacy into the 20th century created a livable, liberal Jewish identity that allowed a reinvention of what it meant to be Jewish—a process that continues today. • Documents how modern Judaism and the modern Jewish identity was built on diversity resulting from intermarriage and converts to Judaism over the course of two centuries • Describes how individuals with remote connections to Judaism and Jewish identity are reclaiming those connections and reinventing what it means to be "Jew-ish," and are providing new models for those seeking to reconnect with Judaism • Uniquely offers insightful critical analysis of the literature by converts to Judaism


Return To Authentic Christianity

Author by : Robert Stearns
Languange : en
Publisher by : Destiny Image Publishers
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Description : Church trends fad or fine? Is the Church trending toward or away from authentic Christianity? Three Christian leaders present and discuss issues that every Christian needs to know. Return to Authentic Christianity is a thorough examination of some of the most critical issues affecting the modern Church. Written by respected Church leaders Robert Stearns, Chuck Pierce, and Larry Kreider, Return to Authentic Christianity is for thinking believers interested in the direction the Church is currently heading. Between the three of us, we travel a combination of more than a half million miles each year. And wherever we go, we see both positive and alarming trends in the Body of Christ that impact us. While troubling trends can cause deep concern, they also provide opportunities for change, write the authors. Through exciting personal experiences coupled with credible and interesting hands-on research results, you will read with eyes wide open about significant trends and issues that are reshaping and impacting today s Church. Your reaction to what you learn impacts future generations as the Church proclaims the good news of hope through God s Word as His Kingdom continues to expand worldwide. You are the salt of the earth and the light of the world as you joyfully trust in Him and seek first His Kingdom.


Reclaiming Our Roots Volume 2

Author by : Mark Ellingsen
Languange : en
Publisher by : A&C Black
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Description : The most inclusive church history text on the market today — it pays special attention to Christianity in the southern hemisphere, Eastern Orthodoxy, the church among minority cultures in North America, and the role of women in church history.


Character

Author by : Bill Hybels
Languange : en
Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : Discover how firmly God is committed to forming noble qualities within you and the power to do something about it! (6 Sessions)


Reclaiming Rest

Author by : Kate H. Rademacher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Broadleaf Books
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Description : Stillness. Prayer. Sabbath. In a restless world, what do those words even mean? Public health expert Kate H. Rademacher grew up thinking it was up to humans to bring healing and justice to earth. Saving the world meant working long hours, answering emails day or night, and competing for professional awards and funding. In an era of pandemic, racial injustice, and deepening inequality, who's got time for a nap? Stressed out and frazzled, Rademacher landed on the Christian story, in which a sought-after Savior retreats to solitary places and prays alone in the wilderness. In the pages of Reclaiming Rest, Rademacher tells the story of a year of monthly Sabbath retreats, during which she withdraws from family and work obligations for periods of solitude. She also experiments with disciplines like walking, praying, taking a break from social media, and finding a Sabbath buddy. In lyrical and astute prose, Rademacher teases out answers to questions like: What does rest in a restless world look like? How is Sabbath connected to issues of justice? Vocation? Parenting? Simplicity? Ultimately, Rademacher claims, Sabbath pierces our illusions of self-reliance and control, and that's good news. What if keeping the Sabbath is not only a commandment to obey but a freedom to reclaim?


Reclaiming Faith

Author by : Michael Coren
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cormorant Books
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Description : Christianity has largely been represented in recent social discourse by a relatively small minority of conservatives, and Christians are often viewed as obsessed with single issues such as abortion or sexuality, as saying “no” rather than “yes.” As a result, the perception of the Christian faith in North America and much of Europe is frequently a negative one. For the past five years Michael Coren has written articles and columns in many of Canada’s major newspapers and magazines trying to reinterpret the Christian faith, and to present it in its genuine, vibrant, and liberating form.


Handbook Of Research On Education And Technology In A Changing Society

Author by : Wang, Victor C. X.
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. This trend in ubiquitous technology has also found its way into the learning process at every level of education. The Handbook of Research on Education and Technology in a Changing Society offers an in-depth description of concepts related to different areas, issues, and trends within education and technological integration in modern society. This handbook includes definitions and terms, as well as explanations of concepts and processes regarding the integration of technology into education. Addressing all pertinent issues and concerns in education and technology in our changing society with a wide breadth of discussion, this handbook is an essential collection for educators, academicians, students, researchers, and librarians.


Reclaiming Your Heart

Author by : Denise Hildreth Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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Description : Have you ever wondered where the abundant life Scripture promises is, and how you seem to have missed it? Do you ever catch yourself saying, “Those were the best years of my life?” A failed relationship, a health crisis, a job loss, the death of a loved one—all can cause us to hide out, go numb, give up. Before we even know it, we’re simply coping with life instead of living it to the fullest. It happens to most of us at one point or another. For author and Bible study teacher Denise Hildreth Jones, it happened in the wake of her devastating divorce. But she fought desperately to reclaim her God-designed heart, and now, in her transparent, authentic style, Denise challenges you to do the same. Sharing stories from her own journey and others she’s walked alongside, Denise will help you identify ways you’ve given your heart to “lesser gods” like performance, people-pleasing, and control, and how to find your way back to God’s design for your life—to laughing, loving, and living life to the fullest.


Retrochristianity

Author by : Michael J. Svigel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Crossway
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Description : Evangelicalism is in trouble. Surveying the modern evangelical landscape, professor Michael Svigel asks, “Why does evangelicalism appear to be spinning out of control, losing appeal to younger generations, dwindling in numbers, or selling out to pop culture to muster a crowd?” He seeks to answer this question by looking to the past—to a Retro Christianity. Calling for a return to evangelicalism’s historical and theological roots, Svigel begins by addressing some of present-day evangelicalism’s problems and explores what can be done to help churches regain a healthy perspective on doctrine. He then gives practical examples of what establishing a biblical, historical, and theologically sound foundation will mean for Christians as they think through aspects of church life and worship. As the numbers of those confused or disenchanted with evangelicalism continue to grow, Svigel’s book meets a timely need and will benefit many readers with his balanced argument for preserving the evangelical faith.


Learning The Way

Author by : Cassandra Carkuff Williams
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : How should the church respond to the changing cultural and societal changes going on around it? Should it reject the historical traditions that served the early Christian church or should it turn a blind eye to the changes happening in modern society? Neither, as Cassandra D. Carkuff Williams advocates--it should and it must recover and reclaim our foundations and reinterpret them in light of present-day realities. In Learning the Way: Reclaiming Wisdom from the Earliest Christian Communities, Williams suggests that the biggest problems facing the church today are the victim mentality created out of its own presumptions and that we have allowed our cultures and societies to dictate the way in which we lead our churches. Williams explores early Christian communities and their practices in order to create principles for discipleship formation. She then offers expert advice on how to approach modern-day issues of Christian education and the nurturing of disciples based on the examples set forth by our earliest forebears in the faith. As Williams states, "Discipleship is a way of being grounded in vocation, nurtured within community, and guided by tradition." This book provides an overview of the past in order that we might take the proven example and apply it toward our present and our future.


Reclaiming The Strike Zone

Author by : Victor Alexander Baltov
Languange : en
Publisher by : Author House
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Description : America has steadily regressed from a Republic under the Sign of the Cross towards a mobacracy under the Sign of the Scorpion. Social responsibility and the ethics of conscience have vacated the Field of Dreams like a Baroid tater -- an all about me cult of celebrity has evolved. Reclaiming the Strike Zone traces the metaphorical cleat marks through forbidden history. The Inside Baseball version of the Soviet Socialist Paradise and Nazi Germany is pitched shekel free. Sub-systems of the American superstructure featuring education, entertainment, youth activities and family are explored in-depth. The search for something that has been lost -- the secret of the American Dream and American Exceptionalism -- is pursued. All base paths lead to the Christian Church and Jewish Nation. Wise Christian philosophy has been Billy-Goated off the playing field -- secular humanism has taken The Hill. Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud have taken a turn at-bat and gone long. Red tide has been harnessed into Economic Determinism by the F&F Boys. The hidden ball trick has been pulled on the sheeple. Disciples of General Zod lack American patriotism. Time is of the essence to restore what has been taken -- its the bottom of the 9th with two away. DO IT AMERICAN and dont give up the ship are battle cries. Intellectual Millenials must step up to the plate and reclaim what their baby booming Spock baby parents baptized in Dewey waters booted. Identifying the proton pseudos and resetting is the task. Restoring sub-systems [especially education] while playing small ball is the answer. Truth and patriotic leadership are catalysts. A burning desire to be an American -- free and independent -- without getting JFKd is the secret. There is a happy ending -- it is certain. The Good News delivers that promise.


Weaving Theology In Oceania

Author by : Beatrice Green
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : Clear assessment of our needs in a global society, and sound creative solutions from an Oceanic perspective and beyond, form the subject matter of this book. Here, the cries of suffering from women in violent relationships, people yearning for growth and dignity, others with mental and emotional trauma, and mother Earth herself are heard, and enlist support and direction from those whose energy and insight are centred in faith, hope and love and firmly anchored in Christian professional academic endeavour. The book is patterned after the woven mats, roof and sails of the great ocean-going canoe to image the diversity of content of this extraordinary gathering of hearts, hands and minds. While it reflects the global scholarly Christian concern and outreach indicative of our times, and a theological approach that is interactive and interdependent, it reveals a ‘weaving’ that is unfinished because the voyage must continue onwards, in an attitude of deep listening and open questioning. As such, the work gathered here represents an energetic contribution towards courageous engagement in the travail that characterises our extraordinary transitional era as we move towards a new consciousness, and the book will be of particular interest to academic theologians, educationalists, Church authorities and pastoral workers from the Oceanic region. However, it will also inspire and inform comparable groups from other parts of the world simply because what is presented here has universal implications.


Be Real

Author by : Rick Bezet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Books
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Description : We live in a world of fakers. Rather than being real with each other, we present a carefully crafted persona that hides our faults and magnifies our good qualities. But inside we long to be loved, warts and all. We long to stop hiding from each other--and especially from God. With candor and clarity, pastor Rick Bezet calls readers to a life built on authenticity, showing that the way to true freedom lies through reclaiming our hearts, reviving our souls, and renewing our minds in light of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. Through biblical stories and (often funny) personal examples, Bezet encourages readers to live with passion, integrity, and perseverance. He releases readers from the spiritual death that comes with pretending and leads them into a new life characterized by transparency rather than fear.


Confronting Religious Absolutism

Author by : Catherine M. Wallace
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Description : Papal infallibility and biblical inerrancy provide the conceptual foundations of theocracy, which is to say religiously-based totalitarianism. These absolutist doctrines emerge for the very first time among the Victorians: they are not ancient beliefs at all. They appear in the 19th century, right alongside secular varieties totalitarian thought, and in response to all the same cultural anxieties. Reactionary religious leaders used these doctrines to oppose scholarly conclusions in geology and evolutionary biology. That much everyone knows. What's not as well known is the fact that their principal target was Christian-humanist biblical scholarship, an unbroken 500-year tradition of inquiry undertaken primarily by Christian clergy and seminary faculty. The alternative to faith-based totalitarianism is faith based upon the imagination, our most sophisticated cognitive skill. Faith rooted in the moral imagination does not depend upon abject deference to an array of rigid doctrines and improbable claims. Wallace contends that faith is best understood as a creative process, and religion is best understood as a multi-media art (and originally the Mother of all arts). The arts convince, they do not command. They persuade, they do not prove. The arts provide humane resources whereby we grapple with life's deepest mysteries. Symbolism, like quantum mathematics, is a tool for grappling with inescapable paradox at the heart of reality. It is an ancient strategy for articulating what we discover at the elusive mind-body interface.