Sons Of The Church

Author by : Thomas B Stevenson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The book that can help you reconcile being both gay and Catholic Sons of the Church: The Witnessing of Gay Catholic Men spotlights testimonials from over thirty gay Catholic men to answer the question, “How can you be gay and Catholic?” Dr. Thomas B. Stevenson, who received degrees from the University of Notre Dame, Boston College, and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, explores this question, using various interviews to thoroughly analyze the many dimensions of being gay and Catholic while providing a powerful and convincing criticism of Church teaching on homosexuality. This thoughtful, surprisingly reverent book is the answer for those gay readers who long for a religious connection, as well as for Catholic readers and those in pastoral positions who want and need to hear the stories of gay people firsthand. Sons of the Church: The Witnessing of Gay Catholic Men tells one story—the story of what it is like to be gay and Catholic—through the various stories of over thirty gay Catholic men. Each chapter is arranged thematically, beginning with experiences of being homosexual and Catholic during childhood and youth. Subsequent chapters delve into the ways these men each finally accepted themselves and integrated their sexuality, related to others who did or did not understand, dealt with homosexual promiscuity, found intimate relationships, became a part of a community, and ultimately came to terms with the Catholic Church and their faith. Throughout, these ’witnesses’ explain how their faith in God guides them through the various experiences and issues they face. The positive aspects of Catholic Christianity are respectfully explored at the same time as the present Church teaching on homosexuality is challenged. Sons of the Church uses interviews to explore: Catholics coming to terms with their homosexuality the experiences of young men recognizing their sexuality suffering and oppression by society and the Church acceptance of self integration of goodness and lovability of homosexuality moral issues of promiscuity among gay men gay relationships and the Catholic dimensions of commitment criticisms of gay culture the Catholic Church teachings on homosexuality the answer to the question, “How can you be gay and Catholic?” Sons of the Church: The Witnessing of Gay Catholic Men is enlightening reading essential for educators, students, counselors, priests, nuns, psychologists, and theologians. Catholic people, gay people, and every educated reader will find that the interviews and ideas here stimulate thought and create a greater understanding of the issue of homosexuality and faith.


Sons Of Hellenism Fathers Of The Church

Author by : Susanna Elm
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : This groundbreaking study brings into dialogue for the first time the writings of Julian, the last non-Christian Roman Emperor, and his most outspoken critic, Bishop Gregory of Nazianzus, a central figure of Christianity. Susanna Elm compares these two men not to draw out the obvious contrast between the Church and the Emperor’s neo-Paganism, but rather to find their common intellectual and social grounding. Her insightful analysis, supplemented by her magisterial command of sources, demonstrates the ways in which both men were part of the same dialectical whole. Elm recasts both Julian and Gregory as men entirely of their times, showing how the Roman Empire in fact provided Christianity with the ideological and social matrix without which its longevity and dynamism would have been inconceivable.


Rural Children Rural Church

Author by : Rona Orme
Languange : en
Publisher by : Church House Publishing
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Description : Children make up nearly 20 per cent of the rural population. This short, accessible book offers practical resources and ideas to help churches build an effective children's ministry in a rural setting. The ideas are drawn from churches and communities in rural areas where children's work is starting to grow. Rona Orme offers realistic and creative ways of engaging with children in the community by encouraging churches to make the most of opportunities to: share the Church's year with the community and the community's year with the Church; reach children and their families at significant rites of passage; enable the Church to be a gathering point and contributing partner in the community. Each chapter contains inspiring case studies and thought-provoking questions for discussion.


Sons But Not Heirs

Author by : Alfred James Penney
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Mission Shaped Children

Author by : Margaret Withers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Church House Publishing
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Total Read : 78
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Description : During the 20th Century, Sunday school attendance fell from 55% to only 4% of children. Mission-shaped Children will show you how to turn this statistic around. The book outlines the many obstacles that are currently preventing growth in children's work in the Church, and suggests practical and effective strategies for overcoming these.


In The Spirit Of Sonship

Author by : Alfred Prescott
Languange : en
Publisher by : WestBow Press
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Description : This book debunks the popularly held views of religion and highlights the true relationship with Almighty God as in a father-son relationship. Many erroneous teachings are explored, and several biblical truths are enunciated by examining the true purpose and makeup of the kingdom of God on earth, mankind’s true spiritual identity as a son of God, the oneness and sameness of the one body of Christ (its makeup, potency, and role in restoring God’s will for all of creation), and the divisiveness of religion, which is deliberately created by a worldly system.


The Living Age

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 86
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The Human Church

Author by : William H. DuBay
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 25
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Description : A Catholic priest takes a long, hard look at his Church and examines its doctrinal foundations and humanity, demonstrating that the divine and human elements of his religion are not meant to be opposed, but fused; that the human is the instrument of the divine. Offers some remarkable insights into the problems stirring the Roman Catholic Church today.


Helping Our Children Grow In Faith

Author by : Robert J. Keeley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Books
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Total Read : 51
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Description : Children have serious faith questions that require serious answers, answers that adults often find themselves under-prepared to give. But the Christian community has a responsibility to help its children develop a three-dimensional faith--a faith that affects their heads, their hearts, and their spirits. Helping Our Children Grow in Faith is designed for children's ministry and worship leaders, Sunday school teachers, and pastors--as well as parents--who want to nurture the spiritual development of the children in their lives. It shows how to integrate children into congregational worship, how to teach them the Bible but leave room for the mystery of God, and how to distinguish the difference between faith development and moral development.


Church Agencies

Author by : Diana S. Richmond Garland
Languange : en
Publisher by : Child Welfare League of Amer
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Total Read : 56
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Description : In recent years, church-related agencies providing child welfare services have been swept along in dramatic social and professional movements that have affected both the child welfare field and sponsoring church denominations. Church Agencies covers the unique separate and blended histories of churches and child welfare agencies. It advocates for more meaningful involvement by the church ministry in child welfare affiliates and makes valuable suggestions for improving programs and services.


Sons Of The Covenant

Author by : Marcus L. Loane
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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If The Foundations Be Destroyed

Author by : Dr John McElhaney
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lulu.com
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Description : This book tells about the attack on the three institutes that God established. Marriage and family, Government, and the church. The attempt to destroy these institutes have distorted the view of what God intended them to be. The judgment of God is already on this nation.


Jesus The Son Of Mary

Author by : John Brande Morris
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 21
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