Preparing Sunday Dinner

Author: June Alliman Yoder
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
ISBN: 9780836193213
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Using the metaphor of a meal, Marlene Kropf, Rebecca Slough, and June Alliman Yoder look at how preachers and worship leaders can collaborate on a ?Sunday dinner? of praise that feeds individual Christians and their communities. They address the steps of planning, preparing, and hosting worship and examine some of the challenges and pitfalls faced by those who collaborate in ministry. ?The authors have mixed together the basic foundational elements of our faith and worship tradition with a fresh integration of our world and church in our current context. This is a great resource for all who worship, but especially those who plan and lead worship.'?Chip Andrus, Presbyterian Church USA

The Worship Architect

Author: Constance M. Cherry
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781441213280
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There are many books available on the topic of worship today, but few provide a comprehensive, practical method for worship design. Constance M. Cherry, a worship professor and practitioner, provides worship leaders with credible blueprint plans for successfully designing worship services that foster meaningful conversation with God and the gathered community. Readers will learn how to create services that are faithful to Scripture, historically conscious, relevant to God, Christ-centered, and engaging for worshipers of all ages in the twenty-first century. The book sets forth basic principles concerning worship design and demonstrates how these principles are conducive to virtually any style of worship practiced today in a myriad of Christian communities. It will also work well as a guide for worship-planning teams in local churches and provide insight for worship students, pastors, and church leaders involved in congregational worship.

Serving The Word

Author: Eddy Sanders
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625649797
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This book and the essays contained within are dedicated to Dr. Chuck Sackett in recognition of his thirty-two years of teaching at Lincoln Christian University. He currently serves as Professor at Large but has held a variety of roles and titles during his thirty-two years there. These essays are written by current colleagues and former students who have had the privilege of studying hermeneutics, homiletics, and ministry with Dr. Sackett. Each essay covers a topic of scholarly or contemporary interest in the fields of hermeneutics or homiletics. Hermeneutics and homiletics remain topics of discussion in the academy and the church. These essays continue that discussion. The essays overlap the two fields. Some essays focus heavily on hermeneutical issues with an eye towards proclamation, while others start with homiletics and hermeneutical issues are echoed in the background. The essays found in this book offer unique perspectives and approaches to interpretation and preaching. Though homiletics and hermeneutics are the fields of the study, the church remains the arena where the fruit of each discipline is observed most clearly, as Dr. Sackett instructed his students throughout his years of teaching.

Foundation Theology 2006

Author: Joseph Baunoch (Rev. Dr.)
Publisher: Cloverdale Corporation
ISBN: 1929569181
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Contributions:The Role of Theology in the Ministry of Spiritual Direction - The Rev. Fr. Dennis J. Billy, C.Ss.R.Conjectures of a Guilty Grandstander - Joseph A. Burkart, JrSanteria: A Pastoral Problem - The Rev. Fr. Jorge R. Colon, C.Ss.R.From Homo Sapiens to Homo Noeticus - Ann V. GraberIs There a Balm? Martin Luther King, Jr., The Bible and Christian Hope - The Rev. C. Anthony HuntWhy eat? Why worship? - The Rev. Marlene KropfThe Mystic Way - The Revd Canon John MacquarriePersonal Meaning as Psychotherapy: The Interpretive Hermeneutic of Viktor Frankl - John H. MorganPapal Leadership: A Lesson from a Year in Retrospect - The Rev. Fr. Bernard O'ConnorPope Benedict XVI: A Nascent Approach to International Diplomacy - The Rev. Fr. Bernard O'ConnorPriesthood - The Rev. Fr. James F. Puglisi, SAPraying the Lord?s Prayer as Confessing Faith - The Rev. Peter E. RoussakCommunion in Crisis: A Reflection on the Future of Anglicanism - The Revd Canon Vincent Strudwick

Multi Voiced Church

Author: Williams Stuart Murray
Publisher: Authentic Media Inc
ISBN: 1780780354
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Multi-voiced Church argues strongly and persuasively for churches in which everyone is important for the well-being and growth of the community. The New Testament indicates that the early churches were multi-voiced, participative and expectant that the Holy Spirit would speak through all members of the community. First-generation renewal movements have typically been multi-voiced, recovering this New Testament characteristic. But institutionalization (often accompanied by clericalization) has persistently reduced such diversity of participation and resulted in many aspects of church life becoming mono-voiced or restricted to only a few voices.

Concise Encyclopedia Of Amish Brethren Hutterites And Mennonites

Author: Donald B. Kraybill
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801899117
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Wide in scope, succinct in content, and with directional markers along the way, the Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites is a must-have reference for anyone interested in Anabaptist groups.

A Table In The Wilderness

Author: Thom Rock
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498218261
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The joyful premise at the heart of this book is that there is a table lavishly spread for all who hunger for forgiveness--the believer, the doubter, and the famished. The book's journey begins and ends with this assertion: not only is there a table of forgiveness set for us in the many wildernesses of life, there is a seat waiting for each and every one of us at that table. What matters is whether we take that seat and, if so, how we behave at the feast. Rooted in the notion of journeying, of setting out each day to discover some new vista along the many paths to the banquet hall of forgiveness, A Table in the Wilderness draws upon the wisdom of multiple religious traditions, as well as non-religious sources, in order to gain perspective on this long misunderstood subject. Readers are just as likely to encounter Dr. Seuss as they are to read the words of Sri Ramakrishna or Saint Augustine along the way. Anyone who has ever been hurt or has hurt another will find this book a helpful guide.