Roadmap To Reconciliation

Author: Brenda Salter McNeil
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830844422
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We can see the injustice and inequality in our lives and in the world. We are ready to rise up. But how, exactly, do we do this? How does one reconcile? Based on her extensive consulting experiences with colleges and organizations, Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil shows us how to take the next step into unity, wholeness and justice.

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Author: Mark R. Teasdale
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0938162292
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Can you imagine a Chris an faith without the Great Commission? Jesus would have simply comforted those rst disciples with the as- surance that their sins were forgiven, that death was conquered, and that they would have his eternal presence with them, but he would not have prompted them to do anything more. They would s ll have an amazing story to tell about the work of God through Jesus Christ but would have no reason to tell it. It would have been a private blessing they reaped for their faithfulness to Jesus during his earthly ministry. Without the commission, Pentecost might never have happened and the church might never have formed. The disciples would sim- ply have lived as a gracious community, sharing their common joy with each other un l each passed into glory, and leaving the world des tute of ever knowing the gospel. As impossible as that scenario sounds, a great many of our con- grega ons live as if this is what happened. They focus on the people who are already part of the church, without giving much thought about how to go and make disciples of Jesus Christ in the world around them. As Ed Stetzer and Eric Geiger put it, “Chris ans are not following Christ, and we are making no di erence in our neigh- borhoods, much less the world.

The Next Worship

Author: Sandra Maria Van Opstal
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830841296
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Christianity Today's 2017 Book of the Year Award of Merit - Church/Pastoral Leadership What happens when a diverse church glorifies the global God? We live in a time of unprecedented intercultural exchange, where our communities welcome people from around the world. Music and media from every culture are easily accessible, and our worship is infused with a rich variety of musical and liturgical influences. But leading worship in multicultural contexts can be a crosscultural experience for everybody. How do we help our congregations navigate the journey? Innovative worship leader Sandra Maria Van Opstal is known for crafting worship that embodies the global, multiethnic body of Christ. Likening diverse worship to a sumptuous banquet, she shows how worship leaders can set the table and welcome worshipers from every tribe and tongue. Van Opstal provides biblical foundations for multiethnic worship, with practical tools and resources for planning services that reflect God's invitation for all peoples to praise him. When multiethnic worship is done well, the church models reconciliation and prophetic justice, heralding God's good news for the world. Enter into the praise of our king, and let the nations rejoice!