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Accidental Saints

Accidental Saints
Finding God in all the wrong people

by Nadia Bolz-Weber

  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release : 2015-10-30
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1848258232
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What if the annoying person you try to avoid is actually seconds away from becoming an accidental saint in your life? What if, even in our persistent failings, holy moments are waiting to happen? In Accidental Saints, Nadia Bolz-Weber takes us inside the House for All Sinners and Saints, her congregation in Denver. Tattooed, angry, profane - an altogether unlikely cleric - this former standup comic stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. Yet in her doubts and disasters she keeps "stumbling into holy moments” that break through her resistance; holy moments that are also waiting for each of us. In a time where many have become disillusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people meet to share bread and wine, struggle with scripture, and tell the truth about their real lives. Their faltering steps towards wholeness will ring true for believer and sceptic alike.

Feminism in Practice

Feminism in Practice
Communication Strategies for Making Change

by Karen A. Foss,Sonja K. Foss,Alena Amato Ruggerio

  • Publisher : Waveland Press
  • Release : 2021-09-23
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN : 1478648163
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Feminism in Practice uses feminism as a blueprint for exploring change strategies. It features twenty contemporary feminists from diverse arenas, including activists, comedians, musicians, politicians, poets, and showrunners. The women come to life through line drawings, brief biographies, extensive quotations, their definitions of feminism, and the change strategies they employ. Questions for reflection encourage readers to think through their own relationship to feminism and change. Chapter 1 defines feminism, raising issues with the typical definition of feminism as the effort to achieve equality between women and men. It concludes with a description of over twenty types of feminism. Chapter 2 describes the triggering events, happening places, and key ideas of the four waves of feminism. The opening chapters provide a comprehensive understanding of the diversity and complexity of feminist movement. The book is organized around five primary objectives that animate contemporary change efforts—proclaiming identity, naming a problem, enriching a system, changing a system, and creating an alternative system. Each objective is developed through theoretical assumptions and twelve change strategies that show it at work in feminist movement. Feminism in Practice also serves as a practical handbook that readers can use to experiment with the strategies and expand their toolkits for creating change in their lives and worlds. The authors are uniquely qualified to explore issues of feminism and change. Karen Foss and Sonja Foss are second wave feminists who have written extensively on alternative change strategies, feminist communication, and feminist theory. Alena Ruggerio brings to the project the standpoint of a third wave feminist at home in pop culture. Her scholarship lies at the intersection of rhetoric, feminism, and religious studies. To learn more about Feminism in Practice, listen to the authors’ October 2021 interview on The Jefferson Exchange.

Accidental Saints

Accidental Saints
A Book

by Bolz-Weber Nadia

  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release : 2015-10-27
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1848258259
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What if the annoying person you try to avoid is actually an accidental saint in your life? What if, even in our failings, holy moments are waiting to happen? Nadia Bolz-Weber demonstrates what happens when ordinary people meet to explore the Christian faith. Their faltering steps towards wholeness will ring true for believer and sceptic alike.

NY Times Best Sellers 2015

NY Times Best Sellers 2015
A Collection of Key Takeaways & Analysis on 25 Latest Non-Fiction Books

by Instaread

  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release : 2015-09-22
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Missed out on the New York Times Best Sellers? Get this bundle now! It has a collection of Key Takeaways & Analysis on 25 Latest Non-Fiction New York Times Best Sellers. Below is the list of books you will get in this bundle: 1. Rising Strong: by Brene Brown | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review 2. Being Mortal: by Atul Gawande | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis: Medicine and What Matters in the End 3. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: by Marie Kondo | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing 4. It IS About Islam: by Glenn Beck | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review: Exposing the Truth About ISIS, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the Caliphate 5. Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin: Summary & Analysis 6. Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole by Ann Coulter: Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review 7. Plunder and Deceit: by Mark R. Levin | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review 8. Legends and Lies by Bill O'Reilly and David Fisher | Summary & Analysis: The Real West 9. H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald | A Review 10.Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance | Summary & Analysis: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future 11.The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown | Summary & Analysis: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics 12.The Power of Habit: by Charles Duhigg | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business 13.The Road to Character by David Brooks | Key Takeaways & Analysis 14.The Wright Brothers by David McCullough | Key Takeaways & Analysis 15.Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli | Summary & Analysis: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader 16.Goddesses Never Age by Christiane Northrup M.D. | Key Takeaways & Analysis: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being 17.Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal | Key Takeaways & Analysis: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World 18.Zero to One by Peter Thiel - A 20-minute Instaread Summary: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future 19.The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: by Rebecca Skloot | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis 20.Dead Wake: by Erik Larson | Summary & Analysis: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania 21.Missoula by Jon Krakauer | Summary & Analysis: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town 22.The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee | Key Takeaways & Analysis: A Biography of Cancer 23.Money Master the Game: by Tony Robbins | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom 24.It Starts With Food: by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis 25.Brain Maker by Dr. David Perlmutter and Kristin Loberg | A Review: The Power of Gut Microbes to Heal and Protect Your Brain-for Life

A Faithful Public-Prophetic Witness

A Faithful Public-Prophetic Witness
Dynamics, Challenges, and Ambiguities of Success in Urban & Community Ministries

by Barry K. Morris

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2020-03-20
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 1532684347
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book hails from decades of challenging trial-and-error work, abundant reading, and an enduring obligation to ministers, activists, and unsung lay heroes whose legacies matter. As there is little that actually addresses the elusive meanings, if not the dangers inherent in pursuing alleged spoils of “success,” it is kairos time. Seemingly scarce resources and competition to make and maintain ministries in the city challenge those of us in the field, or on the sidelines, to speak, write, and communicate clearly, and convincingly—not only for ourselves and our “people,” past and present, but for those who come along soon to receive the baton or wear the mantle. Concretely narrated, with unique case studies, a cast of dozens contribute their earthy, earnest testimonies and are, at long last, energetically affirmed. Specifically, this work proffers constructive attention to the critical cautions concerning subtle temptations to “succeed,” including: commodification, cooptation, communalism, clientelism, and cowardice—and, not bailing on fierce charity-justice tensions (with benevolence protectively dominant). Narrative analysis and biography-as-theology, social ethics, biblical theology, and recent church history give apt attention to how a compelling case is possible for success, if justice is practiced, given a hopeful realism and perspective of prophetic eschatology.

Pilgrimage, Landscape, and Identity

Pilgrimage, Landscape, and Identity
Reconstucting Sacred Geographies in Norway

by Marion Grau

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0197598633
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pilgrimage, Landscape, and Identity: Reconstructing Sacred Geographies in Norway explores the ritual geography of a pilgrimage system that arose around medieval saints in Norway, a country now being transformed by petroleum riches, neoliberalism, migration, and global warming. The study maps how pilgrims, hosts, church officials, and government officials participate in reshaping narratives of landscape, sacrality, and pilgrimage as a symbol of life journey,nation, identity, Christianity, and Protestant reflections on the durability of medieval Catholic saints.

Rhetorics Change / Rhetoric’s Change

Rhetorics Change / Rhetoric’s Change
A Book

by Jenny Rice,Chelsea Graham,Eric Detweiler

  • Publisher : Parlor Press LLC
  • Release : 2018-05-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1602355029
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rhetorics Change/Rhetoric’s Change features selected essays, multimedia texts, and audio pieces from the 2016 Rhetoric Society of America biennial conference, which spotlighted the theme “Rhetoric and Change.” The pieces are broadly focused around eight different lines of thought: Aural Rhetorics; Rhetoric and Science; Embodiment; Digital Rhetorics; Languages and Publics; Apologia, Revolution, Reflection; and Intersectionality, Interdisciplinarity, and the Future of Feminist Rhetoric. Simultaneously familiar yet new, the value of this collection can be found in the range of its modes and voices.

Tongues of Fire

Tongues of Fire
Theological Reflections on Pentecost

by Paul O. Ingram

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2019-09-17
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 1532682581
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pentecost celebrates the countless expressions of God’s love and wisdom. Like a skilled dancer, God’s Holy Spirit moves through all creation, bringing forth life and love and inspiration. Fire and wind are everywhere. Inspiration and revelation are just a moment away and can come either by surprise or as a result of the interplay between God’s wisdom and our intentional spiritual practices. The spirit blows where it wills, in all directions, embracing all life, human and nonhuman. In other words, Pentecost is about God’s omnipresence, which Ingram interprets through the categories of Whiteheadian process theology, as God’s ever-present “initial aim” that all things and events at every moment of space-time achieve the maximum self-fulfillment of which they are capable. Intentionally conforming our “subjective” aims for our own fulfillment with God’s initial aim for us, as the historical Jesus did, is the call of Pentecost. Omnipresence is an all-or-nothing deal. God can’t be a little omnipresent. Either God is present in, with, and under every thing and event since the beginning of creation—what theologians and philosophers call panentheism—or omnipresence makes no sense.

Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era

Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era
A Book

by Tiffany Austin,Sequoia Maner,Emily Ruth Rutter,darlene anita scott

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-12-20
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 1000737160
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era is an edited collection of critical essays and poetry that investigates contemporary elegy within the black diaspora. Scores of contemporary writers have turned to elegiac poetry and prose in order to militate against the white supremacist logic that has led to recent deaths of unarmed black men, women, and children. This volume combines scholarly and creative understandings of the elegy in order to discern how mourning feeds our political awareness in this dystopian time as writers attempt to see, hear, and say something in relation to the bodies of the dead as well as to living readers. Moreover, this book provides a model for how to productively interweave theoretical and deeply personal accounts to encourage discussions about art and activism that transgress disciplinary boundaries, as well as lines of race, gender, class, and nation.

Blessed Are the Nones

Blessed Are the Nones
Mixed-Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community

by Stina Kielsmeier-Cook

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2020-09-08
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 0830853375
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When her husband left Christianity several years into their marriage, Stina Kielsmeier-Cook was left struggling to live the Christian life on her own. In this memoir, she tells the story of her mixed-faith marriage and how she found unexpected community with an order of Catholic nuns, discovering that she was not "spiritually single" after all—and that no one really is.

Click 2 Save REBOOT

Click 2 Save REBOOT
The Digital Ministry Bible

by Keith Anderson,Elizabeth Drescher

  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 2018-03-17
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0898690323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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• A “reboot” of a popular and practical how-to guide for leaders bridging digital social media and parish ministry Six years ago, the original Click2Save’s breakthrough introduction to adopting social media for ministry energized outreach and was embraced across denominations by seminaries and churches, as well as by both graduate and undergraduate religious studies and theology programs. But six years is a long time in the digital world, so now it’s time for a reboot! Revised and updated, Click2Save REBOOT covers the increasing sophistication and importance of mobile computing and leads readers through the changes and additions to social media platforms that are currently shaping how we communicate with, connect with—and can offer Christ-centered care to—one another: Facebook and Twitter, at the center of the first edition, have changed dramatically. Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc. have made images and video much more central. Innovative, often sophisticated voices are overtaking the blog form. Podcasting has become elegant and accessible to the masses through SoundCloud and similar hosting platforms, while Pokémon Go popularized augmented reality—even sometimes leading players into churchyards in their hunt. From their research and personal experience, the authors offer guidance on coping with—and getting the most out of—this evolving revolution.

The Moth Presents All These Wonders

The Moth Presents All These Wonders
True Stories About Facing the Unknown

by Catherine Burns

  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2017-03-21
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1101904410
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Wonderful." —Michiko Kakutani, New York Times Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages Carefully selected by the creative minds at The Moth, and adapted to the page to preserve the raw energy of live storytelling, All These Wonders features voices both familiar and new. Alongside Meg Wolitzer, John Turturro, Tig Notaro, and Hasan Minhaj, readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II, and more. High-school student and neuroscientist alike, the storytellers share their ventures into uncharted territory—and how their lives were changed indelibly by what they discovered there. With passion, and humor, they encourage us all to be more open, vulnerable, and alive.

Shameless

Shameless
A sexual reformation

by Nadia Bolz-Weber

  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release : 2019-01-31
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1786221357
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Raw, intimate, and timely, Nadia Bolz-Weber's latest book offers a full-blown overhaul of our harmful and antiquated ideas about sex, gender, and our bodies. Christians are obsessed with sex. But not in a good way. For nearly two thousand years, this obsession has often turned destructive, inflicting pain, suffering, and guilt on countless people of all persuasions and backgrounds. In Shameless, Bolz-Weber calls for a reformation. To make her case, she offers experiences from her own life and stories from her parishoners alongside biblical theology to explore what the church has taught, and the harm those teachings have caused. Along the way, she re-examines patriarchy, sex, and power with candour but also with hope, because in her heart she believes the "Gospel is powerful enough, transgressive enough, and beautiful enough to heal not only the ones who have been hurt but also those who have done the hurting." This is by far Bolz-Weber's most personal book yet, revealing intimate and emotional details about her life while offering a reading experience that is as entertaining and affirming as it is intellectually robust and liberating. For anyone who has been harmed by the shaming sexual messages so prevalent in religion, this book is for you.

A Rhythm of Prayer

A Rhythm of Prayer
A Collection of Meditations for Renewal

by Sarah Bessey

  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release : 2021-02-09
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0593137221
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the weary, the angry, the anxious, and the hopeful, this collection of moving, tender prayers offers rest, joyful resistance, and a call to act, written by Barbara Brown Taylor, Amena Brown, Nadia Bolz-Weber, and other artists and thinkers, curated by the author Glennon Doyle calls “my favorite faith writer.” It’s no secret that we are overworked, overpressured, and edging burnout. Unsurprisingly, this fact is as old as time—and that’s why we see so many prayer circles within a multitude of church traditions. These gatherings are a trusted space where people seek help, hope, and peace, energized by God and one another. This book, curated by acclaimed author Sarah Bessey, celebrates and honors that prayerful tradition in a literary form. A companion for all who feel the immense joys and challenges of the journey of faith, this collection of prayers says it all aloud, giving readers permission to recognize the weight of all they carry. These writings also offer a broadened imagination of hope—of what can be restored and made new. Each prayer is an original piece of writing, with new essays by Sarah Bessey throughout. Encompassing the full breadth of the emotional landscape, these deeply tender yet subversive prayers give readers an intimate look at the diverse language and shapes of prayer.

The Divine Dance

The Divine Dance
The Trinity and your transformation

by Richard Rohr

  • Publisher : SPCK
  • Release : 2016-10-28
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0281078165
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it is a ‘mystery’. Should we presume to try to breach this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives? The word Trinity is not found in the New Testament—it wasn't until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined it—but the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus' life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience. In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God—circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we're trying to apprehend. Early Christians who came to be known as the ‘Desert Mothers and Fathers’ applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd-sounding word is dancing. Our word choreography comes from the same root. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was, Whatever is going on in God is a flow—it's like a dance. But God is not a dancer—He is the dance itself. That idea might sound novel, but it is about as traditional as you can get. God is the dance itself, and He invites you to be a part of that dance. Are you ready to join in?

Whole and Reconciled

Whole and Reconciled
Gospel, Church, and Mission in a Fractured World

by Al Tizon

  • Publisher : Baker Academic
  • Release : 2018-10-16
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1493415522
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The ministry of reconciliation is the new whole in holistic ministry. It must be if the Christian mission is to remain relevant in our increasingly fractured world. This book offers a fresh treatment of holistic ministry that takes the role of reconciliation seriously, rethinking the meaning of the gospel, the nature of the church, and the practice of mission in light of globalization, post-Christendom, and postcolonialism. It also includes theological and practical resources for effectively engaging in evangelism, compassion and justice, and reconciliation ministries. Includes a foreword by Ruth Padilla DeBorst and an afterword by Ronald J. Sider.

The Preacher's Wife

The Preacher's Wife
The Precarious Power of Evangelical Women Celebrities

by Kate Bowler

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2020-09-15
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0691209197
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved, a fascinating look at the world of Christian women celebrities Since the 1970s, an important new figure has appeared on the center stage of American evangelicalism—the celebrity preacher's wife. Although most evangelical traditions bar women from ordained ministry, many women have carved out unofficial positions of power in their husbands' spiritual empires or their own ministries. The biggest stars—such as Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, and Victoria Osteen—write bestselling books, grab high ratings on Christian television, and even preach. In this engaging book, Kate Bowler offers a sympathetic and revealing portrait of megachurch women celebrities, showing how they must balance the demands of celebrity culture and conservative, male-dominated faiths.

What Did Jesus Ask?

What Did Jesus Ask?
Christian Leaders Reflect on His Questions of Faith

by Elizabeth Dias

  • Publisher : Time Inc. Books
  • Release : 2015-10-27
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1618933213
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In What Did Jesus Ask?, 65 of today's leading spiritual writers, thinkers, and artists offer modern meditations on the questions that Jesus posed in the Bible to teach his followers how to think like a Christian and consider their personal faith.

As a teacher, Jesus Christ put many of his lessons in the form of questions. The gospels record more than 300 of them. Some are rhetorical, needing no answer, but most were real questions posed to real people. Many of Jesus' questions are familiar to readers today, yet the context and the potential interpretations of such phrases will offer enlightenment to many. Organized by Biblical verse, these 65 enigmatic questions include:

"You of little faith, why did you doubt?" - Matthew 14:31

"Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear?" - Mark 8:18

And now, What Did Jesus Ask? poses those questions to many of today's prominent religious figures, scholars and thought leaders to contemplate and interpret. Contributors include bestselling singer/songwriters Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith, Christian leaders Barbara Taylor and Cardinal Wuerl of Washington, and bestselling authors James Martin and Sarah Young, and many more. Including a foreword by Nancy Gibbs, bestselling author and managing editor of TIME magazine, What Did Jesus Ask? is a thought-provoking volume for both readers interested in religious thought and understanding the teachings of Jesus better.

Love in a Time of Fear

Love in a Time of Fear
Hearing Our Neighbors Across Lines that Divide Us

by Cassie J. E. H. Trentaz

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2018-08-29
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1532635397
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How do we love people who we are afraid of? The political climate of the US in recent years has revealed significant divisions in our nation and our neighborhoods, divisions often fueled by fear. For those who follow a call and commitment to love our neighbors, how do we love in the midst of this fear? In this book, Cassie Trentaz looks that question in the eyes and asks her friends and neighbors in four communities currently facing pressure and often viewed with suspicion--immigrants, Muslim Americans, LGBTQ+ people, and young African American men--what feels like love to them and, alternatively, what does not. Trentaz brings their honest, heartfelt responses in their own words, helping us to know people we might not know and bringing us powerful stories of offerings of love that were received as love as well as stories of good intentions that missed their mark. She then offers us tools to help us act on what we hear. This book is both an invitation and a toolbox for listening. It takes love from a good idea to a concrete force that can speak to our fears, reach across divisions, and just might heal our world.

A False Kind of Christianity

A False Kind of Christianity
A Conservative Evangelical Refutation of Progressive Christianity

by Dan Jensen

  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release : 2017-06-15
  • Pages : 340
  • ISBN : 151278513X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this work, Dan Jensen offers the conservative Evangelical community a no-nonsense assessment of the growing and aggressive progressive Christian movement. Jensen provides two chapters of personal testimony, a short overview of the history behind the progressive Christian movement, a brief summary of the teachings of the movement, and then he clearly elucidates the fact that the progressive Christian possesses absolutely no biblical foundation. Jensen makes it clear why this movement must be countered by conservative Evangelicals.