The Episcopal Way


Author: Stephanie Spellers,Eric H. F. Law
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 081922961X
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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• Updated content and approach, compared to earlier New Church’s Teachings series, with emphasis on mission and applicability • Interactivity is emphasized throughout with robust study guides, links to a host of web and video resources, and jargon-free language The New Church’s Teachings was one of the most recognizable and useful book series in the Episcopal Church. The books were a mainstay on seminarian and clergy bookshelves. With this launch of the Church’s Teachings for a Changing World series, two visionary Episcopal thinkers and church leaders team up to revitalize the currency, integrity, and scholarship of the original series with fresh new voices and style; concise and clear enough for ewcomers, yet grounded and thoughtful enough for seminarians and leaders. In this foundational text for the Church’s Teachings for a Changing World, Law and Spellers explore seismic shifts in American life and the opportunities and challenges each presents to the church today. With a winning combination of passion, creativity, and wisdom, the authors call for a return to Episcopal basics and insist that faithfully engaging a changing world might be the most truly Anglican practice of all.

Companions on the Episcopal Way


Author: Stephanie Spellers,Eric H. F. Law
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1640650369
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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Eric Law and Stephanie Spellers conclude the series with a dynamic conversation about faith, dialogue, and the generous give-and-take that makes Episcopal life possible.

Your Faith, Your Life

An Invitation to The Episcopal Church, Revised Edition
Author: Jenifer Gamber,Bill Lewellis
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819233722
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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• Revised and updated popular resource for adults • Not just a book of information, but a book for transformation The everything-you-need to know adult guide to the Episcopal Church that is easy to read but with substance for newcomers, adult formation groups, and lifelong Episcopalians who desire to know more about their church. The language of worship, theology, church structure, sacraments, and discipleship offers a framework to explore the meaning and practice of being an Episcopalian and follower of Jesus. This updated and revised version of the popular original 2009 book incorporates new initiatives and changes in the Episcopal Church, including marriage, inclusion of LBGTQ+ persons, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s call to join the Jesus Movement, and taking our faith out into the world, following our baptismal promises. A Leader Guide is included in this revised edition in addition to the “transformation questions” that follow each chapter.

People of the Way

Renewing Episcopal Identity
Author: Dwight J. Zscheile
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819220906
Category: Religion
Page: 142
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Addresses church-wide conversation on Anglican identity and mission: who are we and why are we here? Includes discussion questions for use in small group studies or individual study.

Unabashedly Episcopalian

Proclaiming the Good News of the Episcopal Church
Author: Andrew Doyle
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819228095
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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Episcopalians newly discovering their church home or long-time members who may have forgotten why they love the church will appreciate Unabashedly Episcopalian. Bishop Andy Doyle has mined the Baptismal Covenant and his own experiences leading the Diocese of Texas. The result is a heartfelt, smart and practical book that calls Episcopalians to wake up to the church’s unique gifts and story, and equips them to share that witness in their neighborhoods and out in the world.

The Episcopal Handbook, Revised Edition


Author: Tobias Stanislas Haller
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819229571
Category: Religion
Page: 272
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• Revised edition of a bestseller • Sharpened focus, new sections, expanded glossary • Adapted for wider range of uses and settings The original Episcopal Handbook, published in 2008, was an instant classic and has been a bestseller ever since. Still providing helpful and insightful information about the Episcopal ethos with a certain amount of whimsy and complete accessibility, this revision maintains the best features of the original work, but adds an update and an expansion on the church today. In addition to updating out-of-date references and correcting a few inaccuracies, the revision highlights Episcopal diversity—including more women and people of color in the biographical material—as well as focusing more on Episcopalians rather than Anglicans. Some new illustrations are included as well. Some material originally presented in tabular form has been adapted into a more accessible narrative format. This includes new sections on church governance, the origins of religious belief, and a capsule summary of church history. The glossary has also been expanded. The goal is to provide a book suitable for a wide range of uses and settings: for Sunday schools, confirmations, inquirer classes—and for everyone from visitors to vestries. The revision brokers an incredible compendium of information in an informal, user-friendly, and accessible format. For lifelong Episcopalians, newcomers, and those wishing to sample and explore the beliefs and organization of the denomination.

The Episcopal Story

Church's Teachings for a Changing World:
Author: Thomas Ferguson
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819232211
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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The New Church's Teaching Series has been one of the most recognizable and useful book series in The Episcopal Church. With the launch of the Church's Teachings for a Changing World series, visionary Episcopal thinkers and leaders have teamed up to revitalize the classic resource with fresh new voices and style, concise and clear enough for newcomers, yet grounded and thoughtful enough for seminarians and leaders. In this second volume, seminary dean and popular blogger Thomas Ferguson traces the history of Christianity, with a special focus on the rise of the Anglican Communion and the birth and continual rebirth of The Episcopal Church. Explore how we got here and where we might be going. * The next generation of the classic New Church's Teaching Series * Accessible and engaging for newcomers and adult learners; appropriate content for church leaders and seminarians * Interactive study questions and exercises and accompanied by online materials

Following the Way of Jesus


Author: Michael B. Curry
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 089869969X
Category: Religion
Page: 96
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The New Church’s Teaching series has been one of the most recognizable and useful sets of books in The Episcopal Church. With the launch of the Church’s Teachings for a Changing World series, visionary Episcopal thinkers and leaders have teamed up to write a new set of books, grounded and thoughtful enough for seminarians and leaders, concise and accessible enough for newcomers, with a host of discussion resources that help readers to dig deep. Michael Curry leads off this volume with a clarion call for Episcopalians to join the Jesus Movement. A team of the church's brightest stars follow up with reflections on the practice of ministry in light of the movement: Nora Gallagher on encountering the "other," Rob Wright on adaptive leadership, Broderick Greer on reconciliation, Anthony Guillen on new ministries, Megan Castellan on evangelism, and Kellan Day on ministry with young people. Michael Curry closes with a word on making the world whole. Christians have been following Jesus together for some 2000 years - these leaders help to illuminate how we follow him in our time.

Welcome to Sunday

An Introduction to Worship in the Episcopal Church
Author: Christopher Webber
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819219150
Category: Religion
Page: 110
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For those newcomers who are often confused by the worship service, as well as those who have been sitting in the pews without fully understanding what happens on Sunday morning, an Episcopal priest guides readers through the entire service, explaining the postures, the Christian year, the colors used during various seasons, and all the elements in the Service of the Eucharist. Original.

New Episcopal Way (Student's Book)


Author: Carl G. Carlozzi
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819241016
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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A People Called Episcopalians

A Brief Introduction to Our Peculiar Way of Life
Author: John H. Westerhoff
Publisher: Morehouse Publishing
ISBN: 9780819219497
Category: Religion
Page: 40
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Who are we as Episcopalians? What is the Anglican Communion? This concise booklet answers these questions and more. Scholar and priest John Westerhoff explores five main areas of Episcopal life: identity, authority, spirituality, temperament, and Episcopal political structure.

Welcome to the Book of Common Prayer


Author: Vicki K. Black
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819221308
Category: Religion
Page: 152
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In this guide for newcomers as well as lifelong Episcopalians, author Vicki Black helps readers navigate the currents of Anglican liturgy and discover its richness and beauty. As we use the Book of Common Prayer, Black says, "we discover we are not alone, and this liturgical current of worship, prayer, and praise will indeed take us where we want to go-union with the God we seek to love." Welcome to the Book of Common Prayer shows readers everything from where to find the Sunday collect to how to pray the Daily Office. But it's more than a how-to. It offers history and background that help make the prayer book a more meaningful part of the worship life of individuals and congregations. With thoughtful reflection questions, this is a perfect volume for parish study groups.

Welcome to the Christian Faith


Author: Christopher L. Webber
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819227447
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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We live in a world increasingly separated from the Christian tradition and the basic understanding of the faith that previous ages might have taken for granted. The voices of faith seem increasingly strident and off-putting to many. There is a need for a calmer, basic introduction to faith that recognizes the value of doubt and the questions raised in a secular society. A systematic introduction to Christianity for newcomers needs to begin with a discussion of faith itself, which this new book does. It then moves on to a discussion of such Christian basics as God, Trinity, Church, sin, atonement, prayer, and Christian living.

What We Shall Become

The Future and Structure of the Episcopal Church
Author: Winnie Varghese
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0898698960
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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• Edited by a well-known Episcopal leader • Designed to facilitate the church’s dialogue on structure • Presents viewpoints representative of the diversity of the church Structure—throughout the denomination and within local parishes—is the hot-topic conversation of the day. How do we order ourselves for mission? What structure is helpful and what hinders our work? Who holds power and how do they wield it? From the triennial budget based on the Five Marks of Mission, to the decision to relocate the Episcopal Church Center away from its current headquarters in New York City, how the denomination will be structured for the 21st century remains the critically defining question. This edited volume will provide thoughtful resources from a wide range of perspectives, as well as foundational materials on theology, history, and ecclesiology to facilitate the dialogue.

Welcome to the Episcopal Church

An Introduction to Its History, Faith, and Worship
Author: Christopher L. Webber
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780819225207
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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The perfect book for inquirers and new members, as well as current Church members who may be unfamiliar with some of the Church’s history, beliefs, and practices. This new introduction to the history, polity, spirituality, worship, and outreach of the Episcopal Church is written in an easy-to-read conversational tone, and includes study questions at the end of each chapter, making it an excellent resource for adult parish study and inquirers' classes. Table of Contents: Chapter 1: History of the Episcopal Church Chapter 2: Worship Traditions Chapter 3: What We Believe Chapter 4: Reading the Bible Chapter 5: Spiritual Life Chapter 6: The Organization of the Church Chapter 7: Mission and Outreach

My Church Is Not Dying

Episcopalian in the 21st Century
Author: Greg Garrett
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819229350
Category: Religion
Page: 160
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• Evangelism for a world that hates evangelism, but needs the church • The unfolding vision of a church stepping into the future, instead of dwelling in the past The old way of “being church”—measured by political influence, money, and congregants in the pews—may indeed be vanishing, but it is being replaced by something new and beautiful for those with the eyes, ears, heart, and soul to experience it. Prolific author Greg Garrett reminds Episcopalians of the many gifts that our tradition can offer a doubting and hurting world. He reveals a church that values intellect, beauty, diversity, and community, and promotes thoughtful engagement with questions of faith, ethics, and community. This church espouses a generous orthodoxy, welcoming left and right, mystic and doubter. It values education, social justice, and engagement with literature and culture. And in opposition to the radical individualism espoused by most of American Protestantism, it offers the unique gift of a tradition shaped by English culture that believes the individual is a part of her or his community—not in opposition to it.

The Ultimate Quest

A Geek’s Guide to (The Episcopal) Church
Author: Jordan Haynie Ware
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819233250
Category: Religion
Page: 176
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This tongue-in-cheek introduction by Episcopal priest and certified geek J. M. H. Ware uses an “it’s geek to me” approach to translate Episcopal theological concepts and rich church traditions into geek language, accompanied by comics that help the reader maneuver through the oft-dense liturgical and theological workings of the Christian tradition. A tool to evangelize and attract young people to church, it is useful for both those who have recently discovered The Episcopal Church and cradle Episcopalians who have always know there was magic here, helping them to deepen understanding of their faith and relate it to elements of their everyday life. It will also assist them in explaining their faith to friends, who may be even less familiar with Episcopal traditions than they are. This book endeavors to, as Rachel Held Evans has said, “creatively re-articulate the significance of the traditional teachings and sacraments of the church in a modern context” – specifically, in the geek context that is similar to, but more widely known, than church culture. All nerds are welcome on this wild adventure through the Episcopal jungle: Begin the quest by diving into the Player’s Handbook – otherwise known as the Book of Common Prayer. Discover the symbolism of every piece of equipment and vestment used during the service. Embrace the wonders of the Episcopal Disneyland we call General Convention. And embark on the adventure path that we call the Holy Eucharist. Ware’s light and funny style make the impenetrable mysteries of theology, liturgy, and church history accessible for all, from fans of Star Wars to fans of Star Trek. Her church geekery is matched only by the depth of her knowledge of nerd culture. We solemnly swear that you will make your next Knowledge (religion) check!

Church Meets World


Author: Winnie Varghese
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819232726
Category: Religion
Page: 96
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• Next generation of classic Episcopal Teaching Series • Accessible for newcomers and adults; content for church leaders and seminarians • Interactive, accompanied by online materials • Topics and approach relevent to today’s issues The New Church’s Teaching series has been one of the most recognizable and useful sets of books in the Episcopal Church. With the launch of the Church’s Teachings for a Changing World series, visionary Episcopal thinkers and leaders have teamed up to revitalize the series with fresh voices and style, making it grounded and thoughtful enough for seminarians and leaders, yet concise and clear enough for newcomers. A leading thinker and vibrant presence at the intersection of church and world, Winnie Varghese explores the “what”, “how”, and “why” of Episcopal engagement with contemporary social issues. Like the master of the household in Jesus’ parable (Matthew 13:52) who “brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old,” Varghese leads readers to discover theological resources from generations past and how they help to guide our action around thorny issues like racial justice, gender and sexuality, economic disparity, definitions of “family,” the environment, and much more. Audience: Church leaders, lay and ordained, seminary students and faculty, newcomers and adult formation groups

Radical Welcome

Embracing God, the Other, and the Spirit of Transformation
Author: Stephanie Spellers
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780898695205
Category: Religion
Page: 180
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Drawing on interviews with more than 200 church leaders and in-depth studies of eight congregations, this accessible and inspiring book presents a fresh vision for the mainline church – and the practical tools communities need to release fear, plan for ch