Why Bother with Church?


Author: Sam Allberry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781909559141
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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Auf der Suche nach der perfekten Gemeinde


Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783894904616
Category:
Page: 112
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Why bother with church?

a fresh approach for single Catholics
Author: Greg Friedman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780867160833
Category: Religion
Page: 87
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Sehnsucht nach Gott

Leben als "christlicher Genießer"
Author: John Piper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783935188296
Category:
Page: 420
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Essentials of Christian Theology


Author: Stanley James Grenz,William Carl Placher
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664223953
Category: Religion
Page: 422
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This splendid introductory textbook for Christian theology presents two essays by leading scholars on each of the major theological questions. William Placher provides an excellent discussion of the history and current state of each doctrine while the essays explore the key elements and contemporary issues relating to these important theological concepts.

Church: Why Bother?

My Personal Pilgrimage
Author: Philip Yancey
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310871778
Category: Religion
Page: 112
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Why are there so many more professing Christians than churchgoing Christians? Is it because something is wrong with the church? Perhaps that's part of the picture. But Philip Yancey insists there is another part. In this candid, thought-provoking account, he reveals the reasons behind his own journey back from skepticism to wholehearted participation in the church, and weighs the church's human failings against its compelling excellencies as the body of Christ.

Wozu um alles in der Welt lebe ich?


Author: Rick Warren
Publisher: Gerth Medien
ISBN: 3961222169
Category: Religion
Page: 96
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Dieses kleine Buch gibt Antwort auf die drei großen Fragen, die uns alle beschäftigen: Die Frage nach der Existenz (Warum lebe ich überhaupt?). Die Frage nach der Bedeutung (Kann ich mit meinem Leben etwas bewegen?). Die Frage nach dem Sinn (Was ist das Ziel meines Lebens?). Wenn Sie Sinn und Ziel Ihres Lebens kennen, wird dies Ihr Leben vereinfachen, Stress reduzieren, Ihre Energien bündeln, Ihrem Alltag Sinn und Ihrer Zukunft Hoffnung geben. Entdecken Sie die Grundgedanken des Weltbestsellers Leben mit Vision, die schon Millionen von Menschenleben auf der ganzen Welt verändert haben!

Why Liberal Churches are Growing


Author: Martyn Percy,Ian Markham
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567081636
Category: Religion
Page: 183
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Why Liberal Churches are Growing is a fascinating journey through different case studies, social science reflection, and theological analysis. The contributors include sociologists, theologians, and practical theologians. The book has four sections. The first, 'defining themes', looks at the social justice witness (community organizing), church growth as conversational, and the challenge of turning liberal churches around.The book then looks at three case studies - starting with congregations and moving to a denomination. Under the heading 'macro issues' it explores in more detail the underlying disposition of liberal churches and revisits such themes as social justice, homosexuality, and alternative indicators of vitality. The book concludes with three essays on 'clergy and growth'.

A Time to Question Everything

Embracing Good News and Bad Days
Author: Bo M. White
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 153265118X
Category: Religion
Page: 150
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Bookstores and blogs display stories of people who go from bad days to good days, encouraging people to break out of their slump, pick themselves up, and make something awesome happen. Readers are supposed to get inspired and fix themselves. A Time to Question Everything, instead, offers space to bring personal demons, doubts, and disappointments to the table, daring people to believe that embracing the daily struggle of faith is indeed the good life. Unlike any other world religion, the Christian faith celebrates grace, not self-improvement. The heart of A Time to Question Everything is this sincere question: can grace hold the weight of this messy life?

Liebe & Respekt

Die Nähe, nach der sie sich sehnt. Die Anerkennung, die er sich wünscht.
Author: Emerson Eggerichs
Publisher: Gerth Medien
ISBN: 3961220387
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Eine Frau möchte von ihrem Mann bedingungslos geliebt werden. Ein Mann möchte von seiner Frau bedingungslos respektiert werden. Dies ist das größte Geheimnis einer gelingenden Ehe. Die biblisch fundierten Prinzipien dieses Buches werden Ihnen helfen, Ihren Partner besser zu verstehen und die verborgenen Bedürfnisse des anderen wahrzunehmen. Zeigen Sie Ihrer Frau die Liebe im Alltag, nach der sie sich sehnt. Und lernen Sie, wie Sie Ihrem Mann Tag für Tag die Anerkennung und den Respekt entgegenbringen, die für ihn lebensnotwendig sind. Sie werden Ihren Partner mit völlig anderen Augen sehen - und Ihre Partnerschaft wird ungeahnte Tiefe und Vertrautheit bekommen.

Beyond Heterosexism in the Pulpit


Author: Emily Askew,O. Wesley Allen
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 163087776X
Category: Religion
Page: 162
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This book is not another volume attempting to persuade the reader of the rights of gays and lesbians in society and in the church. Instead it assumes the reader is a minister or student of ministry who already has a passion for this issue and is looking for better strategies to speak out of this passion in the pulpit. Too often progressive preachers avoid speaking about issues related to sexual orientation out of fear of rejection from the congregation, or address them in ways that unintentionally alienates either gay or straight hearers. Askew and Allen offer preachers tools for recognizing and prophetically countering heterosexism in the pulpit while being pastoral toward those in the pews who may not hold the same view as the preacher. The range of issues found at the intersection of homosexuality and the proclamation of the Christian gospel in light of the church's division and the changing landscape of society's attitudes is diverse and complex. Allen and Askew represent the combination of critical theology and contemporary homiletics needed to offer preachers new strategies for advocating against social and ecclesial discrimination directed at homosexuals and for the full inclusion of all in the church.

The Mission of Today's Church

Baptist Leaders Look at Modern Faith Issues
Author: R. Stanton Norman
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780805443783
Category: Religion
Page: 210
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The Mission of Today’s Church features twelve essays written by Baptist leaders addressing what it means to be a Christian today, how believers best work together, and what their future holds.

Drogen

Die Geschichte eines langen Krieges
Author: Johann Hari
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104035687
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky

The Last Days of Dogtown

A Novel
Author: Anita Diamant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416556834
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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“An excellent novel. A lovely and moving portrait of society’s outcasts…affirms the essential humanity of its poor and stubborn residents, for whom each day of survival is a victory” (The New York Times Book Review). Set on the high ground at the heart of Cape Ann, the village of Dogtown is peopled by widows, orphans, spinsters, scoundrels, whores, free Africans, and “witches.” Among the inhabitants of this hamlet are Black Ruth, who dresses as a man and works as a stonemason; Mrs. Stanley, an imperious madam whose grandson, Sammy, comes of age in her brothel; Oliver Younger, who survives a miserable childhood at the hands of his aunt; and Cornelius Finson, a freed slave. At the center of it all is Judy Rhines, a fiercely independent soul, deeply lonely, who nonetheless builds a life for herself against all imaginable odds. Rendered in stunning, haunting detail, with Anita Diamant’s keen ear for language and profound compassion for her characters, The Last Days of Dogtown is an extraordinary retelling of a long-forgotten chapter of early American life.

Why Bother with History?

Ancient, Modern and Postmodern Motivations
Author: Beverley C. Southgate
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317875265
Category: History
Page: 200
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.Why Bother With History? argues for an increasingly important role for a revitalised historical study. Examining the motivations of past historians, the author rejects the ancient aspiration to a 'history for its own sake' and argues that historians' importance lies in their own adoption of a moral standpoint, from which a story of the past can be told, that facilitates the attainment of a future we desire. Inevitably controversial, in that it challenges many of the assumptions of modernist history, this is an interdisciplinary book, which draws in particular on psychology and literature.

Traditionalism and Radicalism in the History of Christian Thought


Author: C. Simut
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230113141
Category: Religion
Page: 234
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This book is concerned with the presentation and analysis of certain dogmatic issues such as christology, ecclesiology, pastoral work, anthropology, faith and bioethics among many others-all meant to illustrate how Christian thoughts stands between traditionalism and radicalism. It is both a dogmatic study and a historical overview of the topic.

Why Be Catholic?

Ten Answers to a Very Important Question
Author: Patrick Madrid
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0307986446
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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The popular blogger and publisher of Envoy magazine offers 10 key reasons why he loves being Catholic (and you should too). Drawing heavily on poignant anecdotes from his own experience as a life-long Catholic born in 1960s, Madrid offers readers a way of looking at the Church--its members, teachings, customs, and history--from perspectives many may have never considered. Growing up Catholic during a time of great social and theological upheaval and transition, a time in which countless Catholics abandoned their religion in search of something else, Patrick Madrid learned a great deal about why people leave Catholicism and why others stay. This experience helped him gain many insights into what it is about the Catholic Church that some people reject, as well as those things that others treasure. Drawing upon Madrid's personal experiences, Why Be Catholic? offers a deeply personal, fact-based, rationale for why everyone should be Catholic or at least consider the Catholic Church in a new light.

Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler
Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642553915
Category: Science
Page: 489
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p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.

The Pagan in the Pulpit

A Seductive Novel of Religion and Redemption
Author: D. S. Carroll
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469166313
Category: Religion
Page: 528
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The Pagan in the Pulpit pits a gifted atheist against a formidable fundamentalist. The prize for which they mount an epic battle is the atheists wife, a captivating but elusive woman driven toward rebellion by her husbands lack of faith. Rob Fairly is the atheist filled with passion for his wife and virtuoso talents as a writer. Todd Holyfield (also known as Todd Almighty) is the madly smitten pastor who pursues the enigmatic wife. The wife is Lisa Fairly, who considers him the perfect pastor to replace the saintly but monotonous sermonizer fired from her church. As Lisa grows more hypnotized with Todd, her husband has his own temptations. One of them is Kim, an irresistible Confucian, and the other one is Valerie, an inspiring Wiccan. Blending satire with a search for deeper faith, The Pagan in the Pulpit trains a laser-like psychology on fundamentalism. Aiming at a rampant problem in America and worldwide, Rob uses his ingenious talents to oppose the pastors fundamentalism and prevent his wifes seduction. Showing greater sympathy than her husband, Lisa finds a wiser tolerance than she expected in her search for faith while battling with herself, her husband, and her pastor to preserve her marriage. Rich in wit and irony, elegant style, and searing love, the novel makes the battle of its central characters a microcosm of our modern world. In summary, The Pagan in the Pulpit uses its irreverence to honor faith while freeing what we love from fundamentalism and seduction.

Guide for the Christian Perplexed


Author: Thomas P. Power
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 163087549X
Category: Religion
Page: 286
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Thoughtful Christians are legitimately perplexed by a number of issues relating to the church's belief and practice. They are perplexed partly because they recognize that the issues themselves are thorny, and partly because they are not sure how to test the mutually inconsistent theories and explanations affirmed by diverse voices speaking with equal assurance. Most Christians find relatively little occasion or encouragement to address their perplexities with intellectual candor and integrity. If they dare to acknowledge their theological perplexities at all, they are too often told that these perplexities are unimportant, or that they can be answered very simply, or that they should be left to the experts. Guide for the Christian Perplexed, written by members of the faculty of Wycliffe College, Toronto, aims to explore a diversity of issues and questions to do with o our knowledge of Jesus o the meaning of suffering o the function of doctrine o the understanding of Scripture o the place of other religions o the challenge of atheism o the pleasures and complications of sexuality o the nature of worship o the way to evangelize o understanding who our neighbor is locally and globally o diversities of spirituality Here you will find thoughtful reflections and answers to the questions around these issues. A study guide is included for individual and group use.