Series contributors - recognized experts in their fields - analyze our present plight, point to the seeds of change already at work transforming the church, and outline a positive new way forward. At once “travel guide” and vision for the future, the Transformation series is good news for the Episcopal Church at a time of fast and furious demographic and social change.
Transforming Preaching: Transformations series Transformations The Episcopal Church in the 21st Century #ad - Performance teacher ruthanna Hooke, writing for both clergy and lay leaders, delivers the good and bad news about Episcopalians and preaching. Describe the necessary tools for change Imagine how transformation will look Preaching is one of the more “transformable” aspects of the church’s life.
The Witness Of Preaching, Second EditionWestminster John Knox Press #ad - The Witness Of Preaching, Second Edition #ad - Long has updated the language, expanded the key chapter on biblical exegesis, and included more examples of sermon forms, illustrations, and conclusions. He continues to critically engage the best thinkers in the field of homiletics, bringing into the conversation both important new voices and the latest works of those who appeared in the first edition.
This thorough and detailed revision of The Witness of Preaching is even clearer and more helpful than the first edition. In addition, he addresses some of the new forces at work, such as the use of video clips and PowerPoint presentations in sermons.
Preaching as Local Theology and Folk Art Fortress Resources for PreachingFortress Press #ad - Illustrated throughout by cases of the author and others, this book tells how to analyze a congregation so that the preacher's sermon really fits his audience. Tisdale draws from contextual theology and congregational studies. The book then gives practical help for preparing and delivering sermons that are meaningful and appropriate.
Short-Term Mission: An Ethnography of Christian Travel Narrative and ExperienceIVP Academic #ad - Drawing on the anthropology of tourism and pilgrimage, he shows how STM combines these elements with Christian purposes of mission to create its own distinct narrative. He provides a careful historical survey of the development of STM and then offers an in-depth ethnographic study of a particular mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
. A groundbreaking book for all who want to understand how and why American Christians undertake short-term mission. Short-term trips are praised for involving many in global mission but also critiqued for their limitations. With easy access to affordable air travel, millions of American Christians have journeyed internationally for ministry, service and evangelism.
Short-Term Mission: An Ethnography of Christian Travel Narrative and Experience #ad - He explores how participants remember and interpret their experiences, and he unpacks the implications for how North American churches understand mission, grapple with poverty and relate to the larger global church. Over the past few decades, short-term mission trips have exploded in popularity. Despite the diversity of destinations, certain universal commonalities emerge in how mission trip participants describe their experiences: "My eyes were opened to the world's needs.
They ministered to us more than we ministered to them. It changed my life. Anthropologist brian Howell explores the narrative shape of short-term mission STM.
Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy TaleHarper & Row #ad - A fresh, creative look at the underlying meaning of the Gospels that stresses the many dimensions of God's relationship to humanity. HarperOne.
The Prophetic Imagination, 2nd EditionFortress Press #ad - The Prophetic Imagination, 2nd Edition #ad - Here he traces the broad sweep from Exodus to Kings to Jeremiah to Jesus. Fortress press. HarperOne. In this challenging and enlightening treatment, Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon to the prophetic critique of that power with a new vision of freedom in the prophets.
. In this new edition, brueggemann has completely revised the text, updated the notes, and added a new preface. He highlights that the prophetic vision and not only embraces the pain of the people but creates an energy and amazement based on the new thing that God is doing.
Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing ChurchMoody Publishers #ad - Soong-chan rah's book is intended to equip evangelicals for ministry and outreach in our changing nation. By 2050, white americans will no longer comprise a majority of the population. Instead, they'll be the largest minority group in a country made up entirely of minorities, followed by Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans.
Fortress press. HarperOne. From discussions about cultural and racial histories, to reviews of case-study churches and Christian groups that are succeeding in bridging ethnic divides, Rah provides a practical and hopeful guidebook for Christians wanting to minister more effectively in diverse settings. Without guilt trips or browbeating, the book will spur individuals, and parachurch ministries toward more effectively bearing witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ, churches, the Good News for people of every racial and cultural background.
Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church #ad - Its message is positive; its potential impact, transformative. Past shifts in America's demographics always reshaped the county's religious landscape. Borrowing from the business concept of "cultural intelligence, " he explores how God's people can become more multiculturally adept. The united states is currently undergoing the most rapid demographic shift in its history.
This shift will be no different.
Family EvaluationW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Michael kerr who worked with bowen for many years and Bowen propose that the enormously complex task of evaluating a clinical family can be orderly when it is grounded in family systems theory. Fortress press. W w norton Company. Bowen’s persistent inquiry and devotion to family observation, in spite of obstacles and frustrations, have resulted in a theory that has radically changed our ways of looking at all behavior.
. HarperOne. Using family diagrams and case studies, the book is devoted to an elegant explication of Bowen theory, psychological, which analyzes multigenerational family relationships and conceptualizes the family as an emotional unit or as a network of interlocking relationships, but also among biological, not only among the family members, and sociological processes.
Family Evaluation #ad - The concepts of murray bowen, one of the founders of family therapy and the originator of family systems theory, are brought together here in an integrative fashion.
Determining the Form: Structures for Preaching Elements of PreachingFortress Press #ad - Rather than training students in a single rhetorical form, this volume will demonstrate a variety of options without advocating for any particular form. Accomplished preachers can think of rhetorical strategy in a nuanced manner, but beginning preachers are well-served by having a knapsack of simple sermonic forms they can turn to when building a sermon out of a sermonic claim.
. W w norton Company. This fifth title in the elements of preaching series offers preaching students and clergy an overview of some of the most common sermonic forms and provides insights for determining which forms are most - and least - amenable to the claim that they want to make in their sermon. Fortress press.
Determining the Form: Structures for Preaching Elements of Preaching #ad - Many, if not most, sermons wind up being somewhat formless and thus less effective than they might be in communicating the gospel. HarperOne. This book will offer preachers a strong foundation in considering sermonic form and a handful of basic, reliable rhetorical structures to use in the pulpit.
Do Morals Matter?: A Textbook Guide to Contemporary Religious EthicsWiley-Blackwell #ad - In consultation with professors, the new edition includes sections at the beginning and end of each chapter that provide clear and succinct summaries of key issues, as well as reflective and discussion questions. W w norton Company. Fortress press. This revised text: sets out all the major ethical options in a balanced way inviting students to make their own mind up Deals with both moral philosophy and applied ethics Starts every chapter with a thought-exercise to provoke discussion Places Brexit and President Trump in an appropriate ethical framework Develops the concept of a Morally Serious Person.
This informed text examines today’s key ethical issues that range from making moral decisions in business and medicine, to the uncertainty of war and terrorism and the tenuous condition of our environment. This popular textbook embraces the dramatic changes that have occurred since the first edition was published such as changes in attitude towards the LGBT community as well as emerging ethical areas such as cyber ethics.
Do Morals Matter?: A Textbook Guide to Contemporary Religious Ethics #ad - Written for students studying ethics in departments of theology and religion, Do Morals Matter? is the thoroughly revised and updated edition of the text that explores contemporary ethical issues. HarperOne. The revised second edition of the accessible guide to contemporary ethical issues that are at the intersection of religion and morality The updated second edition of Do Morals Matter? offers an authoritative yet approachable guide to the current ethical issues that bridge the gap between religion and morality.
A Family Genogram Workbook: An Exciting Tool for Understanding Your Family and How it Works!Israel Galindo #ad - W w norton Company. The chapter titled the 20 questions to Ask About Your Family will help readers focus on key issues related to family emotional process. A family genogram workbook, is an easy to use, Elaine Boomer, but powerful, and Don Reagan, by Israel Galindo, guide to understanding your family and how it shaped you.
By working through various exercises and activities in A Family Genogram Workbook you will gain insight into your family and your place in it. By working through various exercises and activities in A Family Genogram Workbook readers will gain insight into their families, how they work, and their place in it.
A Family Genogram Workbook: An Exciting Tool for Understanding Your Family and How it Works! #ad - A genogram is an exciting tool for understanding and interpreting family history and relationships. This workbook will take you step-by-step to learn how to create your own family genogram. Fortress press. Along the way, readers will also acquire an understanding of basic Family Systems Theory concepts and terminology.
Subsequent chapters provide basic information on how to interpret and how to use the genogram. This resource is suitable for courses on family systems, social work practice, for premarital counseling with couples or blended families, individual or group study, coaching relationships, marriage and family retreats or workshops, or for personal use.