making paper cranes toward an asian american feminist theology the young clergy women project series

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Making Paper Cranes

Author : Mihee Kim-Kort
ISBN : 9780827223769
Genre : Religion
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This is not your typical Asian instructional book on Asian crafting or origami. Making Paper Cranes is an attempt to describe an ever emerging life, in an emerging community within Christianity in North America, that is intentionally taking flight and impacting the world. This theological book engages the social histories, literary texts, and narratives of Asian American women, as well as the theological projects of prominent Asian American feminist theologians. It seeks to offer another liberative theological voice. Inherent in its construction is the interconnectedness of all stories that articulate struggle, resistance, and the artistic flourishing of oppressed peoples. Simply put, Making Paper Cranes is about Asian American mothers, daughters, sisters, and women who are imaginatively and courageously crafting their journeys together in and through their Christian faith.

Fellowship Of Prayer

Author : Sarah Griffith Lund
ISBN : 9780827211124
Genre : Religion
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The seasonal cycles of winter, spring, summer, and fall are echoed in the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The season of Lent, culminating in Holy week, invites those who follow Jesus into a time of deeper reflection on our own seasons of life in the present age. Where is God to be known, encountered and embodied in these turbulent times? How is God revealed in our dreams and visions? Sarah Griffith Lund, author of the acclaimed Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family, and Church, takes you through the 40 days of Lent with these stories of the possibilities of our lives, leading to the ultimate redemption and resurrection.

Fellowship Of Prayer 2015 Lenten Season

Author : Traci Smith
ISBN : 9780827210998
Genre : Religion
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"Lent is a journey, but so is this life." In daily posts with titles such as "Cleaning House," "Peach Pie," and "Standing on the Wings," Traci Smith relates present-day experiences to provide context for Lent, with accompanying scripture and a prayer for each day's reading.

Faithful Families

Author : Traci Smith
ISBN : 9780827211230
Genre : Religion
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A new and expanded version of Seamless Faith, now with more than a dozen new spiritual practices and additional resources for parents, kids, grandparents, and communities that care about families! Add family faith moments to your daily routine with little or no prep, and share meaningful spiritual experiences with your children! Traci Smith, a pastor and mother of three, offers ways to discover and develop new spiritual practices as a family, whether you're a new seeker or a lifelong follower. Faithful Families is brimming with easy, do-it-yourself ideas for transforming your family's everyday moments into sacred moments! Faithful Families helps you: connect faith to your family's everyday life; add family faith moments into your daily routine; learn new spiritual practices alongside your children; teach your children to appreciate religious diversity with time-tested non-Christian and Christian spiritual practices; respond to life's everyday challenges and opportunities with meaningful practices Faithful Families is the perfect gift for Parents, Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles; Baptisms; Baby Showers; New Families; Christian educators and those they serve; Preschool Classes; and Godparents Faithful Families is part of The Young Clergy Women Project

Who S Got Time

Author : Amy Fetterman
ISBN : 9780827243071
Genre : Religion
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Meetings. Doctor appointments. Carpools. Job interviews. Not to mention meals and sleep-and more meetings. Who's got time for anything else? Where does daily devotion time fit into our 24/7/365 living? In Who's Got Time? Spirituality for a Busy Generation, Teri Peterson and Amy Fetterman suggest new ways of incorporating spiritual practices into the busy lives of Generations X, Y, and beyond. Whether you're a student or working several jobs just to stay afloat, single or with a family, or just seeking something else you can't quite put your finger on, the authors help you find "the holy in the mundane." Contemporary, hip, conversational, and practical, Who's Got Time? helps you find time to feed your soul. Part of the Young Clergy Women Project

Fellowship Of Prayer 2014

Author : Julie E. Richardson
ISBN : 9780827210936
Genre : Religion
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Clean. Fresh. Renewal. Psalm 51:10 says, "Create in me a clean heart." Isn't that part of what Lent does for us? "Create in me a clean heart." The reflection of Lent helps us live into that prayer and the intent to change, every day of our lives. In Fellowship of Prayer 2014, author Julie Richardson Brown shows us how all days, not just those during Lent, are sacred, and how we can set aside time for introspection and renewal. She makes connections between the ordinary, everyday things in our lives and the extraordinary moments of grace, when we are reminded that we are part of a story much bigger than us.

Old Age In The Roman World

Author : Tim G. Parkin
ISBN : 080187128X
Genre : History
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Classical authors such as Cicero and Plutarch would have us believe that the elderly were revered, active citizens of ancient Rome. But upon closer inspection, it appears that older people may not have enjoyed as respected or as powerful a place in Roman society as has been supposed. In this highly original work, Tim Parkin considers the many issues related to aging and the aged in the classical Roman world. Drawing on both his expertise in demography and his knowledge of ancient history and literature, he coaxes new insights from a variety of sources, including legal documents on the "rules of age," representations of old age in classical literature, epigraphic evidence from tombstones, Greco-Roman medical texts, and papyri from Roman Egypt. Analyzing such diverse sources, he offers valuable new views of old age—not only of men in public life but of men and women in marriage, sexual relationships, and the family. Parkin detects a general lack of interest in old age per se in the early empire, which in itself may provide clues regarding the treatment of older people in the Roman world. Noting that privileges granted to the aged generally took the form of exemptions from duties rather than positive benefits, he argues that the elderly were granted no privileged status or ongoing social roles. At the same time they were both permitted—and expected—to continue to participate actively in society for as long as they were able. An innovative and ambitious work, Old Age in the Roman World paints a compelling, heretofore unseen picture of what it meant to grow old in antiquity. As a work of both social and cultural history, it broadens our knowledge of the ancient world and encourages us to reexamine our treatment of older people today.

Yoked

Author : Andrew Kort
ISBN : 9781566997270
Genre : Religion
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This collection of true stories is written by Mihee Kim-Kort and Andy Kort, a married clergy couple who met while they were in seminary. They share their unique perspective on the joys and challenges of ministry in alternating segments, forming a collective narrative that illuminates the inner workings of a clergy marriage, even as it inspires with heartfelt tales of life in ministry. Throughout the book Mihee and Andy relate their respective impressions of shared experiences, revealing inherent differences and potential sources of conflict, but also demonstrating how they work through their differences, communicate, and collaborate to make the most of their strengths. With 20 years of ministry experience between them, a blue Subaru Outback crammed full of child car seats, an old dog named Ellis, and life experience in three states, Andy and Mihee have struggled with infertility, survived the threat of foreclosure, travelled abroad and led mission trips together, and through it all remain yoked together. This tale of endurance is only made possible by hard work, sympathetic friends, endless conversations, countless cups of coffee and bottles of beer, and the grace of God.

The Power Of Children

Author : Margaret Y. MacDonald
ISBN : 148130223X
Genre : History
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The Power of Children examines Christian teaching about children in the context of family life in the Roman world. Specifically, author Margaret Y. MacDonald measures the impact of the New Testament's household codes (Colossians 3:18-4:1; Ephesians 5:21-6:9; the Pastoral letters) for understanding the status and role of children in Christian homes and assemblies. By allowing children to frame her analysis, MacDonald demonstrates that the rigid social divisions of the period (wives-husbands, children-parents, slaves-masters) were far more complex and overlapping within the Christian context--highlighting the way in which Christian families challenged the prevailing imperial ideology. From curbing sexual abuse to the practice of pseudo-parenting and the teaching roles of both men and women in the family, MacDonald documents the development of an early Christian perspective that valued children as members in the household of God.

Self Esteem Research Theory And Practice

Author : Christopher J. Mruk
ISBN : 0826103146
Genre : Psychology
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In addition to the sound research findings, theory, and practice information that you have come to depend on with the past two editions, the third edition of Self-Esteem Research, Theory, and Practice brings with it much newly revised and updated information to reflect the changes in the field of self-esteem at large. New key features include: * New major theories of self-esteem * New chapter on the new positive psychology * 150 new references * Written in a clear, concise style.

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