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Money And Possessions

Author : Walter Brueggemann
ISBN : 9781611646771
Genre : Religion
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The Bible is rich with complex and diverse material on the topic of money and possessions. Indeed, a close look at many scriptural texts reveals that economics is a core preoccupation of the biblical tradition. In this new work, highly regarded preacher and scholar Walter Brueggemann explores the recurring theme of money and possessions in the Old and New Testaments. He proposes six theses concerning money and possessions in the Bible, observing their contradictory nature to the conventional wisdom and practice of both the ancient world and today's society. Brueggemann advises us to reassess the ways in which our society engages—or does not engage—questions of money and possessions as carriers of social possibility. He invites the church to move toward an alternative neighborly economy that is more consistent with the gospel we confess.

Preaching In The Purple Zone

Author : Leah D. Schade
ISBN : 9781538119891
Genre : Religion
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Preaching in the Purple Zone is a resource for helping the church understand the challenges facing parish pastors, while encouraging and equipping preachers to address the vital justice issues of our time.

Re Imagining The Bible For Today

Author : Anna-Claar Thomasson-Rosingh
ISBN : 9780334055440
Genre : Religion
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The early 21st century has seen an unexpected rise of new or rediscovered ways of reading the Bible, both in academic circles and in churches, with surprising results. These ancient texts appear to have a message that resonates with discussions in society at large. This textbook seeks to reclaim the Bible for a Christianity that is open to society and keen on participating in conversation about today's major issues; a Christianity that is relevant to the personal spirituality of people who aren't too sure what to believe and how to exercise faith.

Violence In Scripture

Author : Jerome F.D. Creach
ISBN : 9780664231453
Genre : Religion
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The Bible frequently depicts God as angry and violent, and sometimes depicts human violence as positive or even as commanded by God. This forms one of the most vexing problems in approaching Scripture and interpreting the Bible for preaching and teaching today. In this volume, Creach first examines the theological problems of violence and categorizes the types of violence that appear in scripture. He then wrestles with the most important biblical texts on violence to work through specific interpretational issues. This new volume in the Interpretation: Resources for Use of Scripture in the Church series will help preachers and pastors interpret those difficult texts, encouraging them to face violence in the Bible with honesty.

The Ten Commandments

Author : Patrick D. Miller
ISBN : 9781611644289
Genre : Religion
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In this volume, Patrick D. Miller studies the Ten Commandments as ancient document and as contemporary guide. With careful attention to each commandment in its original context, this book shows the reader the modern relevance of these basic principles, as well as how the ideas of each commandment influenced the New Testament. More than an intellectual exercise, The Ten Commandments applies the call of the commandments to modern-day issues. Westminster John Knox Press is proud to introduce an exciting new phase in the renowned Interpretation commentary series. Instead of focusing on individual books of the Bible, these new volumes will focus on the Bible's most enduring passages and most vital themes, bringing to these topics the insight and faithful wisdom that are longtime hallmarks of the Interpretation series. This expanded Interpretation series will be an excellent resource for all those who teach, preach, and study the Bible.

Managing The Church S Financial Resources

Author : Harry Underwood
ISBN : 9781468531381
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Lord has provided all the resources that we need to meet our needs and to further His kingdom. Nonetheless, churches may find themselves facing financial problems and challenges. The problems that many churches encounter in dealing with financial resources occur as a result of the principles that they apply in raising and using their resources. Instead of focusing on principles found in the Holy Scriptures about the handling of money and finances, church leaders apply the principles of the secular economy. In many instances the foci of these two systems are diametrically opposed. The best way to understand how the Lord would have church leaders manage His resources is to study the guidance He has provided in His Holy Word. Such scripture has been gathered in this book to concisely present God's biblical message concerning the areas congregational giving, spending, debt and accumulated funds.

Minutes Of The General Assembly Of The United Presbyterian Church In The United States Of America

Author : United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. General Assembly
ISBN : WISC:89067528794
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Vols. for 1958 contain Minutes of the 100th General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church of North America, the 170th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., and the 170th General Assembly of the United Presbyterian Church of the U.S.A., the reports of the boards of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and the United Presbyterian Church of North America, and statistics of the two latter bodies.

Woman S Missionary Friend

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ISBN : UOM:39015039673101
Genre : Women in Christianity
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The Eternal Godhead

Author : Scott Crenshaw
ISBN : 9781615792207
Genre : Religion
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Do you have unanswered questions? Are you wondering who God is? Are you wondering why you are here? Is Jesus really God's Son? Can I really have a relationship with God? If these are some of the questions on your heart then Dr. Crenshaw's book The Eternal Godhead will take you on a journey knowing God and how to have that relationship with Him. Maybe you are already a student of the Word and seek to understand more and to be able to impart Truth to others. If this is you then The Eternal Godhead will help you answer questions about topics such as sin, the family, the Church and the future. Wherever you may be I hope and pray that this book will help you draw closer and have a more intimate relationship to The Eternal Godhead. May God open your eyes on this journey that you are about to undertake. Blanche Russell (typist)

Money Possessions And Eternity

Author : Randy C. Alcorn
ISBN : 0842387315
Genre : Wealth
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This is a practical and comprehensive biblical study about money and possessions. This writing comes from a pastor's painstaking study and broad experience.

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