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Sensitive Preaching To The Sexually Hurting

Author : Sam Serio
ISBN : 9780825444173
Genre : Religion
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Today's church has sadly failed to minister to men and women deeply affected by porn, abortion, rape, casual sex, a sexless marriage, same-sex attraction, or childhood sexual abuse. Church leaders know these broken people sit in their pews. What they don't know is what to say to them. Those who would speak out directly from the pulpit worry that they will be unwise or insensitive, whatever their intent to the contrary. They may even fear being fired and losing their ministry altogether. The truth is that seminary curriculums rarely prepare preachers to talk about sex in their sermons. Despite the pervasiveness of sexual wounds in the church, preachers tend to either ignore them and say nothing or abhor them without nuance and condemn. Sam Serio posits a powerful and necessary middle ground: preaching that offers forgiveness, transformation, and restoration. Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting is a ready-to-use resource written from a preaching perspective. Serio examines the causes and consequences of the seven most difficult sexual issues of today. Moreover, he provides appropriate wording to use in crafting sermons, along with corresponding Scripture texts. He examines how preachers can prepare their churches, their hearts, and their sermons for the topic, and how these can all work together to build a healthier future for their congregations and the wider church body.

The Book Of Discipline Of The United Methodist Church

Author : United Methodist Church (U.S.)
ISBN : 068703700X
Genre : Methodist Church
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Kept By The Power Of God

Author : I. Howard Marshall
ISBN : 9781556355257
Genre : Religion
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Towards Baptist Catholicity contends that the reconstruction of the Baptist vision requires a retrieval of the ancient ecumenical traditions. Themes explored include catholic identity tradition as a theological category the relationship between Baptist confessions of faith and the patristic tradition the importance of Trinitarian catholicity catholicity in biblical interpretation Karl Barth as a paradigm for evangelical retrieval of the patristic theological tradition worship as a principal bearer of tradition and the role of Baptist higher education in shaping the Christian vision.

Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators

Author : Voyle A. Glover
ISBN : 0825497388
Genre : Religion
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Many unsuspecting and unprepared churches have been financially and spiritually destroyed by child molestation within the church ministries and the resulting litigation. Written by an experienced lawyer, this handbook provides help to any church dealing with these issues.

Refiner S Fire

Author : Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan
ISBN : 0800632532
Genre : Religion
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What does religion have to do with fomenting or transcending violence? In this fascinating work, Kirk-Duggan documents and analyzes religion's involvement in violence, for good and ill, in the Bible, slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, and the youth scene of today.

God In Her Midst

Author : Elaine McCollins Flake
ISBN : 081701506X
Genre : Religion
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Offers preachers advice on reaching the hearts, minds, and souls of African American women and provides strategies and sample sermons designed to bring healing, rather than hurt, to women's lives.

The Long Journey Home

Author : Andrew J. Schmutzer
ISBN : 9781621893271
Genre : Religion
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Maybe the only thing new about sexual abuse is quality discussion from several professions (psychology, theology, and pastoral care). Here are the insights of over two dozen psychologists, theologians, and those in pastoral care, all targeting the issue of sexual abuse. Designed as a resource for Christian educators, therapists, pastors, social workers, group leaders, and survivors, The Long Journey Home combines current research in mental health with rich theological reflection, global concern with fervent pastoral wisdom for the local faith community. Whether you are a counselor, professor, pastor, or spouse of a survivor, you hold in your hand a fresh resource of information and advocacy for those suffering from the devastating effects of sexual abuse and rape. The breadth of material, biblical insight, discussion questions, and helpful resources gathered here just may be the tool of a generation.

The Problem Of Pain

Author : C. S. Lewis
ISBN : 9780061947643
Genre : Religion
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In The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis, one of the most renowned Christian authors and thinkers, examines a universally applicable question within the human condition: “If God is good and all-powerful, why does he allow his creatures to suffer pain?” With his signature wealth of compassion and insight, C.S. Lewis offers answers to these crucial questions and shares his hope and wisdom to help heal a world hungering for a true understanding of human nature.

Rid Of My Disgrace

Author : Justin S. Holcomb
ISBN : 1433516063
Genre : Religion
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The statistics are jarring. One in four women and one in six men have been sexually assaulted. But as sobering as these statistics are, they can’t begin to speak to the darkness and grief experienced by the victims. The church needs compassionate and wise resources to care for those living in the wake of this evil. Other books attempt to address the journey from shame to healing for victims of sexual abuse, but few are from a Christian perspective and written for both child and adult victims. In Rid of My Disgrace, a couple experienced in counseling and care for victims of sexual assault present the gospel in its power to heal the broken and restore the disgraced. Justin and Lindsey Holcomb present a clear definition of sexual assault and outline a biblical approach for moving from destruction to redemption. Rid of My Disgrace applies a theology of redemption to the grief, shame, and sense of defilement victims experience. This book is primarily written for them, but can also equip pastors, ministry staff, and others to respond compassionately to those who have been assaulted. Part of the Re:Lit series.

The Color Purple

Author : Alice Walker
ISBN : 0151191549
Genre : Fiction
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel that tells the story of two sisters through their correspondence. With a new Preface by the author.

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