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The Case For Life

Author : Scott Klusendorf
ISBN : 1433503204
Genre : Religion
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The pro-life message can compete in the marketplace of ideas-provided Christians properly understand and articulate that message. This book helps pro-life Christians make a persuasive case for the lives of the unborn.

Pro Life Pulpit

Author : Stephen Tu
ISBN : 9781610973571
Genre : Religion
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Over one million unborn children are intentionally aborted every year in North America. Voiceless and helpless, their blood cries out. Will those of us who serve as pastors and preachers respond from our pulpits? Silence is not an option. We cannot keep quiet while thousands of our neighbors, made in the image of God, are being led to the slaughter every day. But neither should we condemn and vilify those who are complicit in their deaths. A truly pro-life pulpit ministry opposes the injustice of abortion with truth, courage and understanding. Tears mingled with hope, overflowing with grace. After all, the Christian faith is rooted in the good news of a Messiah who was once an embryo. Nine months before he was born, Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and for the next forty weeks he lived and grew in the womb of an unwed teenaged mother. He is at the heart of our preaching, and this book will show you how to confront the sin of abortion by proclaiming the God who became abortable in order to save sinners.

Understanding The Culture

Author : Jeff Myers
ISBN : 9781434711083
Genre : Religion
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Addressing issues such as gender identity, abortion, technology, and poverty, Dr. Myers challenges readers to ask: How can an authentic Christian worldview provide a compassionate, effective witness in culture today? Dr. Myers first shows readers what they can learn from Christian history—and why today’s issues might not be as new as they seem. Then he takes them through the significant topics that affect them every day, offering biblical ideas for conversing with others in an increasingly hostile culture. This capstone book to a groundbreaking worldview trilogy equips readers to apply a bold Christian witness to their relationships with loved ones, neighbors, and colleagues.

Students For Life

Author : John Ensor
ISBN : 9781619700109
Genre : Religion
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More than 500,000 abortions are performed annually on college-aged women. Students for Life of America is a thriving network of 637 pro-life student groups on college campuses in 48 states. These groups educate people about the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual effects that abortion has on women. This helpful guide is geared for use by college-aged students for the pro-life cause.

Creating A Missional Culture

Author : JR Woodward
ISBN : 9780830866793
Genre : Religion
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Once upon a time, Moses had had enough. Exhausted by the challenge of leading the Israelites from slavery to the Promised Land, Moses cried out to God, "What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? . . . If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me" (Exodus 11:11, 15). If that sounds hauntingly familiar to you, you may be the senior pastor of a contemporary church. The burden of Christian leadership is becoming increasingly unbearable--demanding skills not native to the art of pastoring; demanding time that makes sabbath rest and even normal sleep patterns seem extravagant; demanding inhuman levels of efficiency, proficiency and even saintliness. No wonder pastors seem and even feel less human these days. No wonder they burn out or break down at an alarming rate; no wonder the church is missing the mark on its mission. In Creating a Missional Culture, JR Woodward offers a bold and surprisingly refreshing model for churches--not small adjustments around the periphery of a church's infrastructure but a radical revisioning of how a church ought to look, from its leadership structure to its mobilization of the laity. The end result looks surprisingly like the church that Jesus created and the apostles cultivated: a church not chasing the wind but rather going into the world and making disciples of Jesus.

Pop Goes The Church

Author : Tim Stevens
ISBN : 9780979017490
Genre : Religion
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Whether you're a regular attender, a leader, or have yet to step foot in a church, you may have questions about church that aren't being answered. How can the church remain relevant while communicating the unchanging integrity of God's truth? Author Tim Stevens makes an inspiring case for leveraging pop culture to reach out to people in the language of their lives. He offers a new perspective that gives relevance and impact to the church by using popular culture-meeting people in the real world with words, sounds and images that speak to them. He encourages us to get out of our comfort zones and look people in the eyes, meeting them wherever they are, relating to their problems and society's challenges-even celebrating pop culture, where there are exciting signs of spiritual seeking. Pop Goes the Church will open your mind to church in a way that breaks down walls, engages the culture and speaks to a generation that needs to hear good news. Book jacket.

The Agile Church

Author : Dwight J. Zscheile
ISBN : 9780819229786
Genre : Religion
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A groundbreaking and essential guide to opening up the concept of church and achieving spiritual renewal in the 21st century. Taking one page from the Bible and another from Silicon Valley, priest and scholar Dwight J. Zscheile brings theological insights together with cutting-edge thinking on organizational innovation to help churches flourish in a time of profound uncertainty and spiritual opportunity. In today’s dynamic cultural environment, churches have to be more than faithful—they have to be agile. That means embracing processes of trial, failure, and adaptation as they form a Christian community with new neighbors. And that means a whole new way of being a church. How can it be realized? The Agile Church answers all the urgent and practical questions about meeting this cultural change. For clergy, congregational leaders, judicatory and denominational executives and staff, seminarians, and church members, “Dwight’s work on innovation is a rare gift for pastors and church leaders wanting something rooted deeply in scripture and Christian imagination, not just one more trend.” —Alan Roxburgh, author of The Missional Network Study guide included. “In an age when people are making choices about their faith, spirituality, and lives in unprecedented ways, our churches have the opportunity to be nimble, graceful, and creative. The Agile Church is an ideal guide for this journey.” —Doug Pagitt, author of Church in the Inventive Age

Apologetics At The Cross Video Lectures

Author : Joshua D Chatraw
ISBN : 0310538521
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Balanced in approach and focused not on arguments but on cultural contexts, the attitude of the apologist, and sound answer to difficult questions, Joshua D. Chatraw and Mark D. Allen's Apologetics at the Cross Video Lectures provides a thorough and accessible introduction to the renewed Christian discipline of apologetics.

Many Colors

Author : Soong-Chan Rah
ISBN : 1575674971
Genre : Religion
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The United States is currently undergoing the most rapid demographic shift in its history. 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. Past shifts in America's demographics always reshaped the county's religious landscape. This shift will be no different. Soong-Chan Rah's book is intended to equip evangelicals for ministry and outreach in our changing nation. Borrowing from the business concept of "cultural intelligence," he explores how God's people can become more multiculturally adept. 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, churches, and parachurch ministries toward more effectively bearing witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Good News for people of every racial and cultural background. Its message is positive; its potential impact, transformative.

Current Biography Yearbook

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Genre : Biography
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