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The Minister As Diagnostician

Author : Paul W. Pruyser
ISBN : 0664241239
Genre : Religion
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In this book, Paul Pruyser explores the first step in the helping process: the diagnostic assessment. He develops a set of guidelines for conducting pastoral-diagnostic interviews that acknowledges the pastor's professional uniqueness and meets the parishioner's expectations.

Women And Ordination In The Christian Churches

Author : Ian Jones
ISBN : 9780567239105
Genre : Religion
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The growth of women's ordained ministry is one of the most remarkable and significant developments in the recent history of Christianity. This collection of essays brings together leading contributors from both academic and church contexts to explore Christian experiences of ordaining women in theological, sociological, historical and anthropological perspective. Key questions include: How have national, denominational and ecclesial cultures shaped the different ways in which women's ordination is debated and/or enacted? What differences have women's ordained ministry, and debates on women's ordination, made in various church contexts? What 'unfinished business' remains (in both congregational and wider ministry)? How have Christians variously conceived ordained ministry which includes both women and men? How do ordained women and men work together in practice? What have been the particular implications for female clergy? And for male clergy? What distinctive issues are raised by women's entry into senior ordained/leadership positions? How do episcopal and non-episcopal traditions differ in this?

Aids Personal Stories In Pastoral Perspective

Author : Earl E. Shelp
ISBN : STANFORD:36105020839283
Genre : Social Science
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Feasting On The Gospels Matthew Volume 2

Author : Cynthia A. Jarvis
ISBN : 9780664233945
Genre : Religion
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Feasting on the Gospels is a new seven-volume series that follows up on the success of the Feasting on the Word series to provide another unique preaching resource, this time on the most prominent and preached upon New Testament books, the four Gospels. With contributions from a diverse and respected group of scholars and pastors, Feasting on the Gospels will include completely new material that covers every single passage in the New Testament Gospels, making it suitable for both lectionary and non-lectionary use. Moreover, these volumes will incorporate the unique format of Feasting on the Word, with four perspectives for preachers to choose from for each Gospel passage: theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical. Feasting on the Gospels will provide a special resource for all who preach, either continuously or occasionally, on the Gospels.

Transforming Wisdom

Author : Felicity B. Kelcourse
ISBN : 9781498208963
Genre : Religion
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Transforming Wisdom offers an extensive, multidisciplinary introduction to pastoral psychotherapy from some of the most respected practitioners in the field. With special attention to theological perspectives on the practice of psychotherapy, this collection of essays will be useful to students seeking an orientation to the art and science of pastoral psychotherapy as well as to seasoned professionals looking to refresh and renew their practice. As the subtitle, Pastoral Psychotherapy in Theological Perspective, suggests, this book is intended to represent the field of pastoral psychotherapy as a mental-health discipline that maintains intentional dialogue with its theological roots. Even as pastoral psychotherapy has developed from the ancient notion of the cure of souls to the current search for a psychology of happiness, therapists grounded in faith communities seek a practice that is respectful of all persons, mindful of the deep wisdom that emanates from the true self, or soul. While many contributors write from a psychoanalytic or psychodynamic perspective grounded in Christian theological idioms, diverse theoretical perspectives, including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Buddhist Mindfulness, and Jungian understanding of individuation, are represented.

Clinical Handbook Of Pastoral Counseling

Author : Robert J. Wicks
ISBN : 0809140616
Genre : Religion
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Building on the groundbreaking original work with the same title, these articles focus on current issues, such as certain life stages, special populations, the devalued and abused, the addicted and special issues of the 1990's.

Christianity And Moral Issues

Author : Anne Jordan
ISBN : 0748740392
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Euthanasia : for & against - Abortion : for & against - Genetic engineering - Animal rights - Capital punishment : for & against - Marriage & divorce - The marriage ceremony - Morality and ethics.

12 Questions To Ask Before You Marry

Author : Clayton King
ISBN : 9780736941952
Genre : Religion
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Today, marriages have a 50 percent chance of lasting. Longing to improve those odds, pastor Clayton King, author of the popular Dying to Live, and his wife, Sharie, reveal a revolutionary biblical perspective—at the heart of a godly union is a heart of service. Love is more about understanding one’s spouse than being understood. Offering wisdom from God’s Word and beneficial advice from their decade of marriage, the Kings present 12 relationship-building questions for couples to ask before they wed. They guide and encourage couples to discuss their: religious backgrounds past relationships desires for family and future financial habits and goals vocational aspirations These questions reveal expectations and concerns and help each person understand the needs and hopes of their loved one. A great resource for churches, counselors, dating couples, and young men and women who dream of a forever marriage.

Feasting On The Word

Author : David Lyon Bartlett
ISBN : 9780664231040
Genre : Religion
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With the twelve-volume series Feasting on the Word, Westminster John Knox Press offers one of the most extensive and well-respected resources for preaching on the market today. When complete, the twelve volumes will cover all of the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with moveable occasions. The page layout is truly unique. For each lectionary text, preachers will find brief essaysÂ--one each on the exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical challenges of the text. Each volume will also contain an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers may make use of its contents. The printed volumes for Ordinary Time include the complementary stream during Year A, the complementary stream during the first half of Year B, the semicontinuous stream during the second half of Year B, and the semicontinuous stream during Year C. Beginning with the season after Pentecost in Year C, the alternate lections for Ordinary Time not in the print volumes will be available online at

How To Thrive As A Small Church Pastor

Author : Steve R. Bierly
ISBN : 9780310877554
Genre : Religion
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Pastoring a small church is no small job. It can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausting. Read this book for a relief . . . And a turning point. Steve R. Bierly offers the seasoned reassurance of one who has been in the trenches of small-church pastoring. He understands your unique needs and problems not just as a pastor, but as a person. And he shows that, by God's grace, you can fulfill your calling and thrive in the face of its challenges. With humor and fatherly wisdom, Bierly helps you reframe your perspectives on - God - Your ministry - Your relationships - Your personal needs . . . And more. Drawing on years of experience, he offers assurance that you're not alone, a fresh outlook on the successes of your ministry, and an upbeat, practical approach to spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. How to Thrive as a Small-Church Pastor will help you face realistically the rigors of your vocation . . . and reclaim your first love of ministry.

Perspectives On The Song Of Songs Perspektiven Der Hoheliedauslegung

Author : Anselm C. Hagedorn
ISBN : 9783110897012
Genre : Religion
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Die Sammlung von 18 Essays verortet das Hohelied in seinem geschichtlichen Kontext und erörtert Probleme der Rezeptionsgeschichte. Im Gegensatz zu früheren Sammlungen findet - neben dem ägyptischen und altorientalischen Material - die griechische Liebeslyrik hier breite Berücksichtigung. Im Rahmen der Rezeptionsgeschichte wird die Bedeutung des Hohenlieds in der byzantinischen und der mittelalterlichen Welt sowie in der romantischen und neugriechischen Literatur bestimmt. Durch den interdisziplinären Zugang zum biblischen Text werden neue Pfade der Interpretation beschritten.

A Girl S Life With God

Author : Casey Hartley Gibbons
ISBN : 9781563097577
Genre : Religion
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Former Miss American Teen Casey Hartley Gibbons leads teen girls to find God’s richest gifts by giving their thoughts, actions and relationships to Him. She encourages readers to grow toward maturity in Christ, develop leadership skills, find their unique gifts and learn to minister to others—recognizing that teens don’t have to wait until adulthood to make a difference in the world.

The New Rules For Love Sex And Dating

Author : Andy Stanley
ISBN : 9780310342205
Genre : Religion
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“Are you the person the person you are looking for is looking for?" —Andy Stanley Single? Looking for the "right person"? Thinking that if you met the "right person" everything would turn out "right"? Think again. In The New Rules For Love, Sex & Dating, Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with dating in the twenty-first century. Best of all, he offers the most practical and uncensored advice you will ever hear on this topic. Not for the faint of heart, The New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating challenges singles to step up and set a new standard for this generation. “If you don't want a marriage like the majority of marriages, then stop dating like the majority of daters!” —Andy Stanley Also includes a four-session small group discussion guide to be used with The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating video (sold separately).

Dissertation Abstracts International

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God Girls And Guys

Author : Robin Marsh
ISBN : 9780736945240
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Following their popular devotional for teen girls, God, Girls, and Getting Connected, award-winning news anchor Robin Marsh, and Miss America 2007, Lauren Nelson, now help young women shape a healthy, biblical perspective on dating, emotions, and love. With humor, Christ-centered counsel, and straight-talk to girls, Robin and Lauren share openly about their early dating misconceptions and their discovery of God’s Word as the best guide for every girl. Personal stories and relevant chapter topics encourage and empower young women to make smart, godly choices. What is love? How do I become the girl God wants me to be? What does godly dating look like? How far is too far? What's he really thinking? Does a perfect guy or perfect relationship exist? This fresh resource honors the dreams and questions of today’s girl with a clear look at God’s hope for their heart.

Visa Versa

Author : Christopher Odom
ISBN : 9780595403516
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This book is a journey of a Black man seeking a partner to share life with. He is an educated professional who finds himself alone and lonely. You as the reader travel along his journey with him as he attempts to find a "good" woman. He suffers from many taboos and attacks upon his character for being a Black man. He hears how "bad" Black men are and he is challenged to overcome these myths. Travel along with him as he suffers from friends setting him up. Take his ride through dating services, journey with him as he tries personal ads and even the church, only to find that the same heartaches, pain and suffering are endured by men as women. The stories will cause you to think, laugh and cry as you journey with our SBM seeking a "good" SBF. Along with stories of his experiences there are reflection in verse on his suffering, observations and personal challenges. The last story will just make you cry.

Secrets Of An Irresistible Woman

Author : Michelle McKinney Hammond
ISBN : 9780736936491
Genre : Religion
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"Secrets of an Irresistible Woman is required reading for any woman who wants to know how to capture a man’s heart for keeps—and enjoy a full life in the meantime...." Today's Christian Woman Now with a brand-new cover, Secrets of an Irresistible Woman (more than 185,000 copies sold) can reach even more women with its time-tested strategies for living full, complete lives and becoming more captivating. Michelle McKinney Hammond calls on Scripture, her own experiences, and the wisdom of others to help every reader become the woman God created her to be—beautiful, gracious, loving, and desirable. Women will discover... what true love really looks like ways to enhance their natural beauty and strengthen weak areas what to look for and what to avoid when dating Includes an insightful study guide readers can use to better understand themselves and how they relate to God and others.

History And Antiquities Of The Cathedral Churches Of Great Britain Petersburgh Rochester Salisbury Wells Winchester Worcester York

Author : James Sargant Storer
ISBN : NYPL:33433071094910
Genre : Cathedrals
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History And Antiquities Of The Cathedral Churches Of Great Britain Petersburgh Rochester Salisbury Wells Winchester Worcester York

Author : James Storer
ISBN : HARVARD:32044034746461
Genre : Cathedrals
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God S Feminist Movement

Author : Amber Picota
ISBN : 9780768409352
Genre : Religion
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Experience True Liberation by Seeing Your Beauty, Femininity, and Freedom From Heaven’s Point of View Has Christianity kept women trapped in the stone age? In many ways, yes; but this is not by God’s design. As society offers women opportunities to explore outer-space and govern nations, the church often stifles and limits them. The tide is changing, though. Amber Picota’s God’s Feminist Movement is a new covenant manifesto calling women to embrace their true identity in Christ and fulfill their destiny as revolutionaries who shape the course of history with the Kingdom of God. There is a powerful new feminist movement emerging in the body of Christ. It’s not politically driven and it’s not being championed by an uprising of angry “man-haters.” Based on an intense study of Scripture, factoring in historical and contextual hermeneutics and original languages, Picota shares a practical, non-legalistic, and non-traditional (yet deeply Biblical) look at topics that women commonly face, such as: Dating and Modesty Female Leaders in the Church Submission in Marriage Beauty and Self-Image Celebrate the power and beauty of womanhood. God has given you permission to change the world—by being you! Break off religious traditions that keep women trapped in “old school” legalism and move beyond Christian clichés that minimize a woman’s true position in Christ!

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