Written by Mark Pierson, one of the pioneers in worship curation, this exciting new book explains why effective worship needs to be seen as an art form made up...
Shaping the Claim helps the preacher discover the core of the message to be preached—the sermonic "claim." In order to be effective, says...
This comprehensive guide, from two experienced and thoughtful churchmen, treats each aspect of congregational governance as a sacred calling with an overriding religious mission.
A primer for reinvigorating church life Drawing on his experience as pastor of one of the largest and fastest-growing congregations in America, Walt...
Faithful aging is not simple aging; it is growing old. It is embracing not only the challenges of a long life, but engaging the possibilities of creativity and...
Responding to the need for a new vision of evangelism for small towns and rural areas, Kevin Ruffcorn presents lively suggestions and new understandings...
"Where can I find good, enjoyable stories that deal with Christian values?" "What can I use to communicate the gospel in story language?" Well-known...
This study examines Orthodox liturgical reform after Vatican II through the lens of Catholic-Orthodox ecumenical dialogue.
Small towns and rural areas have particular challenges, and in seeking to live out the Christian life in the midst of those, local churches have unique and useful insights into what it means to care for one another.
This ground-breaking volume gathers the best new work in Gospels criticism centered on how the Gospels actually came to be: through oral tradition, story...
Perhaps no single issue is of greater importance for families in Western culture than the one of marital conflict. When couples fail to successfully negotiate...
Against the easy assurance of a too-enculturated religion, Walter Brueggemann refocuses the preaching task around the decentering, destabilizing, always risky...
Watch Rosemary Radford Ruether discuss her new book, Many Forms of Madness. In telling the story of...
This volume captures central emphases of the Lutheran tradition for use in preaching, especially its distinctive use of the Bible, its Archimedean theological...
Now available in paperback, Holy Ground illumines how the central symbols and interactions of Christian liturgy yield a new understanding and experience of the...
This fifth title in the Elements of Preaching series offers preaching students and clergy an overview of some of the most common sermonic forms and provides...
Given for You offers an eleven-point summary of key teachings/understandings of the Lord's Supper and is an eloquent call for true communion among all...
Miles, a nationally recognized expert in the field of domestic violence and teen relationship violence, explores the complex issue of teen dating violence....
This beautiful volume offers poems and other literary readings to enhance liturgical celebration of the church's Lesser Festivals and Commemorations. Drawn...
This book, written by a pastoral theologian with years of experience in counseling gay and lesbian individuals and their families, assist both pastoral...
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