It is time for the Holy Spirit to get its own street cred! In this guide to the Spirit, Kim is putting the Holy Ghost back where it belongs; after all, the Spirit gave birth to the church and kept it rocking, rolling, revivaling, and transforming across time and culture. Throughout the book, you will get a taste of the different ways the church has understood the Spirit, partnered with the Paraclete, and imaged the Spirit in scripture. Kim brings together the tradition with contemporary culture, science, and the global church.
This volume provides access to selections from Martin Luther's Table Talk, Volume 54 of Luther's Works. Editor Henry F. French has carefully chosen some of the best of Luther's conversations with many guests who frequented the dinner table in the home of Martin and Katie Luther.
This Homebrewed Christianity Guide explores how Christian theology can address our rapidly changing paradigms of human existence. Donna Bowman argues that theology can contribute to our knowledge of the human self as gained through the sciences, that a theological perspective on humanity is useful in contemporary pluralistic and global settings, and that there's theological significance to work and play. She also tackles issues of gender, sexuality, creativity, and human expression—with jokes!
Science may be the biggest threat to teenage faith today, but Andrew Root demonstrates that, in fact, the two are not incompatible. Root, a renowned expert on adolescent spirituality, shows how science overstates its claims on truth, while faith often understates its own claims. Both faith and science frame the experience and reality of teenagers, and both have something valuable to offer as adolescents develop. Drawing on a fictional account of a youth pastor and the various students he encounters, Root paints a compelling picture of how faith can flourish, even in our scientific age.
Faith in Action will deepen your perspective on important issues—from racial justice to environmental concerns, from LGBTQIA equality to Native people's rights, from women's equality to disability rights, from mass incarceration to immigration—so that when you step out into the world to be an activist, advocate, and ally, you'll have the tools and confidence you need. Created by contributors with varied experiences in activism, faith, policy, and social change, Faith in Action is the book for you if you are ready to make a real difference.
Using the annual lectionary as his guide, Christian Piatt has put together a devotional that allows us to read through major parts of the Old and New Testaments and finally understand them in plain English.
The virgin birth is a much-loved story in the Christian tradition, but many theologians dispute the tradition of the virginal conception on both historical and scientific grounds. A Complicated Pregnancy records Kyle Robert's fascinating journey through the evidence and the myth, through history, biblical interpretation, and church politics. His conclusion surprised him, and it will surprise you, too.
Saving Images is a call for a new, reconceived biblical-liturgical movement that takes seriously both biblical scholarship and the mystery at the heart of worship.
This volume provides two of Martin Luther's most significant writings on prayer. It is excerpted from The Annotated Luther series, volume 4 (Pastoral Writings).
Timothy J. Wengert provides detailed background into the development of Luther's popular Small Catechism, which began with Luther's early sermon series on the Ten Commandments, the Lord's Prayer, and the Apostles' Creed.
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