Ancient Echoes: Refusing the Fear-Filled, Greed-Driven Toxicity of the Far Right
In Ancient Echoes, Walter Brueggemann responds to eight "truth claims" made by the radical right in US politics. In each instance, ancient biblical faith grounds the critical response to those mistaken "truth claims." The echoes of biblical faith reveal that the right wing "truth claims" contradict reality and the legacy of the biblical tradition.
The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going, Second Edition
In The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going, Second Edition, Ryan P. Burge gives readers a nuanced, accurate, and meaningful look at the growing number of Americans who say they have no religious affiliation. This second edition includes substantial updates.
When Prophets Preach: Leadership and the Politics of the Pulpit
In When Prophets Preach, Jay Augustine urges preachers to speak openly against social injustice and to be prophetic leaders. By breaking the pulpit silence, he argues, the church can bridge social and ethnic gaps among its members and show society at large how to heal divisions in our world.
Lectionary Mosaics: Three Readings Juxtaposed for Reflection and Proclamation
Holding together all three readings of the Revised Common Lectionary for each Sunday and festival, the brief mosaic paragraphs in this book invite you to faith in the triune God, love of neighbor, and care for our earthly home.
Holy Friendships: Nurturing Relationships That Sustain Pastors and Leaders
Victoria Atkinson White in Holy Friendships: Nurturing Relationships That Sustain Pastors and Leaders offers hope, grace, and humor, inviting readers to invest in their own resilience, sustainability, and flourishing and to cultivate beloved community by nurturing holy friendships--mutual and sacred relationships deeply rooted in God's love.
Leading Faithful Innovation: Following God into a Hopeful Future
Leading Faithful Innovation offers a practical, hands-on approach to addressing the challenges of change in the church and our culture. This three-step process is not another program or add-on to what readers are already doing. It is an ongoing way of following God that allows the Spirit of God to drive the energy among the people of the church.
My Burden Is Light: Making Room for Jesus in Preaching
My Burden Is Light invites preachers to reclaim proclaiming Jesus as the goal of preaching. Satterlee argues that by preaching Jesus's life, death, and resurrection as good news, we address the issues we face. This book is foundational for preaching courses and a balm for preachers needing nourishment and renewal.
Deconstructing Racism: A Path toward Lasting Change
Deconstructing Racism explores why change has been so difficult to come by and offers new paths toward lasting change through the deconstruction of racism's roots within systems and institutions. It speaks to people in both church and society who are or have been working to dismantle institutional and systemic racism.
Serving Money, Serving God: Aligning Radical Justice, Christian Practice, and Church Life
Justice commitments can and must be integrated into all of a church's financial practices. So argues Sheryl Johnson in Serving Money, Serving God: Aligning Radical Justice, Christian Practice, and Church Life. She offers a positive and constructive approach with inspiring examples and a sense of hope-filled adventure for churches of all sizes.
Blessing and Beseeching: Seventy Prayers Inspired by the Scriptures
Collected here are seventy new prayers that grew from Gail Ramshaw's close reading of the Bible in the quietest months of the pandemic. Surprises and riches are found on every page. By turns bold and humble, universal and deeply personal, Ramshaw's poetry in prayer will inspire individual reflection and enrich public worship settings alike.
The First Advent in Palestine: Reversals, Resistance, and the Ongoing Complexity of Hope
Bringing us the untold--often hidden--story of Advent, Kelley Nikondeha takes us back to the original landscapes. Then, as now, Palestine was the geographic, socioeconomic, and political backdrop of the Gospel narratives that wrestle with dark themes of violence, exploitive economics, and abuse to arrive at the hard-won hope of Jesus's birth.
Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms, Revised and Expanded Edition
?Theology does not often produce a mix of humor and profundity. In Crazy Talk all three come together. You will break up laughing and just...
The Psychology of Christian Nationalism: Why People Are Drawn In and How to Talk Across the Divide
How do we overcome polarization in American society? How do we advocate for justice when one side won't listen to the other and cycles of outrage escalate? These questions have been pressing for years, but the emergence of a vocal, virulent Christian nationalism have made it even more urgent that we find a way forward.
Little Prayer Book, 1522 and A Simple Way to Pray, 1535: The Annotated Luther Study Edition
This volume provides two of Martin Luther’s most significant writings on prayer. In Little Prayer Book, 1522, Luther seeks to reform the theology and practice...
Deuteronomy for the Church: Who We Are, What God Requires
Deuteronomy's core theology expressed in the Shema forms the structure of the book: What does it mean to "hear"? Who is "all Israel"? How does the identity of the one Lord shape ethics? The competence to be God's people, to know God, and to do God's will comes only through hearing the transforming Word of God in Scripture.
The Small Catechism, 1529: The Annotated Luther Study Edition
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,...
Surviving the Bible: A Devotional for the Church Year 2020
Using the annual lectionary as his guide, Christian Piatt has developed a devotional that allows us to read through major parts of the Old and New Testaments. Every week has four Scripture readings, glossary terms, deeper thoughts, and a closing prayer. Start anywhere. Set it down and come back to it. Use it as an in-depth study guide or a daily devotional. There's no "wrong way" to use Surviving the Bible.
The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to the End Times: Theology after You’ve Been Left Behind
People still believe that Jesus is returning to earth . . . and soon! Just like the first followers of Jesus, millions of Christians hold fast to the idea that they are living in the last days, yet here we are, two thousand years later, still waiting. In The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to the End Times Jeffrey C. Pugh recounts his own brief sojourn in an apocalyptic cult. He goes on to show where the current church has gone wrong, and he explains how to fix it.
Religion and Culture: Contemporary Practices and Perspectives
This rich, broad-reaching anthology explores everyday religious practices across several of the world's religious traditions. Organized thematically—politics...
Interrupting a Gendered, Violent Church
Working at the intersections of gender studies and Christian theology--particularly diverse feminist and queer theologies--this book points to the real ways churches foster violence around gender. This volume discusses this violent reality while also exploring church as a nexus for resistance to gender-based violence.
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