Beyond Servanthood

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Author: Susan N. Dunfee
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780819172242
Size: 36.97 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 175
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Beyond Servanthood

by Susan N. Dunfee, Beyond Servanthood Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Beyond Servanthood books, "Through an exploration of women's experience of liberation and the development of self, this book argues that Christianity, characterized by service and altruism, is not empowering to women in the struggle for liberation. Rather than move to a post-Christian stance, the text argues for a reinterpretation of what one is called to be in Christianity and suggests that friendship and freedom both are better expressions of the Christian experience and are empowering to women in their liberation journey" -- Amazon.com.


Full Service

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Author: Siang-Yang Tan
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441231854
Size: 61.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Full Service

by Siang-Yang Tan, Full Service Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Full Service books, Although servanthood is often discussed as an important part of leadership, it is also the basic calling of every follower of Jesus Christ. Siang-Yang Tan takes a fresh approach to servanthood, exploring it as loving obedience to God in and of itself, regardless of personal greatness, fulfillment, or success. He lays out the biblical case and practical guidance to help all Christians live out their foundational call of being a servant of God in all areas of life. Tan's focus on servanthood alone--in contrast to the many books on servant-leadership--will appeal to pastors, church leaders, and all Christians interested in a biblical perspective on servanthood.


Reviewing Leadership Engaging Culture

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Author: Robert J. Banks
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1441227180
Size: 49.82 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Reviewing Leadership Engaging Culture

by Robert J. Banks, Reviewing Leadership Engaging Culture Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Reviewing Leadership Engaging Culture books, Evaluating Current Approaches to Leadership This book offers a comprehensive evaluation of current approaches to leadership from a discerning Christian perspective. Combining expertise in leadership, theology, and ministry, the authors take a historical look at leadership and how it is viewed and used in today's context. The book is informed by both biblical and leadership studies scholarship and interacts with a number of popular marketplace writings on leadership. It also evaluates exemplary role models of Christian leadership. The second edition has been updated and revised throughout.


Troubling In My Soul

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Author: Emilie Townes
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608334384
Size: 54.47 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages :
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by Emilie Townes, Troubling In My Soul Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Troubling In My Soul books,


Beyond Cutting Edge

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Author: Paul C. Heidebrecht
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630873381
Size: 78.47 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 252
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Beyond Cutting Edge

by Paul C. Heidebrecht, Beyond Cutting Edge Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Beyond Cutting Edge books, A quick scan of any newsstand is enough to confirm the widespread preoccupation with technological change. As a myriad of articles and advertisements demonstrate, not only are we preoccupied with technology, but we are bombarded with numerous reminders that the cutting edge is in constant motion. Most often the underlying assumption of Christians is that we have no choice but to find ways to cope with the latest and greatest. Indeed, it is often assumed that the church has no choice but to find ways to cope with its new technological context. This book does not make the same assumptions. Building on the work of Mennonite theologian John Howard Yoder, it argues that the practices of the church make it possible for Christians to conscientiously engage technology. This happens when we recognize that marks of the church such as patience, vulnerability, and servanthood can put technological ideals such as speed, control, and efficiency in their proper place. In the course of grappling with three examples of morally formative technologies--automobiles, genetically modified food, and the Internet--this book goes beyond Yoder's thought by emphasizing that the church also plays a crucial role in our moral formation.


Incorporated Servanthood

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Author: Ben Cooper
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 056744547X
Size: 26.80 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Incorporated Servanthood

by Ben Cooper, Incorporated Servanthood Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Incorporated Servanthood books, In this volume Ben Cooper analyses how commitment to God is described within the Gospel of Matthew, how this is related to becoming a disciple of Jesus, and how reading or hearing the Gospel works to evoke such a response. The analysis draws upon a variety of approaches in linguistics and literary studies in a new way to characterise the 'communicative equilibrium' between the author and the subset of readers who process the text compliantly. Cooper argues that Matthew's Gospel evokes in its compliant readers a particular kind of theocentric commitment, which he calls 'incorporated Servanthood'. Such readers become persuaded that Jesus came to bring forgiveness of sins to the people of God and then to take this salvation out to the nations, a program that can be associated with Isaiah's Servant of the Lord. Compliant readers are humbled so they can be served by the Servant for the forgiveness of their sins. They are then incorporated into his program for the nations, to join in the task of incorporating others.


Cross Cultural Servanthood

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Author: Duane Elmer
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830833788
Size: 32.70 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 212
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Cross Cultural Servanthood

by Duane Elmer, Cross Cultural Servanthood Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Cross Cultural Servanthood books, With careful biblical exposition and keen cross-cultural awareness, Duane Elmer offers principles and guidance for avoiding misunderstandings and building relationships in ways that honor people in other cultures.


Beyond Christian Education

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Author: R. Ben Marshall
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491781653
Size: 19.37 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 184
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Beyond Christian Education

by R. Ben Marshall, Beyond Christian Education Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Beyond Christian Education books, Beyond Christian Education is about raising up committed servants of Gods Justice and Peace. Our present efforts at nurture in the local church are suffering from ineffectiveness. The time has come to go beyond what we have known as Christian Education and bring about a more effective approach called Christian Nurture. This book is a call to nurture a deeper connection with the source of the power in the persons relationship with God as well as what it means to be a loving servant. Through solid grounding in theology and a functional understanding of the dynamics of nurturing Christians, the Nurture approach brings together teaching and essential spiritual guidance. The approach emphasizes the role of the whole congregation in nurture and a stronger focus on the place of the home as a foundational locus of nurturing Christians. It proposes a balanced curriculum including inner formation, traditioning, prophetic sensitivity and servanthood. These emphases become a source of creativity in the congregational environment, the home, intentional nurture experiences and servanthood immersions. Beyond Christian Education is important reading for local churches concerned about the future of their efforts at nurturing Christians.


Useful Servanthood

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Author: Bernadette McNary-Zak
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780879079222
Size: 73.91 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 184
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Useful Servanthood

by Bernadette McNary-Zak, Useful Servanthood Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Useful Servanthood books, Useful Servanthood introduces English-speaking readers to Abba Ammonas, disciple and successor of Saint Antony of the Desert and a prominent figure of fourth-century Egyptian monasticism. As a director of souls, Ammonas's approach to spiritual formation was a creative example of the spiritual gift of discernment. By examining Ammonas's writings and his ecclesial and political milieus, Dr. McNary-Zak shows how discernment functioned both in the abba-disciple relationship of the desert monks and in the life of the wider Christian community. Thus, Ammonas serves as a model for spiritual directors of the twenty-first century. The second part of the book makes available for the first time in English the entire Greek corpus of Abba Ammonas's writings. Bernadette McNary-Zak, PhD, is associate professor of religious studies at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, where she teaches courses in early Christian literature and in the humanities program. Nada Conic was trained as a classicist at the University of Toronto and has taught Ancient Greek language and literature there and at the University of Victoria in British Columbia. Brother Lawrence Morey, OCSO, is a monk of Gethsemani Abbey, Kentucky. Richard Upsher Smith, Jr., earned an MDiv from Harvard Divinity School in 1982, and a PhD in Classics from Dalhousie University in 1991. He currently teaches Classics at Franciscan University of Steubenville where he is also chairman of the Department of Classics. Dr. Smith has published scholarly articles on Classical, Medieval, and Reformation subjects, as well popular essays on theological topics. He is married with twin sons and one grandson.


Faith Seeking Understanding

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Author: Daniel L. Migliore
Publisher: Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN:
Size: 66.31 MB
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Category : Theology
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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Faith Seeking Understanding

by Daniel L. Migliore, Faith Seeking Understanding Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Faith Seeking Understanding books, This timely, stimulating introduction to Christian theology is both critically respectul of the church's classical theological heritage and critically open to the emphases of contemporary theology--especially feminist, black, and Latin American liberation theologies.