The Bible Tells Me So
Richard P Thompson...
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Wesley believed the Scriptures are a complete rule of faith and
practice" and "they are clear in all necessary points." To this
affirmation, Wesley immediately adds, "and yet their clearness does not
prove that they need not be explained"
But one need not be tied to the Wesleyan tradition in order to live in
the struggle of contemporary biblical interpretaion and heremeneutics.
The Bible Tells Me So, explores Wesley's approach to the Bible how the
Bible ought to be approached in a postmodern world. These
insights will help preachers and teachers as they work to present
the truths of Scripture to contemporary people. If understanding the
Bible well is a high priority to you, this may become one of the most
important books you'll ever read!
The book is a mix of practical learning steps and case studies that
illuminate those steps and their use. With chapters such as “Cultivating
Foundational Discernment Skills” and “The Leader's Role in Group
Discernment,” the book serves both as a useful primer to the person new
to this practice and a valuable reminder for the long-timer.
advice such as “turn to God first” or “courageously carry out God's
plan,” the reader is encouraged to see decision making as a spiritual
exercise, as a way of walking closer to God in the business that
communal life presents to us.
Some of the chapters end with beneficial
bulleted lists that recap the essential points of what was read. Backing
their points with abundant scriptural references, Fendall, Wood, and
Bishop lead the reader through the basic but deep principles and
practices of group spiritual discernment. A glossary and checklists are
In Putting Away Childish Things, Marcus Borg weaves his
insightful teachings on Christianity into a new form—fiction. In this
compelling tale, we meet Kate—a popular religion professor at a liberal
arts college in a small midwestern town who thinks her life is right on
track. She loves her job, is happy with her personal and spiritual life,
and her guilty pleasure consists of passing her afternoons at the local
pub with a pint of Guinness and a cigarette. Life is good. But...
Putting Away Childish Things is an
engaging way for readers to learn about the important issues dividing
Christians today. Along the way, we join with the characters to ask the
hard questions such as what does the Bible really teach? Who is Jesus?
What is the nature of faith today?
This is a story that
promises to leave us different in the end than when we started, as we
learn how even in the twenty-first century, God works in mysterious
William H. Willimo...
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Alan J. Roxburgh
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Understanding the Bible
isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible.
It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair
readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible
can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of
Scripture and its application to your 21st-century life.
||This book builds on a simple premise: good teaching cannot be reduced
to technique but is rooted in the identity and integrity of the
Good teaching takes myriad forms but good teachers share one
trait: they are authentically present in the classroom, in community
with their students and their subject; possessing "a capacity for
How accurate are modern translations? Why does
the Roman Catholic Bible have more books than most Protestant Bibles?
How can we be sure that the Biblical message has been accurately
preserved? How We Got the Bible
, has become a classic source of answers for these and other
questions on how the Bible has come down to us.
||After a short introduction, the authors work through each phrase of the
Lord's Prayer, using it as a framework for the Christian life. Providing
basic faith understanding, this book will help the user experience
Christianity as attractive and inviting, not distant, difficult, or
simply, orthodoxy, is belief in what is right, and by
extension, what is wrong. So how can we act generously in our
asserstions of our most precious convictions?" , asks Brian McLaren.
"To be a Christian in the generous, orthodox way is not to
claim to have the truth captured, stuffed, and mounted on a wall.
It is, rather to live and grow in a loving community of
people who are seeking the truth on the road of mission, and who have
been launched on the question by Jesus, who with us, guides us still,"
[from the dust cover' blurb]. |
For some reason Amazon doesn't have an image of the book, but I do (aren't I special?)
Word of Mouth
is a playful way to present scripture.
This book goes
through the major pericopes of John's Gospel. Includes additional
helping readers to develop their own style of readers theater
Observances of the Church Year is an excellent
resource that shows pastors and worship leaders how to use the
liturgical rhythm of the Christian calendar to help their congregations
encounter Christ and participate in God's continuing story. With
practical examples and clear definitions, it explains the history and
background behind the Christian calendar and provides a framework for
creating services that connect people to the richness of our Christian
traditions and faith.|
|I never liked jazz
music because jazz music doesn't resolve. . . . I
used to not like God because God didn't resolve. But that was before
any of this happened. In Donald Miller's early years, he was vaguely
familiar with a distant God. But when he came to know Jesus Christ, he
pursued the Christian life with great zeal. Within a few years he had a
successful ministry that ultimately left him feeling empty, burned out,
and, once again, far away from God. In this intimate, soul-searching
account, Miller describes his remarkable journey back to a culturally
relevant, infinitely loving God (from Amazon's "product description)..|