Download e-book for kindle: The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to by Richard Lischer

By Richard Lischer

This special quantity attracts at the knowledge of Christian thinkers and preachers from around the a while to give a hot and informative selection of insights at the paintings of preaching.

Gathering the writing of figures as assorted as Augustine, John Chrysostom, Jonathan Edwards, Gardner C. Taylor, and Barbara Brown Taylor, The corporation of Preachers presents skilled recommendation on potent preaching, direct from the pens of these who've identified it most sensible. The booklet is prepared in seven divisions, every one overlaying a important part of the preaching activity. Editor Richard Lischer, himself a exotic preacher and instructor, offers a short creation to every selection.

Aptly featuring a theological and old cross-section of the church's homiletics, this quantity could be beneficial to preachers, scholars getting ready for ministry, and others looking types of robust Christian speech.

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Features insights on preaching from:

  • Augustine
  • Karl Barth
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Walter Brueggemann
  • Rudolf Bultmann
  • Horace Bushnell
  • David Buttrick
  • John Calvin
  • John Cassian
  • John Chrysostom
  • Fred B. Craddock
  • C. H. Dodd
  • Jarena Lee
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Charles Grandison Finney
  • P. T. Forsyth
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • Gregory the Great
  • George Herbert
  • Martin Luther
  • Henry H. Mitchell
  • John Henry Newman
  • Phoebe Palmer
  • Paul Ricoeur
  • Oscar Romero
  • Friedrich Schleiermacher
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • Barbara Brown Taylor
  • Gardner C. Taylor
  • John Wesley, and many more

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Download e-book for iPad: Faithful Preaching by Tony Merida

By Tony Merida

What is a preacher? what's preaching? Pastor Tony Merida asks those foundational inquiries to arrive at this assessment of his commonly expected ebook, Faithful Preaching:

“Faithful preaching is the in charge, passionate, and actual announcement of the Christ-exalting Scriptures, via the facility of the Spirit, for the honour of the Triune God. Expository preaching is the easiest strategy for safely explaining and utilizing God’s notice, and for keeping a God-centered concentration in preaching. It additionally deals extraordinary religious merits to either the preacher and congregation. To be devoted expositors this day, we needs to steer clear of the typical difficulties linked to expository preaching similar to boredom, irrelevancy, and Christless messages. devoted preachers will usher the folks throughout the textual content passionately and authentically, pointing them to Christ.”

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Download e-book for iPad: Church on Purpose: Reinventing Discipleship, Community, & by Adam L. Bond,Laura Mariko Cheifetz

By Adam L. Bond,Laura Mariko Cheifetz

This assortment deals “one titanic inspiration” from every one of an array of rising Christian leaders who're invested in addressing the various matters of today’s church. The members proportion insights from their generational and vocational views, seriously undertaking discussion and debate the normal versions of ministry and management. whereas appreciating what they've got inherited, the authors show their religion in congregations’ skill to alter and adapt.

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Download e-book for kindle: Making Shifts Without Making Waves: A Coach Approach to by Edward H. Hammett,James R. Pierce,Steve Devane

By Edward H. Hammett,James R. Pierce,Steve Devane

In an age of storms created by means of fast paced lives, an unpredictable economic system, inhabitants variety, family members lifestyles, and church/denominational demanding situations, leaders and enterprises are wanting new abilities and methods to accommodate those alterations. Making Shifts with no Making Waves addresses the fears and aimlessness many firms and leaders face whilst facing transition and change.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Virtue of Resilience by James D. Whitehead,Evelyn Eaton Whitehead

By James D. Whitehead,Evelyn Eaton Whitehead

Resilience permits humans to rally mental and religious assets to resist crises, climate repeated problems, and continue to exist life's adversities. during this publication famous religious leaders exhibit us tips to get over emotional wounds and painful setbacks and train us easy methods to domesticate resilience in ourselves, our households, and our religion and civic communities.

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Download e-book for iPad: Money and Your Ministry: Balance the Books While Keeping by Margaret J. Marcuson,Peter L. Steinke

By Margaret J. Marcuson,Peter L. Steinke

funds doesn't have to be the toughest factor you do at church.
There is a substitute for nonstop fundraising, convincing humans to offer more—or easily slicing the finances. This procedure allows you to observe what you convey to church funds that you simply already have, relatively than easily instructing you the most recent fundraising technique.
Learn how one can:
become extra considerate in regards to the financial
challenges you and your church face
see money—and your personal management strategies—
from a unique perspective
bring extra calm and creativity to ordinary and
unexpected difficulties in investment ministry
concentrate on long term ministry objectives and strategic patience to get monetary help for these goals
focus on your self and what you could impression directly
rather than attempting tougher to persuade others to offer extra or make diverse monetary judgements
enjoy the stewardship method instead of dreading it each one year
reduce your total rigidity approximately church finance

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Download PDF by Constantine R. Campbell,Tremper Longman III,Scot McKnight: 1, 2, and 3 John (The Story of God Bible Commentary)

By Constantine R. Campbell,Tremper Longman III,Scot McKnight

A new remark for today’s global, the tale of God Bible statement explains and illuminates every one passage of Scripture in gentle of the Bible’s grand tale. the 1st observation sequence to take action, SGBC bargains a transparent and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding readers in tips to creatively and faithfully reside out the Bible of their personal contexts. Its story-centric strategy is perfect for pastors, scholars, Sunday college academics, and all who are looking to comprehend the Bible in today’s world.

SGBC is geared up into 3 easy-to-use sections, designed to aid readers dwell out God’s tale: hearken to the tale; clarify the tale; and dwell the Story.

Praise for SGBC:

“The easy-to-use layout and sensible advice brings God’s grand tale to modern day lifestyles so somebody can know the way it applies today.”—Andy Stanley

“Opens up the biblical tale in ways in which circulation us to act.”—Darrell L. Bock

“It makes the textual content sing and is helping us pay attention the tale afresh.”—John Ortberg

“This statement breaks new ground.”—Craig L. Blomberg

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Cohabiting Couples and Cold Feet: A Practical by Robert W. Prichard PDF

By Robert W. Prichard

Clergy this day are confronted with a profound shift in American attitudes approximately marriage that is affecting the position they play with each one couple. Our society at huge this day has strikingly varied attitudes from these of simply fifty years in the past. this day usually tend to have cohabited prior to marriage, prone to have youngsters born out of wedlock, likely to be married open air of the church, and likely to be formerly divorced than have been their opposite numbers of the mid-20th century.

This new pastoral source, grounded in real-life examples, should be a major new pastoral device for clergy and seminarians within the Episcopal Church and different mainline Protestant churches.

It is prepared chronologically, starting with how one can have interaction the couple creating a first-time touch with a member of the clergy. It subsequent unpacks the wedding ceremony itself, inside modern and standard viewpoints.
Finally, the e-book addresses the significantly very important program of long term help for the couple all through their married lives.

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Download PDF by Nelson Granade: Lending Your Leadership: How Pastors Are Redefining Their

By Nelson Granade

As the US faces nice switch, we needs to locate new methods of cooperating with each other to resolve difficulties past our person regulate. As leaders of 1 of the most important swimming pools of group capital—our congregations—pastors have either the chance and the abilities to assist consultant neighborhood groups via transitions and to assist solid a imaginative and prescient of renewed groups. on the center of Granade's publication is a company trust that clergy can play a distinct management function in neighborhood lifestyles. He encourages clergy to reclaim that position and to proportion with their groups a message of desire: God nonetheless cares and is serious about the lifetime of participants, households, groups, and the world.

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