Christly Gestures

Author: Brett Webb-Mitchell
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802849373
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The church is not only the central place of Christian worship but also a place of faith-filled education. Christly Gestures reframes the very meaning of religious education, exploring what the form and content of Christian learning would look like if local churches truly saw themselves as the body of Christ. Author Brett Webb-Mitchell begins with the writings of Paul, using them to clarify the biblical image of Christ's body as the community of believers. Taking this powerful analogy to heart, he suggests that Christian education must not only nurture the minds and spiritual lives of church members but also educate their bodies into the "Christly gestures" - performing acts of faith that imitate Jesus and embody the gospel in daily life. In the quest for a richer, more relevant understanding of Christian education, Webb-Mitchell provides meaningful answers to questions concerning the purpose, context, ways, and means of educating Christians today.

Amplifying Our Witness

Author: Benjamin T. Conner
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802867219
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Nearly twenty percent of adolescents have developmental disabilities, yet far too often they are marginalized within churches. Amplifying Our Witness challenges congregations to adopt a new, practice-centered approach to congregational ministry -- one that includes and amplifies the witness of adolescents with developmental disabilities. Replete with stories taken from Benjamin Conner's own extensive experience with befriending and discipling adolescents with developmental disabilities, Amplifying Our Witness Shows how churches exclude the mentally disabled in various structural and even theological ways Stresses the intrinsic value of kids with developmental disabilities Reconceptualizes evangelism to adolescents with developmental disabilities, emphasizing hospitality and friendship.

The Task of Dogmatics

Author: Oliver D. Crisp
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310535514
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Theologians often discuss method in a remote and preliminary way that suggests they are not yet speaking theologically when speaking methodologically. But it is also possible to reflect on the work of Christian dogmatics in a way that is self-consciously nourished by biblical reasoning, resourced by tradition, joined up with ecclesial practice, and alert to spiritual dynamics. Bringing together theologians who are actively engaged in the writing and editing of extended dogmatics projects, The Task of Dogmatics represents the proceedings of the 2017 Los Angeles Theology Conference and seeks to provide constructive accounts of the nature of the dogmatic task.

Beyond Accessibility

Author: Brett Webb-Mitchell
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780898698428
Format: PDF, ePub
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Excellent resource for taking practical and spiritual “next steps” after compliance with the American Disabilities Act.

Building a Eucharistic Pedagogy for the Presbyterian Church of Korea

Author: Hyoung Seop Shin
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1620323931
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Based on the critical conversations between education, liturgy, sociology, and theology, this book suggests an alternative eucharistic pedagogy for the Presbyterian Church of Korea by reforming eucharistic and curricular practices with attention to students' specific local contexts. This process includes the formulation of the definition of the new eucharistic pedagogy, the reconceptualization of concepts regarding the eucharistic pedagogy, and five steps as pedagogical strategies for a new eucharistic pedagogy for the Presbyterian Church of Korea including pedagogical guidelines for teachers and students. This book will open the door for further educational and liturgical discussions of the work of contextualization in churches around the world. Even though this study investigates a contextual pedagogy limited to the PCK, this task needs attention and study in a larger context beyond the PCK. The gospel is the worldwide truth that cannot be limited to a certain culture but becomes incarnated into each local culture. Therefore, this kind of contextual investigation between the gospel and culture will not be optional, but imperative to all churches.

Children and Our Global Future

Author: Kristin Herzog
Publisher:
ISBN:
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"In Children and Our Global Future, Herzog challenges theologians, clergy and lay church leaders, educators, and interested citizens to take children seriously. She examines the concerns for children in our biblical heritage as well as in other religious traditions, and relates these findings to our cultural, ecological, and political responsibility to children in an age of globalization. Herzog also contends that neglecting children today will not only endanger their future, but also deprive adults of spiritual and social integrity."--Jacket.

Christ in Practice

Author: Clive Marsh
Publisher: Darton Longman and Todd
ISBN: 9780232525410
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In 1944, Dietrich Bonhoeffer asked ‘Who is Christ for us today?’ In this theologically informed and very practical exploration of what it means to live ‘in Christ’, Clive Marsh seeks to answer Bonhoeffer’s question in a way that is appropriate for the 21st Century.Christ in Practice refuses to locate Christ solely in the Church, but finds him in the midst of contemporary life, especially in the complex ethical challenges of daily living. Clive Marsh considers how Christ is present today, and invites us to reflect on how communal human interaction can be informed and transformed through attempting to understand this question. In the process, he considers how Christ and the Church relate today, highlighting the decisive role to be played by the Church in society, and the humility with which it needs to fulfil its task.Clive Marsh argues that the point of Christology (and of Christianity itself) is not to interpret Christ but to live within Christ, and to do so without being consumed by ‘Church’. It is a passionate plea for Christians to remain faithful to a commitment to Christ as present and active in the world.

Remembering Our Future

Author: Andrew Walker
Publisher: Authentic Media
ISBN:
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"This collection of essays is the fruit of an informal seminar series facilitated by the generous hospitality of Simon Downham at St. Paul's, Hammersmith, London"--p. [xv].