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Thumb crafting a theology

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Beginning from the premise that in order to be fruitful, all ministry must be clearly grounded in a consistent theological worldview, this short e-book offers a very readable theological reflection...

Thumb visual faith

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“What is the basis for a relationship between the church and visual imagery?” “Is art idolatry and vanity, or can it be used to strengthen the church?” For those who are asking similar questions,...

Thumb a spirituality of fundraising

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This timeless reflection, first published as a pamphlet and now available as a small book, emphasizes the ways in which fundraising can be a “call to conversion,” drawing leaders and congregations...

Thumb reformation 500

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The 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 provides a rich opportunity for congregations to observe a pivotal event in Christian history. Not just for Lutherans, this sourcebook is a guide to...

Thumb christians in an age of wealth

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Part of Zondervan’s “Biblical Theology of Life” series, this book offers an evangelical theological framework for understanding Christian approaches to wealth, stewardship, and responsibility....

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Targeting Christian readers with grounding in theology and ethics, Wells first offers a sweeping summary of both historical and contemporary approaches to ethics. Then, to help understand the...

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Do you have a passion for theology, faith formation or congregational studies? You will be inspired by this theological, academic, and experienced case for “practical wisdom.” Practical wisdom is...

Thumb center for pastoral excellence

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The Center for Pastoral Excellence has a home at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. It hosts a variety of endeavors including: The Discipleship Project, Academy of Preaching...

Thumb practicing witness

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This short, but intelligent work is a reflection on the development of missional church theology. Growing out of the concern that the church has lost part of its reason for being has led to what...

Thumb resurrection city

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Modern-day prophet, pastor and biblical theologian, Peter Heltzel, combines his deep appreciation for jazz and his love for the church to imagine a world where “shalom justice” prevails. He guides...

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Wartburg Theological Seminary’s Center for Theology and Land, in partnership with other financial supporters, sponsors this annual Rural Ministry Conference. The Center for Theology and Land...

Thumb the social church

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The author of The Social Church, Justin Wise, teaches organizations how to build larger online audiences. He is also part of the continuing education faculty of Luther Seminary’s KAIROS program....

Thumb can i ask that

book

Persons who serve in ministry with youth are keenly aware of the fact that youth have lots of questions. Leaders often think they have to be prepared with a set of ready-made and definitive...

Thumb starting right

book

“Theological reflection keeps the practice of youth ministry focused on God instead of on staff or programming.” This key assertion from a seasoned youth worker and teacher provides the basis for a...

Thumb churches cultures leadership

book

This book is for congregational leaders who value cultural diversity and want to build intercultural and interethnic relationships. A multi-cultural team, Branson and Melendez, seek to help...

Thumb scientists in congregations

web resource

This website, emerging from a grant program of the John Templeton Foundation, provides a wealth of multimedia educational materials to encourage congregational dialogue exploring the coexistence of...

Thumb the church unlocking secrets

book

How much about the features of a Roman Catholic Church do you know? Have you ever wondered about the history and significance of the ambo, nave, sacristy, the doors, or other features of a Roman...

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Professional architect and speaker Henry Hardinge Menzies’ design work has concentrated on church renovations and building projects, leading him to these reflections on the role and importance of...

Thumb journal missional practice

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Every issue offers a collection of articles that explore a featured missional topic or theme from six perspectives: Practices, Culture, Place, Theology, Review and Story. For example, the Winter...

Thumb to change the world

book

Hunter’s book provides a comprehensive view of modernity and culture, including contemporary changes related to religious identity and belonging, and proposes a way for Christians to “change the...

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