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Author : Daniel C. Dennett
Linda LaScola
Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
Release : 2015-05-01
Page : 280
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1634310225
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What is it like to be a preacher or rabbi who no longer believes in God? In this expanded and updated edition of their groundbreaking study, Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola comprehensively and sensitively expose an inconvenient truth that religious institutions face in the new transparency of the information age—the phenomenon of clergy who no longer believe what they publicly preach. In confidential interviews, clergy from across the ministerial spectrum—from liberal to literal—reveal how their lives of religious service and study have led them to a truth inimical to their professed beliefs and profession. Although their personal stories are as varied as the denominations they once represented, or continue to represent—whether Catholic, Baptist, Episcopalian, Methodist, Mormon, Pentecostal, or any of numerous others—they give voice not only to their own struggles but also to those who similarly suffer in tender and lonely silence. As this study poignantly and vividly reveals, their common journey has far-reaching implications not only for their families, their congregations, and their communities—but also for the very future of religion.


Author : Mrs Ruth McCurdy
Mrs Brenda Harris Vicente
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2011-03-01
Page : 130
Category : Self-Help
ISBN 13 : 0976117932
Description :


A woman's guide to living a Purpose Filled, Balanced Life. Wonder Woman is - TIRED. Being all things to all people will take it out of you! Ruth McCurdy and Brenda Harris Vicente take a hard, humorous, and useful look at what the Wonder Woman image does to DIS-empower us as women and offer some simple yet powerful tips on how to be the Wonderous Woman you were designed to be - and to let the vacuum have that darned Cape!! Want an autographed book plate? EMAIL a copy of your purchase receipt to [email protected] and we will send one to you immediately. BE SURE to tell us how to make it out - for you or as a gift!


Author : Rebecca M. Groothuis
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 1997-07-16
Page : 262
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1579100481
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The goal of this book is not to analyze the competing viewpoints, Ówomen's equalityÓ versus traditional family valuesÓ, in any depth, but simply to step outside the familiar rhetoric in an attempt to obtain a view of the Big Picture. The aim of this inquiry is a clearing of the conceptual atmosphere.


Author : Jerry Vines
Jim Shaddix
Publisher : Moody Publishers
Release : 2017-06-06
Page : 240
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 0802495370
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"Progress in the Pulpit is a master class in preaching, written by two most-qualified authors. Dr. Jerry Vines is truly a Prince of the Pulpit.” — Dr. Albert Mohler Jr., from the foreword Like musical instruments, preachers get better over time—unless, of course, they neglect maintenance. Progress in the Pulpit is for seasoned preachers looking to refresh their craft and receive guidance for contemporary challenges to preaching. While most preaching books are geared toward new preachers, Progress in the Pulpit builds on the basics and focuses on what often falls into neglect. You will learn to better: Connect to audiences without compromising biblical truth Plan, evaluate, and get feedback on sermons Battle biblical illiteracy in your congregation Employ word studies and other technical aspects of biblical interpretation Increase imagination and creativity in sermon writing Extend the life of a sermon via social media, small groups, and more Establish habits for continued growth Drs. Jerry Vines and Jim Shaddix, who wrote Power in the Pulpit (a book still used in seminaries today), remain committed to pure expository preaching. Yet they understand that the times change and present new challenges. Here they offer guidance to help preachers stay sharp and grow in the craft of faithfully proclaiming God’s Word.


Author : H. Jurgens Hendriks
Elna Mouton
Publisher : AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Release : 2012-07-01
Page : 201
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781920338770
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Men in the pulpit, women in the pew? Addressing gender inequality in Africa is that rarest of gems ? a work that takes a fresh look at familiar biblical teachings, and cause us to question what we have been accepting as a matter of course for so long.


Author : Howard Robinson
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release : 2015-12-15
Page : 438
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1460273222
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It is June of 2002, and Jacob Martin, a Denver-based Private Detective, has been contacted by a client about a very old missing persons case. In January of 1950 the client's father, Hollis Wilson, abruptly disappeared from his home in Albuquerque and was never seen again. Hollis had been a noted nuclear scientist who had worked on the A-bomb at Los Alamos with Robert Oppenheimer. Within days the FBI assigned a Special Agent, but in the end there were no leads, no sightings, no ransom notes. The FBI theorized that Hollis had in fact been a spy, along with his colleague the infamous Klaus Fuchs, who at the time was being tried for treason in a British court. Hollis, the FBI felt, had simply gone to ground before being found out. It was, after all, the era of Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs. The client is not buying it, however, and claims that new evidence has surfaced that could exonerate his father. Jacob, intrigued by this new development, agrees to take a look. As he visits the old scenes, however, the case takes on an unexpected dark turn, and all of a sudden Jacob is caught up in at least one gruesome murder, maybe more, and the search for a killer who soon puts Jacob's own life in jeopardy.


Author : Anne van Arragon Hutten
Publisher : Mokeham Publishing Inc
Release : 2020-12-01
Page : 100
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1777439620
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The Dutch in Wartime, Survivors Remember is a series of books containing the memories of Dutch immigrants to Canada and the USA, who lived through the occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. Book 7, Caught in the crossfire, covers the experiences of civilians living in the area where Allied paratroopers landed during Operation Market Garden. The towns and villages in which they live have become the battlefield. They are bombed, shelled and shot at. But despite the danger and destruction, they welcome their liberators and help them where they can.


Author : John King
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2016-05-30
Page : 444
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1365030105
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My wife and I love our sons unconditionally and equally. Talking with one of them about his atheism has brought me to a new dimension in my relationship with him, to a review of my own christian beliefs, to a more critical examination of the church, and to a different understanding of ministry in today's world. As personal as I make this all sound, my family represents a thousand families, a hundred thousand and more, who have sat in painful silence because religious differences have taken away their voice. They tire of confrontation, angry discussions, verse hurling and jabbing one another with theories over every conceivable divisive issue. It is a powerful idea that those who do not share our faith should know that we do, not so much in our argument as in our love. It is time to listen.


Author : John P. Gawlak
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2014-06-25
Page : 106
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1491735457
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Growing up during the Great Depression, then caught up in WWII, is a story of hardship, courage, and finally, redemption. The G.I Bill would open the door to professional life that would never have been possible to many returning Veteran's. It was escape from going back to the factory or digging ditches that would stifle educational and economic advancement. It was the creation of middle class that was non-existent at that time. The G.I. Bill would open doors to higher education. Veterans would become professionals (teachers, accountants, engineers, architects) with opportunities for home ownership, economic advancement, and higher education for their children. It revitalized American society into an increasing professional class that made this country the most strongest, advanced, and respected throughout the world.


Author : Jeff Johnson
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2015-09-16
Page : 191
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 0786480971
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Filmmaker David Lynch's work is viewed here as patriotic and Puritanical. This Lynch is an idealistic conservative on a reformer's mission. Lynch promotes a return to the values inherent in a mythological America, but he indulges in a voyeuristic pleasure which he simultaneously condemns. Like Jeffrey peeking through the slats of Dorothy's closet in Blue Velvet, the viewer of Lynch's work is a rationalist plagued by his dreams; intrigued and repulsed, fascinated and judgmental, he both craves and resists cultural assimilation. Works presented include all features from Eraserhead to Mulholland Drive, shorts such as The Amputee and The Grandmother, and contributions to television such as Hotel Room and, of course, Twin Peaks. This study develops an idea of Lynch's politics, analyzes his work, and explores Lynch's paradox of condemning an immoral world through disturbing images and concepts, and touches on such points as the identifiable figure of evil in his works as well as the archetypes of the nymphet, well-meaning traditionalist, and struggling ethicist. Also included are a history of moralistic criticism in American literature and a review of existing Lynch criticism within this context.


Author : Richard Dawkins
Publisher :
Release : 2017
Page : 438
Category : SCIENCE
ISBN 13 : 0399592245
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A "defense of science and clear thinking [in a] career-spanning collection of essays, including twenty pieces published in the United States for the first time"--Amazon.com.


Author : Dom Contreras Ph.D.
Publisher : Covenant Books, Inc.
Release : 2018-04-26
Page : 242
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1640037829
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The title of the book is a brief look into Dom's heart. The mound is symbolic when he played professional baseball as a pitcher. The pulpit fits his conversion as an ordained minister and the In-Between depicts his twenty years in retail management.


Author : Brian C. Nixon
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2020-05-19
Page : 252
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1532691432
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In Tilt: Finding Christ in Culture, Brian Nixon takes the reader on a voyage of discovery, traveling the currents of God's presence in culture, summed up in four streams that define a noun: people, places, things, and ideas. In his journey, Nixon touches upon people as diverse as Andy Warhol, Cormac McCarthy, Robert Redford, and Georgia O'Keeffe; places such as Canterbury, England, and Las Vegas, Nevada; things as unique as typewriters, trains, and abstract art; and ideas as fascinating as mathematics and beauty. In these short impressionistic pieces, Nixon, with the curiosity of a journalist, elicits intelligent discussion and poetic articulations, prompting a head tilt from those who join him on a theo-cultural expedition.


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Release : 1821
Page : 24
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Category : Methodist Episcopal Church
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Author : Katherine Maud Elisabeth Murray
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2001-01-01
Page : 386
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780300089196
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This unique and celebrated biography describes how a largely self-educated boy from a small village in Scotland entered the world of scholarship and became the first editor of the Oxford English Dictionary and a great lexicographer. It also provides an absorbing account of how the dictionary was written, the personalities of the people working on it, and the endless difficulties that nearly led to the whole enterprise being abandoned. "It is a magnificent story of a magnificent man, one of the finest biographies of the twentieth century, as its subject was one of the finest human beings of the nineteenth." --Anthony Burgess "A moving and dramatic story . . . sometimes tragic, often comic, ultimately triumphant." --Times (London) "A biography that possesses many of the virtues of James Murray himself--grace, humor, intelligence, curiosity, and scholarship." --Time "In her vivid biography, Murray's granddaughter brings his remarkable personality to life, and provides an unexpectedly fascinating account of the OED's long and difficult birth." --Times Literary Supplement "A gripping, engaging story; endearing, too. The daily round of a big Victorian family, with its jokes, games, and treasured seaside holidays, is entrancingly evoked." --Sunday Times (London)


Author : Laura Trentham
Publisher : St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release : 2015-07-21
Page : 350
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1466883952
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Jessica Montgomery has always lived by three simple rules: stay calm, stay professional, stay in control. Working tirelessly to make it into the executive ranks of her family's business, her dream job of CFO is within reach-if she can convince one stubborn and sexy restaurateur to take her offer and manage Montgomery Industries' flagship restaurant in Atlanta. On the surface Logan Wilde is all good-old-boy charm and humor, but he can't seem to outrun the hell-raising reputation of his high school years. Although he has thought about leaving his hometown in Falcon, Alabama, he has grown to love the town, his restaurant, and his part-time gig coaching the football team. Jessica estimates it will take a week tops to get Logan Wilde's signature on her generous offer, but their first meeting is anything but professional. Logan shreds Jessica's control and unleashes a passion she didn't know existed even as a deeper connection between them takes root. When her family's manipulations threaten to tear them apart, Jessica has to decide whether her dream is really the CFO job or the man who has unselfishly offered his love.


Author : Dr. Sunday J. I. Etsekhume
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2014-05-29
Page : 182
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1490835415
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Moving Jesus beyond the Pulpit: Doing It the Community Way Can Help Church Growth describes the challenges facing Christianity and the church. Although these challenges are very significant, they help to boost the efforts of the present disciples of Christ to be good ambassadors to the world. What prompted the writing of this book is that author Sunday J. I. Etsekhume clamored for a dramatic change in the way some churches do outreach. Some churches only prefer to do outreach from the pulpit, but ignored the practice in the community where they are situated. The book also describes various ways in which the church can show love and care, which indicates the various ways that can portray the church healthiness. “For I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me,” (Matthew 25:35-36). The book also argues against the idea that church leaders would not compromise their positions as spiritual leaders, due to financial insufficiencies, in order to become fleshy leaders. The arguments further center on how the church can do evangelism without jeopardizing church principles and some of the Christian rules of conduct. Finally, the book focuses on the pulpit, where sermons are preached without the preachers practicing what they preached—hypocrisy! Dr. Etsekhume has written an insightful, thoughtful, and thought-provoking rationale for getting “back to basics” in terms of the way the Church approaches ministry. Moving from pulpit to pew, from leadership to “follow-ship,” and from minister to member, Dr. Etsekhume identifies the spiritual, organizational, and interpersonal challenges facing the Church and recommends Scriptural principles for addressing them. By turns compassionate and passionate, Moving Jesus Beyond the Pulpit is a wonderful reminder of the restorative, renewing, and revitalizing power of Christ, both in the congregation and in the community at large. —Minister Sonja A. West Associate Minister, Mariners’ Temple Baptist Church, New York, NY. Dr. Sunday Etsekhume analyzes some of the issues that address the Church, both from inside the institutional church and issues in the context that hinder the mission of the Church. In this book, one finds thoughtful and pragmatic methods for addressing some of the problems of the church and the larger community! Moving Jesus Beyond the Pulpit is an important work that will be beneficial both to the church and the academy. I highly recommend this work! —Dr. Cleotha Robertson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Old Testament at Alliance Theological Seminary, New York City and the Senior Pastor Sound View Presbyterian Church, Bronx, New York.


Author : Spence-Jones, Henry
Publisher : Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Release : 2015-08-14
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Category : History
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The Pulpit Commentary was first published between 1880 and 1919 and is a highly respected work written by conservative, trustworthy men. Containing over 22,000 pages and 95,000 entries, it is one of the largest and best-selling homiletic commentary sets of all time. It was directed by editors Joseph Exell and Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones and utilized more than 100 authors over a 30-year span. When reading this commentary, it is not difficult to see why it has remained a favorite amongst pastors for more than 100 years. There are three key elements which set this apart from its contemporaries, the first being that it gives an exposition, or verse-by-verse, annotation of each verse in the Bible. The second element is that it explores the framework of the text, the homiletics. Finally, it supplies the homilies with multiple model sermons from various authors. Also included is a translation as well as historical and geographical information. The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle declared, “This commentary bids fair to take a conspicuous place among the ever-multiplying aids to the study of the Holy Scriptures. It will revive the great work of Lange, and will far exceed the Speaker's Commentary in the bulk and fullness of its material. The peculiarity of the Pulpit Commentary is that it offers special assistance to the preacher: first by giving him a critical and exegetical exposition of the text of Scripture, and then providing him with succinct and helpful directions as to the preachable aspects of the chapter and paragraph already explained." The print edition of this set typically retails for more than $1,000 making the current offered price a very good bargain. Due to its size, it has been broken up into nine separate volumes: Volume 1 Genesis to Joshua Volume 2 Judges to 2 Kings Volume 3 1 Chronicles to Job Volume 4 Psalms to Song of Songs Volume 5 Isaiah to Daniel Volume 6 Hosea to Malachi Volume 7 Matthew to John Volume 8 Act to Philippians Volume 9 Colossians to Revelation The footnotes have been placed in line with the text with each footnote number enclosed in red brackets (i.e.: []) and the text in green. There is also a linked table of contents at the beginning of each volume for ease of navigation. Key Features * Over 22,000 pages with more than 95,000 entries * One of the largest and exhaustive commentary sets of its kind * Contributions from over 100 authors * Expositions—with thorough verse-by-verse commentary of each verse of the Bible * Homiletics—with the framework or overall look of the text * Homilies—four to six sample sermons from various authors * Detailed information on Biblical customs * Historical and geographical information * Translations of key Hebrew and Greek words All 23 Volumes of the printed version are included in these nine volumes. 1. Genesis/Exodus 2. Leviticus/Numbers 3. Deuteronomy/Joshua/Judges 4. Ruth/1&2 Samuel 5. 1&2 Kings 6. 1&2 Chronicles 7. Ezra/Nehemiah/Esther/Job 8. Psalms 9. Proverbs/Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon 10. Isaiah 11. Jeremiah/Lamentations 12. Ezekiel 13. Daniel/Hosea/Joel 14. Amos - Malachi 15. Matthew 16. Mark/Luke 17. John 18. Acts/Romans 19. 1&2 Corinthians 20. Galatians - Colossians 21. 1&2 Thessalonians - James 22. 1&2 Peter - Revelation


Author : Dr. Clarence Talley, Sr.
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2012-04-18
Page : 308
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 1468563408
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When God’s Word is hid in our heart, it makes it hard for the devil to wage war in our minds. A Word-filled heart will empower hands to do right, eyes to see right, feet to walk right, ears to hear right, and minds to think right. The heart is the dressing room for words and emotions, which in turn are acted out on the stage of life. Dr. Clarence Talley, Sr. offers these golden nuggets of wisdom to those who are seeking the truth that can only be found in God’s Word. Talley contends that life must be faced with a power that is beyond anything man possesses. That power is found only in God’s Word. It is His wisdom personified in Jesus Christ that safeguards us from the wiles of the devil. Without wisdom we cannot handle life. Life will handle us. It will beat us up. It will push us over. It will subdue our efforts. As a result, we need Godly wisdom: wisdom to understand ourselves, wisdom to build better families, wisdom to get along with others, wisdom to handle our personal finances, wisdom to handle emotional ups and downs, and wisdom to live holy lives. Between the following pages lie golden nuggets of wisdom that will benefit the soul, spirit, and body. Access them, download them, and put them to use. Golden nuggets of wisdom