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Denominational Concerns

Denominational Concerns

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  • New Faces New Possibilities

    $24.95

    Religious sisters have created educational and healthcare systems over the past two hundred years that have transformed the Catholic community in the United States. Through their ministry, sisters have served waves of immigrants and those pushed to the margins. The growing cultural diversity of newer sisters and the diminishing number of older sisters, therefore, is both a challenge and a creative moment to be critically examined.

    This book examines these changes in culture and ethnicity among sisters, the structural impact of diminishing numbers, and the creative response to this new reality for religious life in the United States. In it, sisters from a variety of generations, cultures, and institutes join with CARA researchers to examine and reflect on CARA’s recent research findings and their impact on the life and ministry of sisters today.

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  • Amidst Us Our Bleoved Stands

    $19.99

    When it comes to baptism and the Lord’s Supper, many Baptists reject the language of sacrament. As a people of the book, the logic goes, Baptists must not let tradition supersede the Bible. So Baptists tend to view baptism and Communion as ordinances and symbols, not sacraments.

    But the history of Baptists and the sacraments is complicated. In Amidst Us Our Beloved Stands, Michael A. G. Haykin argues that earlier Baptists, such as Charles Spurgeon, stood closer to Reformed sacramental thought than most Baptists today do. More than mere memorials, baptism and Communion have spiritual implications that were celebrated by Baptists of the past. Haykin calls for a renewal of sacramental life in churches today-Baptists can and should be sacramental.

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  • Peculiar Church : Practicing Baptist Theology

    $23.99

    Jonathan A. Malone provides an excellent presentation of how Baptist theology emerged in the church historically and practically. This book is divided into three parts: first, the challenges and methodology associated with creating a Baptist Theology; second, worship and ordinances; and third, other aspects of church life and ministry such as baptism and funerals. A pivotal point in Malone’s “doing theology” is rooted in convictions, which he describes as “centrally held statements out of which a theology emerges.” Read this book to learn more about how Baptist theology is reflective of the responses of God’s people to God’s Word.

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  • 5 Marks Of A Methodist

    $10.99

    Five clear practices for anyone who identifies as a Christian.Five marks confirm our identity as genuine and fruitful followers of Christ:

    1. A Methodist Loves God
    2. A Methodist Rejoices in God
    3. A Methodist Gives Thanks
    4. A Methodist Prays Constantly
    5. A Methodist Loves Others

    This brief book, suitable for sharing with others, provides a meditation on each of these characteristics. Prayerfully apply them to your journey with Jesus. If you are part of the worldwide Methodist or Wesleyan family, these five marks will grant a greater knowledge and appreciation for why and how you follow Jesus. If you are located in another part of the body of Christ, you can emerge with a solid foundation to keep your spiritual house standing strong. Christians marked by these five habits, when taken together have character.

    Each chapter ends with questions for reflection or discussion.

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  • Free In Deed

    $24.00

    Free in Deed serves as a primer in Lutheran ethics for faith and the church as the body of Christ. It captures the fruit of Craig L. Nessan’s teaching of ethics and his research and reflection on Christian ethical existence over his entire career. The heart of Lutheran ethics, Nessan claims, involves serving neighbors. When Christ sets us free indeed (John 8:36), we are set free to serve others in deed.

    Ethics involves intentional and disciplined reflection, together in community, on the choices we must make in living out our lives in the world. While the focus on loving the neighbor is not unique to Lutheran ethics, the author contends in this book that it is the most distinctive feature of ethics in the Lutheran perspective. To that end, Nessan explores biblical authority and Lutheran hermeneutics alongside the authority of the traditional elements of tradition, reason, and experience. He moves on to explore what gospel freedom looks like in the current American context.

    Nessan acknowledges the misinterpretation of Luther’s two-kingdoms teaching, opting to describe Luther’s two kingdoms as God’s two strategies to bring forth the kingdom (shalom) of God. Also addressed are the themes of justification and sanctification, the vocation of the universal priesthood, the ethics of the cross, Lutheran ethics and political advocacy, and the ethics of forgiveness.

    The book is accessibly written with theology students, pastors, and interested lay readers in mind.

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  • Catholic Discordance : Neoconservatism Vs. The Field Hospital Church Of Pop

    $29.95

    One element of the church that Pope Francis was elected to lead in 2013 was an ideology that might be called the “American” model of Catholicism–the troubling result of efforts by intellectuals like Michael Novak, George Weigel, and Richard John Neuhaus to remake Catholicism into both a culture war colossus and a prop for ascendant capitalism.

    After laying the groundwork during the 1980s and armed with a selective and dishonest reading of Pope John Paul II’s 1991 encyclical Centesimus Annus, these neoconservative commentators established themselves as authoritative Catholic voices throughout the 1990s, viewing every question through a liberal-conservative ecclesial-political lens. The movement morphed further after the 9/11 terror attacks into a startling amalgamation of theocratic convictions, which led to the troubling theo-populism we see today.

    The election of the Latin American pope represented a mortal threat to all of this, and a poisonous backlash was inevitable, bringing us to the brink of a true “American schism.” This is the drama of today’s Catholic Church. In Catholic Discordance: Neoconservatism vs. the Field Hospital Church of Pope Francis, Massimo Borghesi–who masterfully unveiled the pope’s own intellectual development in his The Mind of Pope Francis–analyzes the origins of today’s Catholic neoconservative movement and its clash with the church that Francis understands as a “field hospital” for a fragmented world.

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  • Radical Welcome : Embracing God, The Other, And The Spirit Of Transformatio

    $22.95

    For the fifteenth anniversary of its publication, this revised edition features a new introduction from the author on the state of the church and its “radical welcome” today, along with new reflections on how it continues to reshape the church.

    This book is at once a theological, inspirational, and practical guide for congregations that want to move beyond diversity and inclusion to present a vision for the church of the future: one where the gifts, voices, and power of marginalized groups bring new life to the mainline church. Based on two years of work and over 200 interviews with people in congregations all around the United States–in urban, suburban, and rural settings–it asks the question: How do we face our fears and welcome transformation in order to become God’s radically welcoming people?

    Each chapter introduces a particular congregation and the challenges it faced, and lays out the theological underpinnings of tackling fears head-on to embrace change as a welcome part of community life. This new edition features essays from Michael B. Curry, Mark Bozzuti-Jones, Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, and Mark Richardson.

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  • Saint Gallen Mafia

    $24.95

    In the mid-1990s, a clandestine group of high-ranking churchmen began gathering in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Opposed to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the circle plotted a revolution in stealth.

    By 2015, their secret ached to be told. Before an audience, Cardinal Godfried Danneels joked of being a part of a “mafia.” But as explosive as Danneels’s confession was, a thick cloud of mystery still enshrouds the St. Gallen mafia.

    In this compelling book, Julia Meloni pieces together the eerie trail of confessional evidence about the St. Gallen group. Copiously researched and grippingly narrated, The St. Gallen Mafia sheds light on the following:

    *The mysteries of the 2005 conclave, where mafia members grew divided over a plan to back Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pope.

    *The war against Benedict XVI by the mafia’s Cardinal Achille Silvestrini – and the mysterious “confessions” believed to be linked to him.

    *The enigmatic, complicated relationship between the mafia’s Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini and Benedict XVI.

    *The mafia writings that presaged a new Francis – and the 2013 conclave that elected him.

    *Martini’s enduring role as an “ante-pope” – a “precursor” for Pope Francis.

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  • Reclaiming Vatican 2

    $17.95

    During the past five decades, the Second Vatican Council has been alternately celebrated or maligned for its supposed break with tradition and embrace of the modern world. But what if we’ve gotten it all wrong? Have Catholics–both those who embrace the spirit of Vatican II and those who regard it with suspicion–misunderstood what the council was really about?

    Fr. Blake Britton discovered the truth and beauty of the council while he was in seminary and he has witnessed firsthand the power of its teachings in the life of his own parish. In Reclaiming Vatican II, Britton presses beyond the political narrative foisted upon the post-conciliar Church and contends that Vatican II was neither conservative nor liberal, but something much more beautiful and challenging.

    Britton clears up misconceptions about the council and reveals how–when properly understood and applied–it fosters a richer experience of being the Church.

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  • Pandemic And The People Of God

    $25.00

    Weaves together insights from anthropology and theology to provide an analysis of the role of the Church in responding to the pandemic.

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  • Much Fine Gold

    $8.95

    What is the lectionary? How did it come into existence?

    How does this contemporary lectionary nourish Christian faith and life? Further, why does the lectionary employ metaphor, the richest form of language, in the midst of the worshiping assembly? How do the biblical readings prepare worshippers for the church’s mission? Well-known liturgist and author Gail Ramshaw opens up the logic and purpose of this widely used resource.

    The basics of Episcopal and Anglican worship in North America are explored in this Little Books series, which invites parishioners and newcomers to consider both the beauty of worship and Episcopal ethical commitments.

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  • Abide In Peace

    $8.95

    In a world and nation marked by suffering and division, Marcus Halley invites readers to explore rituals of healing and reconciliation in parish practice.

    How is Christian community fostered when healing and reconciliation are prayerfully and actively sought? How do the ancient rituals of healing practiced among us today form a community committed to the Way of Love, the Way of Healing? And how does such practice lead the Christian community to seek peace?

    The basics of Episcopal and Anglican worship in North America are explored in this Little Books series, which invites parishioners and newcomers to consider both the beauty of worship and Episcopal ethical commitments.

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  • For The Life Of The World

    $8.95

    How do the core actions of worship nurture life with God?

    The ecumenical movement of the 20th century revealed a common pattern of worship among Christian communions, a pattern that bears the imprint of distinctive denominational emphases. In this exploration of that pattern, Samuel Torvend invites readers to delve into this flexible tradition that centers a parish in the life of God given for the life of the world.

    The basics of Episcopal and Anglican worship in North America are explored in this Little Books series, which invites parishioners and newcomers to consider both the beauty of worship and Episcopal ethical commitments.

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  • Cloud Of Witnesses

    $19.99

    Indonesia is home to the oldest Mennonite community outside of Europe and North America. Author John D. Roth traces the 170 year history of Mennonites in Indonesia alongside the larger cultural and religious history of the country.

    By weaving the legacy of European colonization and Dutch Mennonite missions into the history of the indigenous Anabaptist Mennonite churches in Indonesia, Roth creates a rich narrative tapestry.

    A Cloud of Witnesses traces the emergence of the three Mennonite related groups found today in Indonesia.

    Like all churches, they have each integrated the good news of the gospel with the local culture, ethnic identity, religious currents, and national history in a distinctive way.

    In July 2022, these three Mennonite groups in Indonesia will collaboratively host the seventeenth global assembly of Mennonite World Conference in Semarang, Java.

    A Cloud of Witnesses helps to orient other members of the global Anabaptist Mennonite church to the history and identity of this unique group of churches while also providing practical travel tips, recipes, reference notes on culture and language and tourist sites —
    making it the perfect accompaniment for those who plan to travel to Indonesia for Mennonite World Conference in the summer of 2022.

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  • Womens Lectionary For The Whole Church Year W

    $36.95

    What would it look like if women built a lectionary focusing on women’s stories?

    What does it look like to tell the good news through the stories of women who are often on the margins of scripture and often set up to represent bad news? How would a lectionary centering women’s stories, chosen with womanist and feminist commitments in mind, frame the presentation of the scriptures for proclamation and teaching?

    The scriptures are androcentric, male-focused, as is the lectionary that is dependent upon them. As a result, many congregants know only the biblical men’s stories told in the Sunday lectionary read in their churches. A more expansive, more inclusive lectionary will remedy that by introducing readers and hearers of scripture to “women’s stories” in the scriptures.

    A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church, when completed, will be a three-year lectionary accompanied by a stand-alone single year lectionary, Year W, that covers all four gospels.

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  • Writing Work Of The People

    $18.95

    Invites readers to use their own voices to enliven personal and collective worship.

    What ideas, hopes, dreams, and laments do the words of worship stir in our hearts and minds? What images of God swirl up out of our communal prayers and hymns to shape what we believe and who we are as people of faith? We know that words can heal and draw us together, or words can hurt and divide. Christian communities proclaim and embody this wisdom each time we celebrate God’s Word made flesh in Jesus.

    Words for worship that arise from worshiping communities themselves, that give voice to their particular laments and joys, hold an oft-overlooked power. These communal words are both shaped by and spiral out to speak to global concerns.

    Leaders and worshipers in differing contexts write and speak in a wide variety of ways. As such, this book is for pastoral leaders, chaplains, and other ministers who imagine, craft, and offer worship words for each Sunday–and in the diversity of everyday moments.

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  • 2022 Chruchmans Ordo Kalendar Episcopal Church Year Guide

    $4.95

    Popular 12 month calendar, from January 2022 through December 2022.

    Offers a traditional use of the Revised Common Lectionary and The Anglican Service Book. Includes a full listing of the traditional feasts and devotional days celebrated throughout the Anglican Communion. Days are color-coded to indicate proper vestment colors.

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  • 2022 Ashby Kalendar Episcopal Church Year Guide

    $4.95

    Popular 12-month Calendar, from January 2022 through December 2022.

    Conforms to the Revised Common Lectionary, with the calendar dates in the proper color for each day. On the back of each month’s calendar sheet are printed the lessons and psalms for each Sunday and major feast day, along with other suggestions and notes. Under the calendar pad is the Table of Feasts together with useful information about lessons and psalms.

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  • Luthers Small Catechism For Kids

    $14.99

    An easy-to-use resource for teaching the faith in a simple way. Colorful icons and illustrations guide children through each tenet of faith as encouraged in Luther’s Small Catechism. Older elementary-aged students will be able to read and study concepts from the 2017 Explanation of the catechism in developmentally appropriate terms and in a way they understand.

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  • Planning For Rites And Rituals Year C 2021-2022

    $42.95

    This is the indispensable companion for worship planning for the Episcopal Church.

    Following the three-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle and the church calendar year, this is the all-in-one liturgical season planner for worship. Included are suggestions for each season: rites, blessings, prayers, litanies, pageants, and checklists. Readings, psalms, worship, and formation, and hymn suggestions are compiled for each Sunday and Feast day.

    Presiders and preachers, worship team leaders, musicians, Christian educators, sacristans, and altar guilds will find this to be the perfect resource, putting all the elements for planning worship and seasonal observances in one handy volume.

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  • This Band Of Sisterhood

    $14.95

    Get to know the first five Black women to be elected diocesan bishops within the Episcopal Church.

    During this moment, with the #metoo movement, Black Lives Matter, and the increased feelings of division in our country, Black women clergy in the Episcopal Church have voiced a need to come together, believing that their experiences and concerns may be very different than those of other clergy. That need is answered here in This Band of Sisterhood.
    The five Black women bishops featured in this book can provide a compass for how to journey along these new paths. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, Carlye J. Hughes, Kimberly Lucas, Shannon MacVean-Brown, and Phoebe A. Roaf offer honest, vulnerable wisdom from their own lives that speaks to this time in American life.

    Both women and men will find this book invaluable in discerning how God might be calling them to use their own leadership skills.

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  • My First Catechism

    $9.99

    Learning the Catechism is a milestone in faith development. We want our children to do more than simply recite the explanations. Our desire is that our children would know, love, and follow the Savior. My First Catechism is a first-step resource to helping parents teach the faith. Organized in the same way as your traditional Luther’s Small Catechism, this colorfully illustrated book is a tool for helping little ones start learning the simple explanations to our doctrine.

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  • 2022 Desk Diary

    $29.95

    Ideal for advance planning, the 2022 Desk Diary includes Daily Office readings from the Book of Common Prayer; Sunday readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, proper liturgical colors, holy days, commemorations, and secular observances. The contemporary design includes an imitation leather cover with rounded corners, 2 ribbon markers, and an elastic closure band.

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  • Embodied Liturgy : Virtual Reality And Liturgical Theology In Conversation

    $24.95

    Can the ‘reality’ of the Eucharist be maintained online?

    Author C. Andrew Doyle, in a well-researched and thoughtful study of both virtual reality and liturgy, argues that the Eucharist is not a formulaic rehearsal of words and rituals but an embodied and lived experience. This requires a shared place and presence. While the church should not shy away from virtual ministry, we should be wary of using the technological realm for the celebration of the Eucharist, an act that is an outward and visible sign of our spiritual union with God and one another. It brings us closer to friend and stranger for the transformation of individuals into unity in Christ. The context of the ritual-with people, objects, words, and all sorts of nuance-creates intimacy with God and each other.

    This unique book is especially timely and will be of interest to scholars, liturgists, and those interested in sacramental theology in the digital age.

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  • Human Families : Identities, Relationships, And Responsibilities

    $40.00

    Presentations from the 2020 annual conference of the College Theology Society apply theological methodology and insights to pressing issues surrounding the theme of human families and Christianity. Topics include the impacts of economic inequality and insecurity on family and community life, the unique concerns and experiences of families of color, and the particular challenges facing migrant families within the ongoing global crisis.

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  • Formula Of Concord The Epitome And Solid Declaration

    $12.99

    The Formula of Concord discusses and settles various theological controversies that arose during the Reformation. It provided unity and concord on the solid base of Holy Scripture. This edition includes the editor’s introductions, notes, and woodcuts found inConcordia: The Lutheran Confessions, Second Edition.

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  • Under Siege : No Finer Time To Be A Faithful Catholic

    $21.95

    Decades as a Christian leader – most notably at the U.N. as president of the Center for Family & Human Rights – have earned writer Austin Ruse, once a Washington liberal with little faith, his share of defeats and triumphs. Perhaps most valuably, he has intuited keen tactical insights from his confrontations with the dark side of human nature. You come away from this groundbreaking book with the sense that Ruse knows the enemy better than the enemy knows himself.

    Ruse carefully examines how the anti-Christian forces gained power over every elite institution in America. He exposes their most deviant plans for the future. He then issues his authoritative call to arms, brilliantly arguing that there is no finer time to be a faithful Catholic. God Himself called each of us to live in this time and place, to contribute to the renewal society and the Church, and to vanquish the enemies of civilization.

    Ruse argues that each of us is called specifically to this battle and he provides a roadmap for fighting the major challenges American Christians now face. He identifies the vulnerabilities of the Leftists who appear so dominant today, and he pinpoints Catholicism’s most potent sources of resistance.

    More than anything, Ruse argues that, as dark as these days seem to be, future generations will look upon this generation with envy that they could not have been here with us in these dangerous times when everything seems so lost.

    Ruse lays it all out in these simple, balanced pages. The best days could be ahead for us, but only if we accept – and stick to – this plan to rebuild Christendom.

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  • Behold What You Are

    $14.95

    Behold What You Are is written to open the possibilities of liturgy and liturgical awareness, in the church and of the church, Sunday by Sunday, season by season.

    In a world increasingly and sharply divided, the image of the body of Christ can provide an alternate and life-giving narrative. We don’t just gather to worship God; we gather to worship God together, even when that gathering is online. And we go forth together to be the body of Christ, that the world might be repaired and restored to God. This body is not finite and exclusive; it is porous and open to all.

    Our traditions are a wonderful springboard for refreshed liturgical expressions in settings within and beyond our church buildings. These expressions can connect with people who would not otherwise enter a beautiful but somewhat austere structure. With some thoughtful reflection and intentionality, the public expression and formation of the body of Christ through liturgy can become more vital for all.

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  • What We Hold In Trust

    $29.95

    The specific concern in What We Hold in Trust comes to this: the Catholic university that sees its principal purpose in terms of the active life, of career, and of changing the world, undermines the contemplative and more deep-rooted purpose of the university. If a university adopts the language of technical and social change as its main and exclusive purpose, it will weaken the deeper roots of the university’s liberal arts and Catholic mission. The language of the activist, of changing the world through social justice, equality and inclusion, or of the technician through market-oriented incentives, plays an important role in university life. We need to change the world for the better and universities play an important role, but both the activist and technician will be co-opted by our age of hyper-activity and technocratic organizations if there is not first a contemplative outlook on the world that receives reality rather than constructs it. To address this need for roots What We Hold in Trust unfolds in four chapters that will demonstrate how essential it is for the faculty, administrators, and trustees of Catholic universities to think philosophically and theologically (Chapter One), historically (Chapter Two) and institutionally (Chapters Three and Four). What we desperately need today are leaders in Catholic universities who understand the roots of the institutions they serve, who can wisely order the goods of the university, who know what is primary and what is secondary, and who can distinguish fads and slogans from authentic reform. We need leaders who are in touch with their history and have a love for tradition, and in particular for the Catholic tradition. Without this vision, our universities may grow in size, but shrink in purpose. They may be richer but not wiser.

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  • Why Are You Afraid Have You No Faith

    $19.95

    The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on our lives, and the same is true for the Church. Masses were suspended for months, people could not receive the sacraments, and during that time Pope Francis celebrated Mass alone every day. Why are you afraid? Have you no faith? collects some of the words from the pope’s daily homilies when the world was in isolation during the “long Lent” in the spring of 2020, as well as Angelus messages and prayers he delivered.

    This book is filled with poignant photos that bring to life Pope Francis’ words of support and encouragement, especially from his extraordinary blessing “Urbi et Orbi” in an empty St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on March 27, 2020. The dozens of photos in this book illustrate the themes often evoked by the Holy Father during the pandemic, including fraternal love, solidarity, the common good, and the virtue of hope.

    Commemorating an historically important chapter in both the papacy of Francis and the history of the modern world, this book is another avenue by which the Holy Father shares his uplifting message of wisdom, hope, and love with those who have suffered in pain, loneliness, and fear. Despite the dire challenges we have faced during this pandemic, Pope Francis reminds us that evil does not destroy confidence in God, and it does not break the solidarity of humanity.

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  • Church Cracked Open

    $16.95

    Sometimes it takes disruption and loss to break us open and call us home to God. It’s not surprising that a global pandemic and once-in-a-generation reckoning with white supremacy–on top of decades of systemic decline–have spurred Christians everywhere to ask who we are, why God placed us here and what difference that makes to the world.

    In this critical yet loving book, the author explores the American story and the Episcopal story in order to find out how communities steeped in racism, establishment, and privilege can at last fall in love with Jesus, walk humbly with the most vulnerable and embody beloved community in our own broken but beautiful way.

    The Church Cracked Open invites us to surrender privilege and redefine church, not just for the sake of others, but for our own salvation and liberation.

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  • Common Thread : Liturgy Looking Forward

    $14.95

    The Episcopal Church is embarking on a new era of liturgical reform, giving us an opportunity to reflect on why we do what we do as a body.

    A Christian understanding of life sets every act of personal or communal worship as a response; we look on ourselves and everything around us with curiosity, wonder, awe, fear, love, hope, and uncertainty about what it all means for us and how we feel about it. Worship begins as a response, but reaches into the future and makes alterations to adapt to changing circumstances. This is essential reading as the General Convention approaches and these conversations continue.

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  • What Is The Church And Why Does It Exist

    $12.99

    What is the church? And why does it exist? These are essential questions for those who seek to follow Jesus in community.

    David Fitch delves into the origins of the church, exploring the identity and calling of the body of Christ in scripture and church history. Learn about the Christian practices that shape the church and how our understandings of church might change in light of the life of the church through the centuries. At a time when the church in the US is losing credibility and cultural privilege, Fitch calls us to embrace historic Anabaptism as a model for thriving as God’s people in our own time and place.

    The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

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  • What Is Gods Mission In The World And How Do We Join It

    $12.99

    What does God’s mission look like? Who is supposed to carry it out–and how?

    Juan F. Martinez and Jamie Pitts lead us on an inquiry into God’s mission in the world: what it is, what it is not, and who is invited to be part of it. If Jesus is truly God’s mission incarnate, we need to look at what Jesus did and how he did it. Martinez helps readers understand what mission means, why Christians in the past have made missteps, and how we can learn from Christian communities that are spreading the good news of Jesus today. Doing mission in the way of Jesus may look different from what many assume, but it is a call that the church cannot afford to miss.

    The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

    *Accessible Jesus-centered theology from an Anabaptist perspective
    *Designed for use by individual readers, small groups, and Christian education classes
    *Glossary of terms and discussion and reflection questions in each volume

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  • Church And The Racial Divide

    $26.00

    The only Catholic bishop who has consistently written on race matters, Bishop Braxton begins this timely book with a probing personal introduction in which he describes his family’s history and his experience as an African American that he brought to his ministry as a Catholic priest and bishop. In speeches, homilies, and pastoral letters–in some cases prompted by police shootings and the Black Lives Matter movement–he lays out a vision of healing for the church and the nation, informed by a quest for conversion, justice, and reconciliation.

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  • Global Catholicism : Profiles And Polarities

    $30.00

    Global Catholicism critically examines and analyzes the emerging patterns and trends surrounding Pope Francis’s controversial call for a “synodal” church, for Catholics to be missionary disciples, and for a Church that goes to the peripheries. By surveying Catholic churches around the world, the author anticipates an emerging Church that is more polycentric than European, one that is less privileged and has a more inclusive governance with an expanded ministry, and one that emphasizes dialogue with other cultures and religions.

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  • What Is Gods Kingdom And What Does Citizenship Look Like

    $12.99

    What is God’s kingdom? And what does it look like to live as a loyal citizen of God’s reign?

    Cesar Garcia leads us on a searching examination of what it means to belong to God’s kingdom, how Jesus’ life and ministry demonstrate about our call to seek it first and how our allegiance to Jesus challenges and reshapes our loyalties to political systems and governments. Learn about theological concepts such as the separation of church and state and kingdom ethics, and explore practices for people seeking to embody God’s kingdom community.

    The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

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  • Who Was Jesus And What Does It Mean To Follow Him

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    Who was Jesus? And what does it mean to follow him?

    Nancy Elizabeth Bedford helps us consider the identity and mission of Jesus of Nazareth. Learn about the incarnation, how Christians have understood Jesus to be both human and divine, and what his radical teachings and ministry can mean for us today. Find out how Christians through the centuries have understood who Jesus is and explore communal and individual practices for following him.

    The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

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  • Black Catholics On The Road To Sainthood

    $9.95

    Our Catholic Faith proclaims the truth that all of God’s children are made in his image and likeness, no matter the color of their skin. It follows that Christ’s invitation to come and follow him is open to all men and women. Any claims to the contrary are simply sinful.

    “But racism still profoundly affects our culture, and it has no place in the Christian heart,” the U.S. bishops stated in Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love – A Pastoral Letter Against Racism (2018). “This evil causes great harm to its victims, and it corrupts the souls of those who harbor racist or prejudicial thoughts.”

    There is only one antidote to sin: holiness. The six American men and women highlighted in Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood provide a model for all Catholics and people of good will on how to live a life of virtue. In them, we can find a path forward for a productive response to racism and hatred.

    Venerable Henriette Delille, Venerable Father Augustus Tolton, Venerable Pierre Toussaint, Servant of God Mother Mary Lange, Servant of God Sister Thea Bowman, and Servant of God Julia Greeley are sources of inspiration for us all. The advancement of their causes for canonization is not only good for the Church but a source of hope for all Americans.

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  • Methodist Mission At 200

    $19.99

    For more than 200 years, Methodists have shared God’s love with the world and relieve human suffering by offering healing, hope, and holiness everywhere. Serving Faithfully Amid the Tensions tells the story of these global efforts, beginning with John Stewart’s ministry among the Wyandotte Nation in America, and what we as Methodists have learned about God’s mission along the way. This book also describes how Global Ministries is living out these lessons of cooperation, humility, relationship, and practicing holistic mission that promotes personal, social, and cosmic transformation as we work and live amid the tensions that enrich and expand our awareness of Methodist identity in God’s diverse world.

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  • 2021-22 Calendar Of Activities

    $7.99

    The SBC Calendar of Activities for the 16 months of September 2021 through December 2022.

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  • My Lutheran Notebook

    $12.99

    A uniquely Lutheran journal, providing quotes and prompts from the Small and Large Catechisms, Martin Luther’s writings, and select hymn stanzas, for self-reflection and inspiration.

    Ample space on each page allows the user to jot personal thoughts, notes, and reflections. Undated, this journal can be used according to each user’s needs.

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  • In Spirit And Truth

    $19.95

    A volume of essays from liturgical scholars to aid parishes and individuals engage more deeply in this time of revision.

    An invitation to a conversation about the direction of our worship life. The Anglican colloquium of the North American Academy of Liturgy acknowledged the need for a collection of insights to aid in the liturgical formation of the Episcopal Church as we move into liturgical revision. The volume’s contributions have been shaped around the clauses of resolution A068, looking at the ways in which parishes and individuals can live into this time of revision and creativity. With a shared understanding of our deepest held Christian values, the editors look forward to what the future brings for our collective worship lives and our missional lives as bearers of Christ to a troubled and broken world. This volume provides churches with tools for intelligent, cogent, accessible historical and theological conversation illuminating the way forward for the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement.

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  • Im Black Im Christian Im Methodist

    $16.99

    Ten personal narratives reveal the shared and distinct struggles of being Black in the Church, facing historic and modern racism.

    It’s uncertain that Howard Thurman made the remark often attributed to him, “I have been writing this book all my life,” but there is little doubt that he was deeply immersed in reflection on the times that bear an uncanny resemblance to the present day, which give voice to the Black Lives Matter movement.

    Our “life’s book” is filled with sentence upon sentence of marginalization, pages of apartheid, chapters of separate and unequal. Now this season reveals volumes of violence against Blacks in America.

    Ten Black women and men explore life through the lens of compelling personal religious narratives. They are people and leaders whose lives are tangible demonstrations of the power of a divine purpose and evidence of what grace really means in face of hardship, disappointment, and determination. Each of the journeys intersect because of three central elements that are the focus of this book. We’re Black. We’re Christians. We’re Methodists. Each starts with the fact, “I’m Black,” but to resolve the conflict of being Christian and Methodist means confronting aspects of White theology, White supremacy, and White racism in order to ground an oppositional experience toward domination over four centuries in America.

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  • Grounded Upon Gods Word

    $9.95

    A Sermon On The Mount Publishing Title

    For centuries, little was known or remembered about Jakob Ammann except his prominent role in the contentious division which split the Swiss Brethren into Amish and Mennonite factions. For too long, Ammann was portrayed as a troublemaker, solely to blame for the division. But in the last thirty years, new research has shed light on Jakob Ammann’s personal life outside of the Amish division.

    In this book, gain insight into how Jakob Ammann, born to Protestant parents and baptized as a baby, became an Anabaptist leader, and learn about his life and ministry. See how, in spite of his failures, Ammann is a person to be admired for his zeal and refusal to compromise, as well as for his humility and repentance.

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  • Daily Feast Meditations From Feasting On The Word Year B

    $40.00

    Feasting on the Word has quickly become the most popular lectionary commentary series in use today. This is the first in a new series of daily devotionals that draws from the wealth of writing in the commentaries to present inspirational reflections, responses, and prayers for each day of the lectionary year.

    Each day of the week contains Scripture passages for the coming Sunday from the Revised Common Lectionary, excerpts from the commentaries for reflection, a response, and a prayer. Additional material is provided for each Sunday.

    These handsome volumes will be packaged in a soft leather-like cover with rounded corners, a stamped cover, and a sewn-in ribbon to help you keep your place.

    Feasting on the Word is a twelve-volume lectionary commentary series that presents brief essays on each of four perspectives–exegetical, theological, pastoral, and homiletical–for each of the four Sunday readings. The series is edited by Barbara Brown Taylor and David L. Bartlett with a distinguished editorial board, and has been produced in partnership with Columbia Theological Seminary. For more information about the series and other related projects, visit FeastingontheWord.net.

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  • In Conversation : Samuel Wells And Stanley Hauerwas

    $16.95

    A new volume in the In Conversation series, featuring two trailblazing theologians discussing things that matter to them personally and professionally.

    Two contemporary theologians, Samuel Wells and Stanley Hauerwas, add their voices to the ongoing conversation about Christian life in the twenty-first century. This third book in the In Conversation series dives deeply into the theological and personal ideas and motivations for the work of two prominent Christian thinkers. Readers will discover their thoughts on the Trinity, parish ministry, and non-violence, along with anecdotes and intimate notions on marriage, family, and even baseball. Followers of Wells’s and Hauerwas’s theological and homiletical work will find out what has influenced them most, and where they’d like to go from here. A fascinating read for Episcopalians and Anglicans, and those who enjoyed the first two In Conversation books.

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  • What Does Justice Look Like And Why Does God Care About It

    $12.99

    What does justice look like? And why does God care about it?

    Colin and Judith McCartney take us on a bold exploration of justice through the lens of scripture and the life of Jesus. Find out how Christians across the centuries have understood and lived God’s call to justice. Discover communal and individual practices for living a life of justice in our time and place.

    The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

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  • Who Are Our Enemies And How Do We Love Them

    $12.99

    Who are our enemies? And what would it mean to love them?

    Hyung Jin Kim Sun leads us on an exploration of God’s call to love our enemies. What did Jesus demonstrate and teach about loving enemies? How is nonviolence connected to Christian faith and spirituality? Isn’t violence sometimes necessary? Does loving our enemies really work? What is the goal of enemy love and how can it be applied in our everyday lives? This book won’t answer every question about a Christian practice of nonviolence, but it will lead toward a deeper faith as we consider how to live with enemies in a violent world.

    The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The
    Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

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  • Churchs Best Kept Secret

    $16.95

    The Church’s Best-Kept Secret is a short primer which lays out the basics of Catholic social teaching in a way accessible to the ordinary Catholic as well as to any other person of good will attempting to grasp this often profoundly misunderstood area of Church doctrine and practice.

    Writing in everyday language for the non-scholar, award-winning writer Mark Shea concisely describes the roots of Catholic social teaching in Scripture and Tradition and gives simple, practical examples of how it works in ordinary life. Sketching the meaning of the Dignity of the Human Person, the Common Good, Subsidiarity, and Solidarity, Shea bridges the gulf in our politics and cultural warfare to make the case that Catholic Social Teaching, properly understood, is common sense, as well as the path to living a happier and more just common life for each human person.

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  • Listening Together : Global Anglican Perspectives On Renewal Of Prayer And

    $15.00

    With 85 million members in more than 165 countries, the Anglican Communion represents a wide variety of opinions on mission, theology, and how to live and act as God’s people. Listening Together focuses on the renewal of prayer and the religious life, with stories and reflections from faithful leaders from across the Communion.

    “Nothing is more important to our relationship with God than prayer through Jesus Christ,” says Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. “Renewal of the religious life and renewal of prayer go hand in hand: There will not be one without the other. It is about letting God into every last part of our life.”

    Listening Together is the third of a three-book series to help Anglicans around the world discuss shared challenges and opportunities for mission and ministry.

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  • Silence

    $10.95

    This illustrated book for children captures the mindfulness, measured pace, and pauses that children experience in the Godly Play(R) circle or a supplement to any child’s bookshelf.

    Silence is important for children; it is the stillness–both internal and external–that children need in today’s frenzied world. Godly Play founder Jerome Berryman offers children (and those who love them) a means to contemplate words and images, to develop a comfort level with silence that creates a foundation for wonder and the creative process. “Contemplative Silence” is a core component of Godly Play as found in all sacred story, parables, and liturgical action lessons presented to children. In each lesson, children encounter silence during entering, the lesson, wondering, art and material responses, the feast, and saying good-bye.

    This companion to the Complete Guide to Godly Play volumes will find a home in all Godly Play rooms as well as other formation settings for children: homes, churches, Episcopal schools, and hospitals.

    Age range: 3 – 8 years old

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  • Strong In The Face Of Tribulation His Words During The Coronavirus Pandemic

    $22.90

    A Libreria Editrice Vaticana Title

    This volume is divided into three sections.

    First we find the words that Pope Francis pronounced from 9 March – 18 May 2020 as he sustained the entire ecclesial community in this time of trial. They are, more or less, the daily homilies during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta and the Angelus and Regina Coeli texts and a few other messages. Listening to his words helps us reflect and hope, it makes us feel in communion with and united to Peter.

    Then there is the first appendix which gathers together the indications given by the Church to continue to live and to receive the grace of the Lord, the gift of forgiveness and the Eucharist, the power of the Easter liturgies when we cannot participate physically in the Sacraments.

    Finally, the second appendix, where we find the prayers and supplications for difficult moments. They are texts that originate from various ecclesial contexts and diverse historical epochs. Thus they can be a further source of sharing for the universal Church. There are prayers for the sick, for the liberation from evil, to entrust ourselves confidently to the action of the Holy Spirit.

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  • Next Pope : The Office Of Peter And A Church In Mission

    $19.95

    The Catholic Church is on the verge of a transition of great consequence.

    As Catholic theologian, historian, and papal biographer George Weigel notes, the next pope will probably have been a teenager or a very young man during the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965); he may even have been a child during those years. Thus the next pope will not have been shaped by the experience of the Council and the immediate debates over its meaning and reception like Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis. The next pope, Weigel writes, will be a transitional figure in a different way than his immediate predecessors. So it seems appropriate to ponder now what the Church has learned during the pontificates of these three conciliar popes–and to suggest what the next pope might take from that learning.

    Drawing on his personal discussions with John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis, as well as his decades of experience with Catholics from every continent, George Weigel examines the major challenges confronting the Catholic Church and its 1.3 billion believers in the twenty-first century: challenges the next pontificate must address as the Church enters new, uncharted territory. To what is the Holy Spirit calling this Church-in-transition? What are the qualities needed in the man who will lead the Church from the Chair of Saint Peter?

    Taking lessons from the pontificates of John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis, George Weigel proposes what the Catholic leaders of the future, especially the next pope, must do to remain faithful to the Holy Spirit’s summons to renewed evangelical witness, intensified missionary fervor, and Christ-centered reform in the wake of grave institutional failures, mission confusion, counter-witness, and the secularist challenge to biblical faith.

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  • Where The People Go

    $19.99

    A barn raising. A quilting bee. A credit union. A socially responsible investment.

    Where the People Go tells the story of Anabaptist-Mennonite efforts to enable communal forms of sharing. Mutual aid, stewardship, and generosity are deeply embedded in the Christian faith and have been actively nurtured among Anabaptist-Mennonite groups. Spontaneous forms of assistance–a barn raising, a quilting bee, shared meals–are the best-known expressions of such compassion and generosity, but the commitment to “sharing one another’s burdens” has also found expression in more formal structures.

    Seventy-five years ago, Mennonite Mutual Aid emerged to organize the principle of sharing within a growing Mennonite denomination. A dynamic organization from the beginning, MMA moved quickly from a burial and survivor’s aid plan to include health, property, and automobile insurance. In coming decades, the organization shifted its focus from mutual aid to stewardship and generosity, symbolized by a growing emphasis on socially responsible investment programs, wholistic health, financial planning, and services associated with its member-owned credit union. Always an agency of the Mennonite church, MMA, now known as Everence, has balanced its spiritual commitments with an increasingly complex regulatory environment, the national strains associated with the health-care debate, the shifting sensibilities of its customers, and the organizational complexities of a major corporation.

    This story of Everence captures the stresses and idealism of a church-related institution committed to mutual aid, stewardship, and generosity during its seventy-five-year history.

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  • Outsider : Pope Francis And His Battle To Reform The Catholic Church

    $24.00

    Though Pope Francis remains one of the most popular figures in the world, his pontificate has stirred up powerful opposition. Some reject his merciful openness to divorced and remarried Catholics and the priority he places on mercy above rigid doctrine. Others reject his outspoken defense of migrants, his critiques of capitalism, and calls to protect the environment. Most of all, they are frightened by his insistence that the Church must place living out the message of the Gospel with integrity ahead of serving and maintaining institutional power.

    In this book, Christopher Lamb, The Tablet’s reporter in Rome, examines the Pope’s ministry and agenda for the church, as well as the forces of opposition mobilized against him. What will this mean and portend for the Catholic Church? Will Pope Francis move the church in the direction he wants, or will his critics succeed in thwarting his efforts?

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  • What Is The Trinity And Why Does It Matter

    $12.99

    How is the one God also three persons? How is Jesus fully God and fully human? Who in the world should we pray to? And why does any of it matter?

    Steve Dancause offers a succinct and profound investigation into how what we think about God as Trinity matters in our faith, our work, and our love. It matters because the walls of our churches are cracking around us. We can keep patching things up, but it is better to go to the foundation and do the hard digging. With the right foundation, the structure holds, and it stands the test of eternity. And it is only in Jesus, and the Trinity he reveals to us, that we build our lives on solid rock. Let’s dig down together.

    The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

    *Accessible Jesus-centered theology from an Anabaptist perspective
    *Designed for use by individual readers, small groups, and Christian education classes
    *Glossary of terms and discussion and reflection questions in each volume

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  • They Also Serve

    $29.99

    When a bishop is elected-as is done in The United Methodist Church-it is not only the one elected who is asked to serve but his or her spouse and family as well. Hear the stories of the women and men whose commitment to service often meant leaving behind careers and lives of their own to embark on a life-changing journey revolved around the ministry of their spouse. Through hardships, celebrations, and everyday struggles, these spouses found their own paths of ministry, answering the calls that were also placed upon their lives.

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  • Things Which Become Sound Doctrine

    $27.95

    A Sermon On The Mount Publishing Title

    “When the dust all settles, you can be sure that Aaron is still standing at the same place he has always stood.”

    Aaron M. Shank had an out-sized influence on the 20th-century conservative Mennonite church. In this biography, you will discover the leadership he provided with his passion for following Christ, for teaching sound doctrine, and for retaining Scriptural applications historically held by the Mennonite Church. Aaron provided leadership for both the formation of the Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church as well as the formation of the Pilgrim Mennonite Conference. He and Marjorie endeared themselves to many in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, and to many others beyond. His doctrinal teaching and his lifetime of service with integrity helped shape the conservative Mennonite church moving into the 21st century.

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  • Gods People For Gods World

    $26.95

    For all interested in the future of mission in the Anglican Communion – Authors and perspectives encompass the breadth of the world-wide Anglican Church In an era where partnership and communion seem to be under threat, this book re-imagines mis-sion partnership in a diverse and pluralist world. The theme of the Lambeth Conference 2020 is “God’s Church for God’s World,” and this vol-ume serves as a theological resource for the conference and for those interested in the future of the Anglican Communion. Building on the work of the Center for Anglican Communion Studies (VTS) and the Mission Department of the Anglican Communion Office, the book identifies and addresses key theological, cultural, and practical issues that need to be addressed for mission partnerships to thrive. Key among these issues is listening: listening to one another is a profound challenge given socio-economic differences, power differentials, and linguistic divides. Drawing from mission experience, the authors offer best practices for discipleship as listening. Written across cultural differences, the authors hail from Zambia, the United Kingdom, Haiti, India, Latin America, Native American, South Africa, Turkey, the United States, and Lebanon. Each chapter invites readers to explore issues in their context through hearing scripture, hearing each other, and hearing the Spirit.

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  • Liminal Papacy Of Pope Francis

    $27.00

    An expert on the papacy and Vatican II, Massimo Faggioli draws from world history, politics, papal biographies, and the documents of Vatican II for this incisive analysis of Francis’s developing pontificate. He notes that Francis’s is a liminal papacy, one that gives attention to the poor, to the peripheries, and to relations between the Vatican and other religions, with an emphasis on synodality and on the Church as the people of God. He also contrasts Francis with his immediate predecessor Benedict XVI and John Paul II, and shows his similarities with the spirit of John XXIII, the architect of Vatican II.

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  • Why Do We Suffer And Where Is God When We Do

    $12.99

    The Jesus Way series helps readers encounter big questions about the reign of God in the world. Concise and practical books deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Start small.

    Cancer, hurricanes, hunger, suicide: suffering is the most profound challenge to faith that many people will face.

    Valerie G. Rempel leads readers into a gentle meditation on the many questions surrounding why we suffer. How can God be all-loving and all-powerful? Why don’t prayers seem to work? Is pain always redemptive? And what do the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus reveal about suffering? We may not find answers to all our questions, but we can lean into the God big enough to absorb all of them.

    The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

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  • Are We Really Better Together Revised Edition

    $14.99

    The authors set out to address the division within The United Methodist Church and contend that remaining united is hurting the church and the proclamation of the gospel.

    Recognizing that conservative and progressive Methodists are sincere in their beliefs, the authors doubt that one side will convince the other to change their minds. They therefore suggest that a fair and amicable separation is the best course of action.

    The United Methodist Church is at a crossroads. We are a divided church and the truth is we are a hurting church.

    Some of us believe that our differences are so great and the ongoing battle so destructive that it’s time to part ways. For over four decades conservative and progressive United Methodists have expended enormous emotional, financial and spiritual resources to gain the upper hand in a denomination that has declined every year since its founding in 1968. Surely our efforts and our finances would be better devoted to evangelism, discipleship and missions. For the sake of the lost and the poor, shouldn’t we set each other free to pursue what we believe to be God’s calling upon our lives and our ministries?” (From the Introduction)

    From the Faultlines collection, resources intended to inform conversations around human sexuality and the church.

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  • Querida Amazonia : The Beloved Amazon – Apostolic Exhortation

    $9.95

    “Everything that the Church has to offer must become incarnate in a distinctive way in each part of the world, so that the Bride of Christ can take on a variety of faces that better manifest the inexhaustible riches of God’s grace.” – Pope Francis, Querida Amazonia: Post-Synodal Exhortation Concerning the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon

    In this apostolic exhortation, Querida Amazonia (“The Beloved Amazon”), Pope Francis offers a response to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon held in Rome in October 2019 and its final document The Amazon: New Paths for the Church and for an Integral Ecology.

    The pope writes this exhortation to all the faithful calling us to the task of addressing the serious social, environmental, and spiritual issues facing the region, sharing his four dreams for the people of the Amazon:
    *A social dream – in which we fight for the dignity of the poor in the region
    *A cultural dream – in which the riches and beauty of the Amazonian culture is preserved
    *An ecological dream – in which we all strive to preserve the natural beauty of the Amazon
    *An ecclesial dream – in which the faithful boldly create paths of inculturation, so that the goodness of the Amazonian culture is brought to fulfillment in light of the Gospel

    Pope Francis asks: “How can we not struggle together? How can we not pray and work together, side by side, to defend the poor of the Amazon region, to show the sacred countenance of the Lord, and to care for his work of creation?”

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  • We Gather At This Table

    $17.95

    An accessible and inviting picture book – Explore–with children and for yourself–why we celebrate the Eucharist Breaking bread with others is central to our faith. This book is an invitation to learn and wonder about why we worship and celebrate the Holy Eucharist. Although grounded in the Episcopal liturgical tradition, it is an accessible and inviting introduction to worship for children and families of many Christian traditions. While learning what occurs during worship and the Holy Eucharist, readers of all ages will be guided through the sacramental and communal aspects of the celebration and how in the breaking of bread we are called into the world. The beautiful full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of God’s people, and a dedication page encourages personalization. A family section offers questions and suggests ways for all ages to engage in worship and family rituals. Reflecting some of the spirit, beauty, and vocabulary of the Episcopal liturgy, this will be a treasured volume for parents, godparents, grandparents, and other important adults in the life of a child who is wondering about worship.

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  • Unmasking Latinx Ministry For Episcopalians

    $23.95

    A look through a Latinx lens at how the Episcopal/Anglican church can minister to and with the Latinx community Unmasking Latinx Ministry is a unique look at the history of the Episcopal Church in the last fifty years, including a bold and insightful analysis of the institutionalization of Latinx ministries. This history is contextualized within the struggles of the Episcopal Church in terms of race, gender, and sexuality. Through a Latinx lens, the author brings fresh eyes to the challenges faced by the Episcopal Church’s ministry with and among Latinx persons and communities. Along with the historical analysis and insight, the author brings a background and formation in Episcopal churches in Puerto Rico, Texas, California and Central New York, as well as more than fifteen years of experience in a multicultural and multiracial, monolingual and bilingual congregations in New York City. Combining this history and ministry experience, the author explores specific areas where Episcopal/Anglican traditions speak to Latinx ministries and what Latinx persons and communities offer the Episcopal Church today.

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  • Lesser Feasts And Fasts 2018

    $29.95

    Lesser Feasts and Fasts has not been updated since 2006. This new edition, adopted at the 79th General Convention (resolution A065), fills that need.

    Biographies and collects associated with those included within the volume have been updated; a deliberate effort has been made to more closely balance the men and women represented within its pages.

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  • Welcome To The Church Of The Nazarene

    $8.99

    Welcome to the Church of the Nazarene is an engaging introduction to church membership, written in everyday language for the new Christian or for the Christian who is new to the Church of the Nazarene.

    Readers will learn about:

    The history of the Church of the Nazarene: of the church to the ministry of Phineas F. Bresee, a short but complete history of the Church of the Nazarene’s early days.

    What Nazarenes believe: The Articles of Faith of the Church of the Nazarene and basic Christian doctrines from a Wesleyan perspective, explained in everyday language.

    How the church is organized: From global to local, how the church is organized in leadership, finances, and ministry.

    What it means to be a member of the Church of the Nazarene: Topics include growing as a Christian, tithing your income, serving in ministry, and sharing your faith.

    How Nazarenes live as Christians: How Nazarenes respond to controversial social issues.

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  • Eating Together Becoming One

    $29.95

    In November 2015, Pope Francis called on theologians to explore whether normal Catholic practice should be changed to allow Christians, belonging to other churches, to share fully at the table when they take part in a Eucharist celebrated by Catholics. Thomas O’Loughlin provides his contribution to that challenge in this volume. He argues that the various ways of thinking about what we are doing in the liturgy should lead us to see intercommunion as enhancing our participation in the mystery of the Church and the mystery we celebrate.

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  • What Is Evangelism

    $8.95

    An engaging, entertaining, faithful and contagious Episcopal vision for sharing the Christian faith.

    Taps into the Episcopal Church’s priorities and “The Way of Love ” Readers will find in this book a strong and uplifting argument that the Episcopal Church’s theology, sacramental ministry, and commitment to social justice have an essential role to play in mainline Christianity and in the public square. This book will help readers to understand that what it means to be an Episcopalian and how evangelism is a fruit of that identity, not a mere marketing strategy or an end in itself. This book is an approachable and inspiring presentation of the theological rationale and resource for sharing the faith as well as an argument that sharing the faith increases our own. It addresses basic questions that are buzzing in the church today and lays out a series of stories from faith communities across the Episcopal Church, both physical and digital ministries.

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  • United States Catholic Catechism For Adults

    $29.95

    The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an adaptation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and it is presented to Catholics of the United States . . .

    It is our hope that this United States Catholic Catechism for Adults will be an aid and a guide for deepening faith. It may serve as a resource for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and for the ongoing catechesis of adults. It will also be of interest for those who wish to become acquainted with Catholicism. Finally, it can serve as an invitation for all the faithful to continue growing in the understanding of Jesus Christ and his saving love for all people.

    Includes the 2018 revision of no. 2267 promulgated by Pope Francis.

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  • Catechism Of The Catholic Church

    $29.95

    Includes the 2018 revision of no. 2267 promulgated by Pope Francis!

    Here are the essential elements of our faith presented in the most understandable manner, enabling everyone to read and know what the Church professes, celebrates, lives, and prays.

    This second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church has been revised in accordance with the official Latin text promulgated by Pope John Paul II in 1997. It also has been enhanced by the addition of more than 100 pages that feature the following:
    *An analytical index translated from the Latin text
    *A glossary of terms

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  • Discovering Pope Francis

    $29.95

    The dangerous tendency to reduce theological positions to political ones has always fueled divisions in the Church, and it plagues debates surrounding Pope Francis’s teaching today. This collection of essays was born of a landmark international symposium designed to promote theological understanding by contextualizing the thought of Pope Francis–from his understanding of history to his theology of mission–within important theological conversations rarely heard in the US Catholic Church. Its contributors demonstrate decisively that Pope Francis’s magisterium is the fruit of a profound and distinctive, yet deeply Catholic, intellectual engagement with the theological and ecclesial traditions of the Church.

    Contributors include: Austen Ivereigh, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Rodrigo Guerra Lopez, Bishop Robert Barron, Massimo Borghesi, Susan K. Wood, SCL, Rocco Buttiglione, Guzman Carriquiry Lecour, Peter J. Casarella, Brian Y. Lee, Thomas L. Knoebel

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  • God Has Promised

    $3.99

    “There hath not failed one word of all his [God’s] good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant” (1 Kings 8:56), King Solomon declared to the nation of Israel at the dedication of the Temple called by his name.

    The faithful people of God who lived before Solomon, fourscore generations later, and down to our own day will add their testimony to the king’s. For while, in the words of the poet, “God hath not promised skies always blue,” there are in His Word unnumbered pledges of His love, care, and concern that are ours.

    Seventh-day Adventists find a great number of promises they know are of God in the writings of Ellen G. White. A few of the hundreds in those writings are brought together here for comfort, consolation, encouragement, and to meet many other needs of God’s children as they travel the sometimes dark road to heaven.

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  • Signs Of Life

    $23.95

    A timely addition to the conversation regarding liturgical revision Rick Fabian, well known as one of the founding priests of St. Gregory of Nyssa in San Francisco, writes his “treatise in ten parts” on the significant signs of communal life: the welcoming table, authority (human and biblical), baptism, reconciliation, beauty, the spirit, mystery, marriage, children, and the liturgical/ lectionary cycle. This “revisionist approach to sacramental theology” offers a glimpse into the depth of thought behind the praxis that has shaped one of the Episcopal Church’s most widely known parishes.

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  • Speaking Of God

    $31.99

    Do you ever think you’re forgetting how to talk about God? Or never learned how?

    Theology is nothing more–and nothing less–than speaking together about God. Still, a lot of us don’t know where to start.

    In Speaking of God, pastor and theologian Anthony Siegrist helps readers recover a basic language around Christian theology. The sweeping epic of Scripture serves as the scaffold for this accessible book. In vivid and even humorous writing, Siegrist introduces us to scholars and pilgrims and traditions that disclose essential truths about God and Jesus Christ, as well as concepts like creation, sin, redemption, the church, and discipleship. By plumbing the works of theologians such as Augustine, Julian of Norwich, Antonia Gonzalez, and Kazoh Kitamori, Siegrist offers readers an introduction to Christian theology throughout the ages, emphasizing common threads of thought and practice across traditions.

    Learning to talk about God requires courage and humility; this handbook of Christian theology will help you gain both. Join the deepest, longest conversation in the world.

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  • Speaking Of God

    $18.99

    Do you ever think you’re forgetting how to talk about God? Or never learned how?
    Theology is nothing more–and nothing less–than speaking together about God. Still, a lot of us don’t know where to start.

    In Speaking of God, pastor and theologian Anthony Siegrist helps readers recover a basic language around Christian theology. The sweeping epic of Scripture serves as the scaffold for this accessible book. In vivid and even humorous writing, Siegrist introduces us to scholars and pilgrims and traditions that disclose essential truths about God and Jesus Christ, as well as concepts like creation, sin, redemption, the church, and discipleship. By plumbing the works of theologians such as Augustine, Julian of Norwich, Antonia Gonzalez, and Kazoh Kitamori, Siegrist offers readers an introduction to Christian theology throughout the ages, emphasizing common threads of thought and practice across traditions.

    Learning to talk about God requires courage and humility; this handbook of Christian theology will help you gain both. Join the deepest, longest conversation in the world.

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  • Why Did Jesus Die And What Difference Does It Make

    $12.99

    Why did Jesus die? And how does his death change us and our world? These questions stand at the center of our faith. But that doesn’t mean they are simple or straightforward.

    Michele Hershberger helps us peer deeply into the meaning of the cross by sifting through Scripture and the life of Christ. Learn about theological concepts like sin, salvation, and atonement. Find out how Christians across the centuries have thought about Jesus’ death. Discover how Jesus’ life, crucifixion, and resurrection change everything.

    The Jesus Way series delves into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

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  • What Is The Bible And How Do We Understand It

    $12.99

    Reading the Bible is one thing. Understanding how the Bible came to be and how it can guide our faith and life? That’s quite another.

    Dennis R. Edwards offers a succinct and profound investigation of Scripture. By holding up Jesus as the interpretive key and inviting us to read the Bible with the marginalized, Edwards challenges us to a Christ-centered approach to hermeneutics. What does it mean to read the Bible with Jesus at the center? How does Scripture illuminate the work of God in the world? Edwards shines light on contemporary debates about the Bible and calls us to faithful, loving interpretations and applications of the Word of God.

    The Jesus Way series delves into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.

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  • Living Faithfully Revised And Updated

    $14.99

    There is deep disagreement about what The United Methodist Church should teach about homosexuality, same gender marriage, and the ordination of LGBTQ persons. In 2019, a special session of General Conference was held to consider these issues and how they will be addressed by The United Methodist Church in the future. Yet many have felt that the outcome of the special session did not lead to resolution, but to increased tension and deepening division.

    Living Faithfully is designed to help you understand the shape of this debate and what it means for the present and the future. Each chapter includes background on the Bible, Christian theology, history, stories from diverse viewpoints, and United Methodist structure and practice to guide reflection and conversation. You’ll also find definitions of key terms and information about upcoming events.

    The four chapters are:
    1. Is the Practice of Homosexuality Incompatible with Christian Teaching?
    2. Is Same-gender Marriage Compatible with Christian Teaching?
    3. Is Ordaining Practicing Homosexuals Compatible with Christian Teaching?
    4. Where Are We Now?

    This revised four-week study contains an updated fourth chapter that describes the outcome of the 2019 General Conference and the ongoing debates and responses to it. It will help you understand and grapple with various views about the ministry and teaching of The United Methodist Church around issues of human sexuality. It will lead you to have honest, well-informed, and grace-filled conversations with others about these matters and the calls for change. And it will help you discern, in prayer and conversation, how you can respond faithfully in love of God and neighbor.

    A Leader Guide is included with lesson plans to help facilitate a four-session small group study.

    From the Faultlines collection, resources intended to inform conversations around human sexuality and the church.

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  • Receiving Jesus : The Way Of Love

    $14.95

    Practical and inspiring ways to practice a Jesus-centered life

    So often we think of the Christian faith as an obligation or as a set of beliefs that we must hold. With this outlook, we can lose sight of what is most important: the invitation to experience a loving, personal relationship with God. It’s a relationship we can trust, where we can find refuge and solid ground upon which to stand. The Way of Love set forth by the Episcopal Church’s Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry is the journey of a lifetime. It’s a way of knowing God, receiving and sharing Jesus’ love, and being a blessing to the world. Mariann Edgar Budde shares her thoughts on how the reader can come to know–to receive–Jesus more deeply in practicing the Way of Love. Through the seven practices that have been put before us: to turn, to learn, to pray and to worship, to bless, to go, and to rest, she will share biblical stories, wisdom from the Christian tradition, and her own personal stories of spiritual growth.

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  • Welcome To A Life Of Faith In The Episcopal Church

    $17.95

    Perfect for newcomers and confirmation classes The Episcopal Church has a language and a practice all its own. For a newcomer, these can seem intimidating at first glance. This book takes readers through a Sunday worship experience, and explains the what, the why, and the how of what they might encounter. Worship is explained, with a quick survey of the Book of Common Prayer, along with frequently encountered vocabulary. How we read the Bible and what we believe about core points of theology are also discussed, especially as these points may differ from what many people assume to be Christian norms. How faith is practiced and its connection to our social and moral lives is discussed. What is the Jesus Movement and how can the Way of Love be lived every day? Finally, a short overview of Episcopal history is included, for the visitor who wonders how we came to be here. The book concludes with a few of the most frequently asked questions by adults who join the Episcopal Church.

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  • Abuse And Cover Up

    $28.00

    Written for readers deeply concerned for the future of the church, this book seeks to answer two questions: Why is the culture of the Catholic Church, despite Vatican II’s emphasis on collegiality and transparency, still prone to covering up abuses of power? How can this culture change in order to move forward? A timely book on the sex abuse crisis by a scholar who is adept at weaving insights from the social sciences into a framework of practical theology.

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  • In Your Eyes I See My Words

    $34.95

    A Fordham University Press Title

    Pope Francis was a first in many ways: the first pope from the Americas, the first Jesuit, the first Francis, the first child of immigrants from old world, nurtured and transformed by the new world, and returned to lead the whole world. His eloquent homilies and speeches have inspired the faithful of Argentina for decades, largely through his gift of oratory, tracing back to his time as a bishop, archbishop, and cardinal in his home country. To be published in English for the first time in their entirety and with contextual annotations, In Your Eyes I See My Words, Volume 1, collects his homilies and speeches from 1999 to 2004. Volume II spans from 2005-2008, and Volume III, from 2009-2013, concludes with his prophetic last homily before being elected to the papacy.

    This illuminating collection presents an extraordinary opportunity to understand the vision of a great pastor. His words bear witness to the deep experience of faith among God’s people while also showcasing his own extraordinary ability to connect with communities of faith. Through these homilies and speeches, Pope Francis humbly displays his abilities as a wordsmith, a patient and attentive teacher, an inspired and faithful theologian, and a sensitive pastor uniquely attuned to his people, offering ready guidance for their journeys, but also journeying with them.

    The first of a three-volume translation of Pope Francis’ theological, pastoral, anthropological and educational thought provides rich insights into the mind and theological unfolding of a spiritual leader who has become beloved all across the globe. Within it we see Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio–later Pope Francis–ministering to the needs of the people while also engaging with the political, technological, and societal forces affecting their daily lives. Here is an ecclesial voice not afraid to challenge the politicians, the culture-makers and media moguls–even his own ordained and lay church ministers–to live a life of faithfulness marked by justice, equality, and concern for the needs of everyone, urging all to rely on the “vitality of memory” and the “recovery of hope.” In Your Eyes I See My Words also provides a glimpse into the political, social, and religious environment of Argentina and Latin America, providing a unique perspective of the issues confronting the faithful and how those issues motivated and nurtured Pope Francis’ understanding of the Church’s mission to all segment

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  • I Walk With Angels

    $18.00

    James Engel (1925-1989) was a part of the generation of musicians who shaped Lutheran church music during the mid-to-late-20th century. As such, he played an important role in the history of Lutheran church music. Engel was known by his colleagues and students as an excellent musician, choir director, composer and teacher. He had a positive influence on the next generation of Lutheran musicians. In his later years, he became well-known as a composer of church music. His organ and choral works have been performed by many musicians through the years. One of Engel’s signature choral works is titled “I Walk with Angels.”

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  • Anna B Hoppe

    $18.00

    Anna B. Hoppe is one of the most prolific Lutheran hymn writers of the early 20th century. She composed hundreds of hymns along with opinion pieces and devotional writing. All the while, she lived quietly in Milwaukee, working as an office secretary and volunteering in various roles at her church. Despite her humble life, she became acquainted with several important Lutheran church musicians and pastors of her day and they, impressed by her work, helped to “spread the news” about her remarkable achievements. Today Lutherans still know her through just a few of her hymns–“O Son of God, in Galilee” (LSB 841, LW 400, LBW 426), “For Jerusalem You’re Weeping” (LW 390), and “Rise, Arise” (CW 30).

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  • Luthers Lively Theology

    $24.00

    Martin Luther’s Small Catechism is the template and springboard for this book, the purpose of which is to add to what Luther teaches in the Small Catechism and to fill in its blanks, as it were, by expanding on the catechism, theme by theme, with over 400 quotations from other works by Luther along with 50 quotations by other authors or speakers. In addition, this book identifies the background of the five major parts of the catechism and addresses issues that are not addressed in the catechism. Luther’s theology of the cross, and its dispute with what he calls “the theology of glory,” runs all through Luther’s theology, most often without being identified as such. And it runs throughout his comments quoted here. One might say, as he once wrote, “The cross alone is our theology.” It is a theology that addresses the question: “What enables us to become right with God?” Is it obeying God’s law? Is it faithful religious practice? Is it standing up for justice? Is it doing to others what we would have others do to us? Is it simply trying our best? In contrast to the assumption that such positive actions bring us into a right relationship to God (an aspect of the theology of glory), Luther would say that none of these fine things can put us right with God. No matter how hard we try, we don’t measure up. In Luther’s own words: “It is certain that a human being must utterly despair of his or her own ability before being prepared to receive the grace of Christ.”

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  • Skilfully Woven Knot

    $27.99

    The noted preacher and spiritual writer Michael Mayne wrote extensively about Anglicanism’s distinctive theology and ethos, and how it could help the church speak to contemporary society.

    This collection of his unpublished writings and lectures offers a vintage distillation of his wisdom and pastoral understanding that remains extraordinarily relevant. Michael Mayne’s wisdom calls the church back to its deepest spiritual identity and purpose, exploring:
    -The nature of moderation and tolerance;
    -The influence of daily prayer;
    -What happens when Anglicans disagree;
    -Unity in Christ despite diversity in practice;
    -Learning from controversies.

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  • Steps To Christ

    $4.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780816300464Ellen WhiteBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2019Publisher: Pacific Press Publishing Association

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  • Dear Church : A Love Letter From A Black Preacher To The Whitest Denominati

    $16.99

    Lenny Duncan Is The Unlikeliest Of Pastors. Formerly Incarcerated, He Is Now A Black Preacher In The Whitest Denomination In The United States: The Evangelical Lutheran Church In America (ELCA). Shifting Demographics And Shrinking Congregations Make All The Headlines, But Duncan Sees Something Else At Work–drawing A Direct Line Between The Church’s Lack Of Diversity And The Church’s Lack Of Vitality. The Problems The ELCA Faces Are Theological, Not Sociological. But So Are The Answers.

    Part Manifesto, Part Confession, And All Love Letter, Dear Church Offers A Bold New Vision For The Future Of Duncan’s Denomination And The Broader Mainline Christian Community Of Faith. Dear Church Rejects The Narrative Of Church Decline And Calls Everyone–leaders And Laity Alike–to The Front Lines Of The Church’s Renewal Through Racial Equality And Justice.

    It Is Time For The Church To Rise Up, Dust Itself Off, And Take On Forces Of This World That Act Against God: Whiteness, Misogyny, Nationalism, Homophobia, And Economic Injustice. Duncan Gives A Blueprint For The Way Forward And Urges Us To Follow In The Revolutionary Path Of Jesus.

    Dear Church Also Features A Discussion Guide At The Back–perfect For Church Groups, Book Clubs, And Other Group Discussion.

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    Lenny Duncan is the unlikeliest of pastors. Formerly incarcerated, he is now a black preacher in the whitest denomination in the United States: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Shifting demographics and shrinking congregations make all the headlines, but Duncan sees something else at work–drawing a direct line between the church’s lack of diversity and the church’s lack of vitality. The problems the ELCA faces are theological, not sociological. But so are the answers.

    Part manifesto, part confession, and all love letter, Dear Church offers a bold new vision for the future of Duncan’s denomination and the broader mainline Christian community of faith. Dear Church rejects the narrative of church decline and calls everyone–leaders and laity alike–to the front lines of the church’s renewal through racial equality and justice.

    It is time for the church to rise up, dust itself off, and take on forces of this world that act against God: whiteness, misogyny, nationalism, homophobia, and economic injustice. Duncan gives a blueprint for the way forward and urges us to follow in the revolutionary path of Jesus.

    Dear Church also features a discussion guide at the back–perfect for church groups, book clubs, and other group discussion.

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  • Planning For Rites And Rituals Year A 2019-2020

    $39.95

    All-in-one liturgical season planner for worship

    Advent 1 2019 through Christ the King Sunday 2020 Planning for Rites and Rituals is the indispensable companion for worship planning for the Episcopal Church, following the three-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle and the church calendar. Presiders and preachers, worship team leaders, musicians, Christian educators, sacristans, and altar guilds will find this to be the perfect resource, putting all the elements for planning worship and seasonal observances in one handy volume. SEASONAL HELPS for each season of the Christian year:
    – Introductions and approaches to preparing liturgies for the season
    – Ideas for creating an environment appropriate to the season
    – Rites, blessings, prayers, and litanies for the season
    – Pageants and festivals for notable days
    – Seasonal checklist WEEKLY HELPS for every Sunday and feast day of the church year:
    – Introductions to the day: overview, color, preface, collect
    – Summary of the readings and psalm, including both lectionary tracks
    – Inclusive intercessions for the Prayers of the People
    -Ideas for the day for worship and formation
    – Hymn suggestions for the day from The Hymnal 1982; Wonder, Love, and Praise; and Lift Every Voice and Sing II

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  • Witnessing Together : Global Anglican Perspectives On Evangelism And Witnes

    $15.00

    With 85 million members in more than 165 countries, the Anglican Communion represents a wide variety of opinions on mission, theology, and how to live and act as God’s people. Witnessing Together focuses on preaching the gospel in different contexts around the world, highlighting practices that are transforming communities of faith.

    Each context is profoundly unique; opening a window on each of these enables the church in each place to share something of God with the church everywhere else. Unless we come together and share like this, our vision of God is small, impoverished, offers Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. Stories of witnessing and sharing the love of God in Christ–of persevering in the hope of the resurrection–are the beating heart of the Church. Listen carefully to its different voices and their richness, Archbishop Welby says. Be open to its challenges, and be inspired to join in more fully with proclaiming the good news of Jesus.

    Witnessing Together is the second of a three-book series to help Anglicans around the world prepare for the 2020 Lambeth Conference, when bishops from across the Anglican Communion will gather to discuss shared challenges and opportunities for mission and ministry.

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  • Walking Together : Global Anglican Perspectives On Reconciliation

    $15.00

    With 85 million members in more than 165 countries, the Anglican Communion represents a wide variety of opinions on mission, theology, and how to live and act as God’s people.

    In Walking Together, global Anglican leaders share difficult and profound experiences of seeking reconciliation. If left to our own human devices, reconciliation is impossible, concedes Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. But Walking Together focuses not on the human task of reconciliation but on God’s work, reminding us that when we seek reconciliation, we are merely joining in the work that God has already begun. These stories of communities walking together toward reconciliation offer hope, allowing us to glimpse the beauty of the people of God as they seek, despite their brokenness, to join in the work of the Kingdom.

    Walking Together is the first of a three-book series to help Anglicans around the world prepare for the upcoming Lambeth Conference, when bishops from across the Anglican Communion will gather to discuss shared challenges and opportunities for mission and ministry.

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  • Let The Children Come To Me

    $18.95

    A Cascadia Publishing House Title

    Let the Children Come to Me, a resource for familes nurturing faith development of elementary-aged children, is structured around 12 Anabaptist faith practices: Scripture reading, prayer, community, bearing witness, service to one another, worship, nonviolence, steadfast faith, the centrality of Christ, communion, believers baptism, and stewardship.

    Each faith practice is developed as a short unit (the equivalent of two page-spreads) and explored through stories from Anabaptist-Mennonite history–one from the sixteenth century and one contemporary, global story. These stories are accompanied by scripture passages, conversation-starters, prayers, and multiple options for family activities.

    The book is supported by the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism (ISGA) of Goshen College, through the Bearing Witness Stories Project.

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  • Liturgical Resources 2

    $27.95

    In response to the 79th General Convention’s resolution B012, Liturgical Resources 2 includes the marriage rites newly authorized for trial use and essays of pastoral, liturgical, and theological significance to the topic.

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  • In Conversation 2

    $16.95

    * Second volume of the In Conversation series * Insights into the art of listening from former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and author Greg Garrett How is God speaking into our lives today? How do Christians discern what they’re being called to do? How do literature and culture intersect with the Scriptures and our tradition? And what might the work of the artist teach us about both spiritual practice and the vocational tasks of preaching and teaching? Be a fly on the wall and listen in as dear friends-one who happens to be the past Archbishop of Canterbury, the other, “one of the Episcopal Church’s most engaging evangelists” (Barbara Brown Taylor)-discuss their longtime passions and shared interests. In this new volume of the “In Conversation series,” Rowan Williams and Greg Garrett talk about friendship, the Church, the gift of great novels, the importance of Shakespeare, the art of writing poetry and fiction, the preaching event, engaging popular culture, the relationship between faith and politics, the practice of prayer, and the necessity of sacred community, modeling for us in the process both the vanishing art of conversation and an active engagement with faith, culture, and real life.

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  • Drawn To The Gospels Year A

    $16.95

    Proof humor and the gospel are not mutually exclusive – Adds visual interest to bulletins and other printed materials – New from popular illustrator The second in a series of three books brings weekly gospel readings to life. Each week, a cartoon illustration and text of the gospel creates a lighthearted opportunity for individual reflection, or an enjoyable addition to study materials and church bulletins. These amusing and original reflections deepen scriptural literacy and engagement among mem-bers of the Episcopal Church, including youth groups, and will inspire some fun in the process.

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  • Infiltration : The Plot To Destroy The Church From Within

    $24.95

    It took nearly two millennia for the enemies of the Catholic Church to realize they could not successfully attack the Church from the outside. Indeed, countless nemeses from Nero to Napoleon succeeded only in creating sympathy and martyrs for our Catholic Faith.

    That all changed in the mid-19th century, when clandestine societies populated by Modernists and Marxists hatched a plan to subvert the Catholic Church from within. Their goal: to change Her doctrine, Her liturgy, and Her mission.

    In this captivating and carefully documented book, Dr. Taylor Marshall pulls back the curtain on their nefarious plan, showing how these enemies of Christ strategically infiltrated the seminaries, then the priesthood, then the episcopacy, and eventually the cardinal-electors all with the eventual goal of electing one of their own as pope.

    You’ll come to see that the seemingly endless scandals plaguing the Church are not the result, as so many think, of cultural changes, or of Vatican II, but rather the natural consequences of an orchestrated demonic plot to destroy the Church.

    In these gripping pages, you’ll discover:

    *How popes of the 1800s discovered a plot to infiltrate the Church
    *How theologians suspected of being Modernists became Vatican powerbrokers.
    *How modifications in Catholic canon law enabled predator priests like Theodore McCarrick to stay in positions of power.
    *How Our Lady of La Salette gave a prophetic warning of the plot to infiltrate the Church.
    *How the chief architect of liturgical reforms was discovered to be a Freemason.
    *Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s role in exposing the Communist infiltration of the priesthood.
    *How the confusing history of the Third Secret of Fatima relates to the infiltration of the Catholic Church.
    *That Pope Paul VI explained that Vatican II was not infallible.
    *How Pope Paul VI revoked the voting rights of cardinals over 80, thus guaranteeing that all voting cardinals were appointed by him.
    *How the criteria for sainthood shifted from a person’s historical acts to his personal beliefs.
    *The complex roots of the St. Gallen Mafia and how they plotted to modify Catholic doctrine and elect Pope Fran

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  • Call No One Father

    $24.95

    ‘The ugliest perversion of the Church’ (Pope Francis)

    When the chief bishop of the Catholic Church condemns clericalism in words like these, it’s time for Catholics – especially the people in the pews – to acknoweledge the seriousness of the situation and explore options to confront it.

    In Call No One Father, Berise Heasly brings unique insights to her consideration of clericalism, based on many years as a professional educator and an informed Catholic layperson. She well understands that confronting clericalism head on will be insufficient to address its root causes and historical development. Rather, with skill and experience, she moves beyond exclusive binary (either/or) ways of thining to suggest other, gentler approaches, encouraging more transparency and accountability, with soundly based recommendations for seminary formation and the ongoing educationand formation of priests and ministers.

    In the current situation, where many in the churches are demoralised and disheartened, Call No One Father provides a realistic appraisal, informed reflection, strategies for change and reformation, and above all, hope for the community called the Church.

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  • Transforming Vestries

    $22.95

    Drawing on the resources of five other volumes in the series, “Transforming Vestries” creates a single source designed specifically for this governing body. The chapters will highlight the nature – and the needs – of vestry membership: stewardship, leadership, evangelism, discipleship, and vital congregational life.

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