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  • Teaching Across Cultures

    $25.00

    Foreword By Duane H. Elmer
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    1. Metaphors Of Teaching
    2. The Rail Fence As A Crosscultural Model For Teaching
    3. Adapting Our Colored Glasses
    4. Teaching Complex Creatures
    5. Teaching And Context
    6. Teaching And Cultural Values
    7. Teaching Aims Across Cultures
    8. Cultural Influences On Teaching Aims
    9. Teaching Through Struggle
    10. Harmony Through The Rail-Fence Model
    11. Examples Of Pilgrim Teaching
    12. Improving Teaching Through Evaluation
    Recommended Reading
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    In our globalized world, ideas are constantly being exchanged between people of different cultural backgrounds. But educators often struggle to adapt to the contexts of diverse learners. Some focus so much on content delivery that they overlook crosscultural barriers to effective teaching.

    Educator and missiologist James Plueddemann offers field-tested insights for teaching across cultural differences. He unpacks how different cultural dynamics may inhibit learning and offers a framework for integrating conceptual ideas into practical experience. He provides a model of teaching as pilgrimage, where the aim is not merely the mastery of information but the use of knowledge to foster the development of the pilgrim learner.

    Plueddemann’s crosscultural experience shows how teachers can make connections between content and context, bridging truth and life. Those who teach in educational institutions, mission organizations, churches, and other ministries will find insights here for transformational crosscultural learning.

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  • You Welcomed Me

    $16.00

    1. Are We For Or Against?
    2. That Could Be Me
    3. Real Concerns
    4. This Is Our Story
    5. Getting Practical
    6. Form A Human Chain
    7. Here Is Life
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix A: Organizations For Next Steps
    Appendix B: Resources For Next Steps
    Notes

    Additional Info
    “Wait, Dad. Are we for them or against them?”

    Kent Annan was talking with his eight-year-old son about the immigrant and refugee crises around the world. His son’s question, innocent enough in the moment, is writ large across our society today. How we answer it, Annan says, will reveal a lot about what kind of family, community, or country we want to be.

    In You Welcomed Me, Annan explores, in his usual compelling way, how fear and misunderstanding can motivate our responses to people in need. Instead, he invites us into stories of welcome-stories that lead us to see the current refugee and immigrant crisis in a new light. He also lays out simple practices for a way forward: confessing what separates us, listening well, and partnering with, not patronizing, those in need. His stories draw us in, and the practices send us out prepared to cross social and cultural divides.

    In this wise, practical book, Annan invites us to answer his son’s question with confident conviction: “We’re for them”-and to explore with him the life-giving implications of that answer.

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  • Beyond Colorblind : Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey

    $18.00

    Part I: Redeeming Our Ethnic Stories
    1. Beyond Colorblind
    2. Ethnicities Made For Good
    3. The Cracks In Our Ethnicity
    4. Ethnicities Restored For Better
    5. Redeemed Ethnic Identities Sent Out To Heal

    Part II: Stewarding Our Ethnic Identities
    6. Trust-Building With Ethnic Strangers
    7. Crosscultural Skills In Community
    8. Responding To Crosscultural Conflict In Community
    9. Prophetic Ethnic Justice
    10. Culture Re-creators

    Acknowledgments
    Notes

    Additional Info
    For a generation or so, society has tried to be colorblind. People say they don’t see race. But the reality is that this approach has its limitations. In our broken world, ethnicity and racial identity are often points of pain and injustice. We can’t ignore that God created us with our ethnic identities, and he made them for good. We bring all of who we are, including our ethnicity and cultural background, to our identity and work as God’s ambassadors.

    Ethnicity and evangelism specialist Sarah Shin reveals how our brokenness around ethnicity can be restored and redeemed, for our own wholeness and also for the good of others. When we experience internal transformation in our ethnic journeys, God propels us outward in a reconciling witness to the world. Ethnic healing can demonstrate God’s power and goodness to others and bring good news to the world. Showing us how to make space for God’s healing of our ethnic stories, Shin helps us grow in our crosscultural skills, manage crosscultural conflict, pursue reconciliation and justice, and share the gospel as ethnicity-aware Christians.

    Jesus offers hope for healing, both for ourselves and for society. Discover how your ethnic story can be transformed for compelling witness and mission.

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  • White Awake : An Honest Look At What It Means To Be White

    $18.00

    Foreword By Brenda Salter McNeil
    1. The Day I Discovered My World Was White
    2. Flying Blind
    3. What Is Cultural Identity?
    4. Encounter
    5. Denial
    6. Disorientation
    7. Shame
    8. Self-Righteousness
    9. Awakening
    10. Active Participation
    Notes

    Additional Info
    Daniel Hill was surprised to discover one day that his world was white and that he didn’t know what that meant. This book reflects his journey into exploring both his own ethnic tradition and also into broadening the scope of his world.

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  • Restored To Freedom From Fear Guilt And Shame

    $17.89

    SEANET proudly presents Restored to Freedom from Fear, Guilt, and Shame, volume 13 in its series on intercultural and inter-religious studies. These three cultural orientations impact the shaping and expression of worldview. While all are present to a certain extent in every context, this volume draws from the expressions and insights found from within the Buddhist world. Understanding orientations differing from our own helps us understand more of ourselves, part of the enrichment resulting in the process of encounter. We require the lens of the world in order to better recognize our own cultural blindness. We use the word “restoration” believing that it is God’s purpose to restore all that was lost through fear, guilt, and shame back to the original status of power, honor, and innocence through reconciliation on all levels. This volume is for all who seek restoration to freedom for self and others.

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  • Intercultural Ministry : Hope For A Changing World

    $19.99

    Why are most churches still segregated by race and culture? Is it possible to build intercultural ministries today? What are the challenges of creating and maintaining these ministries? How do intercultural churches give equal power and privilege to each culture? How do they avoid assimilating minority cultures into dominant cultures? Intercultural Ministry explores these questions and more with chapters from a racially and denominationally diverse group of pastors, theologians, and teachers who reflect on their experiences and experiments in intercultural ministry. Contributors include Peter Ahn, Amy Butler, Brad Braxton, Brandon Green, Daniel Hill, Angie Hong, Karen Oliveto, Carlos Ruiz, Sheila Sholes-Ross, Christine Smith, and more!

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  • Living Sin Of The Multicultural Christian

    $21.89

    As the Church of today breeds the theology of brotherly love throughout the world, an ancient biblical judgment hidden in plain sight threatens to bring down the very pillars of modern society as we know it. A judgment so devastating that when executed by God the first time it altered the course of the world’s history forever.

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  • Living Sin Of The Multicultural Christian

    $15.99

    As the Church of today breeds the theology of brotherly love throughout the world, an ancient biblical judgment hidden in plain sight threatens to bring down the very pillars of modern society as we know it. A judgment so devastating that when executed by God the first time it altered the course of the world’s history forever.

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  • Ministering In Honor Shame Cultures

    $32.00

    Failing to understand honor and shame cultures can lead to cross-cultural roadblocks in ministry and relationships for Westerners. Georges and Baker examine the Bible through the lens of honor and shame and join their cross-cultural experience and reflection in this informed exploration and guide to ministry in honor and shame contexts.

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  • Children Just Like Me

    $19.99

    A favorite in classrooms, libraries, and homes, Children Just Like Me is a comprehensive view of international cultures, exploring diverse backgrounds from Argentina to New Zealand to China to Israel. With this brand new edition, children will learn about their peers around the world through engaging photographs and understandable text laid out in DK’s distinctive style.

    Highlighting 36 different countries, Children Just Like Me profiles 44 children and their daily lives. From rural farms to busy cities to riverboats, this celebration of children around the world shows the many ways children are different and the many ways they are the same, no matter where they live.

    Meet Bolat, an eight-year-old from Kazakhstan who likes to cycle, play with his pet dogs, and play the dromba; Joaquin from New Jersey who enjoys reading and spending time with his family, and whose favorite food is bacon; or Yaroslav from Moscow who likes to make robots. Daily routines, stories of friends and family, and dreams for the future are spoken directly from the children themselves, making the content appropriate and interesting to draw in young readers.

    To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of this special project, all-new photography, maps, and facts give unique insight to children’s lives in our world today showing their homes, food, outfits, schools, families, and hobbies.

    A passport to a celebratory journey around the world, Children Just Like Me is perfect for children who are curious about the children of the world and their stories.

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  • Embrace : Gods Radical Shalom For A Divided World

    $17.00

    Introduction
    1. Embracing The Place
    2. The Ones We Avoid
    3. God Likes Pumpkin Pie
    4. Breaking Barriers
    5. Give Me Fifteen
    6. Take Me Out To The Ballgame
    7. Natural Justice
    8. Love Even Our Enemies
    9. Yes, Black Lives Matter
    Epilogue

    Additional Info
    The walls between us seem impenetrable. We live in an age of strife and division. Factors like race, class, values and lifestyles keep us from connecting with others in meaningful ways. It’s easier to avoid or ignore people who make us uncomfortable or who we just do not like. But God’s call to the church is to do just the opposite. Leroy Barber has spent decades pursuing reconciliation and justice amongst groups of vastly diverse people. He knows the challenge of embracing those who are difficult to embrace, yet he advocates that the way to radical shalom on earth is through pursuing these relationships. We have the opportunity as the people of God to bring true peace and unity to a world that desperately needs it. Embrace the challenge to show a divided world the bridge-building power of God’s love.

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  • Narratology And The Modern Indian Novel

    $14.00

    Narratology and the Modern Indian Novel is an interesting study of narrative inclusive of both Indian and Western narratological traditions and theories, tracing the impact of Indian aesthetic theory and Sanskrit poetics on the modern Indian novel in the employment of certain narrative techniques. It is a purview from Indian aesthetics and structuralist theories. The theme of this book is a negotiation of three important existing theoretical areas: Western criticism, Indian narrative tradition and aesthetic practice, and Translation Studies. The novel has evolved as the most important genre in modern India. It is undoubtedly inspired by the European narrative forms and has drawn considerably on the Indic narrative tradition as well. The Kavya literature provides a viable model for the modern Indian narrative.

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  • Crossing Cultures With Jesus

    $20.00

    You can be a missionary by crossing an ocean or by crossing the street. We now have unprecedented opportunities to meet people from every culture and nation. International study and global migration allow us to build relationships with Buddhists and Muslims, students from Singapore and workers from the Middle East. But how do we share the gospel with people from different cultures and worldviews? Crosscultural evangelism can be scary. But veteran crosscultural minister Katie Rawson shows how we can witness the way Jesus did, entering into people’s worlds and drawing them into God-centered community. She equips readers to evangelize Jesus’ way, depending on him as companion and guide and venturing out in joy to be and share good news. Filled with compelling stories, practical resources and relational tools, this guide gives crosscultural training and shows how you can share the gospel through story and diagram, with clear communication and authentic community.

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  • Rescuing The Gospel From The Cowboys

    $25.00

    In Memoriam
    Preface
    1. The Creator’s Presence Among Native People
    2. The Colonization, Evangelization And Assimilation Of First Nations People
    3. Sweating With Jesus: Stories Of The Native Experience
    4. A View From The Hill: Emerging Native Expressions Of The Jesus Way
    5. From Colonization To Contextualization
    6. Looking Down The Road: The Future Of The Native Church
    Acknowledgments
    Editor’s Tribute To Richard Twiss
    Glossary
    Acronyms
    Appendix A: Final Words On Indigenous Education And Theology
    Appendix B: What Should We Call You?
    Appendix C: Boarding Schools
    Bibliography
    Notes

    Additional Info
    The gospel of Jesus has not always been good news for Native Americans. The history of North America is marred by atrocities committed against Native peoples. Indigenous cultures were erased in the name of Christianity. As a result, to this day few Native Americans are followers of Jesus. However, despite the far-reaching effects of colonialism, some Natives have forged culturally authentic ways to follow the way of Jesus. In his final work, Richard Twiss provides a contextualized Indigenous expression of the Christian faith among the Native communities of North America. He surveys the painful, complicated history of Christian missions among Indigenous peoples and chronicles more hopeful visions of culturally contextual Native Christian faith. For Twiss, contextualization is not merely a formula or evangelistic strategy, but rather a relational process of theological and cultural reflection within a local community. Native leaders reframe the gospel narrative in light of post-colonization, reincorporating traditional practices and rituals while critiquing and correcting the assumptions of American Christian mythologies. Twiss gives voice to the stories of Native followers of Jesus, with perspectives on theology and spirituality and concrete models for intercultural ministry. Future generations of Native followers of Jesus, and those working crossculturally with them, will be indebted to this work.

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  • Dialogue Of Life

    $14.95

    A Dialogue of Life – Towards the encounter of Jews and Christians will motivate Jews and Christians to begin “the way of dialogue.” These pages provide accessible tools for anyone taking part in the encounter between people of different cultures or religions. It offers useful tools for those who work in the areas of education (teachers, professors, and catechists), as well as for families.

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  • Becoming The People Of God

    $17.99

    How do Christ followers celebrate unity in the midst of diversity? How do we become the people of God in more than name only? A unifying Christ-centeredness demands living out kingdom values and bearing witness to transformation in and through a multitude of cultural manifestations. We struggle to serve, worship, and witness in the midst of this age-old challenge. This collection of perspectives come from settings where the good news of Jesus has not been the dominant historical norm. All contributors in this volume are practitioners. They have a deep appreciation for the cultural heritage and important moral values found in Buddhist contexts. We believe these chapters hold valuable lessons that speak to all of the family of faith. Here you will find a wide range of topics and approaches that address what it means to become the global body of believers. These can speak to you wherever you are called to participate with God’s work in the world. Christ followers are in the process of becoming what will one day culminate in a huge and starling celebration of people from all of God’s beloved creation. If you are interested in hearing from those discovering what that might look like outside traditional packaging, this book is for you. Book jacket.

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  • Eternity Invading Time

    $19.99

    Global Glory Publication

    In the Old Testament, God’s people saw Him in a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. In the New Testament, the religious world thought they had God in a box behind the veil. When Jesus died, the veil was rent and God went public.

    In an ever changing world where the darkness prides itself by proclaiming they have psychic insights for every person, the church has become anemic, without as much as a sign, a miracle or a wonder.

    Where do we go from here?

    Faith is at a level the church has never known before. It is a faith being seen in the “here and now”. We must understand what Jesus meant when He said, “I only do what I hear and what I see My Father do and say.”

    You are about to enter that eternal zone, where time is losing its grip on the earth. Eternity is Invading Time.

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  • Post Black And Post White Church

    $24.95

    Efrem Smith, an internationally recognized and innovative African-American leader, offers a workable plan for connecting theology, practical ministry models, and real stories of people in multi-ethnic Christian communities. Using the example of Jesus, Smith develops a theology of multi-ethnic and missional leadership. Embracing urban and ethnic subcultures such as hip-hop, this book provides a rich mix of multi-ethnic church development, reconciliation theology, missional church thinking, and Christian community.

    *Provides a common-sense approach to creating a multi-ethnic Christian community
    *Includes practical ministry models and real stories of people who are members of thriving multi-ethnic congregations
    *Author is acclaimed African-American thought leader who planted and led a multi-ethnic churches of close to 1,000 and now leads a regional division of a denominational committed to ethnic, multi-ethnic, and missional churches

    This book is written for anyone wrestling with what it means to be a Christian in an increasingly multi-ethnic world polarized by class, politics, and race.

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  • No More Us And Them

    $29.00

    List Of Activities & Lessons
    Foreword
    Preface
    Chapter 1Getting To Know You
    Chapter 2Starting With Seeing Similarities
    Chapter 3Becoming Part Of The Puzzle
    Chapter 4Collaboration & Interdependency
    Chapter 5Everyone’s An Expert: Valuing Diversity
    Chapter 6Making Every Day Multicultural Day: Studying & Valuing All Cultures
    Chapter 7Holidays In The Curriculum
    Chapter 8Reading For Respect
    Chapter 9Ending The Year With A Focus On Respect
    Appendix AReproducible Multicultural Activity Sheets – Cinderella
    Appendix BBook Club Issue Response Journal Pages
    Appendix CList Of Activities And Lessons
    References

    Additional Info
    It is imperative that teachers build community in their classrooms and across their academic teams and grades in order to make school a safe and supportive place for adolescents. Teachers must help their students acknowledge that they belong to a group together, that they are part of a “we” or “us,” and that any differences-divergent talents, backgrounds, experiences, cultures, and skills-only make “us” stronger and better.

    No More “Us” and “Them” delineates what steps educators can take to create an atmosphere where adolescent students feel accepted, included, and valuable to themselves and to their peers. The goal of this book is to change adolescent attitudes to lead to not just acceptance and tolerance, but toward an expansion of “us” and respect for their classmates that will serve to spread an even wider net of respect.

    This book provides ideas for lessons and activities that can be integrated into existing curricula and that meet a variety of content area standards in language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, foreign languages, physical education, art, and music, while also proposing ideas for advisory or homeroom periods and class, team, and grade gatherings to build respect in our classrooms, our schools, and our communities.

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  • No More Us And Them

    $72.00

    List Of Activities & Lessons
    Foreword
    Preface
    Chapter 1Getting To Know You
    Chapter 2Starting With Seeing Similarities
    Chapter 3Becoming Part Of The Puzzle
    Chapter 4Collaboration & Interdependency
    Chapter 5Everyone’s An Expert: Valuing Diversity
    Chapter 6Making Every Day Multicultural Day: Studying & Valuing All Cultures
    Chapter 7Holidays In The Curriculum
    Chapter 8Reading For Respect
    Chapter 9Ending The Year With A Focus On Respect
    Appendix AReproducible Multicultural Activity Sheets – Cinderella
    Appendix BBook Club Issue Response Journal Pages
    Appendix CList Of Activities And Lessons
    References

    Additional Info
    It is imperative that teachers build community in their classrooms and across their academic teams and grades in order to make school a safe and supportive place for adolescents. Teachers must help their students acknowledge that they belong to a group together, that they are part of a “we” or “us,” and that any differences-divergent talents, backgrounds, experiences, cultures, and skills-only make “us” stronger and better.

    No More “Us” and “Them” delineates what steps educators can take to create an atmosphere where adolescent students feel accepted, included, and valuable to themselves and to their peers. The goal of this book is to change adolescent attitudes to lead to not just acceptance and tolerance, but toward an expansion of “us” and respect for their classmates that will serve to spread an even wider net of respect.

    This book provides ideas for lessons and activities that can be integrated into existing curricula and that meet a variety of content area standards in language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, foreign languages, physical education, art, and music, while also proposing ideas for advisory or homeroom periods and class, team, and grade gatherings to build respect in our classrooms, our schools, and our communities.

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  • Fat Tuesday : Book About Mardi Gras

    $19.99

    Fat Tuesday is the character and the subject of this nonfiction work of retired art teacher Jo Ann Brown. Watercolor illustrations help the young reader understand the basis for this holiday and celebration season. The book comes complete with a fun and inexpensive mask activity, plus some fun souvenirs on request.

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  • Identity And Transformation

    $22.99

    David Ofumbi is convinced biblically that, Christian faith covers the entire realm of human existence. There is no dichotomy between private life and public life, or spiritual life and secular life, or an individual and a community. In fact, the whole of human life is the visible expression of the invisible God. Therefore, respective indigenous cultures and the gospel must engage and impact each other. On the one hand, Christians in respective indigenous cultures engage and adapt the gospel to the deep-level meaning and the surface-level forms of their cultures; on the other hand, the gospel transforms respective cultures continuously. African understanding and practices of Christian faith (“Africa Christianity”) in this respect is both the outcome of the reciprocal impact between respective indigenous cultures and the gospel and the basis of authentic Christian response to human needs (“Christian Community Transformation”).

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  • Identity And Transformation

    $14.99

    David Ofumbi is convinced biblically that, Christian faith covers the entire realm of human existence. There is no dichotomy between private life and public life, or spiritual life and secular life, or an individual and a community. In fact, the whole of human life is the visible expression of the invisible God. Therefore, respective indigenous cultures and the gospel must engage and impact each other. On the one hand, Christians in respective indigenous cultures engage and adapt the gospel to the deep-level meaning and the surface-level forms of their cultures; on the other hand, the gospel transforms respective cultures continuously. African understanding and practices of Christian faith (“Africa Christianity”) in this respect is both the outcome of the reciprocal impact between respective indigenous cultures and the gospel and the basis of authentic Christian response to human needs (“Christian Community Transformation”).

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  • My Manners Hands

    $11.99

    My Manners Hands addresses the issues of traditional manners dissolving in our society. As the book says, “Somewhere along the way, the simplest manners went away.” Our world has become a place where multi-tasking is the norm, and texting and email can diminish the human aspect of communication. Partly because of this cultural phenomenon, we have lost sight of common courtesy and respectful manners. How many times have you said “Thank you,” and received a “No problem,” or no response at all. What about children saying, “Huh,” to an adult? How did a simple, “Yes Ma’am, No Ma’am, Please, Thank you,” and even a “Bless you” after a “Kerchoo,” disappear in our society? My Manners Hands is a meaningful rhyming children’s picture book that encourages manners from the past to the present day.
    Our children start out as a clean slate, and we, as adults, can express the importance of being polite. We are grooming our children in love and true compassion. One can clearly notice the prevalence in our society of “Give me, I want, that’s mine,” and a lack of respect for others. My Manners Hands teaches children,
    “May I, and Yes you May, to keep your manners every day. I can keep them with me, I know I can, because I am going to learn
    My Manners Hands!

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  • Future For The Latino Church

    $22.00

    Foreword By Manuel Ortiz
    Introduction: A Moment Of Transition In The Barrio
    1. Living In The Hyphen
    2. Multigenerational Hispanic Churches
    3. Multiethnic, Predominately Hispanic Churches
    4. Good News And Good Works In The Barrio
    5. The Local Church As Organic Seminary
    6. The New Hispanic Challenge
    Conclusion: A Future For The Latino Church

    Additional Info
    Many assume that Hispanic ministry in North America still necessarily focuses on Spanish-language congregations. But over 60 percent of all American Latinos were born in the United States and are now English dominant.

    Daniel Rodriguez argues that effective Latino ministry and church planting is now centered in second-generation, English-dominant leadership and congregations. Based on his observation of dozens of cutting-edge Latino churches across the country, Rodriguez reports on how innovative congregations are ministering creatively to the next generations of Latinos. In-depth case studies reveal how gifted leaders are reaching beyond their own demographics to have lasting impact on their wider communities.

    The future of the Latino church is multilingual, multigenerational and multiethnic. Those who “live in the hyphen” between Latino and American can become all things to all Latinos, sharing the gospel in ways that language is no barrier.

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  • Multicultural Ministry Handbook

    $20.00

    1. The Building Blocks Of A Multicultural Ministry
    David Anderson
    2. Relational Training For A Multicultural Church
    Frank Eastham
    3. Lessons Learned By A White Pastor In A Multicultural Church
    Dave Michener
    4. Pastoral Care And Education
    Dan Taylor
    5. Creative Arts And Multicultural Ministry
    Rich Becker
    6. Multicultural Worship
    Nikki Lerner
    7. Multicultural Prayer Ministry
    K. C. Whang
    8. Multicultural Children’s Ministry
    Karen Eastham
    9. Multicultural Student Ministry
    Jared Sorber
    10. Community Outreach
    Dave Michener
    11. Going Further
    Margarita Cabellon

    Contributors
    About Bridgeway Community Church

    Additional Info
    The world is becoming increasingly diverse. More and more of our neighbors are from a variety of cultures, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. But most churches are still culturally homogenous and do not represent every tribe and tongue. What can we do to minister more effectively to our multicultural society? David Anderson and Margarita Cabellon bring together an experienced team of practitioners to share best practices for multicultural ministry. First they lay out the biblical rationale for multicultural community as God’s vision for his people. Then key leaders share personal journeys and practical ideas for multicultural leadership development, worship, children’s ministry, outreach and much more. Drawing on the pioneering expertise of Bridgeway Community Church and BridgeLeader Network, the contributors present a holistic and multifaceted portrait of what a dynamic, grace-filled and diverse ministry can look like. Our tribalized world is crying out for healing. Discover how you can minister to others as agents of God’s reconciliation and hope.

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  • Telling Gods Stories With Power

    $17.99

    This is a complete and practical introduction to storying, especially for people who want to learn about using biblical storytelling in cross-cultural contexts and who want to train others to become storytellers. It includes many fascinating accounts of the responses of tribal people to the first proclamation of the gospel through storytelling.

    The result of years of research and field testing, Telling God’s Stories with Power is a product of the author’s own journey as he confronted the challenges of teaching the Bible in parts of the world where people are unaccustomed to a Western style of learning. Full of innovative and groundbreaking insights, this study is packed with ideas, explanations, and constructive suggestions stated in clear and simple language.

    Throughout the book there are extensive examples from the storytellers’ own experiences. Tracing the movement of the biblical stories across multiple generations of tellers and listeners, storytelling is found to be superior for knowledge transfer and for bypassing resistance to the gospel in oral contexts, thus presenting clear evidence of the effectiveness of biblical narrative among oral learners.

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  • Women Out Of Order

    $34.00

    While there are many similarities among women’s experiences, there are undeniable and important differences as well. Assembling a leading group of theologians, social scientists, and practitioners, this volume pioneers pastoral care of and by women in light of differences in race and ethnic background, class, generations, sexual orientation, and experience with the cultural realities that typically assail women.

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  • Worldview For Christian Witness

    $39.99

    In Worldview for Christian Witness, Charles Kraft invites readers to understand REALITY as God sees it by learning to take seriously the insights of other societies. The diversity of cultures can seem obvious, but to really understand the significance of those surface level differences, one needs to understand the deep level assumptions on which they are based.

    “The whole purpose of the book is to help cross-cultural witnesses learn how to discover a people’s worldview, to understand it, and then present the gospel in such a way that it leads to deep worldview change.-Darrell Whiteman, Vice President of Mission Education, The Mission Society

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  • Power And Identity In The Gobal Church

    $16.99

    Power and Identity in the Global Church: Six Contemporary Cases applies contemporary sociological, theological, and New Testament insights to better understand how God’s people can, do, and should interact in the field, thereby laying the groundwork for better multicultural approaches to mission partnership. The authors-six evangelical anthropologists and theologians-also show that faithfulness in mission requires increased attention to local identities, cultural themes, and concerns, including the desire to grow spiritually through direct engagement with God’s word. In this context, failure to attend to power imbalances can stunt spiritual and leadership growth. Attending to those imbalances should make Christian churches more truly brothers and sisters in Christ, equal members of the one global body of which Christ alone is the head.

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  • Strange Kindness

    $32.99

    Foreword

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction

    I: Strange Kindness

    II: Strange Kindness Commentaries

    Benevolence, Courage, Humility, And Keen Observation: Tow’s Classical Chinese Medical Arts

    Reading Strange Kindness From Confucian And Taoist Perspectives

    Harmony Of Kindness And Strange: Reading Strange Kindness Through The Lenses Of Holistic, Western Medical Art And Poetry Therapy

    Little Bamboo: A Five-Element Study Of A Life Fully Lived

    Heart-mind Biopoetics And Tow’s Moon Door

    Mabel Cho-Shin Tow

    Author Biographies

    Additional Info
    When Mabel (Chu, Cho-Shin) Tow (1914-1999), one of the first Chinese women to practice medicine in China and the United States, shares her story with us, we may experience “the tender gravity of kindness” (the generative transmission of her lineage). That lineage becomes Tow’s blend of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Christianity. Mabel Tow was a boundary-crosser by being a Christian in China and a Chinese woman in America.

    In this reflective work, eight authors share their unique author-reader relationships with Strange Kindness as they dramatize further how Tow crossed the boundaries of gender, culture, religion, language, tradition, and medical practices. They vividly illustrate Tow’s lineage-in-transmission, moving all into “tikkum olam,” the poetic act of repairing the world.

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  • Cross Cultural Servanthood

    $22.00

    Cross-cultural specialist Duane Elmer gives Christians practical advice for serving other cultures with sensitivity and humility. With careful biblical exposition and keen cross-cultural awareness, he offers principles and guidance for avoiding misunderstandings and building relationships in ways that honor others.

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  • Beyond Racial Gridlock

    $22.00

    Sociologist George Yancey surveys a range of approaches to racial healing that Christians have used and offers a new model for moving forward.

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  • Subverting The Power Of Prejudice

    $19.00

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    Prejudice. It’s a serious problem whether you’re on the giving or receiving end, no matter what kind it is – race, gener, age, status, wealth, looks or ability. It’s serious not only because of the damage it does to all parties, but because we block what God wants to give us and what we need – his power and peace.
    Sandra L. Barnes helps us sort out why prejudice is unfair, what feeds our prejudices, how to overcome prejudice and how to avoid being victimized by discrimination. She brings together both theological insight and sociological research to help us recognize and disarm our prejudices and to bring healing to our broken personal and societal relationships.

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  • Black Rednecks And White Liberals

    $17.95

    This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted.

    In a series of long essays, this book presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and dangerous actions, policies, and trends. It presents eye-opening insights into the historical development of the ghetto culture that is today wrongly seen as a unique black identity-a culture cheered on toward self-destruction by white liberals who consider themselves “friends” of blacks. An essay titled “The Real History of Slavery” presents a jolting re-examination of that tragic institution and the narrow and distorted way it is too often seen today. The reasons for the venomous hatred of Jews, and of other groups like them in countries around the world, are explored in an essay that asks, “Are Jews Generic?” Misconceptions of German history in general, and of the Nazi era in particular, are also re-examined. So too are the inspiring achievements and painful tragedies of black education in the United States.

    Black Rednecks and White Liberals is the capstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racial and cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.

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  • Reproducible Pastoral Training

    $21.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9780878083671Patrick O’ConnorBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2006Publisher: William Carey Library Print On Demand Product

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  • From Every People And Nation

    $23.00

    Acknowledgments
    About The Contributors
    Introduction
    1.The Witness Of Active Resistancea: The Ethics Of Revelation In African American Perspective
    Brian K. Blount
    2.Revelation: Clarity And Ambivalence: A Hispanic/Cuban American Perspective
    Justo L. Gonzalez
    3.Coming Out Of Babylon: A First-World Reading Of Revelation Among Immigrants
    Harry O. Maier
    4.Polishing The Unclouded Mirror: A Womanist Reading Of Revelation 18:13
    Clarice J. Martin
    5.Power And Worship: Revelation In African Perspective
    James Chukwuma Okoye
    6.The Heroine And The Whore: The Apocalypse Of John In Feminist Perspective
    Tina Pippin
    7.Reading The Apocalypse: Resistance, Hope, And Liberation In Central America
    Pablo Richard
    8.For The Healing Of The World: Reading Revelation Ecologically
    Barbara R. Rossing
    9.Revelation 13: Between The Colonial And The Postcolonial, A Reading From Brazil
    Vitor Westhelle
    10.Hope For The Persecuted, Cooperation With The State, And Meaning For The Dissatisfied: Three Readings Of Revelation From A Chinese Context
    K.-K. (Khiok-khng) Yeo
    Appendices
    1.Intercultural Bible Study: Three Principles
    2.Intercultural Bible Study: Some Suggestions For Group Interaction
    3.Reading Profile: Cultural Identity/Social Location/ Personal Perspectives
    4.From Every People And Nation: A Study Guide For Ten Sessions Of Two Hours
    Bibliographies
    1.Intercultural Bible Study
    2.Cultural Interpretation
    3.The Book Of Revelation

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    A diverse group of New Testament scholars and theologians offer myriad paths to a better understanding of the Book of Revelation. They discuss topics such as Hispanic / Cuban American and African American perspectives, ecological issues, postcolonial themes, and liberation theology. The book also provides a set of guidelines for intercultural Bible study.

    The volume’s contributors include:
    *Brian K. Blount
    *Justo Gonzalez
    *Harry O. Maier
    *Clarice J. Martin
    *James Okoye
    *Tina Pippin
    *Pablo Richard
    *Barbara R. Rossing
    *Vitor Westhelle
    *Khiok-Khng Yeo

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  • Career Defining Crises In Mission

    $14.99

    12 Chapters

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    Career-Defining Crises in Mission is written to help missionaries evaluate their ministry approaches and to pursue those that place relationships over programs. Each of the 12 chapters takes a well-known missiological principle and, instead of focusing on the theory behind it, uses Bible studies, illustrations, true stories, and practical suggestions to encourage missionaries to make decisions that cultivate relationships with people as they choose mission methods.

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  • Making Nature Sacred

    $41.95

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    Since colonial times, the sense of encountering an unseen, transcendental Presence within the natural world has been a characteristic motif in American literature and culture. American writers have repeatedly perceived in nature something beyond itself-and beyond themselves. In this book, John Gatta argues that the religious import of American environmental literature has yet to be fully recognized or understood. Whatever their theology, American writers have perennially construed the nonhuman world to be a source, in Rachel Carson’s words, of “something that takes us out of ourselves.”
    Making Nature Sacred explores how the quest for “natural revelation” has been pursued through successive phases of American literary and intellectual history. And it shows how the imaginative challenge of “reading” landscapes has been influenced by biblical hermeneutics. Though focused on adaptations of Judeo-Christian religious traditions, it also samples Native American, African American, and Buddhist forms of ecospirituality. It begins with Colonial New England writers such Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards, re-examines pivotal figures such as Henry Thoreau and John Muir, and takes account of writings by Mary Austin, Rachel Carson, and many others along the way. The book concludes with an assessment of the “spiritual renaissance” underway in current environmental writing, as represented by five noteworthy poets and by authors such as Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard, Marilynne Robinson, Peter Matthiessen, and Barry Lopez.
    This engaging study should appeal not only to students of literature, but also to those interested in ethics and environmental studies, religious studies, and American cultural history.

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  • Wesleyan Essentials In A Multicultural Society

    $16.99

    Prompted by a large number of requests from pastors and Sunday schools, this resource (co-published with Bristol House) will help users understand United Methodist beliefs and tradition and what it means to function as a Christian in the context of a multi-cultural society. Thirteen sessions will cover the failure of post-modern philosophy to provide ultimate value outside of Christian faith. The Wesleyan essentials of original sin, the saving work of Christ, atonement, resurrection, salvation by grace through faith, trinity, prevenient grace, sanctifying grace, doctrine of the Holy Spirit, and living a transformed life.

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  • Raising Up Young Heroes

    $20.00

    Youth ministry is about much more than Sunday night Bible study and lock-ins. It’s about changing the lives of youth and empowering young heroes to change their world. Here is a model for holistic ministry that addresses all the needs of students–body, soul and spirit. Powerful stories from the author’s urban, multiethnic context shape the context of this book, while the principles within are designed to serve the whole body of Christ.

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  • Prayers From The East

    $16.00

    Come, celebrate Eastern Christian spirituality by perusing this fine collection of individual intercessions and corporate liturgies drawn from Egyptian Coptic, Armenian, Syrian, Indian Malankara, Ethiopian, and Eritrean sources. Helps revitalize our stale and overly familiar language.

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  • Bethlehem Besieged : Stories Of Hope In Times Of Trouble

    $19.00

    Raheb’s powerful collection of compelling personal stories–stories of desperation and hope in the midst of lethal conflict–brings the Palestinian/Israeli conflict up close and personal. Raheb’s lifelong commitment to his people has kept him in the legendary birthplace of Christianity, even as it has become a flashpoint in the world’s most volatile and hate-filled conflict. Yet, even as tanks thunder through Nativity Square, and even as he sees the lives of his friends, his flock, and his family disrupted and destroyed, Raheb also spies seeds of hope. His passionate personal testimony lifts up the stray gesture toward friendship, the brave attempts to rebuild life and livelihood in a destroyed land, and the unquenchable desire for justice and peace.

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  • End To This Strife

    $19.00

    Williams’s important work argues that taking the New Testament and particularly Galatians 3:28 seriously should lead black churches to challenge sexism and racism not only in society at large but also in African American churches and denominational bodies. By addressing oppressive practices in African American and other churches, they remain true to the liberation principle of the Bible the equality of all people before God which has been used effectively by black churches.

    His argument unfolds first through looking at the biblical text, especially the figure of Jesus and his ministry and how he broke the social barriers of his day. It then shows how African American Christians have historically appropriated this lens and legacy in their own religious and social experience and explains how this vision pertains to the state of black women in the churches today.

    Williams’s book will help all Christian churches reappropriate the biblical text and serve as a model for how the Bible can be responsibly employed in the churches and the public arena to promote equality for all people.

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  • Justification : Whats At Stake In The Current Debates

    $28.00

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    It is not just one word among many, but it is a central reality for which Christians are thankful to God. Consequently, a faithful understanding of justification is not merely a concern of academic theologians but of all Christians. Discussion of this crucial matter reached a watershed during the Reformation, but concerns raised since then have not all been resolved throughout the church. In fact, current debates, even controversy, about justification among Protestants and between Protestants and Roman Catholics have been chronicled for general readers in periodicals such as Christianity Today and Books and Culture. In Justification Mark Husbands and Daniel J. Treier bring together notable evangelical scholars and teachers to address from biblical, historical, theological and ecumenical perspectives key questions that prevent complete unity between Roman Catholic and Protestant branches of the church and raise tensions even among Protestant denominations. Witnessing to certain signs of hope, these essays also acknowledge points of caution. But for every reader who is looking for guidance and orientation to this doctrine and current discussion, this book provides a wealth of charitable yet incisive insight. Key questions addressed in the volume include:
    *Does the doctrine of imputation of Christ’s righteousness need to be rethought, or does it faithfully reflect biblical teaching?
    *How should the faith and transformation of the believer be understood in connection with our justification?
    *What is the connection between our union with Christ and justification?
    *What can we learn from Lutheran, Wesleyan and Anglican perspectives on justification?
    *What does the Lutheran-Catholic Joint Declaration of 1999 contribute to current ecumenical discussions, and what prospects are there for real theological and ecclesiological reconciliation?

    These and other questions about the vital fact of justification for Christian salvation remain of central importance for the preaching, teaching, believing and unity of the church.

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  • Pocket Dictionary Of North American Denominations

    $10.00

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    Designed as a quick reference guide to orthodox and not-so-orthodox church groups in the United States and Canada, this handy dictionary examines such denominations and groups as: Bible churches, African American denominations, confessional churches, mainline denominations, churches in the evangelical tradition, Pentecostal churches, and many groups considered on the Christian fringe. Based on the award-winning Dictionary of Christianity in America, this pocket dictionary is an affordable and easily accessible “help key” for understanding the Christian traditions of North America.

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  • Multicultural Ministry : Finding Your Churchs Unique Rhythm

    $14.99

    An inspiring and practical guide for learning how to transition from a unicultural to multicultural church The changing ethnic face of America will increasingly require evangelicals to minister to people of a variety of ethnic backgrounds, including AfricanAmericans, Hispanics, Asians, and others. In Multicultural Ministry, author and pastor David Anderson provides practical ideas to show how both new and existing churches can embrace greater cultural diversity and discover their unique rhythm. Anderson shares many stories from his experiences in planting Bridgeway Community Church, a successful multicultural church that has grown to about 1,500 people, half of whom are AfricanAmerican, 30 percent are Caucasian, and about 15 percent are from other racial and ethnic groups. This book provides transferable principles and practical ideas adaptable for churches of any size and setting. Features include: *How to discover your church’s unique rhythm and identify where you are on the racial reconciliation continuum, and move forward along the continuum *How to move from stadiumlevel repentance to strategylevel realities *Scriptural basis for multicultural ministry *Inspiring stories, specific howto’s, and dangers to avoid

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  • Being Latino In Christ

    $18.00

    Orlando Crespo has taken his own journey from Puerto Rico to an immigrant neighborhood in Springfield, Massachusetts, and back again to his Latino roots. In this book he helps readers reflect on their own voyages of self-understanding and what it means to have a mixed heritage from the days of the original Spanish Conquest to the present.

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  • Living Stones In The Household Of God

    $22.00

    With contributions from notable scholars such as James Cone, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Emilie Townes, D. Stephen Long, and Dwight Hopkins, this intriguing volume invites sustained reflection on the legacy and future of black theology. Given the new ecclesial, social, global, and interreligious contexts shaping and challenging black theology, the contributors respond with their own insights and visions into how black theology relates to black and white churches as well as to various ecumenical, ecological, and existential concerns. This important collection of essays functions as both a tribute and a challenge to black theology as it opens new vistas for African Americans persevering in faith.

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  • Who Are The Anabaptists

    $9.99

    The Anabaptists of North America sport an amazing spectrum of religious and cultural diversity–from communal Hutterites to urban Mennonites, from low-tech Amish to acculturated Brethren. New members with Asian, African, and Hispanic cultural roots add spice and color to traditional Anabaptist ways. Counting more than 6,000 congregations and 100 different groups, the Anabaptists are known for their strong commitments to peacemaking, service, and community. In this concise text, a leading scholar of Anabaptist communities provides a sweeping overview of their beliefs and practices as well as their similarities and differences.

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  • 1 Body One Spirit

    $18.00

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    This volume offers insights and implications for church leadership, worship styles, conflict resolution and much more.
    As society diversifies, local churches find themselves interacting with people from every tribe and tongue. But not every church is equipped to handle the realities of ethnic and racial diversity in their congregational life. Sociologist George Yancey’s pioneering research on multiracial churches offers key principles for church leaders wanting to minister to people from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds. Insights from real-life congregations provide concrete examples of how churches can welcome people of all heritages, giving them a sense of ownership and partnership in the life of the church. Here is an essential resource for pastors and church leaders committed to cultural, ethnic and racial reconciliation in their congregations.

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  • Doctrine Twisting : How Core Biblical Truths Are Distorted

    $18.00

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    In essentials unity. In nonessentials liberty. In all things charity. Almost daily Christians are bombarded by strange new teachings about Jesus. The worldwide proliferation of new religious movements has created confusion in the church.
    Are there core beliefs at the heart of the Christian faith?
    If so, what are they?
    And how should Christians relate to those who do not embrace these beliefs?
    In down-to-earth language, Doctrine Twisting addresses and answers these questions. With the firm conviction that God has sufficiently and finally revealed himself in Christ and through the Bible, H. Wayne House and Gordon Carle explore in detail the doctrines of the Trinity, revelation, sin, Christ’s divinity, the atonement, faith and works, the second coming and the afterlife. In each chapter they outline the biblical basis for the historic orthodox position and then analyze and refute deviations from these truths. Doctrine Twisting will help Christians more fully serve God and minister to others through a better understanding of the essential doctrines of the Bible and the doctrinal errors of new religious movements.

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  • Critical Minds And Discerning Hearts

    $14.99

    This book goes beyond the “how-to’s” of teaching to offer a pedagogy founded in spirituality, providing teachers with the elements necessary to create a truly multicultural classroom.

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  • House Of Prayer For All Peoples

    $23.00

    Contrary to the oft-repeated truism, there are churches in America where Sunday is not the “most segregated day of the week,” as Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook convincingly demonstrates in her compelling exploration of congregations tackling racial justice issues. Yet the truism continues to haunt many congregations, and Kujawa-Holbrook reveals, through story and thoughtful analysis, what it means to create and live out multiracial community.

    Focusing on six congregations from different denominations, geographical regions, and settings, the author shows us the joys and struggles in their intentional pursuits of a more diverse and just community. The stories in A House of Prayer for All Peoples will inspire leaders to explore their congregation’s history, study their community’s demographics, and, most of all, search their souls for ways they can develop and celebrate the diversity in their midst. The book is capped by an extensive annotated resource list for readers who want to explore the topic further.

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  • 1 Bread One Body

    $25.00

    As a troubadour for global music and an instigator of cross-cultural worship for more than 15 years in a variety of denominational settings, including congregational, national, and international venues, Michael Hawn has observed many faithful people who find that a taste of Pentecost in worship is refreshing and invigorating. In One Bread, One Body: Exploring Cultural Diversity in Worship, Hawn seeks to help bridge the gap between the human tendency to prefer ethnic and cultural homogeneity in worship and the church’s mandate to offer a more diverse and inclusive experience. He offers a rainbow vision of the universal church where young and old joyfully and thoughtfully respond to the movement of God’s Spirit in multicultural worship.

    Hawn and four colleagues from Perkins School of Theology in Dallas formed a diverse team in ethnicity, gender, academic field of study, and denominational affiliation to study four United Methodist congregations in the Dallas area that are grappling with cross-cultural ministry. Their four case studies illustrate both the pain and the possibilities encountered in capturing the Spirit of Pentecost in worship. Hawn also offers a concise and practical theological framework as well as numerous strategies and an extensive bibliography for implementing “culturally conscious worship.” This book is invaluable for congregations that want to undertake the hard work of cross-cultural worship. Foreword by Justo Gonzalez.

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  • O Lord Hold Our Hands

    $22.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780664226985Nibs Stroupe | Caroline LeachBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2003Publisher: Geneva Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Gender Ethnicity And Religion

    $20.00

    The study of religion and the practice of theology have been transformed in recent years by incorporating new perspectives on race, ethnicity, and gender. This volume of work by twelve young scholars highlights new work at this fruitful nexus. In historical and social studies, new methodologies from social theory, culture anthropology, and gender studies have emerged that take religion explicitly into account and thereby illumine other cultural values. In theology, too, increased appreciation for the cultural location of all theologies and theologians has led to more contextual theologies and cultural-specific religious insights. This volume sheds particular light on the role of religious agency in African American and Caribbean social transformation (such as post-Civil-War laws and the lunch-counter struggles of the 1960s) and religious practices (such as folk healing, church women’s roles in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, religious music). But this volume also offers new, ethnically influenced theological perspectives: specific contributions to Caribbean, Cuban, womanist theologies and explorations of sacramental theology, ecotheology, and spirituality.

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  • Beginners Guide To Crossing Cultures

    $22.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9780830823468Patty LaneBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2002Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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  • Wrath Of Jonah

    $21.00

    Internationally renowned scholar Erhard Gerstenberger here offers a radical departure from traditional treatments. Rather than a systematic approach to theological topics in the Old Testament, Gerstenberger discusses its various theological voices rooted in different social settings within ancient Israel: the family and clan, the village, the tribal group, and the kingdom. Further, he discusses the variety of Israel’s views concerning the divine – polytheism, syncretism, and monotheism. Gerstenberger concludes with his reflections on how contemporary theology is informed by the biblical witness and how it must be contextual and ecumenical in order to be authentic.

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  • Black Theology And Ideology

    $24.95

    Combining the theological methods of Juan Luis Segundo and James H. Cone, Harry Singleton sheds new light on the impact of race on the origin and development of theology in America.

    In Black Theology and Ideology Singleton appropriates Segundo’s method of deideologization to argue that relevant theological reflection must expose religio-political ideologies that justify human oppression in the name of God as a distortion of the gospel and counter them with new theological presuppositions rooted in liberation. Singleton then contextualizes Segundo’s method by offering the theology of James Cone as the most viable example of such a theological perspective in America.

    Chapters are “The Black Experience and the Emergence of Ideological Suspicion,” “The Western Intellectual Tradition and Ideological Suspicion,” “Hermeneutical Methodology and the Emergence of Exegetical Suspicion,” “A New Hermeneutic,” and “The Case for Indigenous Deideologization.”

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  • Check All That Apply

    $16.00

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    Where do you fit? Who is your community? Who really understands you? Being multiracial is often confusing, frustrating and lonely. Perhaps you feel as Sundee Tucker Frazier sometimes does when faced with yet another form asking for her ethnic identifiction–like “none of the above.” In this book, Frazier offers good news: God loves multiracial people and their interracial families. There is a special place for you in God’s plan! And God wants to give you a sense of wholeness, worth and belonging–as one made in God’s very likeness. Frazier helps you understand the experiences that form who you are and shows how to connect with others like you. She offers insight for developing your ethnic identity, understanding your family of origin–even figuring out who to marry! Most of all, she encourages you to gain a sense of God’s purpose for your life. And for those who aren’t multiracial themselves but know someone who is, she clarifies the challenges and rewards of sensitive relating. With Frazier you’ll embark on a journey of personal discovery–with the goal of embracing all of who you are. You’ll discover joy in living as a multiracial person as you gain the hope and courage to “check all that apply.

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  • Making Room At The Table

    $33.00

    1. Biblical Foundations For Multicultural Worship
    2. Theological Foundations For Multicultural Worship
    3. Toward Multicultural Worship Today

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    The table can be an empowering place for building community; after all, it is at meals that families gather, reunions are held, events are celebrated, and stories are shared. To be excluded from the table often reflects the painful fracturing of a community.

    Making Room at the Table explores the multicultural challenges facing the contemporary church. Using the image of the table as the central metaphor for worship, the writers strive to make worship more relevant to, and inclusive of, groups that have often been excluded – youth, ethnic minorities, and other marginalized people.

    Rather than allow multiculturalism to be a dividing ground form the church today, this book seeks to bridge the gaps and unite all people in worship without threatening their personal or cultural uniqueness. Let the table be open, and let the ensuing conversation across the table transform the community.

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  • Multicultural Theatre 2

    $24.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9781566080422Editor: Roger EllisBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2000Publisher: Meriwether Publishing Ltd.

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  • Multicultural Theatre 1

    $17.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9781566080262Editor: Roger EllisBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2000Publisher: Meriwether Publishing Ltd.

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  • Strange Virtues : Ethics In A Multicultural World

    $30.00

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    Strange Virtues is one of the first books to comprehensively consider ethics across cultures, addressing the ethical import of other religions and gender relations, exploring how the Bible and culture interact to produce ethical stances, and examining such particular case studies as bribery. It will be invaluable not only for missionaries, ethicists and students, but for all Christians who want to better understand neighbors right here at home.

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  • Embracing Diversity : Leadership In Multicultural Congregations

    $17.00

    Explore a variety of approaches congregations have taken to embrace differences; identify leadership issues diversity creates in congregations; and discover programmatic suggestions drawn from the experience of multicultural congregations to address these issues. This book helps readers to understand their own experience with racial and cultural differences and is a guide for gathering diverse people into the life and mission of the congregation

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  • Man Who Couldnt Be Killed

    $15.99

    An unforgettable story of faith and miraculous deliverance in Communist China at the height of the Cultural Revolution. Mr. Wong’s unflinching courage and the miracles that saved his life will inspire you to believe in God who is greater that any problem

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  • Listening In : A Multicultural Reading Of The Psalms

    $24.99

    Every reader of the biblical text, Stephen Breck Reid contends, places it in the context of other texts and narratives, whether they be the stories of the reader’s own experiences, or the broader myths and communal narratives of their culture. The value of such a reading is that it helps render the Bible intelligible in our contemporary context. The danger, however, is that we will import false and destructive elements form our cultural context into our understanding of the Scriptures.

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  • Story Of Kwanzaa

    $6.99

    It?s time for Kwanzaa! Light the candles on the kinara! Fly the bendera, and tell stories from Africa! The festival of Kwanzaa was originated by Dr. Maulana Karenga to honor the customs and history of African Americans. The seven principles of Kwanzaa, called the Nguzo Saba, serve to remind African Americans of the struggles of the past, and also focus on present-day achievements and goals for the future. The holiday fun continues with activities at the end of the book, including making your own cow-tail switch and baking benne cakes.

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  • Hispanic Latino Theology

    $29.00

    U.S. Hispanic/Latino voices have emerged in the last ten years to become one of the most creative theological movements in the Americas. Fully ecumenical and oganized in systematic, collaborative framework, this major volume features Hispanic theology’s sources (the Bible, church history, cultural memory, literature, oral tradition, penecostalism), loci (urban barrios, Puerto Rico, exile, liberation, social sciences, Latina feminists), and vigorous expressions (mujerista theology, popular religion and theopoetics).

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  • Cross Cultural Counseling

    $19.00

    Both informative and reflective, Gary Simpson’s book traces the genesis of critical social theory in Germany’s Frankfurt School of Social Research. But he also explains the reconception of critical theory in the work of Jurgen Haberma, especially in ideas about interpretation, praxis, communicative action, and civil society. Finally, Simpson shows how Christian theology and Christian congregations can employ critical theory to retrieve their prophetic vocation in the life of our society.

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  • Bush Was Blazing But Not Consumed

    $19.99

    13 Chapters

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    Best-selling author Eric Law shows how to work with the dynamics of diverse cultures to create a truly inclusive community.
    In his widely acclaimed The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb, Eric H. F. Law explores the dynamics of multicultural misunderstandings and how different cultures perceive and use power. Here he shows how to work with those dynamics to create a truly inclusive community.

    Using Exodus 3 as a theological starting point, Law explains in detail how leaders can:
    – understand and resolve difference in communication styles
    – recognize and avoid the “Golden Calf Syndrome”
    – reconcile high-context and low-content elements in the group
    – use mutual invitation
    – build dialogue through liturgy

    Following Law’s practical guidelines, we can, in the end, build multicultural structures everyone can live and thrive in

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  • Missionary Conquest : The Gospel And Native American Cultural Genocide

    $24.00

    George Tinker’s probes into U.S. mission history pierce the romantic veil of most history writing and show how four of the most noted Christian missionaries, men of the highest moral character, the best of intentions, and sincere commitment to the gospel, confused gospel values and European cultural values, often with lethal results.

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  • Wolf Shall Dwell With The Lamb

    $19.99

    11 Chapters

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    This groundbreaking work explores how certain cultures consciously and unconsciously dominate in multicultural situations and what can be done about it.

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  • Out Of Every Tribe And Nation

    $20.99

    Out of Every Tribe and Nation demonstrates how ethnic minority perspectives can enrich the church’s understanding of a variety of its traditional doctrines: creation, salvation, the Word, and the church in its relation to the world. In each case, Gonzalez draws from several ethnic minority perspectives to demonstrate that the church’s traditional understanding of these doctrines, because it has been framed by one dominant group, has impoverished and at times distorted the gospel. In listening to these perspectives, the church can recapture the richness of the divine-human encounter in Christ, and reclaim its standing as “the whole people of God.”

    By combining the theological perspectives of different ethnic minority theologians on the nature of the gospel and the church and by avoiding an anthology approach, the book offers a single, coherent theological discourse drawn from a variety of different yet complementary perspectives.

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