Preaching to Those Walking Away
Preaching to Those Walking Away explores approaches to preaching typically not taught in seminaries and that reach the spiritual but not religious. N. Graham Standish integrates insights from postmodernism, multiple-intelligences and marketing theories, spiritual formation, counseling, brain research, TED Talks, and other disciplines.
Death Does Not Win the Day
Joyful Defiance encourages readers to reflect on experiences of anxiety, anger, exhaustion, and grief, emotions not always welcomed in the Christian tradition. Lament is an act of faith in God that acknowledges pain and protests death. Joy is a counterstory and a truer tale, less a feeling than a way of being for the self and for the world.
Language for God
A Lutheran Perspective
Language for God explores the ways language and images influence who we are and how we live. It declares the necessity of language and images for God that are expansive and inclusive of all genders. Lutheran perspectives are used as a compass to offer scriptural, theological, and historical insights to advance the reformation of Christian language.
The Psychology of Christian Nationalism
Why People Are Drawn In and How to Talk Across the Divide
How do we overcome polarization in American society? How do we advocate for justice when one side won't listen to the other and cycles of outrage escalate? These questions have been pressing for years, but the emergence of a vocal, virulent Christian nationalism have made it even more urgent that we find a way forward.
An Evolving God, An Evolving Purpose, An Evolving World
Modernity must be able to absorb the notion of a cosmic and evolving God. The old notions of who is in charge, who is superior and whose theology is paramount is in a state of flux. Unless, or until, a new vision comes into play, directs our hearts, guides our business, underlies our technology, the world is not ready for the horizon of Newness.
Why Clergy Are Alienated from Their Calling, Congregation, and Career ... and What to Do about It
This book lets pastors who feel stuck know that they're not alone or crazy, and it's not their fault. It helps congregations better support their clergy. And it joins in the conversation about reshaping seminary training and professional development.
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