This Is Our Church

Author: Leo W. Collins
Publisher: Leo Collins
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This Is Our Church from the Author: Leo W. Collins. The Seven Societies of the First Church in Boston, 1630. There are three reviews, and the publisher is The Society of the First Church in Boston.

Pagan Christianity

Author: Frank Viola
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781414341651
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Pagan Christianity from the Author: Frank Viola. Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we “dress up” for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, and choirs? This ground-breaking book, now in affordable softcover, makes an unsettling proposal: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is rooted, not in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence and extensive footnotes that document the origins of modern Christian church practices. In the process, the authors uncover the problems that emerge when the church functions more like a business organization than the living organism it was created to be. As you reconsider Christ's revolutionary plan for his church—to be the head of a fully functioning body in which all believers play an active role—you'll be challenged to decide whether you can ever do church the same way again.

Who Is Our Church

Author: Janet R. Cawley
Publisher: Alban Institute, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781566993210
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Who Is Our Church from the Author: Janet R. Cawley. After congregations have considered their history, added up all the statistics, and tried to be honest about their core values, the question still remains: "Who are we, really?" Author Janet Cawley offers a creative, engaging, and faithful way to answer just that question. Cawley demonstrates how to use a congregation's knowledge of itself to construct a metaphor of the congregation as a person and then draw on theat metaphor to generate options for future mission. Cawley makes the case that congregations with a clear, well-articulated identity—those that know, accept, and love who they are—can be flexible and respond to change and new initiatives from the Holy Spirit with boldness because their basic sense of themselves is affirmed rather than threatened. They can make faithful and appropriate choices about what they should do. Congregations will find this intuitive, imaginative approach is useful, accurate, and lots of fun!

Our Church And Our Children

Author: Sophie Koulomzin
Publisher: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
ISBN: 9780881412741
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Our Church And Our Children from the Author: Sophie Koulomzin. This book is a re-release of a classic by a distinguished Orthodox Christian religious educator and a foundational read for Christian parents and educators. Koulomzin, who taught Religious Education at St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary from 1954 to 1973, writes as a laywoman, teacher, mother, and grandmother about the task of Christian education. The work is a remarkable compendium of her wisdom. The contents of the book comprise a deep understanding of children, a wise appropriation of educational and developmental theory, a lived knowledge of the Orthodox faith tradition, and a keen sense of Orthodox church life in America. The book is peppered with engaging anecdotes from her half-century of experience working with children in the Church. For Koulomzin, recognizing that children are full members of the Church was of utmost importance, and her life's vocation was encouraging others to see this. Among the key topics addressed in Our Church and Our Children are: the task of Christian education, developmental stages of children, Christian education in the family, the challenges and opportunities of the church school, and a vision and goals for the Christian teacher. It makes an excellent book for either group or personal study. Included in the re-release are a foreword, which gives a glimpse into her incredible personal life, a bibliography, and a chapter-by-chapter study guide.

This Is Our Church

Author: James A. Comiskey
Publisher: Leo Collins
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This Is Our Church from the Author: James A. Comiskey. Explains through words and pictures the different parts of a Catholic church, such as the altar, ambo, music center, and confessional.

Our Church

Author: Roger Scruton
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782395040
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Our Church from the Author: Roger Scruton. For most people in England today, the church is simply the empty building at the end of the road, visited for the first time, if at all, when dead. It offers its sacraments to a population that lives without rites of passage, and which regards the National Health Service rather than the National Church as its true spiritual guardian. In Our Church, Scruton argues that the Anglican Church is the forlorn trustee of an architectural and artistic inheritance that remains one of the treasures of European civilization. He contends that it is a still point in the centre of English culture and that its defining texts, the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer are the sources from which much of our national identity derives. At once an elegy to a vanishing world and a clarion call to recognize Anglicanism's continuing relevance, Our Church is a graceful and persuasive book.

Our Church

Author: Graham English
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814620618
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Our Church from the Author: Graham English. This is a book about belonging to a church. It is about Patrick learning to make the sign of the cross; about Julie a Melkite Catholic from Lebanon; about Philomena, Emily, Max, Joe, and many other children.

Our Church And Her Services

Author: Ashton Oxenden (bp. of Montreal.)
Size: 27.36 MB
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Our Church And Her Services from the Author: Ashton Oxenden (bp. of Montreal.).