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Pastoral Care in the Small Membership Church

Pastoral Care in the Small Membership Church
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An introduction to pastoral care for pastors of small membership churches."If you spend your whole life serving small membership churches and doing it well, yours will have been a life well spent." Small membership churches have a real advantage when it comes to incorporating people into a fellowship where they are known and where their needs are met. These churches and their pastors have an opportunity for excellence in this area, and should make the most of it. Good pastoral care can be the key to effectiveness in all of the other ministries of the church.From getting acquainted with your congregation, weddings and funerals, picking up on subtle cues in a conversation to not-so-subtle conflicts, Killen shares insights from years of ministry in a small membership church setting.James L. Killen, Jr. is a retired elder of the Texas Conference, contributor to Circuit Rider, and author of Who Do You Say That I Am? A Personal Reader.
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POPCULTURED THINKING CHRISTIANLY ABOUT

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There's no avoiding popular culture--we've been enculturated into it. What does it mean to be faithful Christians in a pop culture world? How do we think Christianly about celebrity and leisure? Some Christians try to abstain from "worldly" pursuits, while others consume culture indiscriminately, assuming it has little effect on them. But if Christ is Lord of all of life, then there ought to be Christian ways to engage with and appreciate popular culture. Steve Turner has spent his career chronicling and interviewing people from the worlds of music, film, television, fashion, art and literature. Now he provides an insider's guide to a wide range of entertainment pursuits, with biblical frameworks for understanding pop culture genres and artifacts. Turner explores

  • how movies use redemptive narratives and parables
  • ways journalistic headlines convey worldview assumptions
  • differences between famous people in the past and celebrities today
  • what ideas are communicated through clothing and fashion design
  • how technology changes our sense of what is real
  • and much more
  • God entrusts culture to us and gives us the ability to critique it, enjoy it and create it. This book will help you become a better cultural critic, consumer and creator.

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    Readings in African American Church Music and Worship

    Readings in African American Church Music and Worship
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    Readings in African American Church Music and Worship features important articles and essays on music and worship written by some of the most influential voices of the past century, including W. E. B. DuBois, Wendell P. Whalum, V. Michael McKay, Wyatt Tee Walker, J. Wendell Mapson Jr., and others.
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    Tactics 10th Anniversary Edition a Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

    Tactics 10th Anniversary Edition a Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions
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    Tactics provides the game plan for defending your faith and artfully communicating the truths of Christianity with confidence and grace.

    This expanded anniversary edition of the classic book of Christian apologetics includes updates and expansions of existing tactics, as well as the addition of an all-new tactic and a chapter on Mini Tactics filled with simple maneuvers to aid in discussions.

    In a culture increasingly indifferent or even hostile to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority.

    In Tactics, 10th Anniversary Edition, Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to artfully regain control of conversations, keeping them moving forward in constructive ways through thoughtful diplomacy. You'll learn how to:

  • Meet challenges, questions, and provocations with poise and conviction.
  • Effortlessly start your own evangelical conversations.
  • Present the truth clearly, cleverly, and persuasively.
  • Graciously and effectively expose faulty thinking and logical fallacies.
  • Most important, you'll learn how to get people thinking seriously about Jesus.
  • Drawing on extensive experience defending Christianity in the public square, Koukl will not only walk you through effective arguments to defend why you believe what you believe, but he'll teach you methods for engaging in meaningful dialogue and debate.

    Step-by-step, you'll learn the tactics of good persuasion and defense, how to identify the tactics of your opponent, and how to build your case, patiently and practically.

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    November 1, 2019

    Telling Stories to Touch the Heart

    Telling Stories to Touch the Heart
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    Stories are like jokes. Everyone loves to hear them, but not everyone can tell them. John Reed and Reg Grant have mastered the storyteller's art and they pass their secrets on to us. Teachers will profit from reading this book - and so will their students. Haddon Robinson, Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
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    January 1, 1900

    To Follow Him

    To Follow Him
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    Most Christians know that Jesus commanded his followers to "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations." Yet many remain unclear about what Christ intended such a disciple should be or do. Recognizing that now, more than ever, believers need clear, biblical teaching on this all-important subject, author Mark Bailey provides a biblical measuring stick to help readers discern what it means to be the type of disciple Christ urges us to be. Drawing upon humor, simple visuals, and memorable principles to drive home this vital message, Bailey offers a fresh, authoritative teaching for the 90s on what it means to be a true disciple.
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    Truth in a Culture of Doubt Engaging Skeptical Challenges to the Bible

    Truth in a Culture of Doubt Engaging Skeptical Challenges to the Bible
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    All too often Christians, and even Christian leaders, don't know how to deal with skeptical challenges of the Bible and the Christian faith. Few churches address the historical questions about the Bible and the theological questions concerning the God who, believers claim, has inspired the Bible. Too often Christian scholarship has been kept at arm's length and even viewed with suspicion by the church. Speaking and writing in this kind of environment, Bart Ehrman--professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and author of four New York Times bestsellers--has found a captive audience. Ehrman's popularity is due in large part to the fact that he is talking about things most people never learned about in church. Some have long given up on Christianity, and Ehrman is only reinforcing their decision to depart from their Christian upbringing. Others are trying to reconcile their faith with rational arguments and find Ehrman's books both interesting and disturbing if not appealing.


    Truth in a Culture of Doubt takes a closer look at the key arguments skeptical scholars such as Ehrman keep repeating in radio interviews, debates, and in his their popular writings. If you are looking for insightful responses to critical arguments from a biblical perspective, easily accessible and thoughtfully presented, this book is for you. This is the first book to provide a comprehensive response to Ehrman's popular works. It is presented in such a way that readers can either read straight through the book or use it as a reference when particular questions arise. Responding to skeptical scholars such as Ehrman, Truth in a Culture of Doubt takes readers on a journey to explain topics such as the Bible's origins, the copying of the Bible, alleged contradictions in Scripture, and the relationship between God and evil. Written for all serious students of Scripture, this book will enable you to know how to respond to a wide variety of critical arguments raised against the reliability of Scripture and the truthfulness of Christianity.

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    Wall Church Should Be One No More Cultural or Ethnic Separation

    Wall Church Should Be One No More Cultural or Ethnic Separation
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    The local church should be one body no matter what cultural or ethnic backgrounds that people have.
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    Encountering Theology of Mission Biblical Foundations Historical Developments & Contemporary Issues

    Encountering Theology of Mission Biblical Foundations Historical Developments & Contemporary Issues
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    This fresh, comprehensive text fills a need for an up-to-date theology of mission. It offers creative approaches to answering some of the most pressing questions in theology of mission and missionary practice today. The authors, who are leading mission experts, discuss biblical theology of mission, provide historical overviews of the development of various viewpoints, and address theologically current issues in global mission from an evangelical perspective. This readable yet thorough text integrates current views of the kingdom of God and holistic mission with traditional views of evangelism and church planting. It also brings theology of mission into conversation with ecclesiology and eschatology. Topics covered include contextualization, the missionary vocation, church and mission, and theology of religions. Sidebars and case studies enable readers to see how theology of mission touches real-life mission practice.
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    From the Garden to the City the Redeeming & Corrupting Power of Technology Old Ed

    From the Garden to the City the Redeeming & Corrupting Power of Technology Old Ed
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    Where does technology belong in the biblical story of redemption?

    Believers and unbelievers alike are saturated with technology, yet most give it little if any thought. Consumers buy and upgrade as fast as they can, largely unaware of technology's subtle yet powerful influence. In a world where technology changes almost daily, many are left to wonder: Should Christians embrace all that is happening? Are there some technologies that we need to avoid? Does the Bible give us any guidance on how to use digital tools and social media?

    An experienced Web developer and writer on technology and culture, John Dyer answers these questions and more by walking through the story of the Bible and introducing key ideas about how technology and culture interact. Dyer first analyzes the biblical, theological, and philosophical foundations of technology and then studies several examples that show how technology can influence the spiritual life. For youth pastors, college-aged readers, and anyone interested in understanding how technology fits with faith, From the Garden to the City fills a gap for biblically-informed literature in a technological world.

    "The burgeoning field of internet possibilities has very little written from a Christian perspective, much less from a gifted artist like John Dyer."--J. Scott Horrell, Professor of Theological Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

    "Of all the voices speaking and writing on the subject today, John Dyer's is among the voices I most respect. [His] unique combination of technological and theological passion, insight, and credentials make him an author and thought leader that people of faith need to hear from."--Scott McClellan, editor, Collide Magazine

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    January 1, 1900