This Is Our Church

This Is Our Church
Author: Michael Pennock
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1594710759
Language: en
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A resource for those seeking a deeper understanding of the two thousand-year history of the Catholic Church, highlights important events, people, trends, and teachings, and offers photographs, charts, and chronologies.

Our Church

Our Church
Author: Roger Scruton
Release: 2014-05-01
Editor: Atlantic Books Ltd
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781782395041
Language: en
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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.

The Black Church

The Black Church
Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781984880345
Language: en
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The instant New York Times bestseller and companion book to the PBS series. “Absolutely brilliant . . . A necessary and moving work.” —Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., author of Begin Again “Engaging. . . . In Gates’s telling, the Black church shines bright even as the nation itself moves uncertainly through the gloaming, seeking justice on earth—as it is in heaven.” —Jon Meacham, New York Times Book Review From the New York Times bestselling author of Stony the Road and one of our most important voices on the African American experience comes a powerful new history of the Black church as a foundation of Black life and a driving force in the larger freedom struggle in America. For the young Henry Louis Gates, Jr., growing up in a small, residentially segregated West Virginia town, the church was a center of gravity—an intimate place where voices rose up in song and neighbors gathered to celebrate life's blessings and offer comfort amid its trials and tribulations. In this tender and expansive reckoning with the meaning of the Black Church in America, Gates takes us on a journey spanning more than five centuries, from the intersection of Christianity and the transatlantic slave trade to today’s political landscape. At road’s end, and after Gates’s distinctive meditation on the churches of his childhood, we emerge with a new understanding of the importance of African American religion to the larger national narrative—as a center of resistance to slavery and white supremacy, as a magnet for political mobilization, as an incubator of musical and oratorical talent that would transform the culture, and as a crucible for working through the Black community’s most critical personal and social issues. In a country that has historically afforded its citizens from the African diaspora tragically few safe spaces, the Black Church has always been more than a sanctuary. This fact was never lost on white supremacists: from the earliest days of slavery, when enslaved people were allowed to worship at all, their meetinghouses were subject to surveillance and destruction. Long after slavery’s formal eradication, church burnings and bombings by anti-Black racists continued, a hallmark of the violent effort to suppress the African American struggle for equality. The past often isn’t even past—Dylann Roof committed his slaughter in the Mother Emanuel AME Church 193 years after it was first burned down by white citizens of Charleston, South Carolina, following a thwarted slave rebellion. But as Gates brilliantly shows, the Black church has never been only one thing. Its story lies at the heart of the Black political struggle, and it has produced many of the Black community’s most notable leaders. At the same time, some churches and denominations have eschewed political engagement and exemplified practices of exclusion and intolerance that have caused polarization and pain. Those tensions remain today, as a rising generation demands freedom and dignity for all within and beyond their communities, regardless of race, sex, or gender. Still, as a source of faith and refuge, spiritual sustenance and struggle against society’s darkest forces, the Black Church has been central, as this enthralling history makes vividly clear.

This is Our Church

This is Our Church
Author: Leo W. Collins
Release: 2005
Editor: Leo Collins
Pages: 186
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Language: en
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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.

This Is Our Church

This Is Our Church
Author: James A. Comiskey
Release: 2000-08
Editor: Liturgical Press
Pages: 47
ISBN: 0814625975
Language: en
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Explains through words and pictures the different parts of a Catholic church, such as the altar, ambo, music center, and confessional.

Sorry

Sorry
Author: Maggie McLeod,Carolyn Pogue,Stan McKay,Bill Phipps
Release: 2015-07
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 26
ISBN: 1770648038
Language: en
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Sometimes it is not so hard to say sorry. Sometimes it is very hard. What matters most is meaning it when you say it. You likely know what its like. You likely remember a time when someone said sorry to you. Maybe youve heard about a church saying sorry as well. One surprising year, the United Church of Canada people did just that. The church has members in Newfoundland, Yukon, and everywhere in between. The people who attend have Asian, Indigenous, African, and European ancestry Canadians are from everywhere! This is the story of why the United Church people apologized for the suffering caused by the Indian Residential Schools.

Our Church and Our Children

Our Church and Our Children
Author: Sophie Koulomzin
Release: 2004
Editor: St Vladimir's Seminary Press
Pages: 169
ISBN: 0881412740
Language: en
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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.

Out Church Out Altar

Out Church  Out Altar
Author: Paul Turner
Release: 2021-09-15
Editor: Liturgical Press
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780814666616
Language: en
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If your parish is planning the dedication of a new church and altar, this book will help prepare the entire community for the celebration. A rich combination of scripture, liturgical text, and questions for further reflection, Our Church, Our Altar invites community-wide catechesis and prayer for a number of occasions, including the laying of a cornerstone, the blessing of a chapel, and the blessing of a new chalice and paten, for example. Our Church, Our Altar will also help you prepare for each anniversary of the dedication of your parish church. Perfect for use by both individuals and communities, the spiritual reflections in this book will help you prepare for these special celebrations within your community of faith.

Our Church

Our Church
Author: Thomas P. Mundukuzhy
Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 282
ISBN: OCLC:1124567090
Language: en
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Pagan Christianity

Pagan Christianity
Author: Frank Viola,George Barna
Release: 2010-09-30
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1414341652
Language: en
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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.

Blest Are We

Blest Are We
Author: Richard N. Fragomeni,Jeannine Wadoz Goggin,Maureen Gallagher,Michael Horan
Release: 2004-06-30
Editor: Scott Foresman & Company
Pages: 402
ISBN: 038236502X
Language: en
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Must We Be Silent

Must We Be Silent
Author: Berean Books,Samuel Koranteng-Pipim
Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 640
ISBN: 1890014036
Language: en
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The Voice of Vatican II

The Voice of Vatican II
Author: Peter A. Huff
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 80
ISBN: 0764819844
Language: en
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Thumbing through the constitutions, decrees, and declarations of Vatican II can be an intimidating experience, especially if you are unfamiliar with the technical language of theology and the distinctive style of official Church publications. Actually try

Our Home Is Like a Little Church

Our Home Is Like a Little Church
Author: Lindsey Blair,Bobby Gilles
Release: 2010
Editor: Christian Focus
Pages: 32
ISBN: 1845505522
Language: en
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Through rhyme and engaging illustrations this book shows parents and children what God's plans are for worshipping him in their home.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catechism of the Catholic Church
Author: Catholic Church
Release: 1997
Editor: Image
Pages: 825
ISBN: 9780385508193
Language: en
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This updated second edition of the Catechism of the Catholic Church incorporates all the final modifications made in the complete, official Latin text, accompanied by line-by-line explanations of orthodox Catholicism, summaries of each section, a detailed index, extensive cross-references, and helpful footnotes.

Our Church Covenant

Our Church Covenant
Author: Timothy A. Williams
Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781105748059
Language: en
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Our Church

Our Church
Author: Graham English
Release: 1992-02
Editor: Liturgical Press
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0814620612
Language: en
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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 Mothers

Our Church Mothers
Author: Gwen Ehrenborg
Release: 2021-09-21
Editor: WestBow Press
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9781664243651
Language: en
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Many notable women have significantly contributed to the direction of the Judeo-Christian Faith over the past three millennia. Seven such formidable women are recognized in “Our Church Mothers” for their roles of strategic importance in the development of Church history. While each woman has name recognition today, people are shocked to learn that Albanian born Mother Teresa became an Irish nun, Martin Luther had a wife and six children, the Booth’s love story rivals that of the Barrett Brownings, and Judge Deborah was the Joan of Arc of her day! Living in different countries, centuries and cultures, they share venerable characteristics in sacrificially choosing to address ignored human needs around them with exceptional righteous faith and action. One common theme among these women is that not only their own children, but also their constituents recognized them as exceptional “Mother” figures and as spiritual leaders anointed by God. Each women was addressed as “Mother,” even though three of them never had children by birth; Judge Deborah, St. Clare of Assisi and Mother Teresa. The four mothers who were also wives, Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Katherine Luther, Susanna Wesley, and Catherine Booth, ably supported their husbands as helpmates while pursuing their own spiritual calling. None of the women allowed negative social pressures to prevent them from achieving their ministry goals. Based on extensive research, the book style is unique in that each case study is presented in a first-person; letter-writing format intended to establish a personal relationship between the historical figure and today’s reader. Following the developing events in these heroines’ lives and their significant male counterparts (whose stories are included,)are designed to motivate readers to believe they, too, can positively change their own world for the benefit of others and the glory of God. After each chapter’s conclusion section, there are discussion questions suitable for individual reflection and small group sharing. Pastors, Bible teachers, and students will find this book an excellent source for illustrations and antidotes in history that demonstrate both success and spiritual truths from actual life experiences.

Who Is Our Church

Who Is Our Church
Author: Janet R. Cawley
Release: 2006-06-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781566997027
Language: en
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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!

Why Our Teenagers Leave the Church

Why Our Teenagers Leave the Church
Author: Roger L. Dudley
Release: 2000
Editor: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
Pages: 221
ISBN: 0828014582
Language: en
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Between 40 and 50 per cent of Adventist youth leave the church in their 20s. Why? How can we keep them? How can we win them back? This book is the culmination of a magnificent obsession. For more than ten years Roger Dudley traced the lives of 1500 teenagers as they grew up and, often, grew disillusioned. Refusing to let them leave in peace, Dudley bombarded them with questionnaires. Many of them answered. This is their story. Dudley puts faces on the statistics by focusing in on individual case studies. He cites the heart-wrenching testimony of desperately lonely people surrounded by uncaring members. They want to belong, to be needed, to be heard, to be loved. They made some mistakes. We share their pain and their dreams, and feel the dissonant cadences of their troubled hearts. Some who never left explain what kept them in the church. Many who left want to return. "Without God, life is hell," wrote one. If you want to know what the youth of your church are not telling you, read this book. It includes the responses of a group of kids who were asked to design the ideal church, and an appendix explaining the causes of "adolescent heresy," the conflict spawned by the teenage struggle for autonomy.