JESUS AND THE PRODIGAL SON THE GOD OF RADICAL MERCY

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Jesus And The Prodigal Son

Author : Brian J. Pierce
ISBN : 1626981744
Genre : Religion
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The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Lk. 15:11-32) is undoubtedly one of the most beloved stories of scripture. Dominican theologian Brian J. Pierce brings a startling perspective to the familiar story.
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Introducing The Practice Of Ministry

Author : Kathleen A. Cahalan
ISBN : 0814639283
Genre : Religion
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Ministry is often examined in terms of who the minister is, not what the minister does. But the vocation to ministry must be understood as a call to identity as well as to practice, one that is rooted in Jesus' life and ministry as well as the Spirit's charisms. InIntroducing the Practice of Ministry Kathleen A.Cahalan defines ministerial leadership as carried out through the practices of teaching, preaching, pastoral care, worship, social ministry, and administration for the sake of nurturing the life of discipleship in the community of believers. In her examination of charisms for each of the practices of ministry, Cahalan presents readers with a Trinitarian foundation, noting that the practices of discipleship and ministry have their origin in the very practices of God." Kathleen A. Cahalan is associate professor of theology at Saint John's University School of Theology, Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota. She is author of Formed in the Image of Christ: The Sacramental-Moral Theology of Bernard Häring (Liturgical Press, 2004) and Projects That Matter: Successful Planning and Evaluation for Religious Organizations (Alban Institute, 2003). She is the past-president of the Association of Practical Theology. "
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Two Journeys Father And Son Wresting Meaning And Hope Through Suffering Forgiveness And Prayer

Author : Daniel C. Nelson
ISBN : 9781493152612
Genre : Self-Help
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This book is about the spiritual journey of two people, a father and his son, who found purpose and meaning in their lives through their individual episodes of suffering, their struggle to forgive, and their faith in the power of prayer. As Daniel journeys with his son Christopher during the fi nal weeks of his short life, he acknowledges the profound spiritual learning that he experiences as he witnesses the courageous and truly Christian behavior of his son. the experience is so utterly powerful that Daniel felt compelled to share it with other people who may also be struggling to understand suffering, forgiveness, and prayer.
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Jesus The Radical

Author : Raymond Angelo Belliotti
ISBN : 9780739187661
Genre : Philosophy
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Jesus the Radical connects the lessons of six parables of the New Testament with moral issues examined by leading contemporary philosophers. The book demonstrates how deeply opposed is Jesus’ radical moral message to the dominant moral understandings of our time.
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Connecting Christ

Author : Paul Louis Metzger
ISBN : 9780849947247
Genre : Religion
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What does Christian witness look like in an increasingly multifaith society? While it is more important than ever to preach the Word of God, as Scripture exhorts us, it is also important that we dialogue with people from diverse perspectives. Unfortunately, too often the evangelical movement has been guilty of monologue in its engagement (or, more often, its disengagement) of people from other religious traditions and worldviews. This book is designed to help evangelical Christ-followers remain orthodox while entering into meaningful discussions with people from other faith walks. We live in an age of extremes, where people tend toward monologue or dialogue: a cold turkey, drive-by-shooting evangelistic approach or a lifestyle, relational approach that avoids verbal witness. This book promotes evangelism and dialogue, not one to the exclusion of the other. And as such it also promotes the need for thoughtful, sensitive communication during a time when our nation is reeling from the onslaught of the culture wars. The problem has not been our God or the Bible, but our approach to God and the Bible. As a result of our inauthentic witness, our God has looked all too common rather than as the uncommon God revealed as Jesus Christ. In light of this spiritual and biblical gut check, our witness in the twenty-first century will likely look very different. As Metzger says, "I want Jesus to be the stumbling block to faith, not me."
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The Prodigal Son

Author : John F. MacArthur
ISBN : 9781418588878
Genre : Religion
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Previously published as A Tale of Two Sons Nearly two thousand years ago, Jesus told a simple parable about a family . . . a father and his two sons. It was a story of rebellion, repentance, and unfathomable grace. The Parable of the Prodigal Son still stands out as a crucial lesson about our struggle with sin and dependence on divine salvation. But there is a part of this story that often goes untold. It’s a message you need to hear. This powerful book provides fascinating new insight into one of the Bible’s most important stories. Using accurate and captivating historical context, John MacArthur invites you to hear the parable of the prodigal son as it was originally intended. Beautiful in their simplicity, rich in God’s forgiveness, these twenty-two verses from Luke will reawaken you to a new understanding of God’s love and the joy our repentance brings to Him. You are about to experience a tale of inexhaustible grace and an ending you’ve never heard before.
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A Time For Compassion

Author : Michael John Cunningham
ISBN : 0954838815
Genre : Christian life
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Instead Of Atonement

Author : Ted Grimsrud
ISBN : 9781621895794
Genre : Religion
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Do atonement theologies that focus on Jesus' death underwrite human violence? If so, we do well to rethink beliefs that this death is necessary to bring salvation. Focusing on the Bible's salvation story, Instead of Atonement argues for a logic of mercy to replace Christianity's traditional logic of retribution. The book traces the Bible's main salvation story through God's liberating acts, the testimony of the prophets, and Jesus's life and teaching. It then takes a closer look at Jesus's death and argues that his death gains its meaning when it exposes violence in the cultural, religious, and political Powers. God's raising of Jesus completes the story and vindicates Jesus's life and teaching. The book also examines the understandings of salvation in Romans and Revelation that reinforce the message that salvation is a gift of God and that Jesus's work has to do with his faithful life, his resistance to the Powers, and God's vindication of him through resurrection. The book concludes that the Bible's salvation story provides a different way, instead of atonement, to understand salvation. In turn, this biblical understanding gives us today theological resources for a mercy-oriented approach to responding to wrongdoing, one that follows God's own model.
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The Power Of God And The Gods Of Power

Author : Daniel L. Migliore
ISBN : 9780664231644
Genre : Religion
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In this accessible and enlightening book, Daniel Migliore offers a study of the nature of God's power. Migliore calls for a reassessment of our understanding of the power of God and, through his exploration of historical and biblical references, provides his own analysis of God's power. A complete understanding of the power of God, Migliore argues, will profoundly affect how we live and how we exert power as individuals and as nations.
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