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Looking Through The Cross

Author : Graham Tomlin
ISBN : 9781408188491
Genre : Religion
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Everything looks different in this world through the lens of the Cross. This book deals with reconciliation, humility, identity, power, suffering, life and atonement. These are familar themes for a Lent book but in Dr Tomlin's hands they are given exciting new meaning which will touch the hearts and minds of men and women in a turbulent modern world. Dr Tomlin is a theologian of the first rank, but he is also a writer with a keen pastoral commitment, celebrated for his common touch.
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A Second Look At The Cross

Author : Michael Perrin
ISBN : 9781450062787
Genre : Religion
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Galatians 2:20- NKJV- I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; By our identification with Christ, we don't mean that we identify ourselves with Him (though in a sense we do), but that God identified us with Christ in his death, burial and resurrection. God saw us crucified when He saw Christ crucified; God saw us raised when Christ was raised. Identification then is first and foremost the was God sees things and not the way we do!
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God S Mysteries And Paradoxes Looking Through The Glass Darkly

Author : Dr. Carroll M. Helm
ISBN : 9781490813127
Genre : Religion
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God’s Mysteries and Paradoxes: Looking through the Glass Darkly is a book about paradoxes and how they were actually created by God to bring unique enlightenment but also to confound the so-called earthly wisdom. Paradoxes also keep believers humble by showing them that God’s ways are not always man’s ways. “For this is what the high and lofty One says—he who lives forever, whose name is holy; I live in a high and holy place but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite (Isaiah 57: 15).” This book introduces the reader to the ancient idea of “The Divine Paradox” written by Hermes Tristmegistus (thrice great) in The Divine Pylander. An additional book, Corpus Hermeticum, was translated by Marsilo Ficino during the early Renaissance and helps frame the philosophical paradox of nature versus faith. This book, along with other fragments written by Hermes Trismegistus, was translated in the early 1400s and caused a rebirth of its teachings during the Renaissance. Modern secret societies and the occult are using much of the same knowledge to deceive people in the world today. Evidence shows Albertus Magnus, Roger Bacon, and the Knights Templar possessed ancient knowledge and from it gave rise to secret organizations and societies operating today, including the Illuminati, Freemasons, and modern occultists.
Category: Religion

Cross In Tensions

Author : Philip Ruge-Jones
ISBN : 9781630878108
Genre : Religion
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Luther's theology of the cross is a direct critique of oppressive power relationships in his day. Luther's early thought challenges specific economic, political, social, ideological, and religious power dynamics; the cross confronts those who enjoy power, prestige, pomp, and profits at the expense of the poor. Ruge-Jones maps the power relationships that Luther's theology addressed and then turns to specific works that challenge established structures of his world. Luther's Latin texts undermine the ideological assumptions and presumptions that bolstered an opulent church and empire. Luther uses the cross of Christ to challenge what he called volatilem cogitatum, knowledge that is prone to violence. His German writings (directed to a broader, more popular audience) focus this critique of human pretensions into an attack on systems of wealth, status, and power that refuse to look with compassion upon poor Mary, or upon the many domestic servants of Germany. God has respected the ones whom the world disrespects and has thus entered the world to turn it upside down. Also in the German writings, the Lord's Supper calls the powerful to enter into solidarity with the poor--suffering people to whom Christ has given himself. Finally, in his popular pamphlets, visual images show with graphic specificity that throughout his life Christ sought out solidarity with the least. These images contrast brutally with images of a church that has sold its soul to wealth, political influence, military power, and status.
Category: Religion

Looking Through A Glass Bible

Author : AKM Adam
ISBN : 9789004259096
Genre : Religion
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Infused with literary, political, art-critical, cinematic, liturgical and other interests, these essays display interpretive verve freed from the anxiety of disciplines — with closely observed interpretive insights, critical engagement with biblical texts, and vivid inspiration from their cultural worlds.
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Looking Through Windows

Author : Kristin Carter Rowe
ISBN : 9781469173801
Genre : Fiction
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Looking Through Windows is the fi ctional story of three neighbors who, for very different reasons, are lonely and lost but ultimately rediscover themselves when their lives become mysteriously entangled in a web of deceit, suspicion, and paranormal events. Charlotte Webb is a fatigued and spiritless woman, loving of her young son but disconnected from her workaholic husband. Though discontent, Charlotte fi nds solace in the mysteries of her neighbors, the view from her windows serving as the buoy without which she would drown from depression. Her preoccupation with spying enmeshes her into the dangerous world of her recently widowed neighbor, Isabella, a beautiful woman suspected of killing her husband, a respected oncologist. Charlotte also becomes obsessed with the curious life of her other neighbor, Michael, a dour man with a fascinating wife who tends to show up at the oddest times and in the most curious of ways. Though it is a mystery, Looking Through Windows is primarily a story of the windows we all look throughwindows of opportunity, regret, and even salvation.
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At The Cross With Jesus

Author : Carl B. Rife
ISBN : 9780788018862
Genre : Religion
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By combining a compelling sermon series with an insightful group of monologues, "At The Cross With Jesus" offers flexible, effective resources that will keep the cross central in your congregation's minds and hearts during Lent. Practical for use in any church, large or small, the material in "At The Cross With Jesus" is perfect for midweek worship or Holy Week services, and could also be used for a Bible study. The five moving messages in The Symbols Of The Cross examine Jesus' final days by focusing on powerful images from the Passion story. Each homily relates these events to our everyday lives by exploring a specific symbol and the human characteristic it exemplifies. There are also directions for creating a searing memory of these symbols by placing visual representations of each image on a wooden cross. Symbols included are: - The Palms (a symbol of our fickleness) - The Money Bag (a symbol of our greed) - The Towel (a symbol of servanthood) - The Crown of Thorns (a symbol of mockery) - The Nails of the Cross (a symbol of suffering) In Five Who Knew Jesus, five persons who were intimately acquainted with Jesus describe their personal relationships with him. Through hearing the perspective of those who played critical roles in Jesus' life, we are encouraged to look more closely at our own relationships with Christ during the introspective season of Lent. The monologues may be performed in readers' theater format, but are even more effective if memorized. Few props are required, and costumes are a nice touch but not essential. Characters represented are: - John -- a hot-tempered man who becomes the disciple of love - Mary, the mother of Jesus -- a woman who suffers a mother's pain while humbly accepting God's will - Peter -- an arrogant man who becomes a humble disciple - Judas -- the disciple who failed because he thought he knew best - Mary Magdalene -- a woman of the world who strives to love herself as Jesus loved her Carl B. Rife has pastored United Methodist congregations throughout Maryland and Pennsylvania for more than 30 years. His sermons and worship resources have appeared in several CSS publications, and he is the author of "Bumper Sticker Religion" (CSS). Harold D. Shaffer, an active member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Arbutus, Maryland, is a licensed clinical counselor who currently serves on the staff of an addictions clinic in Catonsville, Maryland. Shaffer is also on the adjunct faculty of Baltimore City Community College and the Maryland Office of Education and Training for Addiction Services (OETAS).
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Looking Into Primary Headship

Author : Geoff Southworth
ISBN : 9781135719333
Genre : Education
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This is both a study of leadership and a research methods text. It offers an analytical description of a primary headteacher at work over the course of one school year. Using a mix of participant-observation and interviews, the book provides a portrait of this head's approach to his work - his background, beliefs, the school as a context, what he did, how he dealt with change and development, power and the personal dimension of headship. The portrait is matched to the contemporary literature and an hypothesis is formulated about primary headship and is then used to critique existing ideas about school leadership. The book also suggests ways of developing heads and school teachers.
Category: Education

A Look Through My Eyes

Author : Dawn Vandenberg
ISBN : 9781479738885
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book begins with the story of a young boy, Rem Vandenberg, who was born in 1937 in the Netherlands just before the onslaught of the Second World War. His youth was a struggle to exist under the German occupation and in combating the depravation of poverty. Added to these hardships was the ongoing personal battle he fought daily in accepting the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church which were heavily imposed on him by the uncompromising adult belief of the time. His authoritarian father loaded with the responsibility of caring for the large family was staunch in upholding his strong principles and instilling them into his children. Of a less serious nature and with a strong desire to be free of the bonds restricting him from freedom of expression and thought Rem was often on the punitive end of the disciple rod, both at school and home. Opposing this oppression was the endless love and compassion of his mother, who through the strength of her faith, was able to engulf the whole family under her mantle of love and bind them together into a caring family unit. At a young age Rem had to begin work to help support the family. What he was expected to do for a few cents per week was beyond the capability of this small undernourished lad. His father insisted on strength of character and allowed him to be pushed to the limit of his endurance. Held by the love of his family but tormented with the urge to be free of restrictions Rem finally took his life in his own hands. At the age of sixteen driven by the spirit of adventure he left home and joined the merchant navy. His first voyage was on a whaling ship to the South Pole which was followed by voyages throughout the world for the next few years. On sailing into his first Australian port his desire to stay in Australia took over. He jumped ship and went inland where he took a job on the railway. After six months as gang worker he was finally picked up by the law and experienced a short jail sentence before being deported back to Holland. His love for Australia was strong and within two years he returned as a legal migrant and still lives in his beloved land today.
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