A Road Trip across America's Religious Landscape
Author: Christopher P. Scheitle,Roger Finke
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Social Science
Lavishly illustrated with over 100 color photographs, Places of Faith takes readers on a fascinating religious road trip. Christopher Scheitle and Roger Finke have crisscrossed America, visiting churches in small towns and rural areas, as well as the mega-churches, storefronts, synagogues, Islamic centers, Eastern temples, and other places of faith in major cities. Each stop on their tour provides an opportunity to introduce a particular current of American religion. Memphis serves as a window into the Black Church, a visit to Colorado Springs provides insight into evangelicalism, and a stop in Detroit sheds light on American Muslims. Readers visit Hare Krishnas in San Francisco, the Amish in central Pennsylvania, and a "cowboy church" in Amarillo, Texas. As the authors journey across the country, they retell unique religious histories and touch on local religious profiles and trends. They draw from conversations they had with pastors, imams, bishops, priests, and monks, along with ordinary believers of all kinds. Most of all, they tell the reader what they saw and heard, putting a human face on America's astounding religious diversity.
Memoirs of the Extraordinary Life and Ministry of Pastor Emma Loretta Curry Creamer
Author: Barbara Way Washington
Publisher: WestBow Press
"Dr. Emma L. Creamer is one of the remaining legends ... anything she reveals in this book must be received as precious nuggets." -Reverend Larry Phillip McCray, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Temple Hills, Maryland "Pastor Creamer has blessed our city and me through her walk of faith and her ability to overcome opposition and reign as 'more than a conqueror.'" -Apostle Thomas Wesley Weeks Sr., New Destiny Fellowship, Wilmington, Delaware This is not your ordinary about-me biography. The story of Emma Loretta Curry Creamer chronicles the strength of the human spirit and is an inspiration for anyone in a place of difficulty or dilemma in their own life. Gain new hope and determination from a woman who is as stately in life's challenges as she is statuesque physically. Experience the intriguing path of twists and sudden turns in Pastor Creamer's life, and get fresh insight and a champion's perspective on how to overcome impossible odds. Her life story is presented with a focus on the faithfulness of God and His plan and provision for promotion in your life. Take away practical life-lesson strategies for progress and promotion. These memoirs seek to inspire renewed motivation and encouragement for aspiring champions and visionary leaders.
A Comprehensive Guide to the Sacred Places of Bhutan
Author: Pema Wangdi,M. Ling
Category: Buddhist monasteries
A comprehensive guide to the sacred places of Bhutan.
Author: Wolfgang Musculus
Three Thirteenth-Century Sufi Texts
Author: William C. Chittick
Publisher: SUNY Press
Author: Minister Nina Haliburton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Why another book of Prayers and Confessions: It was the Word of God and prayer through confession that changed me and my mind. It was life that drove me to Jesus (The Word), and it was God's Word that helped me, gave me hope and a reason to live. Prayer and God's Word combined WORKS! It's that plain, simple and true! It was through seeking God and His Word that I was redeemed. It was God's Word that was and still is my medicine, my meat, my message and my victory. It was and still is God's Word that spoke to situations and they obeyed. I'm whole today because of praying, believing, and acting on God's Word. That's why I wrote another book. It was and still is Prayer and God's Word that will set anyone free from condemnation, sin, and their past. AMEN!!!
Also, a collection of some principal acts and ordinances of the parliaments of Scotland and England and of the General assembly of the Church of Scotland. In favours of the covenanted reformation. To which is added, the form of process in the judicatories of the Church of Scotland ...
Author: Church of Scotland
Author: Kathryn E. Eriksen,Laurie J. Wilson,Waxahachie Journal
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Photographs depicting the history of Waxahachie, Tex.
Author: Margaret Smith
Category: Family & Relationships
A guide for celebrating the Order of Christian Funerals in a context of pastoral care.
An Issues-based Approach
Author: John Sharp,Les Hankin,Stephen Ward
Education Studies continues to grow as a popular undergraduate area of study. This core text addresses themes common to all Education Studies courses. It benefits from a large list of contributors from key institutions. This second edition includes chapters on education and employment, new media and sex and relationships education and is fully revised and updated. For each topic, an overview and discussion are accompanied by features such as Research and Pause for Thought boxes to promote reflection and analysis and to encourage the reader to engage with the text.
Reach a New Dimension of Faith for Daily Victory
Author: Chuck D. Pierce,Robert Heidler
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
This message from Chuck Pierce and Robert Heidler likens our spiritual defense to that of the children of Israel while in battle. Within the ranks there were those who carried huge shields to protect the bulk of the army. And just as we fight spiritual battles today, there is a mighty shield we can carry to protect us. This shield of faith is one of the main ways we can resist our enemy's attacks. We are fully capable of resisting the enemy's attacks, but we must first be able to recognize how Satan fights. His main weapons are to create fear and doubt in us and to tempt us to become complainers and murmurers. If we succumb, our faith is weakened. The keys to increasing our faith are found in knowing the Word of God, which engenders praise, thankfulness, trust and obedience.
Author: Jonathan Sacks
Chief Rabbi Emeritus Lord Jonathan Sacks evaluates of the role of the synagogue in Jewish life today. In it he explores the choices faced by religious leadership in the modern world, and the ways in which the synagogue embodies a living community of faith. His book Faith in the Future, described by The Times as 'one of the most significant declarations made by a religious leader in this country for many years', analysed the importance of community, morality and faith in the future of Western societies. Community of Faith applies these themes to the Jewish situation, and suggests ways in which the synagogue can be renewed as a centre of meaning and belonging.
Author: John Nelson Darby
Publisher: Irving Risch
Volume 19 contains the following: A Brief Outline of the Books of the Bible Hints on the Book of Genesis The First Man and the Second Genesis 3 Abram Genesis 12 History of Abram Lot's Choice: a word on Present Advantage Genesis 19 Outline of the Book of Genesis The Passover and the Red Sea Exodus 12-14 The Red Sea and the Wilderness Exodus 15 Priesthood Exodus 28, 29 "Show me now thy way" Exodus 33, 34 Hints on the Tabernacle Exodus 25-34 Hints on the Sacrifices in Leviticus Leviticus 1-3 On the Offerings, and the Consecration of the Priesthood Leviticus 1 - 8 Hints on the Day of Atonement Levitcus 16 The Day of Atonement Leviticus 16 Hints on the Feasts of Jehovah On the covering of the Holy Vessels Numbers 4 The Feasts Leviticus 23 The Pleasant Land despised Numbers 13, 14 Notes of a Lecture Numbers 15 Law and Priestly Grace Numbers 17, 20 The Red Heifer Numbers 19 The Faithfulness of God seen in His ways with Balaam Numbers 22 - 24 The place of weeping Deuteronomy 8:3 Joshua 1 - 13. Joshua 1 Christ as our Food Joshua 5 Joshua 5 Sketch of Joshua Gideon - God's Mighty Man of Valour Thoughts on Ruth Thoughts on 1 Samuel Jonathan: a word on Working with God 1 Samuel 14 Thoughts on 2 Samuel
The P. E. A. C. E. Process and Interfaith Community Development
Author: Rosalyn Falcon Collier,Ann E. Helmke
With Respect, Especially, to the Romish Pretence of the Necessity of Such a One as is Infallible
Author: Thomas Tenison
A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes
Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Explores more than 100 Old Testament themes. Each entry states the consensus reading, identifies what is at issue in the interpretive question, and discusses the practical significance of the issue for the church today, in part by suggesting contemporary connections to the ancient texts.--
Author: Christine Brooks Martin
Publisher: Christine Brooks Martin
"Talk to God with Affirmations of Faith," is a valuable resource to begin or develop your communication and relationship with God. Each scripturally-based affirmation will fortify the truth of God in your heart relative to any circumstance. Speak affirmations over your life that reflect what God says about you, what He says about your access to Him, and your access to His kingdom promises.
A Semiotic Analysis of Five Liturgical Songs a Syncretic Discourses
Author: Willem Marie Speelman
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
This book is about the meaning of liturgical songs. Everybody who sings liturgical songs knows what a liturgical song is and also what it eans. But when we start to talk about them, things become confused. We know too much and there are too many languages in which we can express what we think their meaning is. And what is worse, other people seem not to understand what we say and immediately reply that we may know a lot but not what they know. Then the discussion turns into a quarrel amongst people who know too much and connot communicate what they know. A wise person may enter into the quarrel and say that communication about liturgical songs can only succeed when we sing together. Then we will sing together, confused and angry, because we now also know that the other people may sing very well but do not understand what they are doing. This is what has been happening for decades in the Dutch churches. Perhaps we should be silent and start to look and listen very carefully to liturgical songs, while developing a language in which the songs themselves can speak, communicating what they have to say. The looking and listening will take much time and energy: there are no more easy answers. And the language will be so difficult that we are forced to be silent, waiting and hoping for a word to come. Willem Marie Speelman (1960) is a musicologist, theologian and semiotician. In the present work he develops a very strict scientific method which can help to understand how liturgical songs "work," that is, in what manner they generate meaning.