Every Christian should read this provocative book! Christine thoroughly delineates the interlocking relationships and dangerous deformities of practices that could deepen our communities but often destroy them. This volume is pertinent to our families, churches, even places of work. -- Marva J. Dawn author of Truly the Community
Christine D. Pohl's book Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition has helped foster renewal of the central but long-neglected practice of Christian hospitality. This new study guide for Making Room provides a variety of ways in which people can learn more about the practice. Designed for use by small groups - though individuals will also profit from it - the study guide is divided into nine lessons corresponding to the chapters of Making Room. Each lesson begins with an introduction briefly highlighting the main points of the book, followed by sections on group building, Scripture, discussion, reflection, and personal application. Each lesson also provides aids for group leaders and suggested activities to help participants begin to make the practice of hospitality part of their daily life.
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance. Subcommittee on Health
Living into the Mystery combines the wit and wisdom of life experience and spiritual adventures in a series of letters that answer questions about faith and doubt, creativity, commitment, and community. Letter-writing is a lost art. Collected here are the letters of a compassionate pastor to the people who ask her questions in the strangest of places—from airplanes to barnyards. “Arising from a pastor’s heart, these letters give voice to the struggles of the spirit and offer insight as well as compassion. I found myself thinking of the times I wished I had written similar things to similar questioners. These letters provide fertile reflection for pilgrims in every stage of the spiritual journey.” Thomas M. Greener, DMin Pastor, Camp Ground UMC Fayetteville, North Carolina
Inspires and challenges us to live life fully not carefully or cautiously, but wholly engaged with the world and with the messiness of humanity and dares us to claim our freedom to care, to risk and to step out into the unknown and live as people of hope."
Delegated legislation by Michigan. Legislative Council
This work surveys Baptist history from its origins in seventeeth-century England until its transplanting to North America. The historical survey continues in America with attention to the formation of denominational structures and church practice. Four elements of ecclesiology are highlighted: community, individuality, particularity, and universality. The final chapter unites these themes as polarities that must be held together in order to present a Baptist conception of the church as the Body of Christ. The image is developed briefly for social application.
This book provides a roadmap for the journey which begins when a traditional school decides to end its isolation from its community. Community Learning Centers provide teachers, administrators, parents, and community leaders with the tools they need to achieve important educational goals which include: high level student performance, after school programs which support student learning and provide enrichment activities in a safe environment, the acquisition of essential technological skills by both students and members of the community, expanding leadership opportunities for teachers, students and the community, and unlocking the storehouse of resources in the community to support the education of our youth.