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The Heart of Christianity

Author : Marcus J. Borg
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World-renowned Jesus scholar Marcus J. Borg shows how we can live passionately as Christians in today's world by practicing the vital elements of Christian faith. For the millions of people who have turned away from many traditional beliefs about God, Jesus, and the Bible, but still long for a relevant, nourishing faith, Borg shows why the Christian life can remain a transforming relationship with God. Emphasizing the critical role of daily practice in living the Christian life, he explores how prayer, worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage, and more can be experienced as authentically life-giving practices. Borg reclaims terms and ideas once thought to be the sole province of evangelicals and fundamentalists: he shows that terms such as "born again" have real meaning for all Christians; that the "Kingdom of God" is not a bulwark against secularism but is a means of transforming society into a world that values justice and love; and that the Christian life is essentially about opening one's heart to God and to others.

The Heart of Christianity

Author : Marcus J. Borg
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For many people who have turned away from traditional beliefs about God, Jesus, and the Bible, but still long for a relevant, nourishing faith, the author shows why the Christian life can remain a transforming relationship with God. Emphasizing the critical role of daily practice in living the Christian life, he explores prayer, worship, Sabbath, pilgrimage and more.

Experiencing the Heart of Christianity

Author : Tim Scorer
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A companion to the bestselling book by Marcus J. Borg, this 12-session experiential program will enable you to engage with the issues that lie at the heart of Christianity today. Delving into such topics as the Bible; God; Jesus; sin; and how to live in a multi-faith, pluralistic society, Experiencing the Heart of Christianity will guide you through these complicated issues, leaving you thought-full and inspired.The book includes a DVD with video clips of Marcus Borg and Tim Scorer, and beautiful fine art images of Jesus.

Living the Heart of Christianity

Author : Marcus J. Borg
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Marcus Borg's "The Heart of Christianity" struck a chord for countless Christians across this country. Church groups and small groups have been reading this influential book, hoping to put into practice Borg's helpful suggestions for how we can be passionate believers today. For the millions of people who have turned away from many traditional beliefs about God, Jesus, and the Bible, but still long for a relevant, nourishing faith, The Heart of Christianity presents a new outlook on Christianity that is both refreshing and compelling. This companion to "The Heart of Christianity" is an invaluable resource that provides the tools to talk about Borg's new vision for a life of Christian faith and how it can change our spiritual lives and Christian communities today. For groups as well as individuals hoping to go deeper in "The Heart of Christianity", this guide includes personal reflection questions, discussion topics, exercises, and selections from the best-selling book. Organised into twelve chapters, or sessions, the book includes both an individual or participant's guide as well as a guide for group leaders, allowing the reader to engage with the issues that lie at the heart of Christianity today.

Experiencing the Bible Again for the First Time

Author : Tim Scorer
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2 books, DVD, 10 participant booklets & 10 posters. At last, an important and relevant faith development curriculum for grown-ups! Inspired by Marcus Borg, Experience! offers adults an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible in the formation of their mature faith. Accept the invitation to come into the kind of experiential learning community that Jesus gathered around him.

Quantum Confession Christian Spirituality for Our Time

Author : Ronald N. Fritsch
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Quantum Confession : Christian Spirituality for Our Time By: Ronald N. Fritsch Providing his own faith as an example of the transition from conservative Christianity to accommodate the findings of modern science, Ronald N. Fritsch blends spirituality and quantum physics and provides a testament for a new understanding of God. Fritsch explains how God exists as a loving God and how this love is portrayed in his detailed and beloved Creation. Fritsch addresses controversial topics such as di-polar divinity, the humanity of Jesus of Nazareth, and salvation history along with many other issues. This self-assessment of human faith is designed to promote a more liberal understanding of Christianity in love, hope, peace, and happiness.

Jesus is Still Speaking Through the Gospel of Mark

Author : Jimmy R. Watson, Ph.D.
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The title of this book is a play on the United Church of Christ’s “God Is Still Speaking” marketing campaign. I have sifted through two decades of sermon writing, which were primarily focused on the Gospels, to see how Mark’s Gospel portrays the still speaking voice of Jesus. The essays in this book work with some of Jesus’ most provocative words as related through the pen of Mark. But what meaning do these words carry in our world today? Are they practical and relevant for us? Is Jesus still speaking to us ... through the Gospel of Mark?

Experiencing Jesus

Author : Tim Scorer
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2 books, DVD, 10 posters & 12 participant booklets. In this 10 session study, discover who Jesus was, what he taught, and why he still matters today. Explore Jesus as a religious revolutionary, a Jewish mystic totally centred in the reality of God, and a movement initiator who opened a path of personal and political transformation.

The Making of American Liberal Theology

Author : Gary J. Dorrien
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In this first of three volumes, Dorrien identifies the indigenous roots of American liberal theology and demonstrates a wider, longer-running tradition than has been thought. The tradition took shape in the nineteenth century, motivated by a desire to map a modernist "third way" between orthodoxy and rationalistic deism/atheism. It is defined by its openness to modern intellectual inquiry; its commitment to the authority of individual reason and experience; its conception of Christianity as an ethical way of life; and its commitment to make Christianity credible and socially relevant to modern people. Dorrien takes a narrative approach and provides a biographical reading of important religious thinkers of the time, including William E. Channing, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Bushnell, Henry Ward Beecher, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Charles Briggs. Dorrien notes that, although liberal theology moved into elite academic institutions, its conceptual foundations were laid in the pulpit rather than the classroom.

Teaching Virtue

Author : Marius Felderhof
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In much of the world, religious traditions are seriously valued but, in the context of religious plurality, this sets educationalists an enormous challenge. This book provides a way forward in exploring religious life whilst showing how bridges might be built between diverse religious traditions. Teaching Virtue puts engagement with religious life - and virtue ethics - at the heart of religious education, encouraging 'learning from' religion rather than 'learning about' religion. The authors focus on eight key virtues, examining these for what they can offer of religious value to pupils and teachers. Individual chapters put the discussion into context by offering a vision of what religious education in the future could look like; the need for responsible religious education; a historical review of moral education and an introduction to virtue ethics. Lesson plans and examples demonstrate how the virtues may be approached in the classroom, making it an invaluable guide for all involved in teaching religious education.