unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity…and Why It Matters

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Baker Books #ad - Christianity has an image problem. Find out why these negative perceptions exist, learn how to reverse them in a Christlike manner, and discover practical examples of how Christians can positively contribute to culture. Now available in trade paper. Christians are supposed to represent Christ to the world. UnChristian.

unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity...and Why It Matters #ad - Groundbreaking research into the perceptions of people aged 16-29 reveals that Christians have taken several giant steps backward in one of their most important assignments. Using descriptions like "hypocritical, " "insensitive, " and "judgmental, " young Americans share an impression of Christians that's nothing short of .

The surprising details of the study, commissioned by the Fermi Project and conducted by The Barna Group, are presented with uncompromising honesty in unChristian. But according to the latest report card, something has gone terribly wrong.

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You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church . . . and Rethinking Faith

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Baker Books #ad - This wide-ranging study debunks persistent myths about young dropouts and examines the likely consequences for young adults and for the church if we maintain the status quo. The faith journeys of the next generation are a challenge to the established church, but they can also be a source of hope for the community of faith.

Is the church losing the next Generation?More than half of all Christian teens and twentysomethings leave active involvement in church. Based on research conducted by the barna group, you Lost Me exposes ways the Christian community has failed to equip young adults to live "in but not of" the world--to follow Christ in the midst of profound cultural change.

You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church . . . and Rethinking Faith #ad - Kinnaman, lasting faith, and educators to pass on a vibrant, youth leaders, parents, with the help of contributors from across the Christian spectrum, offers ideas for pastors, and ideas for young adults to find themselves in wholehearted pursuit of Christ.

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Churchless: Understanding Today's Unchurched and How to Connect with Them

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Tyndale Momentum #ad - Yet the startling truth is that many of these people claim they are looking for a genuine, powerful encounter with God―but they just don’t find it in church. Churchless people are all around us: among our closest loved ones, at our workplaces, in our neighborhoods. Looking past the surface of church attendance to deeper spiritual realities, Churchless will help us understand those who choose not to be part of a church, build trust-based relationships with them, and be empowered to successfully invite them to engage.

Tyndale Momentum. What are they or we missing? how can we better reach out to them? what can we say or do that would inspire them to want to join a community of faith? Containing groundbreaking new research from the Barna Group, and edited by bestselling authors George Barna Revolution and David Kinnaman You Lost Me, Churchless reveals the results of a five-year study based on interviews with thousands of churchless men and women.

Churchless: Understanding Today's Unchurched and How to Connect with Them #ad - And more and more, they are becoming the norm: The number of churchless adults in the US has grown by nearly one-third in the past decade.

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Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling

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IVP Books #ad - For too long, christians have had an insufficient view of culture and have waged misguided "culture wars. But we must reclaim the cultural mandate to be the creative cultivators that God designed us to be. Most of the time, we just consume culture. But the only way to change culture is to create culture. Crouch unpacks the complexities of how culture works and gives us tools for cultivating and creating culture.

Andy crouch unleashes a stirring manifesto calling Christians to be culture makers. 2009 christianity today book award winnerNamed one of Publishers Weekly's best books of 2008 religion category It is not enough to condemn culture. He navigates the dynamics of cultural change and probes the role and efficacy of our various cultural gestures and postures.

Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling #ad - He guards against naive assumptions about "changing the world, " but points us to hopeful examples from church history and contemporary society of how culture is made and shaped. By making chairs and omelets, languages and laws, we participate in the good work of culture making. A model of his premise, this landmark book is sure to be a rallying cry for a new generation of culturally creative Christians.

Nor is it sufficient merely to critique culture or to copy culture. Discover your calling and join the culture makers. Culture is what we make of the world, both in creating cultural artifacts as well as in making sense of the world around us.

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Philosophy of Man Course Reader

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Ivp books. Andrew younan's Philosophy of Man course. The reader for Fr. Tyndale Momentum.

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The Epic of Gilgamesh Second Edition Norton Critical Editions

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - This scrupulous new translation of The Epic of Gilgamesh manages to convey much of the archaic power and even something of the occasional humor of the ancient Mesopotamian poem. Moran, susan Ackerman, and Andrew R. What is especially valuable is that the translators, by collating passages from the different ancient versions of this epic that have survived only in fragments, have made available many vivid narrative episodes that will be new to most English readers of the poem.

Robert alter, university of california, BerkeleyThis Norton Critical Edition includes:An expanded translation from the Akkadian by Benjamin R. Tyndale Momentum. Foster’s full introduction and expanded explanatory annotations. Eleven illustrations. Analogues from the sumerian and hittite narrative traditions along with “The Gilgamesh Letter, ” a parody of the epic enjoyed by Mesopotamian schoolchildren during the first millennium BCE.

The Epic of Gilgamesh Second Edition Norton Critical Editions #ad - Essays by thorkild Jacobsen, William L. Foster based on new discoveries, adding lines throughout the world’s oldest epic masterpiece. Benjamin R. George, and a poem by Hillary Major. A glossary of Proper Names and a Selected Bibliography.

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Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You're Irrelevant and Extreme

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Baker Books #ad - Tyndale Momentum. Many christians today feel overwhelmed as they try to live faithfully in a culture that seems increasingly hostile to their beliefs. This isn't just a problem that affects individual Christians; if left unaddressed, the growing gap between the faithful and society's tolerance for public faith will have lasting consequences for the church in America.

Now the bestselling authors of unchristian turn their data-driven insights toward the thorny question of how Christians talk with people they know and love about the most toxic issues of our day. This will be the go-to book for young adult and older believers who don't want to hide from culture but to engage and restore it.

Perhaps most importantly, david kinnaman and Gabe Lyons invite fellow Christians to understand the heart behind opposing views and show them how to be loving, life-giving friends despite profound differences. Ivp books. Readers will discover the most significant trends that offer both obstacles and opportunities to God's people, and how not only to challenge culture but to create and renew it for the common good.

Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You're Irrelevant and Extreme #ad - Politics, coworkers, marriage, religious freedom--with an ever-growing list of contentious issues, sexuality, believers find it harder than ever to hold on to their convictions while treating their friends, neighbors, and even family members who disagree with respect and compassion. They help today's disciples understand what they believe and why, and how to keep believing it without being judgmental and defensive.

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Churches That Make a Difference: Reaching Your Community with Good News and Good Works

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Baker Books #ad - Ivp books. Churches over the past generations have been weakened by a failure to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of their communities. User-friendly tools are included as well for congregational studies, evaluations, surveys, and community assessments. The authors draw on extensive experience with church ministries and faith-based organizations as they share the life-changing vision and biblical mandate for living the whole gospel.

In churches that make a difference, best-selling author Ron Sider and his coauthors give those involved in community outreach a comprehensive resource for developing holistic ministry--a balance of evangelism and social outreach. Case studies that show how different churches across the United States reach out to their communities provide a variety of ideas and practical applications.

Churches That Make a Difference: Reaching Your Community with Good News and Good Works #ad - Many have adopted a narrow vision, focusing on only one aspect of ministry. Church leaders will be encouraged in their process of developing and maintaining a holistic ministry, and local churches will rediscover a passion for loving the whole person the way Jesus did. Tyndale Momentum. But in today's environment of faith-based opportunities many Christians are eager to start reaching out to their world with both Good News and good works, and therefore they are searching for appropriate ways to integrate both into their ministry.

Illustrations and helpful organizational tips detail the how-to's of an effective holistic ministry.

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Ministry in the Image of God: The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service

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IVP Books #ad - But distinctively christian service involves the Spirit as well, just as Jesus himself accomplished his ministry in the power of the Spirit. Ivp books. Tyndale Momentum. Stephen seamands demonstrates how a fully orbed theology of the Trinity transforms our perception and practice of vocational ministry. Thus we naturally pattern our ministries after Christ's example.

. Theological concepts like relationality and perichoresis have direct relevance to pastoral life and work, especially in unfolding a trinitarian approach to relationships, service and mission. Thus the whole trinity--father, Son and Holy Spirit--gives shape to truly authentic Christian ministry. Merit winner in the 2006 christianity Today Book Awards "As the Father has sent me, so I send you.

Ministry in the Image of God: The Trinitarian Shape of Christian Service #ad - Those of us called to christian ministry are commissioned and sent by Jesus, just as he himself was called and sent by the Father. A thoroughly trinitarian outlook provides the fuel for our ministry "of Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit, to the Father, on behalf of the church and the world. Essential reading for pastors, counselors, parachurch workers, missionaries, youth ministers and all who are called to any vocation of Christian ministry.

Though as christians we all affirm the doctrine of the Trinity, many of us might struggle to explain how understanding the Trinity could actually shape our ministry.

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Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You're Irrelevant and Extreme

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Baker Books #ad - Tyndale Momentum. Politics, neighbors, marriage, religious freedom--with an ever-growing list of contentious issues, coworkers, sexuality, believers find it harder than ever to hold on to their convictions while treating their friends, and even family members who disagree with respect and compassion. Many christians today feel overwhelmed as they try to live faithfully in a culture that seems increasingly hostile to their beliefs.

Ivp books. They help today's disciples understand what they believe and why, and how to keep believing it without being judgmental and defensive. This isn't just a problem that affects individual Christians; if left unaddressed, the growing gap between the faithful and society's tolerance for public faith will have lasting consequences for the church in America.

Good Faith: Being a Christian When Society Thinks You're Irrelevant and Extreme #ad - Now the bestselling authors of unchristian turn their data-driven insights toward the thorny question of how Christians talk with people they know and love about the most toxic issues of our day. Perhaps most importantly, david kinnaman and Gabe Lyons invite fellow Christians to understand the heart behind opposing views and show them how to be loving, life-giving friends despite profound differences.

. Readers will discover the most significant trends that offer both obstacles and opportunities to God's people, and how not only to challenge culture but to create and renew it for the common good. This will be the go-to book for young adult and older believers who don't want to hide from culture but to engage and restore it.

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Church Worth Getting Up For

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Abingdon Press #ad - If you have the courage to join him, Chuck Gutenson will take you on a journey through contemporary America and into the heart of your congregation. But they’re not getting up for church. People in your community have a lot of reasons to get up on Sunday morning. They are playing soccer, shopping, visiting museums, paying bills, meeting friends for breakfast.

Church Worth Getting Up For #ad - You’ll see your own assumptions about church and people in new light, and why does it exist almost nowhere in the Church? And what does it mean to be authentic, really? Along the way, and wrestle with issues lurking just beneath the surface in your church and in your life as a leader: What does humility look like? What is the meaning of ‘radical’ hospitality, this thoughtful and convicting book introduces ten church leaders who offer helpful insight from their own experience in churches from California to Georgia.

There are no tips here on how to dress up what you’ve already got, to make it more appealing. Ivp books. Tyndale Momentum. This is a book that will challenge, embolden, and equip you to make church worth getting up for, this Sunday and every Sunday. This is not a book on church marketing.

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