Being United Methodist What It Means Why It Matters

Author: J. Ellsworth Kalas
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426752342
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In Being United Methodist, popular and well-loved author J. Ellsworth Kalas uses his approachable style to address a topic that sometimes seems complicated even to those who have reflected upon it for years.

In this book, Kalas explores questions such as Who are these people called United Methodists? Where have they come from, and where are they going? And how is it that so few of them really know what it means to be a United Methodist? What makes them tick, and in a spasmodically changing world, what keeps them ticking?

Being United Methodist In The Bible Belt Theological Survival Gde For Youth Parents Other Confused United Methodists

Author: F. Belton Joyner Jr.
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664231683
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Written in a humorous, accessible style, this book is an easy-to-understand guide to the kinds of theological questions that many United Methodist youth and others are asking today. Being United Methodist in the Bible Belt will help any United Methodist youth, parent, or educator better understand their unique brand of Christianity in light of the understandings of those from the evangelical tradition. With helpful sidebars explaining United Methodist history and polity and questions after each chapter for reflection and action, this book is ideal for Christian education courses for youth and adults, new member classes in United Methodist churches, as well as personal reading.


Becoming Wise An Inquiry Into The Mystery And Art Of Living

Author: Krista Tippett
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 1101980311
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"I’m not sure there’s such a thing as the cultural 'center,' nor that it’s very interesting if it exists. But left of center and right of center, in the expansive middle and heart of our life together, most of us have some questions left alongside our answers, some curiosity alongside our convictions. This book is for people who want to take up the great questions of our time with imagination and courage, to nurture new realities in the spaces we inhabit, and to do so expectantly and with joy."

In Becoming Wise, Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world. Fracture, she says, is not the whole story of our time. The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to one another. She insists on the possibility of personal depth and common life for this century, nurtured by science and “spiritual technologies,” with civility and love as muscular public practice. And, accompanied by a cross-disciplinary dream team of a teaching faculty, she shows us how.
 
“Krista Tippett [is] a modern-day Simone Weil. . . . Becoming Wise is a tremendously vitalizing read in its totality—a wellspring of nuance and dimension amid our Flatland of artificial polarities, touching on every significant aspect of human life with great gentleness and a firm grasp of human goodness.” —Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

Being Methodist In The Bible Belt

Author: JOYNER
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 066422685X
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This Methodist counterpart to Being Presbyterian in the Bible Belt is designed to help readers understand their own faith in the light of the dominant forces of evangelicalism and fundamentalism in the Bible Belt.

Being Hope A Four Week Study For Adults United Methodists In Global Mission

Author: Larry F. Beman
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426782403
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This resource is part of the 4-week churchwide Sunday school study for adults, youth, and children that follows the 2014 theme of One Great Hour of Sharing―Be Hope. By supporting One Great Hour of Sharing and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), we share the goodness of life with those who hurt, both in the U.S. and around the globe.

Included leader helps make Being Hope useful for individual or group study. Each session of this study explores the biblical and Wesleyan foundations for our work as a denomination in the areas of disaster relief, global health, and global development, as well as the role we play in our churches’ mission efforts close to home. This resource will equip participants to become catalysts of change for their communities and involve younger generations in the important work The United Methodist Church is doing to alleviate suffering in 81 countries around the world.

Strengthen your church’s missional heart and inspire your church’s partnership with UMCOR through One Great Hour of Sharing.


Perfecting Grace Holiness Human Being And The Sciences

Author: Mark H. Mann
Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark
ISBN: 0567025535
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Mark Mann seeks to renew discussion of the doctrine of holiness in Christian theology by using the human sciences as a tool for theological reconstruction. He identifies the anthropological presuppositions of the holiness tradition and explores the ways that those presuppositions have led to particular assertions regarding the nature of Christian holiness as that doctrine is affirmed by the holiness tradition. He asks to what extent holiness is possible in this life. How is holiness obtained, and to what extent can people gain knowledge of having acheived holiness? Mann uses the resources of the neurosciences, the sociology of knowledge, and psychology to help answer these questions and to provide constructive theological analysis of these questions.


Chaplaincy Being God S Presence In Closed Communities A Free Methodist History 1935 2010

Author: E. Dean Cook
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449083013
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This book takes us beyond the usual writings about religious ministry. It invites us iinto closed communities, some more closed than others, and allows us to observe the day-to-day crisis ministries in which the chaplains are engaged. We visit battlefields, prisons, hospitals, hospice settings, college campuses, veterans' centers, and retirement facilities. The writer draws some interesting conclusions about the uniqueness of the chaplaincy and what the greater church can learn from this growing model.

The Jubilee Of The Methodist New Connexion Being A Grateful Memorial Of The Origin Government And History Of The Denomination Classic Reprint

Author: Methodist New Connexion
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 1332926509
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Excerpt from The Jubilee of the Methodist New Connexion: Being a Grateful Memorial of the Origin, Government and History of the Denomination

The authors hope, that, in the judgement of every candid reader, they have fully redeemed the pledge contained in the following passage of their original prospectus While the volume will enunciate our own principles, it will at the same time, preserve and manifest that charity which is due to all those who are of the household of faith,' however they may differ on points of doubtful disputation.' The work will thus be the means of promoting an enlightened denominational attachment and zeal; and of advancing the highest purposes of scriptural Christianity.

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Being United Methodist

Author: J. Ellsworth Kalas
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426752342
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In Being United Methodist, popular and beloved author J. Ellsworth Kalas uses his inimitable style to address a topic that sometimes is complicated even to those who have practiced it for years.

Being United Methodist In The Bible Belt

Author: F. Belton Joyner
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664231683
Size: 21.64 MB
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Written in a humorous, accessible style, this book is an easy-to-understand guide to the kinds of theological questions that many United Methodist youth and others are asking today.Being United Methodist in the Bible Beltwill help any ...

The Unofficial United Methodist Handbook

Author: F. Belton Joyner, Jr.
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426724969
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The Unofficial United Methodist Handbook is the indispensable companion for anyone trying to live a committed Christian life, with a healthy dose of humor.

Being Christian

Author: Jerry L. Mercer
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ISBN: 9780881771251
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Mercer looks at the Christian life through the lens of Wesley's original catalog of basic virtues--hope, happiness, prayer, love, obedience, etc.--and brings these virtues into dialogue with the views of other writers and thinkers.

United Methodist Questions United Methodist Answers Revised Edition

Author: Belton Joyner
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 1611645549
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It has also been updated to reflect recent changes to The Book of Discipline and the orders of ministry. The book's question-and-answer format easily lends itself to use in Sunday school classes and also works for individual study.

The United Methodist Free Churches

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s, and what a work was being done by the United Methodist Free Churches in
Leeds and especially at Lady Lane on behalf of the young ; he urged continued
and constant labour, and prayer, and remarked that there was work enough to do
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Being Hope Youth Study

Author: Henry Wilson Hilliard
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ISBN: 9781426782589
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This resource will equip participants to become catalysts of change for their communities and involve younger generations in the important work The United Methodist Church is doing to alleviate suffering in 81 countries around the world.

Being Hope Adult Study

Author: Larry F. Beman
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ISBN: 9781426782404
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This resource will equip participants to become catalysts of change for their communities and involve younger generations in the important work The United Methodist Church is doing to alleviate suffering in 81 countries around the world.