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Theirs Is The Kingdom

Author: Robert D. Lupton
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062031295
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"A gripping discovery of God's grace where we least expect to find it—in the decaying core of the city." —Ronald A. Nikkel, president, Prison Fellowship International "The story of Lupton's ministry is one of the most inspiring in America. Those of us who are trying to accomplish something of value in urban settings look to him and his co-workers as models." —Tony Campolo, author of Stories That Feed Your Soul Urban ministry activist Robert Lupton moved into a high crime area of Atlanta intending to bring Christ’s message into the ghetto—but his humbling discovery of a spiritual life already flowering in the city’s urban soil forces the minister to reexamine the deepest parts of his own soul, confronting his own patronizing, materialistic attitudes and the biases he himself held against the urban poor.

Renewing The City

Author: Robert D. Lupton
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830833269
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Community developer and urban activist Robert D. Lupton looks to the Old Testament example of Nehemiah as a role model for community transformation and renewal.

Compassion Justice And The Christian Life

Author: Robert D. Lupton
ISBN: 145960668X
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Rethinking Ministry to the Poor The urban landscape is changing and, as a result, urban ministries are at a crossroads. If the Church is to be an effective agent of compassion and justice, we must change our mission strategies. In this compelling book, Lupton asks tough questions about service providing and community building to help us enhance our effectiveness. Among the questions; What dilemmas do caring people encounter to faithfully carry out the teachings of Scripture and become personally involved with the least of these? What are some possible alternatives to the ways we have traditionally attempted to care for the poor? How do people, programs and neighborhoods move toward reciprocal, interdependent relationships? To effect these types of changes will require new skill sets and resources, but the possibilities for good are great.

Following Jesus In The Real World

Author: Richard Lamb
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830816088
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Richard Lamb blends scriptural insights, stories of recent graduates and his own life experience to offer sound advice and practical encouragement for spiritual growth during the postcollege years.

Upholding The Vision

Author: Myron Glick
ISBN: 9780692593288
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Upholding the Vision reminds us of our calling to serve Christ, not medicine. This book introduces us to men and women who have lived out the gospel through healthcare - followers of Christ who wrestled with and triumphed over pressures that blur our vision of Christ-honoring missional medicine. Every contributor is part of the movement of God's people who choose daily to minister healing to marginalized communities in the name of Jesus. They challenge us to join that movement, sharing their experiences and insights to help us be faithful and productive and wise in how we extend Christ's love to our neediest neighbors.

Kingdom Calling

Author: Amy L. Sherman
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830869558
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A 2013 Christianity Today Book Award winner Imagine the scenarios: a CEO successfully negotiates a corporate merger, avoiding hundreds of layoffs in the process an artist completes a mosaic for public display at a bank, showcasing neighborhood heroes a contractor creates a work-release program in cooperation with a local prison, growing the business and seeing countless former inmates turn their lives around a high-school principal graduates 20 percent more students than the previous year, and the school's average scores go up by a similar percentage Now imagine a parade in the streets for each event. That's the vision of Proverbs 11:10, in which the tsaddiqim--the people who see everything they have as gifts from God to be stewarded for his purposes--pursue their vocation with an eye to the greater good. Amy Sherman, director of the Center on Faith in Communities and scholar of vocational stewardship, uses the tsaddiqim as a springboard to explore how, through our faith-formed calling, we announce the kingdom of God to our everyday world. But cultural trends toward privatism and materialism threaten to dis-integrate our faith and our work. And the church, in ways large and small, has itself capitulated to those trends, while simultaneously elevating the "special calling" of professional ministry and neglecting the vocational formation of laypeople. In the process, we have, in ways large and small, subverted our kingdom mandate. God is on the move, and he calls each of us, from our various halls of power and privilege, to follow him. Here is your chance, keeping this kingdom calling in view, to steward your faith and work toward righteousness. In so doing, you will bless the world, and as you flourish, the world will celebrate.

The Sayings Of Jesus

Author: James McConkey Robinson
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing
ISBN: 9780800634513
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Adapting the English text from the International Q Project's authoritative The Critical Edition of Q (Fortress Press, 2000), this compact volume presents the Sayings Gospel Q for the first time in an accessible format. It includes a Foreword by James M. Robinson, topical headings for each saying, citations of the Matthew and Luke passages, and a brief bibliography. This is perfect for use by individuals as well as in congregations and classrooms.

Kingdom Without Borders

Author: Miriam Adeney
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830893938
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The twenty-first century has opened with a rapidly changing map of Christianity. While its influence is waning in some of its traditional Western strongholds, it is growing at a phenomenal pace in the global South. And yet this story has largely eluded the corporate news brokers of the West. Layered as it is with countless personal and corporate stories of remarkable faith and witness, it nevertheless lies ghostlike behind the newsprint and webpages of our print media, outside the camera's vision on the network evening news. Miriam Adeney has lived, traveled and ministered widely. She has walked with Christians in and from the far reaches of the globe. As she pulls back the veil on real Christians--their faith, their hardships, their triumphs and, yes, their failures--an inspiring and challenging story of a kingdom that knows no borders takes shape. This is a book that coaxes us out of our comfortable lives. It beckons us to expand our vision and experience of the possibilities and promise of a faith that continues to shape lives, communities and nations.

Immigration And The Next America

Author: Archbishop Jose H. Gomez
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1612783392
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Archbishop José Gomez has written a personal, passionate and practical contribution to the national debate about immigration - pointing the way toward a recovery of America's highest ideals. "Immigration is a human rights test of our generation. It's also a defining historical moment for America. The meaning of this hour is that we need to renew our country in the image of her founding promises of universal rights rooted in God. Immigration is about more than immigration. It's about renewing the soul of America."- Archbishop José H. Gomez Archbishop José H. Gomez is one of the leading moral voices in the American Catholic Church. He is the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the nation's largest Catholic community and the Chairman of the United States Catholic Bishops' Committee on Migration and a papal appointee to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America. Archbishop Gomez is a native of Monterrey, Mexico and a naturalized American citizen.

The Neighboring Church

Author: Brian Mavis
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718077261
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