What is it like to be a preacher or rabbi who no longer believes in God? In this expanded and updated edition of their groundbreaking study, Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola comprehensively and sensitively expose an inconvenient truth that religious institutions face in the new transparency of the information age—the phenomenon of clergy who no longer believe what they publicly preach. In confidential interviews, clergy from across the ministerial spectrum—from liberal to literal—reveal how their lives of religious service and study have led them to a truth inimical to their professed beliefs and profession. Although their personal stories are as varied as the denominations they once represented, or continue to represent—whether Catholic, Baptist, Episcopalian, Methodist, Mormon, Pentecostal, or any of numerous others—they give voice not only to their own struggles but also to those who similarly suffer in tender and lonely silence. As this study poignantly and vividly reveals, their common journey has far-reaching implications not only for their families, their congregations, and their communities—but also for the very future of religion.
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What is it like to be a preacher who can no longer believe the creed? In confidential interviews, clergy reveal how their lives of service are overshadowed by hypocrisy, as they contemplate taking a leap from their faith. As religious leaders struggle to adapt to the new transparency of the information age, the phenomenon of non-believing clergy portends surprising developments in the future of religious belief.
There are untold numbers of Americans, especially those in religious institutions, who are suffering in silence from the disease of addiction, primarily drugs and alcohol. Professionals, including pastors, who have money, power and prestige, can get caught up in any addiction and think it will not happen to them because of their position. Their families go through living hell because someone in the house has a drug or alcohol problem and they don't know what to do. The Pipe and the Pulpit tells the true story of an addicted, inner -city, highly educated, pastor who got caught up in alcohol and cocaine abuse but found hope and deliverance through a tried and proven way. This book is for the addicted and their families, especially in the church, and want help. Fasten your traditional, religious, seatbelt for the non-traditional, Spiritual ride of your life for deliverance. There is Hope for you!
About the book, This is a book for most every season of our lives. It will offer you an opportunity to think about, and to possibly answer some of the most questionable and irritating things that you have pertaining to your walk with God. Most people are hesitant about discussing their personal issues with others because of what they might think or say. These issues can range from a bad thought when someone cuts you off while driving, to a perverted image that passes through your mind at any given time. In most cases the answers or solutions to these things may never come from the pulpit. The articles in this book address issues of this nature. It offers a view from a different perspective that may hold the answers or solutions that you're searching for. God wants us to have clear thinking in the things pertaining to Him and His Kingdom, and by resolving these menacing and unanswered issues is a step in the right direction.
There are untold numbers of Americans, especially those in religious institutions, who are suffering in silence from the disease of addiction, primarily drugs and alcohol. Professionals, including pastors, who have money, power and prestige, can get caught up in any addiction and think it will not happen to them because of their position. Their families go through living hell because someone in the house has a drug or alcohol problem and they dont know what to do. The Pipe and the Pulpit tells the true story of an addicted, inner -city, highly educated, pastor who got caught up in alcohol and cocaine abuse but found hope and deliverance through a tried and proven way. This book is for the addicted and their families, especially in the church, and want help. Fasten your traditional, religious, seatbelt for the non-traditional, Spiritual ride of your life for deliverance. There is Hope for you!
The Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, is known worldwide as the church pastored by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This book gathers sermons from King, King's predecessor Vernon Johns, and all the pastors who have served the church in the post-King era.
"This is the story of my life as the son of a cattle rustler, horse smuggler, and trader who roamed the brushlands of the Rio Grande, as well as other sections of Texas, from the late seventies to as late as the third decade of the present century. It is also the story of my life as a ranchman, as a soldier, and as a minister of the gospel. In this story I have described life as I have lived it in various and hectic phases of experience."--From the introduction (page ix).
Pulpit Confessions: Exposing the Black Church is an honest, behind the scenes look at the African-American church. The author, who preached his first sermon at age sixteen, spent a decade serving African American congregations. In this ground-breaking book, Moore illuminates a secular and cynical ministerial community that is adept at concealing the error of their ways under a cloak of pseudo holiness. The author examines the increasingly toxic power struggles between ministers and their congregations. Moore pulls no punches when he untangles the myths, unravels the mystique and reveals the secrets of the Black Church.
This volume examines the relationship between preaching and art, addressing with particular detail the use of works of art in preaching and the importance of the pulpit itself. A challenging issue in the field of sermon studies is the relationship between preaching and art, in particular the manner in which preachers used works of art in their preaching and described specific pictures in their sermons; and the pulpit itself. The thesis of the book is that pulpits should be viewed in the context of the world of preaching in Renaissance Florence and in connection with sacred oratory. Indeed, like preached sermons, pulpits used rhetorical strategies to deliver religious messages. The author adopts an interdisciplinary approach to the topic by combining art history, historical analysis, and sermon studies; and she examines the pulpit's patronage, location, and function as well as its chronological development. This book combines a general survey of pulpits in Tuscany, with close analysis of five specific pulpits. Designed and executed by important artists located in Florence and Prato, these five pulpits are the most exquisite and impressive monuments of their type, and each has a complex and rich iconographic programme. The author reveals that the period between the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries constitutes a distinct phase in the development of pulpits, different from the earlier tradition, and from pulpits constructed after the Council of Trent and during the Catholic Reformation.
- Author : Henry Donald Maurice Spence-Jones
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1887
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : OXFORD:600094475