Lucid analysis of how beliefs, expectations and experience differ from one generation to the next - Clear-cut, practical and specific advice about how to use that analysis to facilitate communication, congregational harmony and spiritual direction - Intended for anyone in ministry who wants to be a more effective minister to "other" generations, including pastors, chaplains and spiritual directors Faithful Generations provides a hopeful and helpful guide to the different adult generations alive today, discussing the events that formed them and the issues important to them. Most importantly, it describes their spiritual distinctions-the particular needs, gifts and concerns that drive these different generations. With a basic understanding of how other generations think and what drives them spiritually, ministers and congregations can not only avoid conflict, but also put those distinctions to work in order to minister more effectively and create harmony in our religious communities.
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Religion—both personal faith and institutional tradition—plays a central role in the lives of the 12.5 million Asians in the United States. It provides comfort and meaning, shapes ethical and political beliefs, and influences culture and arts. Faithful Generations details the significance of religion in the construction of Asian American identity. As an institutional base for the movement toward Asian American panethnicity, churches provide a space for theological and political reflection and ethnic reinvention. With rich description and insightful interviews, Russell Jeung uncovers why and how Chinese and Japanese American Christians are building new, pan-Asian organizations. Detailed surveys of over fifty Chinese and Japanese American congregations in the San Francisco Bay area show how symbolic racial identities structure Asian American congregations. Evangelical ministers differ from mainline Christian ministers in their construction of Asian American identity. Mobilizing around these distinct identities, evangelicals and mainline Christians have developed unique pan-Asian styles of worship, ministries, and church activities. Portraits of two churches further illustrate how symbolic racial identities affect congregational life and ministries. The book concludes with a look at Asian American–led multiethnic churches. This engaging study of the shifting relationship between religion and ethnicity is an ideal text for classes in ethnicity, religion, and Asian American studies.
- Author : Richard Sibbes
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1863
- Genre : Puritans
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : HARVARD:32044013642202
"Presents a bird's eye view of Christian Reformed World Missions' history. Brief articles whet your appetite while beautiful photos illustrate the story, which extends over continents and generations."--jacket.
There has never been a more important time to find meaningful and acceptable ways of passing on faith from one generation to the next. Part of this privilege and responsibility lies with grandparents who live authentic Christian lives. They can be the vital link between the gospel and the faith of a younger generation. Faithful Grandparents is a visionary call to an older generation to take the initiative with courage and wisdom, humour and prayer.
- Author : Jane Marion Wakefield Richardson
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1893
- Genre : Quakers
- Pages : 239
- ISBN : STANFORD:36105019825848
Sketches of Thomas Wilson and some of his descendants, including the author's husband, John G. Richardson.
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1892
- Genre : Bible
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : HARVARD:AH554Z
- Author : Thomas HAZLEHURST
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1867
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 12
- ISBN : BL:A0021882948
When we struggle isn’t it nice to know that someone understands? God has given us a cloud of witnesses who understand. Biblical characters struggled with their faith; demanding bosses; unfairness; loss of jobs, family, and friends; and even loss of life, but they also found God faithful. Forty Years Later: God’s Faithfulness Across Generations looks at the stories of biblical characters and, more importantly, at their wilderness journeys as they struggled and grew in faith. God has a plan for His children. God is committed to building faith in His children. God uses struggles in the wilderness to train His children. The Israeli nation refused to enter the Promised Land the first time. Forty years later in the wilderness, they were ready to trust God. Joseph spent years as a slave and prisoner and saved his family from famine. Moses, one of the greatest leaders in history, suggested that God use someone other than himself to lead the nation out of Egypt. God leads, guides, provides, wins the battles, and is ever present with His chosen ones. In the struggles in the wilderness, we learn to know God as our leader, provider, and protector. When everyone else fails us, God remains faithful. God also teaches us, as His chosen, to help others on the journey He has for them. God chose us. God uses us. Forty Years Later will inspire you to see God in your struggles and find hope that He who is faithful has a plan.
Prolific writer and revered teacher M. E. Bradford holds a unique place in American scholarship. During a distinguished career, which came to an early end with his untimely death in 1993, Bradford breathed new life into the southern conservative traditions of his predecessors, the Vanderbilt Agrarians and Richard M. Weaver. Trained as a literary scholar, Bradford made substantial contributions to the study of southern literature, but he also wrote and worked in American history and political thought. A Defender of Southern Conservatism: M. E. Bradford and His Achievements is the first full evaluation of this southern intellectual's career. Examining his contributions to literary criticism, southern and American constitutional history, rhetoric, and even his controversial writings on Abraham Lincoln, these distinguished academics afford an evaluation of this unique and important thinker.
Awareness is critical in every situation. Success and failure are determined by the choices we make. The smartest among us possesses limited awareness of time, space, materiality and other people that affect those choices. We routinely miss the ripple effects that we send into the world as consequences of those choices. Hidden in the background is God's plan for each life. He knows our thoughts, words, and deeds and their contributions to eternity. We are called to be faithful to His prescriptions for living, however, we often use our freedom to choose to muck things up, sometimes for generations. Nevertheless, God's Invisible Hand is always at work; His plan always produces good, especially for those who are faithful. Generations of turning from God and basic economic principles of life have together created a moral and financial chaos which threatens the very existence of civilization as we have known it. Those who comprehend the seriousness of the escalating risks facing us on multiple fronts and who turn faithfully back to God for guidance, will be far better prepared to deal with the coming global implosion. Be one of them, starting now!
Any vision of capitalism's future prospects must take into account the powerful cultural influence Catholicism has exercised throughout the world. The Church had for generations been reluctant to come to terms with capitalism, but, as Michael Novak argues in this important book, a hundred-year-long debate within the Church has yielded a richer and more humane vision of capitalism than that described in Max Weber's classic The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Novak notes that the influential Catholic intellectuals who, early in this century saw through Weber's eyes an economic system marked by ruthless individualism and cold calculation had misread the reality. For, as history has shown, the lived experience of capitalism has depended to a far greater extent than they had realized on a culture characterized by opportunity, cooperative effort, social initiative, creativity, and invention. Drawing on the major works of modern Papal thought, Novak demonstrates how the Catholic tradition has come to reflect this richer interpretation of capitalist culture. In 1891, Pope Leo XIII condemned socialism as a futile system, but also severely criticized existing market systems. In 1991, John Paul II surprised many by conditionally proposing "a business economy, a market economy, or simply free economy" as a model for Eastern Europe and the Third World. Novak notes that as early as 1963, this future Pope had signaled his commitment to liberty. Later, as Archbishop of Krakow, he stressed the "creative subjectivity" of workers, made by God in His image as co-creators. Now, as Pope, he calls for economic institutions worthy of a creative people, and for political and cultural reformsattuned to a new "human ecology" of family and work. Novak offers an original and penetrating conception of social justice, rescuing it as a personal virtue necessary for social activism. Since Pius XI made this idea canonical in 1931, the term has been rejected by the Right as an oxymoron
How did the present authority structures within the Church come into existence? How, if at all, can we justify their existence? What form of authority should exist in the Church? These and other related questions exercise the minds of many Christians in these days when the very notion of authority is questioned, but debate about them is perhaps nowhere more lively than within the ranks of Roman Catholicism. This book offers an important contribution to such debate within that church. Leading Catholic theologians from both sides of the Atlantic take up the key issues: analysing the concept of authority and governance; examining the history of authority within the Roman Catholic church; discussing who should have a say in future developments; exploring ecumenical dimensions, with particular reference to Anglicanism and the Orthodox churches; and suggesting the kind of reforms that might be prudent, as well as ways in which such reforms might be brought about. The book will prove of interest to many Roman Catholics, but given the ecumenical impact of many of the issues explored, it is likely to exert a wide appeal far beyond the confines of that church.
The most exciting development in Catholic life in the past decade has been the formation of Voice of the Faithful. This remarkable group of devout, active, and loyal Catholics has emerged as the most forceful voice for church reform in the wake of the priestly abuse scandal. This new book presents both the hard statistics about the group's membership and frank and appreciative analysis of the group's influence.