Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school, transforming the lives of everyone around them in this searing and timely story. Who are the Nowhere Girls? They're everygirl. But they start with just three: Grace Salter is the new girl in town whose family was run out of their former community after her Southern Baptist preacher mom turned into a radical liberal after falling off a horse and bumping her head. Rosina Suarez is the queer punk girl in a conservative Mexican immigrant family who dreams of a life playing music instead of babysitting her gaggle of cousins and waitressing at her uncle's restaurant. Erin Delillo is obsessed with two things: marine biology and Star Trek: The Next Generation, but they aren't enough to distract her from her suspicion that she may in fact be an android. When Grace learns that Lucy Moynihan, the former occupant of her new home, was run out of town for having accused the popular guys at school of gang rape, she's incensed that Lucy never had justice. For their own personal reasons, Rosina and Erin feel equally deeply about Lucy's tragedy, so they form an anonymous group of girls at Prescott High to resist the sexist culture at their school, which includes boycotting sex of any kind with the male students. Told in alternating perspectives, this groundbreaking novel is an indictment of rape culture and explores with bold honesty the deepest questions about teen girls and sexuality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebekkah Ross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008223/bk_sans_008223_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Richard Price (23 February 1723 19 April 1791) was a British moral philosopher and preacher in the tradition of English Dissenters, and a political pamphleteer, active in radical, republican, and liberal causes such as the American Revolution. He fostered connections between a large number of people, including writers of the Constitution of the United States. He spent most of his adult life as minister of Newington Green Unitarian Church, where possibly the congregant he most influenced was early feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, who extended his ideas on the egalitarianism inherent in the spirit of the French Revolution to encompass women's rights as well. In addition to his work as a moral and political philosopher, he also wrote on issues of statistics and finance, and was inducted into the Royal Society for these contributions.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! David Martyn Lloyd-Jones (20 December 1899 1 March 1981) was a Welsh Protestant minister and preacher who was influential in the Reformed wing of the British evangelical movement in the 20th century. For almost 30 years, he was the minister of Westminster Chapel in London. Lloyd-Jones was strongly opposed to the liberal theology that had become a part of many Christian denominations, regarding it as aberrant. He disagreed with the broad church approach and encouraged evangelical Christians (particularly Anglicans) to leave their existing denominations, taking the view that true Christian fellowship was only possible amongst those who shared common convictions regarding the nature of the faith.
Der Berner Albert Bitzius (1797&#8211;1854), bekannt als Jeremias Gotthelf, hat als Pfarrvikar und Pfarrer ebenso wie als Schriftsteller den liberalen Aufbruch 1830/31 mitgetragen und kritisch verfolgt. Die vorliegende Arbeit untersucht die Frage, wie Gotthelf die Rollen des Pfarrers und Schriftstellers sowie jene der vorstaatlichen Institutionen wie der Familie im liberalen Staatswesen bestimmte. Dabei wird ein besonderes Augenmerk auf den Zentralbegriff der Mündigkeit des Bürgers gerichtet und auf die anthropologischen und christlichen Grundlagen, vor deren Hintergrund er sein Konzept der Mündigkeit entwickelt. Bereits in seiner frühen Predigertätigkeit setzt sich Gotthelf mit denselben anthropologischen und politischen Fragestellungen auseinander, die er später in seinen literarischen Texten bis hin zum Selbstzitat wieder aufgreift. Im Zentrum der Analyse stehen die 'Bilder und Sagen aus der Schweiz', die auch in einem grösseren Kontext, namentlich zum Gesamtwerk und im zeitgenössischen Diskurs um die Erziehung des Individuums zu sittlicher und politischer Mündigkeit, verortet werden.****************The Bernese Albert Bitzius (1797-1854), better known as Jeremias Gotthelf, contributed to and followed with a critical eye the liberal rising of 1830-31 as a curate and parish priest and also as a writer. This study investigates how Gotthelf defined the roles of priest and writer, and those of pre-state institutions such as the family in a liberal state system. Particular attention is given to the central concept of the autonomy of the citizen and to the anthropological and Christian foundations on the basis of which he developed his idea of autonomy. From his very earliest days as a preacher, Gotthelf deals with the same anthropological and political questions which he would later take up in his literary texts to the extent of self-quotation. The analysis focuses on 'Bilder und Sagen aus der Schweiz', which are also set in the wider context of Gotthelf&#8217;s complete works and of the contemporary discourse about the education of the individual to moral and political maturity.
All of Grace outlines C.H. Spurgeon's plan of salvation in clear, simple language that everyone can understand and be drawn to the Father. He shows that attempts to please God based upon our own works brings self-righteousness and coldness of heart. It is the free grace and mercy of God that makes the heart glow with warmth and thankfulness for God's love. 'Who knows how many will find their way to peace by what they read here? A more important question to you, dear reader, is this--Will you be one of them?'Spurgeon's desire is to help the reader find the path to God and encourage him to follow. 'Meet me in heaven!!''Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.' -- Revelation 22:17Charles Haddon Spurgeon was a British Baptist preacher known as the 'Prince of Preachers'. He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the Church in agreement with the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith understanding, and opposing the liberal and pragmatic theological tendencies in the Church of his day. In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to approximatelly 10,000,000 people. He was a prolific author of many types of works including sermons, an autobiography, commentaries, books on prayer, devotionals, magazines, poetry, hymns and more.
Spurgeon's Song of Solomon Sermons contains 38 sermons given by Charles Spurgeon. Each uplifting messages. These are some of Spurgeons best filled with vibrant, engaging and inspirational insight that will strengthen your walk with God. Charles Spurgeon is the most widely read preacher in history. He was a British Baptist preacher known as the 'Prince of Preachers'. He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the Church in agreement with the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith understanding, and opposing the liberal and pragmatic theological tendencies in the Church of his day. In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to approximately 10,000,000 people.
In Morning and Evening Charles Spurgeon gives uplifting messages for each day of the year designed to comfort you and reinforce your walk with God. Each devotional passage will help you reflect on God's Word and His principles. Whether you begin the calendar year with these powerful encouragements or start some time after their infusion into your life will effect your life greatly. Charles Spurgeon is the most widely read preacher in history. He was a British Baptist preacher known as the 'Prince of Preachers'. He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the Church in agreement with the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith understanding, and opposing the liberal and pragmatic theological tendencies in the Church of his day. In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to approximately 10,000,000 people.
Sermons from Mind and Heart attempts to show the week-by-week theological work that a pastor does. The combining of the intellectual with the emotional is rooted in the categories of logos and pathos from Aristotle's Rhetoric. Some of the sermons have substantive theological reflections with multiple sources and are thus heavily footnoted; other sermons have no footnotes. This doesn't mean that any sermon lacks logos or pathos but that there is an interplay, a back-and-forth, of a pastor struggling to communicate the Gospel in a ''this is that'' way that honors both the ''then'' of Scripture and the ''now'' of contemporary life. Rhetorical scholarship and methodology are important in understanding the content and the structure of the sermons. What matters most is the sense that these sermons are an ongoing theological conversation between the pastor and his congregation. Sermons, after all, are meant to be heard, and they exist in the moment as authentic rhetorical acts. All other versions of the sermon, including this written form, are only echoes of the primal sermonic experience. ''The Rodney Kennedy whose sermons I have heard on occasional visits to the First Baptist Church of Dayton is one of today's great preachers. His sermons are challenging: they provoke reexamination of one's own Christian faith and inspire heroic participation in God's work in all spheres of life. His sermons are also unfailingly educational: Kennedy's vast reading and analytical powers give them the power to make listeners think . . . The sermons in this collection, which Kennedy considers the best of the past eight years, should put no one to sleep--or leave any reader's life untouched.'' -Jacob H. Dorn Wright State University ''A compelling voice, with clear congregational accord. Kennedy's intellectual passion and homiletical prowess shine forth here for those seeking in Spirit, humble in heart. Prepare to be startled, as one should be in encounter with the Word preached. Kennedy offers nourishment for both preachers and those who make the 'preaching moment' their own in growing lives of discipleship.'' -Lisa M. Hess United Theological Seminary ''In 2003 the First Baptist Church of Dayton called Rodney Kennedy to be senior pastor . . . it was a masterstroke. A refugee from the fundamentalist-captured Southern Baptist Convention, with a PhD in rhetoric from Louisiana State University, Rod Kennedy fits very well the profile of a First Baptist Church senior pastor. As you will see in the sermons that are to come, he is a fabulous preacher who cannot be--and does not want to be--pegged as liberal or as conservative.'' -from the Foreword by William Trollinger and Brad Kallenberg Rodney Wallace Kennedy, lead pastor of First Baptist Church, director of the Baptist House of Studies, and teacher of homiletics and Baptist history at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, has a doctorate in rhetoric from Louisiana State University. He has been lead pastor at First Baptist Church in Dayton for eight years. He is the author of The Creative Power of Metaphor and The Encouraging Parent.
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.