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.
2014 Reprint of 1922 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Fosdick, a writer and preacher of wide influence, developed his ideas in New York City in the 1920s-1940s. A champion of liberal Protestant theology, he was also associated with the Union Theological Seminary. 'Christianity and Progress' is an important book in the development of Fosdick's thought. In the short preface Fosdick sets the tone for the book by describing the progress of the nineteenth century with the words of Renan: 'the substitution of the category of 'becoming' for 'being, of the conception of relativity for that of the absolute, of movement for immobility.' The book itself develops this theme by assuming that the idea of progress-in both the material and social senses-had become not only the dominant but also the correct view of history. Fosdick argues that Christianity is intrinsically a progressive religion, and that therefore modern progress and Christianity are natural partners.
Written by seasoned faculty from several arts colleges and universities around the country, A Student's Guide to the Liberal Arts is an accessible and straightforward introduction to the humanities for students coming into contact with college level study for the first time. The book is especially designed for freshman seminar programs at any liberal arts college or university. Wilburn T. Stancil is an associate professor of theology at Rockhurst University and a licensed lay preacher in the Episcopal Church.
One of the year's Top Ten Books on Religion and Spirituality (Booklist), Being Alive and Having to Die is the story of the remarkable public and private journey of Reverend Forrest Church, the scholar, activist, and preacher whose death became a way to celebrate life. Through his pulpit at the prestigious Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York, Reverend Forrest Church became a champion of liberal religion and a leading opponent of the religious right. An inspired preacher, a thoughtful theologian and an eloquent public intellectual, Church built a congregation committed to social service for people in need, while writing twenty five books, hosting a cable television program, and being featured in People, Esquire, New York Magazine, and on numerous national television and radio appearances. Being Alive and Having to Die works on two levels, as an examination of liberal religion during the past 30 years of conservative ascendancy, and as a fascinating personal story. Church grew up the son of Senator Frank Church of Idaho, famous for combating the Vietnam War in the 1960s and the CIA in the 1970s. Like many sons of powerful fathers, he rebelled and took a different path in life, which led him to his own prominence. Then, in 1991, at the height of his fame, he fell in love with a married parishioner and nearly lost his pulpit. Eventually, he regained his stature, overcame a long-secret alcoholism, wrote his best books-and found himself diagnosed with terminal cancer. His three year public journey toward death brought into focus the preciousness of life, not only for himself, but for his ministry. Based on extraordinary access to Church and over 200 interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, Dan Cryer bears witness to a full, fascinating, at time controversial life. Being Alive and Having to Die is an honest look at an imperfect man and his lasting influence on modern 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.