A New Way to Be Human

7 Spiritual Pathways to Becoming Fully Alive

Author: Robert Taylor

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1601636008

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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A New Way to Be Human is an invaluable guide for individuals intent on transforming their lives, revolutionizing our society, and refining our world. It is for those who seek: An impactful life of meaning and purpose, love and hope, compassion and delight The courage to cross the boundaries of religion and move beyond the demonizing debates about gender equality and human sexuality The spiritual wisdom discovered in the many forms and disguises of the Holy By identifying 7 pivotal, universally recognizable life occurrences as spiritual pathways, A New Way to Be Human will immediately connect you to actionable personal spiritual practices. From his miraculous physical healing as a teenager in Cape Town, to fighting apartheid alongside Desmond Tutu, to his eventual appointment as one of the United State’s highest ranking, openly gay Episcopal priests, Robert’s life shows anyone how to integrate personal spirituality with a legacy of compassionate purpose in the world—and invites others to do the same. Go to www.robertvtaylor.com/publications/book-club

Jesus is

Find a New Way to be Human

Author: Judah Smith

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1400204755

Category: Religion

Page: 203

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Smith reveals the character of Jesus and writes the book as if to a friend, illustrating the importance of Christ's message to modern men and women. This is a book for new believers, for lifelong followers, and for the merely curious.

Jesus Is Participant's Guide

Find a New Way to Be Human

Author: Judah Smith

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1401678084

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Judah Smith digs deep to answer the most common and the most difficult questions about Jesus, a man so few understand and so many desperately need. In Jesus Is, Judah Smith explores a number of topics that reveal Jesus’ purpose for coming, what He accomplished while He was here, and what that means for us. Jesus is greatly revered, harshly criticized, and sorely misunderstood. Judah breaks down who Jesus is and explains to readers how understanding Jesus more fully will not only enrich their lives, but also give them meaning, as well as save them. The 8-week Jesus Is Participant's Guide, intended for use with the DVD-based study of the same title, will help participants discover how to have a deeper, lasting relationship with Jesus, and to commune with and grow in Him. Judah will show you that Jesus is more than a good teacher, more than an inspiring leader. He is the point of all life. Perfect for evangelism, the video sessions will help new Christians understand the person of Jesus, as well as help small group participants connect with one another.

New Way to Be Human

A Provocative Look at What It Means to Follow Jesus

Author: Charlie Peacock

Publisher: Shaw

ISBN: 9780877880714

Category: Christian life.

Page: 237

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God calls his people to faithfully follow Jesus in a new way--to study him, walk with him, and let him live through them. In this engaging book, award-winning recording artist and producer Peacock-Ashworth invites readers to discover the new way and to start living it.

The Art of Being

101 Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life

Author: Dennis Merritt Jones

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440635757

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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The Art of Being: 101 Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life helps readers become inspired and stay inspired, with motivational and uplifting writings that can be read daily, supported by "Mindfulness Practices," or action steps to make it simple. Ultimately, the understanding at which the reader will arrive is that spirituality, the "art of being," is actually a lifestyle, a way of walking our sacred earth every day. The Art of Being is a user-friendly manual to guide you to become acutely aware of how to live more mindfully on a day-by-day, hour-by-hour, moment-by-moment basis and thus create more peace and happiness in your life-and in the lives of those around you.

Joined-up life

Author: Andrew Cameron

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 1844747433

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Finding our best humanity in Jesus Christ is the key theme of Andrew Cameron's fresh exploration, in which he seeks to understand ethi as springing from Jesus, and to show how identifying with Jesus Christ brings order and clarity to human life. "In a world where everyone is an expert on right and wrong, this book tries to show how Jesus unifies the best of what you hear. He joins up messy lives" Cameron's accessible, coherent, and innovative analysis is divided into seven parts. Each part contains several self-contained chapters that address some specific aspect of Christian thinking about ethi and life, and each chapter is cross-referenced to other key chapters. The chapters may be read in sequence, or dipped into in any order. Part 1 considers some common ways of thinking about ethi (e.g, rules, rights, values, and results). Part 2 considers some arenas we are unaware of, but that have a huge impact on how we live. Part 3 shows how Jesus Christ becomes a better main category than ethi for determining who we are and what we do. Part 4 builds a "unified field" shaped in response to Jesus Christ, by which we can orient ourselves to whatever is around us. Part 5 examines some means by which we approach the daily details of life within this overall orientation. Part 6 looks at some aspects of our life-package, or "vocation" to see how they are located within the "unified field" Part 7 visits some areas of discussion that cause great disagreement between Christians and others, and tries to show why. Cameron offers a stimulating reappraisal of our cluttered, tumultuous lives and encourages us to see life through a different lens.

Sing Us a Song of Joy

Saying what We Believe in an Age of Unbelief

Author: Philip W. Eaton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532614497

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Out on the barren margins of Babylonian exile, the great Psalmist suggests their captors are actually asking for a song of joy. Imagine that. Is it possible to sing the Lord's song in a foreign land? Christians today find themselves caught up in the massive sweep of secularizing culture. Do we have a joyful song to sing anymore? Do we know what our song has been throughout history? Could we possibly sing as a mighty choir, just perhaps igniting spiritual renewal for our world--and for each one of us as well? This book proposes the possibility of finding a new song for our time.

Leben 3.0

Mensch sein im Zeitalter Künstlicher Intelligenz

Author: Max Tegmark

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843716706

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Die Nobelpreis-Schmiede Massachusetts Institute of Technology ist der bedeutendste technologische Think Tank der USA. Dort arbeitet Professor Max Tegmark mit den weltweit führenden Entwicklern künstlicher Intelligenz zusammen, die ihm exklusive Einblicke in ihre Labors gewähren. Die Erkenntnisse, die er daraus zieht, sind atemberaubend und zutiefst verstörend zugleich. Neigt sich die Ära der Menschen dem Ende zu? Der Physikprofessor Max Tegmark zeigt anhand der neusten Forschung, was die Menschheit erwartet. Hier eine Auswahl möglicher Szenarien: - Eroberer: Künstliche Intelligenz übernimmt die Macht und entledigt sich der Menschheit mit Methoden, die wir noch nicht einmal verstehen. - Der versklavte Gott: Die Menschen bemächtigen sich einer superintelligenten künstlichen Intelligenz und nutzen sie, um Hochtechnologien herzustellen. - Umkehr: Der technologische Fortschritt wird radikal unterbunden und wir kehren zu einer prä-technologischen Gesellschaft im Stil der Amish zurück. - Selbstzerstörung: Superintelligenz wird nicht erreicht, weil sich die Menschheit vorher nuklear oder anders selbst vernichtet. - Egalitäres Utopia: Es gibt weder Superintelligenz noch Besitz, Menschen und kybernetische Organismen existieren friedlich nebeneinander. Max Tegmark bietet kluge und fundierte Zukunftsszenarien basierend auf seinen exklusiven Einblicken in die aktuelle Forschung zur künstlichen Intelligenz.

Jesus Is DVD-Based Study Kit

Find a New Way to Be Human

Author: Judah Smith

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401678043

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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In Jesus Is, Judah Smith explores a number of topics that reveal Jesus purpose for coming, what He accomplished while He was here, and what that means for us."

Fruits of the Cotton Patch

The Clarence Jordan Symposium 2012

Author: Kirk Lyman-Barner,Cori Lyman-Barner

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874159

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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In honor of what would have been Clarence Jordan's one hundredth birthday and the seventieth anniversary of Koinonia Farm, the first Clarence Jordan Symposium convened in historic Sumter County, Georgia, in 2012, gathering theologians, historians, actors, and activists in civil rights, housing, agriculture, and fair-trade businesses to celebrate a remarkable individual and his continuing influence. Clarence Jordan (1912-1969), a farmer and New Testament Greek scholar, was the author of the Cotton Patch versions of the New Testament and the founder of Koinonia Farm, a small but influential religious community in southwest Georgia. Fruits of the Cotton Patch,Volume 2 contains Symposium presentations that interpret Jordan's storytelling and the meaning of his prophetic voice in the areas of peacemaking in the context of historical harms, the future of the affordable housing movement, and the direction of the New Monastic movement. These essays and others invite the curious, the student, and the teacher alike to experience the life and work of Clarence Jordan and its powerful connection to the present.

The Sacredness of Questioning Everything

Author: David Dark

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310563909

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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The freedom to question—asking and being asked—is an indispensable and sacred practice that is absolutely vital to the health of our communities.According to author David Dark, when religion won’t tolerate questions, objections, or differences of opinion, and when it only brings to the table threats of excommunication, violence, and hellfire, it does not allow people to discover for themselves what they truly believe.The God of the Bible not only encourages questions; the God of the Bible demands them. If that were not so, we wouldn’t live in a world of such rich, God-given complexity in which wide-eyed wonder is part and parcel of the human condition. Dark contends that it’s OK to question life, the Bible, faith, the media, emotions, language, government—everything. God has nothing to hide. And neither should people of faith.The Sacredness of Questioning offers a wide-ranging, insightful, and often entertaining discussion that draws on a variety of sources, including religious texts and popular culture. It is a book that readers will likely cherish—and recommend—for years to come.

The Relevant Church

A New Vision for Communities of Faith

Author: Jennifer Ashley,Mike Bickle,Mark Driscoll,Mike Howerton

Publisher: Relevant Media Group

ISBN: 9780974694245

Category: Religion

Page: 171

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"The Relevant Church" shares individual ideas and stories of churches that are engaging twentysomethings with passionate worship and a life-changing message, all while they impact their communities and change their world.

Jesus Bootlegged

Author: George Elerick

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846947324

Category: Religion

Page: 315

View: 1988

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The words of Jesus had big implications. Universal significance. It wasn't a message meant for a few. It was meant for the world. It was a message that was going to change everything. even reorient the way we see each other. and revolutionize the way we as humanity interact with God.This book is about how the significance of this message needs to be rediscovered.

God Is.

Author: N.A

Publisher: American Vision

ISBN: 0915815869

Category: Apologetics

Page: 105

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Coram Deo

Human Life in the Vision of God

Author: Caryn D. Riswold

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878316

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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In order to adequately address the issues of atonement and christology, we must understand how it is that we think about the relationship between God and the human being. The way in which we understand and interpret the life and death of Jesus and his role within that relationship then impacts our theology of the sacraments, particularly the eucharist. Further, the questions continue to confront and be confronted by my inescapable identity as a Lutheran Christian. I use the term 'inescapable' because I find myself working from and with theologies and theologians that are unabashedly critical of patriarchal religious doctrine and paternal theological construction, yet I cannot be convinced that the tradition which formed me is irretrievable or irrelevant. . . . I am seeking to use Luther as one of my sources, but I am working to reinterpret him and offer a more adequate constructive alternative that embodies what is useable in his tradition. I find the potential for a liberating message within Christian theology, and I find a critical theological resource in Luther. --from the Introduction

Everyday Apocalypse

The Sacred Revealed in Radiohead, The Simpsons, and Other Pop Culture Icons

Author: David Dark

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 158743055X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Mining popular media, Dark redefines the term apocalypse as a more honest, watchful way of being in the world and highlights how the imagination can expose our moral condition.

New Testament Theology

Extending the Table

Author: Jon M. Isaak

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621892549

Category: Religion

Page: 404

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New Testament theology ought to be both descriptive and constructive-this is the argument of New Testament Theology: Extending the Table. According to Isaak, New Testament theology is descriptive in that it deals with the accounts that people narrate of their experience with Yahweh, the God of Israel, in the light of Easter. It is constructive in that it joins the diverse testimonies of the New Testament writers into a textured and thick space within which contemporary followers of Jesus continue to be shaped by the ancient yet living Spirit of God. Isaak's approach is historical, thematic, and theological in orientation. It explores the conversation taking place around the table, where the writers of the NT share their guiding vision of God's saving work among them, and their passion for the Christian church engaged in God's mission. The differing perspectives of the New Testament authors are held together without reduction, forming a deep and rich space within which ongoing community reflection and praxis can take place.

Jesus Circles

A Way to Heal Our Wounds, Subvert the Domination System, and Build an Abundant Future

Author: Peter R. Lawson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462809219

Category: Religion

Page: 154

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In Jesus Circles....... ..........Peter Lawson says it is possible to imagine and create a new social order in which the abundance of the earth is justly shared and the domination system with its inherent reliance on violence is no longer sanctioned . The new social order is based on the movement Jesus started among marginalized peasants in Galilee; a movement that undermined the Roman/ Judean system of domination and violence. His program incarnated an alternative community in which oppressed common folk experienced healing, wholeness and abundance even in the midst of a system of extreme violence. Many of us have moved away from the notions of God that prevailed in the ancient world. Many of us have found that even those concepts of God that survived the enlightenment no longer fit the demands of 21st century thought and culture. We long for a progressive religious expression that recognizes many religious paths to the life of abundance we all desire and that concepts of spirituality are culturally conditioned. Those of us who come out of a Christian heritage find we can no longer say the creeds in a meaningful way. We cant accept or ascribe to beliefs about a blood sacrifice that appeases an angry God. We are offended by the human violence and the violence of God that pervades the Bible. We no longer take the Holy Scriptures as definitive historical documents and rightly treat them as fictionalized accounts of (sometime barely discernible) events. Yet out of what we reject, the powerful figure of a Galilean sage has emerged and seized our imaginations. Many of us find ourselves liberated by the recent Third Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Biblical scholarship which follows the same strategies.. Through sophisticated developments in archeology and cultural anthropology in the last half of the 20th century, we know more about the politics, economics and cultural life of the Mediterranean basin in the 1st century CE than its inhabitants could know. We now have, for example, spectacular new awareness of the sociological structure of agrarian societies It appears that most of the literature of the New Testament is the interpretive works of upper class men (sic) trying to fit the radical Jesus into their Greco-Roman cultural frame. Listen to these words In the half-century before the creation of the first narrative gospel - the Gospel of Mark ... (Jesus) a visionary sage was transformed from an iconoclast to an icon and his radical vision of Gods domain dissipated in debates about divinity. With all of this scholarship we can now look behind the editorial embellishments of early Christian literature. We can peer deeply into Jesus message and mission in the context of his own social reality. We know, better than ever, how his radical stance so mightily offended the ruling powers of Galilee and Judea that they sought his assassination. We know how his healing and teaching enthused and energized marginalized Jewish peasants in Galilee. If we are to have any worthwhile life in our own world, dominated as it is by violence, we must begin to explore ways to embody today the nonviolent message and program of Jesus. Our first task is to get as many of the interpretive notions of those upper class literate Gospel writers out of the way so we can see Jesus as he himself spoke and acted, knowing our vision will still be a bit blurry. Because the differences between the first-century culture of the Mediterranean world and ours of the twenty-first century are radical, our second task is to look at and listen to the specific things Jesus said and did in the context of his culture. That will enable us to unpack the impact