A Deacon S Retreat

Author: James Keating
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809146444
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A self-directed retreat for deacons in the Catholic Church designed to lead the deacon into silent adoration and deeper appropriation of his call from Christ to become a deacon.

Hunting Tradition In A Changing World

Author: Ann Fienup-Riordan
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813528052
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The Yupiit in southwestern Alaska are members of the larger family of Inuit cultures. Including more than 20,000 individuals in seventy villages, the Yupiit continue to engage in traditional hunting activities, carefully following the seasonal shifts in the environment they know so well. During the twentieth century, especially after the construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, the Yup'ik people witnessed and experienced explosive cultural changes. Anthropologist Ann Fienup-Riordan explores how these subarctic hunters engage in a "hunt" for history, to make connections within their own communities and between them and the larger world. She turns to the Yupiit themselves, joining her essays with eloquent narratives by individual Yupiit, which illuminate their hunting traditions in their own words. To highlight the ongoing process of cultural negotiation, Fienup-Riordan provides vivid examples: How the Yupiit use metaphor to teach both themselves and others about their past and present lives; how they maintain their cultural identity, even while moving away from native villages; and how they worked with museums in the "Lower 48" on an exhibition of Yup'ik ceremonial masks. Ann Fienup-Riordan has published many books on Yup'ik history and oral tradition, including Eskimo Essays: Yup'ik Lives and How We See Them, The Living Tradition of Yup'ik Masks and Boundaries and Passages. She has lived with and written about the Yupiit for twenty-five years.

Christianity In The Local Context

Author: B. Howell
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230613853
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In three congregations, representing three distinct social locations, Howell goes beneath the surface to argue that even with these Western forms, these Filipino Baptists are actively constructing themselves and the locality itself in terms of this global faith they have made their own.

Deacon Relationships Through The Body Of Christ

Author: Donald E. Ledbetter
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1607917106
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Be the leader God intended you to be! Churches often elect deacons and fail to give them the training they need to accomplish their task, assuming that if one is qualified to become a deacon, he doesn't need training. This assumption has proven injurious both to the individual deacon and to the body of Christ. Dr. Ledbetter is one of the most qualified leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention to assist deacons in becoming the leader God intended them to be. As a pastor, he worked with deacons in four growing churches. Since entering evangelism in January 1984, he has conducted several hundred deacon retreats in both small and large churches across America, in addition to conducting revivals. To be an effective leader, a deacon must have a right relationship with Christ, his family, his church, his pastor, and with himself. This book discusses each of these relationships and provides spiritual insights that will help not only deacons, but every Christian leader to become all God intended them to be.

An 8 Day Ignatian Retreat For Priests Religious And Lay Ministers

Author: Thomas P. Rausch
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809144990
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For almost five hundred years, the little book The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola has been an important source for Christian prayer-life. However, many Church ministers (priests, deacons, religious, and laypersons) do not have the time to make the full thirty-day Ignatian retreat with a spiritual director. This helpful resource seeks to lead a retreatant prayerfully into the heart of an Ignatian retreat by using contemplations and themes from the Spiritual Exercises as well as other meditations on the life of Jesus-but within an eight-day time frame. With a particular focus on ministry, both ordained and nonordained, the short chapters present mysteries from the life of Jesus and considerations that correspond to the dynamics of the Exercises. They represent a preparation for prayer, not to instruct but to move the imagination and hopefully the heart. An appendix offers additional scriptural texts. An 8 Day Ignatian Retreat for Priests, Religious, Deacons, and Lay Ministers enables busy and hardworking Church ministers to apply the Ignatian insights to their own interior life, which will result in rejuvenation and growth in their pastoral ministry.

Step By Step Spirituality For Deacons

Author: Eddie Ensley
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504000153
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In this book, Deacon Eddie Ensley explores ways that permanent deacons can enrich their prayer and ministry through “lectio divina,” a renewed appreciation for the “Liturgy of the Hours,” and entering into a fuller sense of “diakonia.” The stories and insights in this book are truly tools for faith enrichment and “becoming one with God” in prayer and ministry.

Our Heritage And Our Hope

Author: Roger H. Crook
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Mission Of Change In Southwest Alaska

Author: Ann Fienup-Riordan
Editor: University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 1602231621
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Mission of Change is an oral history describing various types of change—political, social, cultural, and religious—as seen through the eyes of Father Astruc and Paul Dixon, non-Natives who dedicated their lives to working with the Yup’ik people. Their stories are framed by the an analytic history of regional changes, together with current anthropological theory on the nature of cultural change and the formation of cultural identity. The book presents a subtle and emotionally moving account of the region and the roles of two men, both of whom view issues from a Catholic perspective yet are closely attuned to and involved with changes in the Yup’ik community.

Walk On Water Syndrome

Author: B. Edward Bratcher
Editor:
ISBN: 9780849930928
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The Deacons For Defense

Author: Lance Edward Hill
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807828475
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The author offers the first detailed history of the Deacons for Defense and Justice, which grew to several hundred members and 21 chapters in the Deep South and led some of the most successful local campaigns in the civil rights movement.