Presbyterian Questions Presbyterian Answers

Author: Donald K. McKim
Editor: Geneva Press
ISBN: 9780664234782
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Presbyterians often have questions about Presbyterian theology and beliefs that are basic to Christian faith itself. Featuring a unique question-and-answer format, Presbyterian Questions, Presbyterian Answers is an accessible and concise treatment that provides a sampling of these questions on important topics and brief but complete answers from a distinguished Presbyterian theologians. Arranged according to doctrinal topics, the book is ideal for individual and group study, church officer training, new member and confirmation classes, and all those who are interested in Presbyterian theology.

More Presbyterian Questions More Presbyterian Answers

Author: Donald K. McKim
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 066450308X
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Popular Presbyterian author and editor Don McKim returns with a follow-up to the Geneva Press best seller Presbyterian Questions, Presbyterian Answers. This study-friendly guide articulates the basic tenets of the faith and answers some of the most frequently asked questions about being a Presbyterian. The comprehensive volume is divided into the following sections: "About Presbyterians," "Presbyterians and Others," "Presbyterian Theology," "Christian Life," "Worship and Sacraments," "Social-Ethical Issues," and "The Future."

How To Spell Presbyterian

Author: James W. Angell
Editor: Geneva Press
ISBN: 9780664501969
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In his classic work, life-long Presbyterian and former pastor Jim Angell tells what it means to be a Presbyterian. This readable, accessible book is divided into six parts--key ideas, commitment, witness, order, discipline, and covenant--and includes a handy glossary to commonly used Presbyterian terms. Now updated with the most recent statistics and polity information, this is an ideal book to give to new members, confirmation students, and inquirers in PC(USA) churches.

The Presbyterian Pendulum

Author: Mark J. Englund-Krieger
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ISBN: 9781498255349
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The Presbyterian Pendulum is a study in mainline Protestant social ethics with a focus on the Presbyterian Church (USA). This book is written for the church with the hope that it will provide theological foundation and spiritual encouragement for our efforts to find unity despite the diversity of convictions and perspectives in our midst. This is a historical study of the significant social and political issues to which the church responded throughout the twentieth century. With a foundation in solid historical research, this book offers the compelling thesis that the Presbyterian Church is at its best when the wild diversity of worldviews, theological perspectives, and convictions are encouraged. Even more, the book offers the spiritually rich thesis that it is in this wild diversity, not despite of it, that the providence of God is seen and known. What is unique and compelling about this study is the guiding metaphor of the pendulum swinging. The vast difference of opinion in the church around social issues has historically always been true, is necessary today, and itself points to a deeper truth about God's sustaining providence. The church must discern and hold onto that deeper truth. We must let the pendulum swing. It is my hope that this book will be an encouragement for the church even as we continue to be mired in deep conflict. ""The metaphor of Foucault's pendulum is used to fine effect here as Englund-Krieger brings perspectives on key controversies in the Presbyterian church. Rather than seeing these as devastatingly divisive and wholly negative, he urges us to find a providential pattern in the ways discussions take shape. This points to the life and vitality of a church in motion, led by the Spirit of God. Here is an interesting and helpful perception which should energize us and give confidence that God's purposes of grace can be at work in the midst of it all. This book is a welcomed gift to Presbyterians and all those who care about American Protestantism."" --Donald K. McKim Author of Presbyterian Beliefs: A Brief Introduction and Presbyterian Questions, Presbyterian Answers ""Rather than lament the church's debates over sexuality, Mark Englund-Krieger helpfully sets these divisions within a larger narrative, which is at once historical and theological. In doing so, he reminds us just how much we have to learn from the church's recent history. Most importantly he challenges us to ask if God might not be working providentially in and through our fiercest arguments to bring us to a new, more faithful way of being church."" --David True Department Chair and Associate Professor of Religious Studies Wilson College The Rev. Mark J. Englund-Krieger is the Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of Carlisle in central Pennsylvania. The Presbytery of Carlisle, which includes fifty-two congregations, is a middle governing body in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Presbyterian Worship Questions

Author: David Gambrell
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 161164934X
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Presbyterian worship is known for its balance between form and freedom, seeking to be faithful to the leading of God's Word and open to the movement of God's spirit. For those who plan, lead, and participate in worship, living within this tension can be a creative challenge, one that poses many questions for our liturgical theology and practice. Presbyterian Worship Questions and Answers draws on the author's scholarly insights, pastoral instincts, and decade of experience in the Presbyterian denomination's Office of Theology and Worship to provide accessible answers to the questions people frequently ask about Presbyterian worship along with a few we ought to ask more frequently. From the philosophical--What is worship and what does it have to do with real life?--to the practical--Why is there a pink candle and when do we light it?--Presbyterian Worship Questions and Answers seeks to shed new light on the meaning and mystery of worship in the Reformed tradition.

The English Presbyterian Messenger

Author: Presbyterian Church of England
Editor:
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Historical Dictionary Of The Reformed Churches

Author: Robert Benedetto
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810870239
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The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches contains information on the major personalities, events, facts, movements, and beliefs of the Reformed churches.

The Princeton Seminary Bulletin

Author: Princeton Theological Seminary
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No. 1 of each vol. is the academic catalog of the Seminary, 1907-76.

Coffee With Calvin

Author: Donald K. McKim
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664236812
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These eighty-four practical devotions offer an accessible look into the enduring theology of John Calvin. Each day's devotion presents a short excerpt from Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion, followed by a topical reflection by Donald K. McKim. The book is organized into eight sections and arranged for either daily or weekly devotional study. The sections are organized thematically, allowing readers the flexibility to delve into the topics they are most interested in. Readers will come away seeing Calvin as an eminently practical theologian with timeless insights into the Christian life.

Parables Of Parenthood

Author: Andrew Taylor-Troutman
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630872466
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Jesus told simple stories about common items; yet his parables profoundly address our hearts and minds. We offer an interpretation, not only about what we read, but also what we think and feel. Parables of Parenthood presents modern biblical scholarship in an accessible writing style in order to model how these ancient stories continue to enrich life in the twenty-first century. Andrew Taylor-Troutman closely analyzes each parable with deep appreciation before applying these interpretations to his life, because he believes the genius of the parables offers a glimpse of the kingdom of heaven in our everyday experience. By interpreting from the author's head and heart, Parables of Parenthood gives new luster to well-known, narrative gems about sowing seeds and lost sheep through personal insights about anxiety and hope. Lessons about wise builders and wicked tenants are illustrated with anecdotes about a baby's food and a grandmother's rocking chair. Through interpretations of other parables, moments as diverse as a beach trip and an ultrasound appointment invite movement from fear to faith. Through the combination of his informed Bible study and practical life experience, Taylor-Troutman empowers readers to connect the teachings of Jesus to our world in comforting and challenging ways.