The Creative Word, Second Edition: Canon as a Model for Biblical Education

Fortress Press - Every faith community knows the challenges of inviting new members and the next generation into its shared life without falling into an arid traditionalism or a shallow relativism. First published in 1982, the creative Word is now updated and introduced with a foreword by Amy Erickson of Iliff School of Theology.

A tremendous work of synthesis, allowing the reader to view the function of the three canonical complexes of the Old Testament. Renowned scholar walter brueggemann finds a framework for education in the structure of the Hebrew Bible canon, of challenge in the Prophets, with its assertion of center and limit in the Torah, and of inquiry in the Writings.

The Creative Word, Second Edition: Canon as a Model for Biblical Education - Incorporating the best insights from his own career and from the fields of canonical criticism, and pedagogical theory, Old Testament theology, Brueggemann offers a vision of how the community can draw on the shape of Scripture to educate its members. Everyone engaged in teaching or proclaiming Gods word needs to struggle with the issues raised by the author to avoid prophetic navete on the one hand and institutional ossification on the other.

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The Pentateuch: Interpreting Biblical Texts Series

Abingdon Press - The two chapters of part one provide an orientation to the critical study of the Pentateuch and present a proposal for reading the Pentateuch in terms of its rhetorical strategy. That strategy, fretheim argues, is designed in such a way as to have a certain effect upon its readers, most basically to shape their faith and life.

The five chapters of Part Two focus on the individual books that comprise the Pentateuch. Fretheim seeks to introduce the Pentateuch to modern readers, stressing its continuing capacity to speak a word of--or about--God. In this volume, Terence E.





The Teaching Ministry of Congregations

Westminster John Knox Press - Westminster John Knox Press. Finally he focuses on the development of action-guiding models and guidelines and explores helpful methods for guiding the teaching ministries of one's own particular congregation. Next he presents case studies of the teaching ministries of three contemporary congregations--one in the United States, one in Korea, and one in South Africa--developing interpretive perspectives on the teaching ministry.

He begins by exploring the teaching ministry of the apostle Paul, exhortation, identifying in Paul's letters to his congregations the core tasks of the teaching ministry: catechesis, and discernment. In this important and groundbreaking book, Richard Osmer develops a practical theology of the teaching ministry.





Wisdom and Curriculum: Christian Schooling After Postmodernity

Dordt College Press - In asserting that education should teach students to be discerning of the worldviews that are operative in their own education, he strikes an important blow for the kind of Christian schooling he advocates, as well as puncturing the oft-held position that secular education is in and of itself values-neutral.

. Westminster John Knox Press. Used book in Good Condition. He proffers the view that schools bringing their own values and beliefs forward in an explicit manner is the only authentic and honest way of proceeding. Blomberg presents an interpretation of essentially Christian schooling that challenges the conventional wisdom of both its advocates and critics.

Wisdom and Curriculum: Christian Schooling After Postmodernity - At the heart of this position is his final dismantling of the validity of disjoining theory and practice.





Critical Curriculum Studies Critical Social Thought

Routledge - Westminster John Knox Press. A choice outstanding academic title 2012! critical Curriculum Studies offers a novel framework for thinking about how curriculum relates to students’ understanding of the world around them. Used book in Good Condition. Wayne au brings together curriculum theory, and feminist standpoint theory with practical examples of teaching for social justice to argue for a transformative curriculum that challenges existing inequity in social, educational, critical educational studies, and economic relations.

Making use of the work of important scholars such as freire, and others, Vygotsky, Harding, Critical Curriculum Studies, Hartsock, argues that we must understand the relationship between the curriculum and the types of consciousness we carry out into the world.





Curriculum Planning with Design Language: Building Elegant Courses and Units

Routledge - Westminster John Knox Press. Curriculum planning with design Language provides a streamlined, adaptable framework for using visual design terminology to conceptualize instructional design objectives, processes, and strategies. Written in clear, direct prose and rich with intuitive examples, this book showcases insights leading to effective curriculum design that will speak equally to pre-service and experienced educators.

Drawing from instructional design theory, and aesthetics, pattern language theory, these ten course and unit design principles help educators break down and clarify their broader planning tasks and concerns. Used book in Good Condition.





Teaching for Spiritual Growth

Zondervan Academic - Used book in Good Condition. What does the nature of God tell us about teaching spiritual maturity? 2. Teaching for spiritual growth deals with two important questions: 1 What does it mean to be spiritually mature ? and 2 What can the church do to help people grow spiritually? These questions are explored from the perspectives of theology, developmental psychology, and educational learning theory.

Theology: the divine side of spiritual growth. The book integrates the three perspectives into a unified view of the teaching-learning process based on a biblical view of persons: 1. Zondervan. Westminster John Knox Press. How does human development affect the process of achieving spiritual maturity? 3. Psychology: how God has designed people to grow.

Teaching for Spiritual Growth - . What is the process people go through to achieve spiritual maturity? The goal is to help readers develop a philosophy of Christian education that will be applicable to a variety of ministry contexts. Education: the learning process that produces spiritual growth.





The Old Testament Is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic

Baker Academic - The old testament constitutes the majority of the Christian Bible and provides much of the language of Christian faith. Brent strawn reminds us of the old testament's important role in Christian faith and practice, criticizes current misunderstandings that contribute to its neglect, and offers ways to revitalize its use in the church.

Westminster John Knox Press. Baker Academic. This timely book details a number of ways the Old Testament is showing signs of decay, demise, and imminent death in the church. However, many churches tend to neglect this crucial part of Scripture. Used book in Good Condition. Zondervan.





Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation Transforming Center Set

IVP Books - M. This edition is revised and expanded by ruth Haley Barton with a new foreword, spiritual practices and study guide, to provide spiritual direction for individuals and groups seeking spiritual companionship for one another on the journey of transformation. Baker Academic. Defines spiritual formation as "the process of being formed in the image of Christ for the sake of others.

Compact and solid, this definition encompasses the dynamics of a vital Christian life and counters our culture's tendency to make spirituality a trivial matter or reduce it to a private affair between "me and Jesus. In invitation to a journey, Mulholland helps Christians new and old understand that we become like Christ gradually, not instantly.

Invitation to a Journey: A Road Map for Spiritual Formation Transforming Center Set - Westminster John Knox Press. In the finest tradition of spiritual literature, it is a vital help to Christians at any stage of their journey. Not every personality is suited to an early morning quiet time, so Mulholland frees different personality types to express their piety differently. He reviews the classical spiritual disciplines and demonstrates the importance of undertaking our spiritual journey with and for the sake of others.

This road map for spiritual formation is profoundly biblical and down to earth. Used book in Good Condition. Robert Mulholland Jr.





Ministering Cross-Culturally: A Model for Effective Personal Relationships

Baker Academic - It is accessible, practical, and applicable to many ministry situations. Zondervan. Westminster John Knox Press. Baker Academic. On the occasion of its thirtieth anniversary, this contemporary classic has been thoroughly updated to reflect Sherwood Lingenfelter's mature thinking on the topic and to communicate with modern readers, helping them minister more effectively to people of different cultural and social backgrounds.

An accompanying interactive questionnaire, designed to help students reflect on their own cultural values, is available online through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources. Baker Academic. Used book in Good Condition. With more than 125, 000 copies in print, this model for effective personal relationships in a multicultural and multiethnic world has proven successful for many.





Bridges To People

Xulon Press - This tool will empower readers to develop a comprehensive ministry approach. Utilizing demographic historical and ethnographic research, visionary thinking, church growth strategies, evangelism thinking, contextualization, and leadership values, Bridges to People will guide readers to accomplish the task of communicating the gospel with meaning and effectively minister to the whole life needs of people living in culturally diverse communities.

Westminster John Knox Press. Sean has worked as local church youth pastor, local church pastor, conference speaker, consultant, urban missionary, and currently serves in regional church leadership. Sean o'neal has traveled throughout the world working among many people groups including African American, Korean, American Born Caucasian, Pakistani, Romanian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, West Indian, Latino, East Indian, Filipino and Haitian.

Baker Academic. Bridges to people is designed and written as a practical tool for Christian people and Christian ministry leaders desiring to accomplish effective ministry among the present global culturally diverse society existing in North America and throughout the world. Used book in Good Condition. Focusing on the possibilities of developing healthy growing multi-ethnic church congregations, Bridges to People will serve as a catalyst in helping people and churches become mission focused - missional.

Bridges To People - While serving as the senior pastor of the narragansett church of God in Chicago the church experienced exciting growth in attendance including ministry among 12 different ethnic groups, the planting of two new church congregations including a Latino ministry primarily reaching first and second generation Mexican people, and a Bulgarian Church.

Sean earned the bachelor of arts degree from lee university in Intercultural Studies, a Master of Arts degree in Urban Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the Doctor of Ministry degree in Urban Missions from Westminster Theological Seminary.