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    Megachurch Christianity Reconsidered

    Millennials and Social Change in African Perspective

    Missiological Engagements

    by Wanjiru M. Gitau
    Foreword by Mark R. Shaw

    In this case study of Kenya's Nairobi Chapel and its "daughter" Mavuno Church, Wanjiru M. Gitau offers analysis of the rise, growth, and place of megachurches worldwide in the new millennium. This lively, engaging account centers on the role of millennials in responding to the dislocating transitions of globalization in postcolonial Africa and around the world, gleaning practical wisdom for postdenominational churches everywhere.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Church Forsaken

    Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods

    by Jonathan Brooks

    Raised on the south side of Chicago, Jonathan Brooks moved as far away as he possible as soon as he could. But through unforeseen events he found himself not only back in Englewood but also serving as a pastor and community leader. In this book he challenges Christians to be fully present in their communities, helping local churches rediscover that loving our neighbors means loving our neighborhoods.

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    Living Gently in a Violent World

    The Prophetic Witness of Weakness

    by Stanley Hauerwas and Jean Vanier

    The church has much to learn from an often-overlooked group—those with disabilities. Including a study guide in this expanded edition, Stanley Hauerwas and Jean Vanier shed light on what it means to be human and how we are to live, carefully exploring the contours of a countercultural community marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking, and faithfulness.

    Introductory Introductory
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    What Does It Mean to Be Welcoming?

    Navigating LGBT Questions in Your Church

    by Travis Collins

    Is your church wrestling with LGBT questions? Travis Collins has walked congregations through the complex issues surrounding gay Christians. In this practical resource, readers will hear from gay friends and dig into Scripture with interpreters on both sides, considering the implications of their convictions for life and ministry. Let's examine how we might welcome everyone into the church while calling for all to be transformed.

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    Healing Our Broken Humanity

    Practices for Revitalizing the Church and Renewing the World

    by Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill
    Foreword by Willie James Jennings

    We live in conflicted times. We want to see justice restored because Jesus calls us to be a peacemaking and reconciling people. But how do we do this? Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill offer ten ways to transform society, from lament and repentance to relinquishing power, reinforcing agency, and more. Embodying these practices enables us to be the new humanity in Jesus Christ.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Disabling Mission, Enabling Witness

    Exploring Missiology Through the Lens of Disability Studies

    Missiological Engagements

    by Benjamin T. Conner

    How would it look if we "disabled" Christian theology, discipleship, and theological education? Benjamin Conner initiates a new conversation between disability studies and Christian theology and missiology, imagining a church that fully incorporates persons with disabilities into its mission. In this vision, the people with disabilities are part of the church's pluriform witness, and the congregation embodies a robust hermeneutic of the gospel.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Honest Worship

    From False Self to True Praise

    by Manuel Luz
    Foreword by Rory Noland

    Drawing from his own experience leading worship in a large congregation and feeling the pull of performance, Manuel Luz guides us on a journey through worship that takes us far beyond style and deep into our own souls. With spiritual practices throughout, he calls us back to an honest worship that moves past facades and pulls us inward toward the true self that God is forming within each of us.

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    Kingdom Collaborators

    Eight Signature Practices of Leaders Who Turn the World Upside Down

    by Reggie McNeal

    Will you collaborate on God's kingdom work in your community? If you're ready to see God move in all areas—business, education, media, arts, healthcare, spiritual growth, and more—this is the book for you. Leadership expert Reggie McNeal offers eight signature practices for leaders who want to partner with God and others for kingdom growth.

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    Listening to Sexual Minorities

    A Study of Faith and Sexual Identity on Christian College Campuses

    Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

    by Mark A. Yarhouse, Janet B. Dean, Stephen P. Stratton, and Michael Lastoria

    For sexual minority students on Christian college campuses, faith and sexuality can feel in acute tension. Yarhouse, Dean, Stratton, and Lastoria draw on their decades of experience to bring us a longitudinal study into what sexual minorities experience, hope for, and benefit from. Rich with both quantitative and qualitative data, here is an unprecedented opportunity to listen to sexual minorities in their own words.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Come, Let Us Eat Together

    Sacraments and Christian Unity

    Wheaton Theology Conference Series

    Edited by George Kalantzis and Marc Cortez

    When it comes to the sacraments, the church has often been—and remains—divided. Can we still gather together at the same table? Based on lectures from the 2017 Wheaton Theology Conference, this volume brings together the reflections of Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox theologians, who consider what it means to proclaim the unity of the body of Christ in light of the sacraments.

    Intermediate Intermediate

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