Clergy have a pivotal role in creating and nurturing church communities in which all people can grow up into Christ. This book explores the nature of that role by considering key similarities with the essential but often conflicting demands of motherhood. This book will help clergy to think about how this is achieved through the myriad of "small" things they do from day to day.
How can God be good when he allows suffering, authorizes war, limits my sexuality, excludes people of other religions, and even sends them to hell? Michael Ots responds with clarity and warmth to these and other moral objections to the character of God.
When Mark Meynell spoke in a central London church, more than 1,500 people hung on to his every word. What they didn't know was that their minister was terrified of being laid bare in public, one of the most devastating elements of his depression. Mark invites us into the darkness of his cave as he serves up gritty reality and raw honesty, but also heartfelt hope.
A book for all who are curious about the dwelling place of God and the angels. Intended for people looking for answers to life's biggest questions, this little book of guidance will appeal to anyone, whether believer or non-believer, looking for a quick and easy way into the topic.
This timely book gives a voice to those living with HIV who are too often ignored or misunderstood by the Church and other religious institutions – including those in positions of care who may have thought they were helping but have ended up doing more harm than good.
This thought- and action-provoking book considers the crucial question: Who is my neighbor? What does the Christian injunction to "love your neighbor as yourself" actually mean in practice today? Contributions by renowned theologians and practitioners reflect on this subject in relation to issues of poverty, ecology, immigration, fear, and discrimination, and the recent political upheavals both in Europe and the United States.
Church worship should be inspired and informed by our everyday experiences. It should empower and send the congregation out to continue worshipping. The book will provide patterns and resources to better connect gathered worship with the lives of the congregation beyond church meetings.
Alister McGrath shows how science can take us only so far in answering the big questions about our origins, and how Christianity can take us further. A book for all who want to explore the reasons why the universe exists, and why we are in it.
Most of us think we know right from wrong, even if we have no particular religious faith. But where does that knowledge come from? Is it something we're born with? Or is it something we learn from the culture in which we grow up? Robin Gill examines the major reasons that people give for trying to lead a good life, and considers what is distinctive about the teaching of Jesus on this vital subject.
Building on the success of books offering key concepts in digestible form, Graham Tomlin writes for millennials and emerging adults who are seeking to make sense of life.