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  • Your Muslim Neighbour And You

    $2.99

    This manual gives Christians a basic knowledge of Muslim culture and traditions and suggestions for personal evangelism. It includes an introduction to Islam, its people, history, and beliefs, plus information on how to make contacts more effective-since personal evangelism is seen as the most best method in reaching Muslims for Christ. This book is a veritable tool kit of valuable information.

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  • Teaching Across Cultures

    $23.00

    Foreword By Duane H. Elmer
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction
    1. Metaphors Of Teaching
    2. The Rail Fence As A Crosscultural Model For Teaching
    3. Adapting Our Colored Glasses
    4. Teaching Complex Creatures
    5. Teaching And Context
    6. Teaching And Cultural Values
    7. Teaching Aims Across Cultures
    8. Cultural Influences On Teaching Aims
    9. Teaching Through Struggle
    10. Harmony Through The Rail-Fence Model
    11. Examples Of Pilgrim Teaching
    12. Improving Teaching Through Evaluation
    Recommended Reading
    Author Index
    Subject Index
    Scripture Index

    Additional Info
    In our globalized world, ideas are constantly being exchanged between people of different cultural backgrounds. But educators often struggle to adapt to the contexts of diverse learners. Some focus so much on content delivery that they overlook crosscultural barriers to effective teaching.

    Educator and missiologist James Plueddemann offers field-tested insights for teaching across cultural differences. He unpacks how different cultural dynamics may inhibit learning and offers a framework for integrating conceptual ideas into practical experience. He provides a model of teaching as pilgrimage, where the aim is not merely the mastery of information but the use of knowledge to foster the development of the pilgrim learner.

    Plueddemann’s crosscultural experience shows how teachers can make connections between content and context, bridging truth and life. Those who teach in educational institutions, mission organizations, churches, and other ministries will find insights here for transformational crosscultural learning.

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  • You Welcomed Me

    $16.00

    1. Are We For Or Against?
    2. That Could Be Me
    3. Real Concerns
    4. This Is Our Story
    5. Getting Practical
    6. Form A Human Chain
    7. Here Is Life
    Acknowledgments
    Appendix A: Organizations For Next Steps
    Appendix B: Resources For Next Steps
    Notes

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    Wait, Dad. Are we for them or against them?

    Kent Annan was talking with his eight-year-old son about the immigrant and refugee crises around the world. His son’s question, innocent enough in the moment, is writ large across our society today. How we answer it, Annan says, will reveal a lot about what kind of family, community, or country we want to be.

    In You Welcomed Me, Annan explores, in his usual compelling way, how fear and misunderstanding can motivate our responses to people in need. Instead, he invites us into stories of welcome-stories that lead us to see the current refugee and immigrant crisis in a new light. He also lays out simple practices for a way forward: confessing what separates us, listening well, and partnering with, not patronizing, those in need. His stories draw us in, and the practices send us out prepared to cross social and cultural divides.

    In this wise, practical book, Annan invites us to answer his son’s question with confident conviction: We’re for them-and to explore with him the life-giving implications of that answer.

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  • Beyond Colorblind : Redeeming Our Ethnic Journey

    $17.00

    Part I: Redeeming Our Ethnic Stories
    1. Beyond Colorblind
    2. Ethnicities Made For Good
    3. The Cracks In Our Ethnicity
    4. Ethnicities Restored For Better
    5. Redeemed Ethnic Identities Sent Out To Heal

    Part II: Stewarding Our Ethnic Identities
    6. Trust-Building With Ethnic Strangers
    7. Crosscultural Skills In Community
    8. Responding To Crosscultural Conflict In Community
    9. Prophetic Ethnic Justice
    10. Culture Re-creators

    Acknowledgments
    Notes

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    For a generation or so, society has tried to be colorblind. People say they don’t see race. But the reality is that this approach has its limitations. In our broken world, ethnicity and racial identity are often points of pain and injustice. We can’t ignore that God created us with our ethnic identities, and he made them for good. We bring all of who we are, including our ethnicity and cultural background, to our identity and work as God’s ambassadors.

    Ethnicity and evangelism specialist Sarah Shin reveals how our brokenness around ethnicity can be restored and redeemed, for our own wholeness and also for the good of others. When we experience internal transformation in our ethnic journeys, God propels us outward in a reconciling witness to the world. Ethnic healing can demonstrate God’s power and goodness to others and bring good news to the world. Showing us how to make space for God’s healing of our ethnic stories, Shin helps us grow in our crosscultural skills, manage crosscultural conflict, pursue reconciliation and justice, and share the gospel as ethnicity-aware Christians.

    Jesus offers hope for healing, both for ourselves and for society. Discover how your ethnic story can be transformed for compelling witness and mission.

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  • White Awake : An Honest Look At What It Means To Be White

    $18.00

    Foreword By Brenda Salter McNeil
    1. The Day I Discovered My World Was White
    2. Flying Blind
    3. What Is Cultural Identity?
    4. Encounter
    5. Denial
    6. Disorientation
    7. Shame
    8. Self-Righteousness
    9. Awakening
    10. Active Participation
    Notes

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    Daniel Hill was surprised to discover one day that his world was white and that he didn’t know what that meant. This book reflects his journey into exploring both his own ethnic tradition and also into broadening the scope of his world.

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  • Restored To Freedom From Fear Guilt And Shame

    $17.89

    SEANET proudly presents Restored to Freedom from Fear, Guilt, and Shame, volume 13 in its series on intercultural and inter-religious studies. These three cultural orientations impact the shaping and expression of worldview. While all are present to a certain extent in every context, this volume draws from the expressions and insights found from within the Buddhist world. Understanding orientations differing from our own helps us understand more of ourselves, part of the enrichment resulting in the process of encounter. We require the lens of the world in order to better recognize our own cultural blindness. We use the word restoration believing that it is God’s purpose to restore all that was lost through fear, guilt, and shame back to the original status of power, honor, and innocence through reconciliation on all levels. This volume is for all who seek restoration to freedom for self and others.

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  • Intercultural Ministry : Hope For A Changing World

    $19.99

    Why are most churches still segregated by race and culture? Is it possible to build intercultural ministries today? What are the challenges of creating and maintaining these ministries? How do intercultural churches give equal power and privilege to each culture? How do they avoid assimilating minority cultures into dominant cultures? Intercultural Ministry explores these questions and more with chapters from a racially and denominationally diverse group of pastors, theologians, and teachers who reflect on their experiences and experiments in intercultural ministry. Contributors include Peter Ahn, Amy Butler, Brad Braxton, Brandon Green, Daniel Hill, Angie Hong, Karen Oliveto, Carlos Ruiz, Sheila Sholes-Ross, Christine Smith, and more!

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  • Ministering In Honor Shame Cultures

    $28.00

    Failing to understand honor and shame cultures can lead to cross-cultural roadblocks in ministry and relationships for Westerners. Georges and Baker examine the Bible through the lens of honor and shame and join their cross-cultural experience and reflection in this informed exploration and guide to ministry in honor and shame contexts.

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  • Embrace : Gods Radical Shalom For A Divided World

    $17.00

    Introduction
    1. Embracing The Place
    2. The Ones We Avoid
    3. God Likes Pumpkin Pie
    4. Breaking Barriers
    5. Give Me Fifteen
    6. Take Me Out To The Ballgame
    7. Natural Justice
    8. Love Even Our Enemies
    9. Yes, Black Lives Matter
    Epilogue

    Additional Info
    The walls between us seem impenetrable. We live in an age of strife and division. Factors like race, class, values and lifestyles keep us from connecting with others in meaningful ways. It’s easier to avoid or ignore people who make us uncomfortable or who we just do not like. But God’s call to the church is to do just the opposite. Leroy Barber has spent decades pursuing reconciliation and justice amongst groups of vastly diverse people. He knows the challenge of embracing those who are difficult to embrace, yet he advocates that the way to radical shalom on earth is through pursuing these relationships. We have the opportunity as the people of God to bring true peace and unity to a world that desperately needs it. Embrace the challenge to show a divided world the bridge-building power of God’s love.

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  • Narratology And The Modern Indian Novel

    $14.00

    Narratology and the Modern Indian Novel is an interesting study of narrative inclusive of both Indian and Western narratological traditions and theories, tracing the impact of Indian aesthetic theory and Sanskrit poetics on the modern Indian novel in the employment of certain narrative techniques. It is a purview from Indian aesthetics and structuralist theories. The theme of this book is a negotiation of three important existing theoretical areas: Western criticism, Indian narrative tradition and aesthetic practice, and Translation Studies. The novel has evolved as the most important genre in modern India. It is undoubtedly inspired by the European narrative forms and has drawn considerably on the Indic narrative tradition as well. The Kavya literature provides a viable model for the modern Indian narrative.

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  • Crossing Cultures With Jesus

    $18.00

    You can be a missionary by crossing an ocean or by crossing the street. We now have unprecedented opportunities to meet people from every culture and nation. International study and global migration allow us to build relationships with Buddhists and Muslims, students from Singapore and workers from the Middle East. But how do we share the gospel with people from different cultures and worldviews? Crosscultural evangelism can be scary. But veteran crosscultural minister Katie Rawson shows how we can witness the way Jesus did, entering into people’s worlds and drawing them into God-centered community. She equips readers to evangelize Jesus’ way, depending on him as companion and guide and venturing out in joy to be and share good news. Filled with compelling stories, practical resources and relational tools, this guide gives crosscultural training and shows how you can share the gospel through story and diagram, with clear communication and authentic community.

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  • Church : Gods Pilgrim People

    $24.00

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction: The People Of God: The Church?
    1. Becoming And Being Church, The People Of God
    2. Beginning With Moses: The Promise, The Covenants And The People Of God
    3. Israel, The Monarchy And Exile: God’s Rebellious People
    4. Jesus, The Fulfilment Of The Promise: Creating New Community
    5. Jesus, His Disciples And Pentecost: The Birth Of The New Community
    6. In Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, And To The Ends Of The Earth: Acts Of The Holy Spirit
    7. Churches Of God: Communities Of The Holy Spirit
    8. The Church: God’s New Pilgrim Community
    Bibliography

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    Was the church Jesus’ idea?

    From huge edifices to humble storefronts, from high church Anglicans to exuberant Pentecostals, from the Middle East to Asia to Africa-can this all be the church, so varied and far flung?

    From his roots in Africa, David Zac Niringiye takes us on the journey of a pilgrim people, helping us to appreciate what the church is at all times and in all places. This introduction provides a biblical theology that tells the story of the people and promise of God through Moses, of the kingdom of God in Christ, and work of his people by the Holy Spirit.

    Being people on a journey means we are strangers and foreigners, yet also a people with a purpose, with a mission. We are a people who live in hope, looking forward to the justice, peace and joy God has planned.

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  • Embracing The Other

    $26.50

    We live in a time of great racial strife and global conflict. How do we work toward healing, reconciliation, and justice among all people, regardless of race or gender? In Embracing the Other Grace Ji-Sun Kim argues that it is possible only through God’s Spirit.

    Working from a feminist Asian perspective, Kim develops a new constructive lobal pneumatology that works toward gender and racial-ethnic justice. Drawing on the concept of spiritbreath in Asian and indigenous cultures, she reimagines the divine as Spirit God who is restoring shalom in the world. This Spirit God concept, Kim says, provides a holistic understanding of both God and humans that extends beyond skin color, culture, religion, or power within society. Through the power of Spirit God our brokenness is healed and we can truly love and embrace the other.

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  • Rescuing The Gospel From The Cowboys

    $25.00

    In Memoriam
    Preface
    1. The Creator’s Presence Among Native People
    2. The Colonization, Evangelization And Assimilation Of First Nations People
    3. Sweating With Jesus: Stories Of The Native Experience
    4. A View From The Hill: Emerging Native Expressions Of The Jesus Way
    5. From Colonization To Contextualization
    6. Looking Down The Road: The Future Of The Native Church
    Acknowledgments
    Editor’s Tribute To Richard Twiss
    Glossary
    Acronyms
    Appendix A: Final Words On Indigenous Education And Theology
    Appendix B: What Should We Call You?
    Appendix C: Boarding Schools
    Bibliography
    Notes

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    The gospel of Jesus has not always been good news for Native Americans. The history of North America is marred by atrocities committed against Native peoples. Indigenous cultures were erased in the name of Christianity. As a result, to this day few Native Americans are followers of Jesus. However, despite the far-reaching effects of colonialism, some Natives have forged culturally authentic ways to follow the way of Jesus. In his final work, Richard Twiss provides a contextualized Indigenous expression of the Christian faith among the Native communities of North America. He surveys the painful, complicated history of Christian missions among Indigenous peoples and chronicles more hopeful visions of culturally contextual Native Christian faith. For Twiss, contextualization is not merely a formula or evangelistic strategy, but rather a relational process of theological and cultural reflection within a local community. Native leaders reframe the gospel narrative in light of post-colonization, reincorporating traditional practices and rituals while critiquing and correcting the assumptions of American Christian mythologies. Twiss gives voice to the stories of Native followers of Jesus, with perspectives on theology and spirituality and concrete models for intercultural ministry. Future generations of Native followers of Jesus, and those working crossculturally with them, will be indebted to this work.

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  • Becoming The People Of God

    $17.99

    How do Christ followers celebrate unity in the midst of diversity? How do we become the people of God in more than name only? A unifying Christ-centeredness demands living out kingdom values and bearing witness to transformation in and through a multitude of cultural manifestations. We struggle to serve, worship, and witness in the midst of this age-old challenge. This collection of perspectives come from settings where the good news of Jesus has not been the dominant historical norm. All contributors in this volume are practitioners. They have a deep appreciation for the cultural heritage and important moral values found in Buddhist contexts. We believe these chapters hold valuable lessons that speak to all of the family of faith. Here you will find a wide range of topics and approaches that address what it means to become the global body of believers. These can speak to you wherever you are called to participate with God’s work in the world. Christ followers are in the process of becoming what will one day culminate in a huge and starling celebration of people from all of God’s beloved creation. If you are interested in hearing from those discovering what that might look like outside traditional packaging, this book is for you. Book jacket.

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  • Gold Multi Design Legal Size File Folders Set

    $16.99

    9 Legal-Sized Folders per Package/3 each of 3 designs
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    Our NEW 24Kt Gold legal-sized fashion file folders are raising the style bar for those of us who use legal folders at work, school, and home. Each package includes nine beautifully designed legal-sized file folders – three folders each of three on-trend designs. Printed on durable 12 pt stock and embossed with stunning gold foil, the folders are 1/3 cut and include a preprinted label on the front for adding a table of contents, highlighting meeting agendas, listing contact information for team members….and so much more. Fully reversible, each folder has a colorful design on one side and a vibrant, solid color on the reverse side – perfect for color-coding your files, making file folder games and lap books. Be sure to check out all of our coordinating Gold products!!!

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  • Spiritual Equipping For Mission

    $16.00

    God calls his people to mission. But the demands of crosscultural ministry can be overwhelming and draining, leading to discouragement and burnout. All of our strategies and methodologies are useless if we are incapable of living the holy, faithful lives God intends for us. Yet God does not leave us on our own. The Holy Spirit equips us with spiritual keys to succeed and thrive as God’s message bearers in the world. Mission professional Ryan Shaw unpacks the inner spiritual practices we need for outer global witness. He shows how we can partner with God to experience Jesus’ transforming power and presence, with practical insights for praying, growing and persevering as God’s servants in the world. God is calling a new generation to serve long-term to fulfill the Great Commission. The Lord of the Harvest goes before us, and the Holy Spirit is at work within us. Discover how you can become who God wants you to be as his ambassador.

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  • Grassroots Asian Theology

    $24.00

    A dynamic chapter of church history is now being written in Asia. But the theological inflections at its heart are not well understood by outsiders. The published voices of elite academic theologians have drowned out the cadences of Christian faith as it is spoken, lived and prayed in the homes and churches of Tokyo or Shanghai or Madras. Now in Grassroots Asian Theology Simon Chan examines Asian Christianity at its daily, sustaining level. There he uncovers a vibrant theology that is authentically Asian and truly engaging. More than a mere survey, Grassroots Asian Theology makes a serious and constructive contribution to Asian theology. Organizing his discussion under leading themes of Christian theology, Chan looks at how Christians have grappled with their living faith in the context of Asian cultures and societies. Then, drawing on the church’s broader tradition, he points the way forward. Chan not only probes and informs, he leads and challenges readers across cultures to receive, live and communicate an authentic Christian faith. This is a significant book for both outsiders and insiders to Asian Christianity, as well as those interested in the broader horizons of global theology. Chan reminds us that authentic theologies are grounded in particular peoples, places and cultures.

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  • For Such A Time As This

    $15.99

    Churches in the U.S. are grappling with unprecedented change. Financial challenges, globalization, the digital revolution and church-dividing topics are taking a toll on the institution and membership. Americans are increasingly not affiliating themselves with any religion, including one third of adults under 30.

    In light of all this, what is the future of the churches? In For Such a Time as This: Young Adults on the Future of the Church, Christian young adults offer an invigorating, new, and timely word on issues such as eco-justice, immigration, interfaith relations, peace and justice, and inclusivity of those on the margins.

    Lohre and her contributors — representing a broad spectrum of cultures, races, and Christian traditions — offer a mutual exchange of ideas, experiences, and insights. More than a collection, however, this project is designed for intergenerational study and discussion. It offers a starting place for thinking about and moving towards the future together. Enter in and discover fresh wisdom, fresh thinking, and fresh ideas for the churches in the twenty-first century.

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  • Order Of Mass In Nine Languages

    $9.95

    For the body does not consist of one member but of many.
    1 Cor 12:14

    Help everyone feel welcome, and able to actively participate in your parish Eucharist with this Mass guide offering the Order of Mass in nine languages. English, Spanish (Mexican), Portuguese (Brazilian), Latin, Vietnamese, Italian, Polish, Tagalog, and French translations of the Mass are provided in a parallel presentation in large and readable type, allowing for a truly unified multilingual celebration of the liturgy.

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  • Post Black And Post White Church

    $24.95

    Efrem Smith, an internationally recognized and innovative African-American leader, offers a workable plan for connecting theology, practical ministry models, and real stories of people in multi-ethnic Christian communities. Using the example of Jesus, Smith develops a theology of multi-ethnic and missional leadership. Embracing urban and ethnic subcultures such as hip-hop, this book provides a rich mix of multi-ethnic church development, reconciliation theology, missional church thinking, and Christian community.

    *Provides a common-sense approach to creating a multi-ethnic Christian community
    *Includes practical ministry models and real stories of people who are members of thriving multi-ethnic congregations
    *Author is acclaimed African-American thought leader who planted and led a multi-ethnic churches of close to 1,000 and now leads a regional division of a denominational committed to ethnic, multi-ethnic, and missional churches

    This book is written for anyone wrestling with what it means to be a Christian in an increasingly multi-ethnic world polarized by class, politics, and race.

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  • Being The Church In A Multi Ethnic Community

    $15.99

    The face of America has changed and continues to change, growing rapidly more diverse. As a result, many churches are asking what it means to carry out the Great Commission in a community where different ethnicities are represented.

    Being the Church in a Multi-Ethnic Community is an introductory guide, a basic primer for pastors and congregation leaders who are wrestling with how to reach the ethnic groups next door and welcome them into the multi-ethnic body of Christ. Gary L. McIntosh and Alan McMahan offer a research-based overview of the issues, challenges, and essential principles for developing multi-ethnic churches in the United States.

    Covering topics such as the multi-ethnic church in Scripture, mono-ethnic churches, immigrant churches, urban churches, reconciliation churches, and transitional churches, this book will help you be faithful in winning all peoples to personal faith in Jesus Christ, and bringing them into Christ’s Church where they can serve him as Lord and Savior.

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  • My Manners Hands

    $11.99

    My Manners Hands addresses the issues of traditional manners dissolving in our society. As the book says, Somewhere along the way, the simplest manners went away. Our world has become a place where multi-tasking is the norm, and texting and email can diminish the human aspect of communication. Partly because of this cultural phenomenon, we have lost sight of common courtesy and respectful manners. How many times have you said Thank you, and received a No problem, or no response at all. What about children saying, Huh, to an adult? How did a simple, Yes Ma’am, No Ma’am, Please, Thank you, and even a Bless you after a Kerchoo, disappear in our society? My Manners Hands is a meaningful rhyming children’s picture book that encourages manners from the past to the present day.
    Our children start out as a clean slate, and we, as adults, can express the importance of being polite. We are grooming our children in love and true compassion. One can clearly notice the prevalence in our society of Give me, I want, that’s mine, and a lack of respect for others. My Manners Hands teaches children,
    May I, and Yes you May, to keep your manners every day. I can keep them with me, I know I can, because I am going to learn
    My Manners Hands!

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  • Future For The Latino Church

    $22.00

    Foreword By Manuel Ortiz
    Introduction: A Moment Of Transition In The Barrio
    1. Living In The Hyphen
    2. Multigenerational Hispanic Churches
    3. Multiethnic, Predominately Hispanic Churches
    4. Good News And Good Works In The Barrio
    5. The Local Church As Organic Seminary
    6. The New Hispanic Challenge
    Conclusion: A Future For The Latino Church

    Additional Info
    Many assume that Hispanic ministry in North America still necessarily focuses on Spanish-language congregations. But over 60 percent of all American Latinos were born in the United States and are now English dominant.

    Daniel Rodriguez argues that effective Latino ministry and church planting is now centered in second-generation, English-dominant leadership and congregations. Based on his observation of dozens of cutting-edge Latino churches across the country, Rodriguez reports on how innovative congregations are ministering creatively to the next generations of Latinos. In-depth case studies reveal how gifted leaders are reaching beyond their own demographics to have lasting impact on their wider communities.

    The future of the Latino church is multilingual, multigenerational and multiethnic. Those who live in the hyphen between Latino and American can become all things to all Latinos, sharing the gospel in ways that language is no barrier.

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  • Multicultural Ministry Handbook

    $20.00

    1. The Building Blocks Of A Multicultural Ministry
    David Anderson
    2. Relational Training For A Multicultural Church
    Frank Eastham
    3. Lessons Learned By A White Pastor In A Multicultural Church
    Dave Michener
    4. Pastoral Care And Education
    Dan Taylor
    5. Creative Arts And Multicultural Ministry
    Rich Becker
    6. Multicultural Worship
    Nikki Lerner
    7. Multicultural Prayer Ministry
    K. C. Whang
    8. Multicultural Children’s Ministry
    Karen Eastham
    9. Multicultural Student Ministry
    Jared Sorber
    10. Community Outreach
    Dave Michener
    11. Going Further
    Margarita Cabellon

    Contributors
    About Bridgeway Community Church

    Additional Info
    The world is becoming increasingly diverse. More and more of our neighbors are from a variety of cultures, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. But most churches are still culturally homogenous and do not represent every tribe and tongue. What can we do to minister more effectively to our multicultural society? David Anderson and Margarita Cabellon bring together an experienced team of practitioners to share best practices for multicultural ministry. First they lay out the biblical rationale for multicultural community as God’s vision for his people. Then key leaders share personal journeys and practical ideas for multicultural leadership development, worship, children’s ministry, outreach and much more. Drawing on the pioneering expertise of Bridgeway Community Church and BridgeLeader Network, the contributors present a holistic and multifaceted portrait of what a dynamic, grace-filled and diverse ministry can look like. Our tribalized world is crying out for healing. Discover how you can minister to others as agents of God’s reconciliation and hope.

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  • Telling Gods Stories With Power

    $17.99

    This is a complete and practical introduction to storying, especially for people who want to learn about using biblical storytelling in cross-cultural contexts and who want to train others to become storytellers. It includes many fascinating accounts of the responses of tribal people to the first proclamation of the gospel through storytelling.

    The result of years of research and field testing, Telling God’s Stories with Power is a product of the author’s own journey as he confronted the challenges of teaching the Bible in parts of the world where people are unaccustomed to a Western style of learning. Full of innovative and groundbreaking insights, this study is packed with ideas, explanations, and constructive suggestions stated in clear and simple language.

    Throughout the book there are extensive examples from the storytellers’ own experiences. Tracing the movement of the biblical stories across multiple generations of tellers and listeners, storytelling is found to be superior for knowledge transfer and for bypassing resistance to the gospel in oral contexts, thus presenting clear evidence of the effectiveness of biblical narrative among oral learners.

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  • Women Out Of Order

    $34.00

    While there are many similarities among women’s experiences, there are undeniable and important differences as well. Assembling a leading group of theologians, social scientists, and practitioners, this volume pioneers pastoral care of and by women in light of differences in race and ethnic background, class, generations, sexual orientation, and experience with the cultural realities that typically assail women.

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  • Worldview For Christian Witness

    $39.99

    In Worldview for Christian Witness, Charles Kraft invites readers to understand REALITY as God sees it by learning to take seriously the insights of other societies. The diversity of cultures can seem obvious, but to really understand the significance of those surface level differences, one needs to understand the deep level assumptions on which they are based.

    The whole purpose of the book is to help cross-cultural witnesses learn how to discover a people’s worldview, to understand it, and then present the gospel in such a way that it leads to deep worldview change.-Darrell Whiteman, Vice President of Mission Education, The Mission Society

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  • Power And Identity In The Gobal Church

    $16.99

    Power and Identity in the Global Church: Six Contemporary Cases applies contemporary sociological, theological, and New Testament insights to better understand how God’s people can, do, and should interact in the field, thereby laying the groundwork for better multicultural approaches to mission partnership. The authors-six evangelical anthropologists and theologians-also show that faithfulness in mission requires increased attention to local identities, cultural themes, and concerns, including the desire to grow spiritually through direct engagement with God’s word. In this context, failure to attend to power imbalances can stunt spiritual and leadership growth. Attending to those imbalances should make Christian churches more truly brothers and sisters in Christ, equal members of the one global body of which Christ alone is the head.

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  • Strange Kindness

    $32.99

    Foreword

    Preface

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction

    I: Strange Kindness

    II: Strange Kindness Commentaries

    Benevolence, Courage, Humility, And Keen Observation: Tow’s Classical Chinese Medical Arts

    Reading Strange Kindness From Confucian And Taoist Perspectives

    Harmony Of Kindness And Strange: Reading Strange Kindness Through The Lenses Of Holistic, Western Medical Art And Poetry Therapy

    Little Bamboo: A Five-Element Study Of A Life Fully Lived

    Heart-mind Biopoetics And Tow’s Moon Door

    Mabel Cho-Shin Tow

    Author Biographies

    Additional Info
    When Mabel (Chu, Cho-Shin) Tow (1914-1999), one of the first Chinese women to practice medicine in China and the United States, shares her story with us, we may experience the tender gravity of kindness (the generative transmission of her lineage). That lineage becomes Tow’s blend of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Christianity. Mabel Tow was a boundary-crosser by being a Christian in China and a Chinese woman in America.

    In this reflective work, eight authors share their unique author-reader relationships with Strange Kindness as they dramatize further how Tow crossed the boundaries of gender, culture, religion, language, tradition, and medical practices. They vividly illustrate Tow’s lineage-in-transmission, moving all into tikkum olam, the poetic act of repairing the world.

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  • Building A Healthy Multi Ethnic Church

    $24.95

    Through personal stories, proven experience and a thorough analysis of the biblical text, Building a Healthy Multi-ethnic Church illustrates both the biblical mandate for the multi-ethnic church as well as the seven core commitments required to bring it about. Mark DeYmaz, pastor of one of the most proven multi-ethnic churches in the country, writes both from his experience and his extensive study of how to plant, grow, and encourage more ethnically diverse churches. He argues that the homogenous unit principle will soon become irrelevant and that the most effective way to spread the Gospel in an increasingly diverse world is through strong and vital multi-ethnic churches.

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  • Parraquias Multiculturales O P

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    Este libro esta diseado para ayudarnos a ver la diversidad de razas y lenguas en nuestras parroquias no como una amenaza sino como una bendicion, como una oportunidad de enriquecimiento y mutuo apoyo. La Iglesia nacio y se desarrollo en ambientes muticulturales como, Corinto, Efeso, Grecia o Roma y gracias a eso tenemos tanta riqueza en nuestros ritos, doctrinas y simbolos. La diversidad, no hace dao, es solo una de las manifestaciones de la inabarcable sabiduria de Dios.

    This pamphlet shows us that a variety of languages and races in one parish is a blessing, an opportunity for mutual enrichment and support. The Church’s birth in multicultural settings like Ephesus, Corinth, and Rome is the reason for our great variety of rites, doctrines, and symbols. Diversity never hurts; it is simply proof that no single culture is the complete vision of God’s wisdom.

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  • Cross Cultural Servanthood

    $20.00

    Cross-cultural specialist Duane Elmer gives Christians practical advice for serving other cultures with sensitivity and humility. With careful biblical exposition and keen cross-cultural awareness, he offers principles and guidance for avoiding misunderstandings and building relationships in ways that honor others.

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  • Beyond Racial Gridlock

    $20.00

    Sociologist George Yancey surveys a range of approaches to racial healing that Christians have used and offers a new model for moving forward.

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  • Subverting The Power Of Prejudice

    $19.00

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    Prejudice. It’s a serious problem whether you’re on the giving or receiving end, no matter what kind it is – race, gener, age, status, wealth, looks or ability. It’s serious not only because of the damage it does to all parties, but because we block what God wants to give us and what we need – his power and peace.
    Sandra L. Barnes helps us sort out why prejudice is unfair, what feeds our prejudices, how to overcome prejudice and how to avoid being victimized by discrimination. She brings together both theological insight and sociological research to help us recognize and disarm our prejudices and to bring healing to our broken personal and societal relationships.

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  • Many Faces One Church

    $18.99

    This manual is designed to help clergy and denominatinal personnel understand the context, theology, ministry, and mission of cross-racial and cross-cultural pastoral appointments in the United Methodist Church. Written by persons who have served in cross-racial and cross-cultural appointments, this is what they wished they had known before they began and what they believe the church needs to understand today to fulfill its theological mandate of inclusivity.

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  • Telling Our Lives

    $26.95

    Acknowledgments

    Introduction

    Daughters Of Diaspora: Negotiating Family And Cultural Heritage

    A Friend Of My Mind: Co-Construction And Cooperation In Extended Conversations

    The House That Words Built: Education And Dissidence

    For Every Border, A Bridge: Identity, Hybridity, And Moral Selves

    Work As Prayer: The Spiritual Dynamics Of Professional Lives Within And Against The Academy

    Interwoven Lives, Cosmopolitan Visions

    Bibliography

    Index

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    Telling Our Lives explores how three working-class women–from Jewish, African-American, and Irish-American backgrounds–connect across their differences through storytelling and conversation. Three distinct voices intertwine in this book as the authors, now college professors, discuss family legacies of diaspora and dislocation, analyzing how these have shaped their personal and professional lives. Social class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and spirituality intersect and diverge in these pages, as the authors reflect on how they have been enriched and transformed by the relationships forged in the process of storytelling.

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  • Telling Our Lives

    $75.00

    Acknowledgments

    Introduction

    Daughters Of Diaspora: Negotiating Family And Cultural Heritage

    A Friend Of My Mind: Co-Construction And Cooperation In Extended Conversations

    The House That Words Built: Education And Dissidence

    For Every Border, A Bridge: Identity, Hybridity, And Moral Selves

    Work As Prayer: The Spiritual Dynamics Of Professional Lives Within And Against The Academy

    Interwoven Lives, Cosmopolitan Visions

    Bibliography

    Index

    Additional Info
    Telling Our Lives explores how three working-class women–from Jewish, African-American, and Irish-American backgrounds–connect across their differences through storytelling and conversation. Three distinct voices intertwine in this book as the authors, now college professors, discuss family legacies of diaspora and dislocation, analyzing how these have shaped their personal and professional lives. Social class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and spirituality intersect and diverge in these pages, as the authors reflect on how they have been enriched and transformed by the relationships forged in the process of storytelling.

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  • From Every People And Nation

    $23.00

    Acknowledgments
    About The Contributors
    Introduction
    1.The Witness Of Active Resistancea: The Ethics Of Revelation In African American Perspective
    Brian K. Blount
    2.Revelation: Clarity And Ambivalence: A Hispanic/Cuban American Perspective
    Justo L. Gonzalez
    3.Coming Out Of Babylon: A First-World Reading Of Revelation Among Immigrants
    Harry O. Maier
    4.Polishing The Unclouded Mirror: A Womanist Reading Of Revelation 18:13
    Clarice J. Martin
    5.Power And Worship: Revelation In African Perspective
    James Chukwuma Okoye
    6.The Heroine And The Whore: The Apocalypse Of John In Feminist Perspective
    Tina Pippin
    7.Reading The Apocalypse: Resistance, Hope, And Liberation In Central America
    Pablo Richard
    8.For The Healing Of The World: Reading Revelation Ecologically
    Barbara R. Rossing
    9.Revelation 13: Between The Colonial And The Postcolonial, A Reading From Brazil
    Vitor Westhelle
    10.Hope For The Persecuted, Cooperation With The State, And Meaning For The Dissatisfied: Three Readings Of Revelation From A Chinese Context
    K.-K. (Khiok-khng) Yeo
    Appendices
    1.Intercultural Bible Study: Three Principles
    2.Intercultural Bible Study: Some Suggestions For Group Interaction
    3.Reading Profile: Cultural Identity/Social Location/ Personal Perspectives
    4.From Every People And Nation: A Study Guide For Ten Sessions Of Two Hours
    Bibliographies
    1.Intercultural Bible Study
    2.Cultural Interpretation
    3.The Book Of Revelation

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    A diverse group of New Testament scholars and theologians offer myriad paths to a better understanding of the Book of Revelation. They discuss topics such as Hispanic / Cuban American and African American perspectives, ecological issues, postcolonial themes, and liberation theology. The book also provides a set of guidelines for intercultural Bible study.

    The volume’s contributors include:
    *Brian K. Blount
    *Justo Gonzalez
    *Harry O. Maier
    *Clarice J. Martin
    *James Okoye
    *Tina Pippin
    *Pablo Richard
    *Barbara R. Rossing
    *Vitor Westhelle
    *Khiok-Khng Yeo

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  • Career Defining Crises In Mission

    $14.99

    12 Chapters

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    Career-Defining Crises in Mission is written to help missionaries evaluate their ministry approaches and to pursue those that place relationships over programs. Each of the 12 chapters takes a well-known missiological principle and, instead of focusing on the theory behind it, uses Bible studies, illustrations, true stories, and practical suggestions to encourage missionaries to make decisions that cultivate relationships with people as they choose mission methods.

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  • Making Nature Sacred

    $41.95

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    Since colonial times, the sense of encountering an unseen, transcendental Presence within the natural world has been a characteristic motif in American literature and culture. American writers have repeatedly perceived in nature something beyond itself-and beyond themselves. In this book, John Gatta argues that the religious import of American environmental literature has yet to be fully recognized or understood. Whatever their theology, American writers have perennially construed the nonhuman world to be a source, in Rachel Carson’s words, of something that takes us out of ourselves.
    Making Nature Sacred explores how the quest for natural revelation has been pursued through successive phases of American literary and intellectual history. And it shows how the imaginative challenge of reading landscapes has been influenced by biblical hermeneutics. Though focused on adaptations of Judeo-Christian religious traditions, it also samples Native American, African American, and Buddhist forms of ecospirituality. It begins with Colonial New England writers such Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards, re-examines pivotal figures such as Henry Thoreau and John Muir, and takes account of writings by Mary Austin, Rachel Carson, and many others along the way. The book concludes with an assessment of the spiritual renaissance underway in current environmental writing, as represented by five noteworthy poets and by authors such as Wendell Berry, Annie Dillard, Marilynne Robinson, Peter Matthiessen, and Barry Lopez.
    This engaging study should appeal not only to students of literature, but also to those interested in ethics and environmental studies, religious studies, and American cultural history.

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  • Wesleyan Essentials In A Multicultural Society

    $15.99

    Prompted by a large number of requests from pastors and Sunday schools, this resource (co-published with Bristol House) will help users understand United Methodist beliefs and tradition and what it means to function as a Christian in the context of a multi-cultural society. Thirteen sessions will cover the failure of post-modern philosophy to provide ultimate value outside of Christian faith. The Wesleyan essentials of original sin, the saving work of Christ, atonement, resurrection, salvation by grace through faith, trinity, prevenient grace, sanctifying grace, doctrine of the Holy Spirit, and living a transformed life.

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  • Raising Up Young Heroes

    $20.00

    Youth ministry is about much more than Sunday night Bible study and lock-ins. It’s about changing the lives of youth and empowering young heroes to change their world. Here is a model for holistic ministry that addresses all the needs of students–body, soul and spirit. Powerful stories from the author’s urban, multiethnic context shape the context of this book, while the principles within are designed to serve the whole body of Christ.

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  • Prayers From The East

    $16.00

    Come, celebrate Eastern Christian spirituality by perusing this fine collection of individual intercessions and corporate liturgies drawn from Egyptian Coptic, Armenian, Syrian, Indian Malankara, Ethiopian, and Eritrean sources. Helps revitalize our stale and overly familiar language.

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  • Bethlehem Besieged : Stories Of Hope In Times Of Trouble

    $19.00

    Raheb’s powerful collection of compelling personal stories–stories of desperation and hope in the midst of lethal conflict–brings the Palestinian/Israeli conflict up close and personal. Raheb’s lifelong commitment to his people has kept him in the legendary birthplace of Christianity, even as it has become a flashpoint in the world’s most volatile and hate-filled conflict. Yet, even as tanks thunder through Nativity Square, and even as he sees the lives of his friends, his flock, and his family disrupted and destroyed, Raheb also spies seeds of hope. His passionate personal testimony lifts up the stray gesture toward friendship, the brave attempts to rebuild life and livelihood in a destroyed land, and the unquenchable desire for justice and peace.

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  • End To This Strife

    $19.00

    Williams’s important work argues that taking the New Testament and particularly Galatians 3:28 seriously should lead black churches to challenge sexism and racism not only in society at large but also in African American churches and denominational bodies. By addressing oppressive practices in African American and other churches, they remain true to the liberation principle of the Bible the equality of all people before God which has been used effectively by black churches.

    His argument unfolds first through looking at the biblical text, especially the figure of Jesus and his ministry and how he broke the social barriers of his day. It then shows how African American Christians have historically appropriated this lens and legacy in their own religious and social experience and explains how this vision pertains to the state of black women in the churches today.

    Williams’s book will help all Christian churches reappropriate the biblical text and serve as a model for how the Bible can be responsibly employed in the churches and the public arena to promote equality for all people.

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  • Justification : Whats At Stake In The Current Debates

    $28.00

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    It is not just one word among many, but it is a central reality for which Christians are thankful to God. Consequently, a faithful understanding of justification is not merely a concern of academic theologians but of all Christians. Discussion of this crucial matter reached a watershed during the Reformation, but concerns raised since then have not all been resolved throughout the church. In fact, current debates, even controversy, about justification among Protestants and between Protestants and Roman Catholics have been chronicled for general readers in periodicals such as Christianity Today and Books and Culture. In Justification Mark Husbands and Daniel J. Treier bring together notable evangelical scholars and teachers to address from biblical, historical, theological and ecumenical perspectives key questions that prevent complete unity between Roman Catholic and Protestant branches of the church and raise tensions even among Protestant denominations. Witnessing to certain signs of hope, these essays also acknowledge points of caution. But for every reader who is looking for guidance and orientation to this doctrine and current discussion, this book provides a wealth of charitable yet incisive insight. Key questions addressed in the volume include:
    *Does the doctrine of imputation of Christ’s righteousness need to be rethought, or does it faithfully reflect biblical teaching?
    *How should the faith and transformation of the believer be understood in connection with our justification?
    *What is the connection between our union with Christ and justification?
    *What can we learn from Lutheran, Wesleyan and Anglican perspectives on justification?
    *What does the Lutheran-Catholic Joint Declaration of 1999 contribute to current ecumenical discussions, and what prospects are there for real theological and ecclesiological reconciliation?

    These and other questions about the vital fact of justification for Christian salvation remain of central importance for the preaching, teaching, believing and unity of the church.

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  • Pocket Dictionary Of North American Denominations

    $10.00

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    Designed as a quick reference guide to orthodox and not-so-orthodox church groups in the United States and Canada, this handy dictionary examines such denominations and groups as: Bible churches, African American denominations, confessional churches, mainline denominations, churches in the evangelical tradition, Pentecostal churches, and many groups considered on the Christian fringe. Based on the award-winning Dictionary of Christianity in America, this pocket dictionary is an affordable and easily accessible help key for understanding the Christian traditions of North America.

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  • Multicultural Ministry : Finding Your Churchs Unique Rhythm

    $14.99

    An inspiring and practical guide for learning how to transition from a unicultural to multicultural church The changing ethnic face of America will increasingly require evangelicals to minister to people of a variety of ethnic backgrounds, including AfricanAmericans, Hispanics, Asians, and others. In Multicultural Ministry, author and pastor David Anderson provides practical ideas to show how both new and existing churches can embrace greater cultural diversity and discover their unique rhythm. Anderson shares many stories from his experiences in planting Bridgeway Community Church, a successful multicultural church that has grown to about 1,500 people, half of whom are AfricanAmerican, 30 percent are Caucasian, and about 15 percent are from other racial and ethnic groups. This book provides transferable principles and practical ideas adaptable for churches of any size and setting. Features include: *How to discover your church’s unique rhythm and identify where you are on the racial reconciliation continuum, and move forward along the continuum *How to move from stadiumlevel repentance to strategylevel realities *Scriptural basis for multicultural ministry *Inspiring stories, specific howto’s, and dangers to avoid

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  • Many Colored Kingdom (Reprinted)

    $26.00

    Explore Christian information and teaching in the church, with a particular focus on intercultural and interethnic relationships.
    Well-qualified to speak on issues of diversity, the authors describe relevant aspects of their own journeys; key issues germane to race, culture, an ethnicity; and teachings implications that bring right practice to bear on church ministry.

    This book will be required reading for those engaged in as well as those preparing for a life of teaching and ministry in our increasingly multicultural world.

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  • Human Face Of Globalization

    $17.95

    Introduction: Encounters…

    Chapter I: Diversity, Geography, Cultures

    In The Beginning Was Geography

    Cultural Indicators

    Culture & Modernity

    Chapter II: From Multicultural To Mestizaje

    Recognizing Differences

    Beyond Multiculturalism

    What About Mestizaje?

    Chapter III: The Vocabulary Of Mestizaje

    The Vocabulary Of Marginality

    The Scale Of Colors

    From Contempt To Recognition

    Chapter IV: Mestizaje Recognized

    Inescapable Diversity

    A Desired Totality

    Between Body And Dream

    Chapter V: A (Hi)Story Of Desire And Violence

    The Flesh Of Empires

    Legendary Figures

    The Labyrinth Of Contradiction

    Chapter VI: Democracy: Rupture And Turning Point

    Mestizaje Doesn’t Exist: Cornelius De Pauw

    Inegalitarian Mestizaje: Arthur De Gobineau

    Liberty Protests: Alexis De Tocqueville

    Chapter VII: The Transformation Of Bonds

    Shifting Boundaries

    Binary Or Ternary Dialogue

    The In-Between Zones

    Chapter VIII: Symbology Shattered

    Nebulous Images

    The Body At Stake

    Reinvention At Work

    Chapter IX: A Memory With A Future

    Vasconcelos, Or Cosmic Utopia

    A Profound Reversal

    The Future’s Unpredictable Element

    Conclusion: A Paradigm For Humanity

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    International immigration, massive migrations, economic globalization and a world-wide communications revolution have brought about a mixing of races, cultures and lifestyles unprecedented in human history. What are the implications of this phenomenon? What options present themselves a battle of cultures for power; a move toward communitarian cooperation, or, something new, the evolution of racially and culturally mixed societies?

    Anthropologist and sociologist Jacques Audinet proposes an alternative to culture wars and simple multiculturalism as he explores the history and evolution of mestizaje, the mixing of races and cultures resulting in a third and new force able to ease the tensions between the original two. Audinet reviews the tragic history of imperial and colonial conquests and traces the growth of mestizaje, especially stimulated by literature, music and sports.

    Audinet argues that, instead of chasing or preserving the illusion of pure races, we need to face the shifting boundaries of peoples and cultures. He acknowledges the uncertainty of the changes, but emphasizes the essential role that mestizaje can play in the avoidance of racial and cultural clashes while pursuing equality as part of the promise of a democratic society

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  • Human Face Of Globalization

    $55.00

    Introduction: Encounters…

    Chapter I: Diversity, Geography, Cultures

    In The Beginning Was Geography

    Cultural Indicators

    Culture & Modernity

    Chapter II: From Multicultural To Mestizaje

    Recognizing Differences

    Beyond Multiculturalism

    What About Mestizaje?

    Chapter III: The Vocabulary Of Mestizaje

    The Vocabulary Of Marginality

    The Scale Of Colors

    From Contempt To Recognition

    Chapter IV: Mestizaje Recognized

    Inescapable Diversity

    A Desired Totality

    Between Body And Dream

    Chapter V: A (Hi)Story Of Desire And Violence

    The Flesh Of Empires

    Legendary Figures

    The Labyrinth Of Contradiction

    Chapter VI: Democracy: Rupture And Turning Point

    Mestizaje Doesn’t Exist: Cornelius De Pauw

    Inegalitarian Mestizaje: Arthur De Gobineau

    Liberty Protests: Alexis De Tocqueville

    Chapter VII: The Transformation Of Bonds

    Shifting Boundaries

    Binary Or Ternary Dialogue

    The In-Between Zones

    Chapter VIII: Symbology Shattered

    Nebulous Images

    The Body At Stake

    Reinvention At Work

    Chapter IX: A Memory With A Future

    Vasconcelos, Or Cosmic Utopia

    A Profound Reversal

    The Future’s Unpredictable Element

    Conclusion: A Paradigm For Humanity

    Additional Info
    International immigration, massive migrations, economic globalization and a world-wide communications revolution have brought about a mixing of races, cultures and lifestyles unprecedented in human history. What are the implications of this phenomenon? What options present themselves a battle of cultures for power; a move toward communitarian cooperation, or, something new, the evolution of racially and culturally mixed societies?

    Anthropologist and sociologist Jacques Audinet proposes an alternative to culture wars and simple multiculturalism as he explores the history and evolution of mestizaje, the mixing of races and cultures resulting in a third and new force able to ease the tensions between the original two. Audinet reviews the tragic history of imperial and colonial conquests and traces the growth of mestizaje, especially stimulated by literature, music and sports.

    Audinet argues that, instead of chasing or preserving the illusion of pure races, we need to face the shifting boundaries of peoples and cultures. He acknowledges the uncertainty of the changes, but emphasizes the essential role that mestizaje can play in the avoidance of racial and cultural clashes while pursuing equality as part of the promise of a democratic society

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  • Being Latino In Christ

    $18.00

    Orlando Crespo has taken his own journey from Puerto Rico to an immigrant neighborhood in Springfield, Massachusetts, and back again to his Latino roots. In this book he helps readers reflect on their own voyages of self-understanding and what it means to have a mixed heritage from the days of the original Spanish Conquest to the present.

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  • Living Stones In The Household Of God

    $22.00

    With contributions from notable scholars such as James Cone, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Emilie Townes, D. Stephen Long, and Dwight Hopkins, this intriguing volume invites sustained reflection on the legacy and future of black theology. Given the new ecclesial, social, global, and interreligious contexts shaping and challenging black theology, the contributors respond with their own insights and visions into how black theology relates to black and white churches as well as to various ecumenical, ecological, and existential concerns. This important collection of essays functions as both a tribute and a challenge to black theology as it opens new vistas for African Americans persevering in faith.

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  • Who Are The Anabaptists

    $9.99

    The Anabaptists of North America sport an amazing spectrum of religious and cultural diversity–from communal Hutterites to urban Mennonites, from low-tech Amish to acculturated Brethren. New members with Asian, African, and Hispanic cultural roots add spice and color to traditional Anabaptist ways. Counting more than 6,000 congregations and 100 different groups, the Anabaptists are known for their strong commitments to peacemaking, service, and community. In this concise text, a leading scholar of Anabaptist communities provides a sweeping overview of their beliefs and practices as well as their similarities and differences.

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  • 1 Body One Spirit

    $18.00

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    This volume offers insights and implications for church leadership, worship styles, conflict resolution and much more.
    As society diversifies, local churches find themselves interacting with people from every tribe and tongue. But not every church is equipped to handle the realities of ethnic and racial diversity in their congregational life. Sociologist George Yancey’s pioneering research on multiracial churches offers key principles for church leaders wanting to minister to people from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds. Insights from real-life congregations provide concrete examples of how churches can welcome people of all heritages, giving them a sense of ownership and partnership in the life of the church. Here is an essential resource for pastors and church leaders committed to cultural, ethnic and racial reconciliation in their congregations.

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  • Cristiano En La Aldea Global

    $10.99

    : During the past two decades a whole series of events has taken place on our planet, contributing to a change in human relationships and to the creation of a new kind of society on a global scale. The goal of this book is to contribute to the discussion of the great questions of modern times, questions that demand clear and convincing answers based on the Christian faith.

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  • Doctrine Twisting : How Core Biblical Truths Are Distorted

    $18.00

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    In essentials unity. In nonessentials liberty. In all things charity. Almost daily Christians are bombarded by strange new teachings about Jesus. The worldwide proliferation of new religious movements has created confusion in the church.
    Are there core beliefs at the heart of the Christian faith?
    If so, what are they?
    And how should Christians relate to those who do not embrace these beliefs?
    In down-to-earth language, Doctrine Twisting addresses and answers these questions. With the firm conviction that God has sufficiently and finally revealed himself in Christ and through the Bible, H. Wayne House and Gordon Carle explore in detail the doctrines of the Trinity, revelation, sin, Christ’s divinity, the atonement, faith and works, the second coming and the afterlife. In each chapter they outline the biblical basis for the historic orthodox position and then analyze and refute deviations from these truths. Doctrine Twisting will help Christians more fully serve God and minister to others through a better understanding of the essential doctrines of the Bible and the doctrinal errors of new religious movements.

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  • Critical Minds And Discerning Hearts

    $14.99

    This book goes beyond the how-to’s of teaching to offer a pedagogy founded in spirituality, providing teachers with the elements necessary to create a truly multicultural classroom.

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  • Gender Ethnicity And Religion

    $20.00

    The study of religion and the practice of theology have been transformed in recent years by incorporating new perspectives on race, ethnicity, and gender. This volume of work by twelve young scholars highlights new work at this fruitful nexus. In historical and social studies, new methodologies from social theory, culture anthropology, and gender studies have emerged that take religion explicitly into account and thereby illumine other cultural values. In theology, too, increased appreciation for the cultural location of all theologies and theologians has led to more contextual theologies and cultural-specific religious insights. This volume sheds particular light on the role of religious agency in African American and Caribbean social transformation (such as post-Civil-War laws and the lunch-counter struggles of the 1960s) and religious practices (such as folk healing, church women’s roles in turn-of-the-century New Orleans, religious music). But this volume also offers new, ethnically influenced theological perspectives: specific contributions to Caribbean, Cuban, womanist theologies and explorations of sacramental theology, ecotheology, and spirituality.

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