. Doing so can bring reconciliation between euro-westerners and indigenous peoples, justice, an end to imperial warfare, a new connectedness with the Creator and creation, the ability to live in the moment, restoration -- and a more biblically authentic spirituality. Abuse of the natural world. Inequality.
Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision Prophetic Christianity Series PC #ad - Greed. Injustice. We need change and restoration. Loneliness. War. The endemic problems facing America today are staggering.
Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys: A Native American Expression of the Jesus WayIVP Books #ad - Missio alliance essential reading list of 2015one of Seedbed's 10 Notable Books from 2015The 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. 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.
Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys: A Native American Expression of the Jesus Way #ad - Twiss gives voice to the stories of Native followers of Jesus, with perspectives on theology and spirituality plus concrete models for intercultural ministry. 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.
As a result, to this day few Native Americans are followers of Jesus. Indigenous cultures were erased in the name of Christianity. Future generations of native followers of Jesus, and those working crossculturally with them, will be indebted to this work.
Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation Biblical Reflections on MinistryFortress Press #ad - Longing for Running Water: Ecofeminism and Liberation Biblical Reflections on Ministry #ad - She shows how the connections between Western thought, patriarchal Christianity, and environmental destruction necessitate personal conversion to "a new relationship with the earth and with the entire cosmos. ". From her experiences with the Brazilian poor women's movement she develops a gritty urban ecofeminism and indeed articulates a whole worldview.
Gebara's succinct yet moving statements of the principles of ecofeminism shows how intertwined are the tarnished environment around her and the poverty that afflicts her neighbors.
The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial WorldFortress Press #ad - Brian bantum says that race is not merely an intellectual category or a biological fact. Therefore, but through the lens of our bodies and what our bodies mean in the midst of a complicated, one that perpetually dehumanizes dark bodies, he examines the question of race, racialized world, thereby rendering all of us less than God's intention.
The Death of Race: Building a New Christianity in a Racial World #ad - In the death of race, bantum argues that our attempts to heal racism will not succeed until we address what gives rise to racism in the first place: a fallen understanding of our bodies that sees difference as something to resist, defeat, or subdue. In this way racism is a deeply theological problem, one that is central to the Christian story and one that plays out daily in the United States and throughout the world.
Much like the incarnation, it is a “word made flesh, ” the confluence of various powers that allow some to organize and dominate the lives of others.
Christian Doctrine, Revised Edition: Teachings of the Christian ChurchWestminster John Knox Press #ad - Christian doctrine has introduced thousands of laity, students, and theologians to the tenets of the Christian faith. This edition reflects changes in the church and society since the publication of the first edition and takes into account new works in Reformed theology, racism, gender references in the Bible, pluralism, ecological developments, and liberation theologies.
The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts Studies in Theology and the ArtsIVP Academic #ad - Readers will find here not only an informed and thoughtful response, but also a vision that offers guidance and hope. But it also offers a false dichotomy. Tracing the relationship between evangelicalism and modern art in postwar America—two entities that often found themselves at odds with each other—Anderson raises several issues that confront artists.
. Drawing upon his experiences as both a Christian and a practicing artist, Cameron J. The tension between Christianity and the arts is often real. With skill, the persistent dangers of idolatry, sensitivity and insight, the relationship between text and image, he considers questions such as the role of our bodies and our senses in our experience of the arts, the possibility of pursuing God through an encounter with beauty and more.
The Faithful Artist: A Vision for Evangelicalism and the Arts Studies in Theology and the Arts #ad - Many christian artists think that they must choose between their faith and their artistic calling. Throughout this study, Anderson's principal concern is how Christian artists can faithfully pursue their vocational calling in contemporary culture. Anderson explores the dynamics of faith and art in this latest volume in IVP Academics Studies in Theology and the Arts series.
God Is Red: A Native View of ReligionFulcrum Publishing #ad - First published in 1972, Vine Deloria Jr. S god is red remains the seminal work on Native religious views, asking new questions about our species and our ultimate fate. Celebrating three decades in publication with a special 30th-anniversary edition.
Living in Color: Embracing God's Passion for Ethnic DiversityIVP Books #ad - With profound wisdom from his own Native American heritage and experience, Woodley's voice adds a distinctive perspective to contemporary discussions of racial reconciliation and multiethnicity. We would never give picasso a paintbrush and only one color of paint, and expect a masterpiece, " writes Randy Woodley.
Here is a biblical vision for unity in diversity. Along the way, he reckons with difficult challenges from our racially painful history and offers hope for healing and restoration. Woodley gives practical insights for how we can relate to one another with sensitivity, combat the subtleties of racism, contextualize the gospel, and honor one another's unique contributions to church and society.
Living in Color: Embracing God's Passion for Ethnic Diversity #ad - He carefully unpacks how christians should think about racial and cultural identity, demonstrating that ethnically diverse communities have always been God's intent for his people. We would not give beethoven a single piano key and say, 'Play us a concerto. Yet we limit our Creator in just these ways. Though our christian experience is often blandly monochromatic, God intends for us to live in dynamic, multihued communities that embody his vibrant creativity.
Randy woodley, a keetowah Cherokee, multiethnic vision for people of every nation, casts a biblical, tribe and tongue.
Whole and Reconciled: Gospel, Church, and Mission in a Fractured WorldBaker Academic #ad - Sider. It also includes theological and practical resources for effectively engaging in evangelism, compassion and justice, and reconciliation ministries. The ministry of reconciliation is the new whole in holistic ministry. Includes a foreword by Ruth Padilla DeBorst and an afterword by Ronald J. It must be if the Christian mission is to remain relevant in our increasingly fractured world.
This book offers a fresh treatment of holistic ministry that takes the role of reconciliation seriously, and the practice of mission in light of globalization, post-Christendom, rethinking the meaning of the gospel, the nature of the church, and postcolonialism.
Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love Prophetic Christianity Series PCEerdmans #ad - Through the power of spirit God, Kim says, our brokenness is healed and we can truly love and embrace the Other. 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 demonstrates that it is possible only through God's Spirit.
Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love Prophetic Christianity Series PC #ad - Working from a feminist Asian perspective, Kim develops a new constructive global pneumatology that works toward gender and racial-ethnic justice. An innovative asian feminist perspective on God's Spirit We live in a time of great racial strife and global conflict. She draws on concepts from asian and indigenous cultures to reimagine the divine as "Spirit God" who is restoring shalom in the world.