Jesus Was Not a Nice Guy

Jesus Was Not a Nice Guy Author Rev. Kory Wilcoxson
ISBN-10 9781483540665
Release 2014-10-15
Pages 36
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"You faithless generation..." "I came to send fire on the earth..." "Get behind me, Satan!" Do you wonder which smarmy evangelist spouted this incendiary phrases? How about the one who lived 2000 years ago and was nailed to a cross? Jesus Christ was a savior, prophet, healer...nice guy? We may want to have a friend in Jesus, but some of the things he says in the Bible make him sound like - there's no other way to say it - a jerk. "Jesus Was NOT a Nice Guy" explores those passages in depth, and provides practical ways we can relate to Jesus when he acts less than Messiah-like.

No More Christian Nice Guy

No More Christian Nice Guy Author Paul Coughlin
ISBN-10 9781441265197
Release 2016-07-05
Pages 272
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Revised and Expanded Edition of a Life-Changing Book Recovering nice guy Paul Coughlin points the way for all men who yearn to live a life of boldness and conviction--like Jesus. Using anecdotes from his own life, powerful and poignant stories, and vivid examples from our culture, Coughlin shows how men can say no to the "nice guy" syndrome and yes to a life of purpose, passion, and vitality. In this revised and expanded edition, Coughlin adds vital insights on the changes he's seen in churches and the greater culture in the decade since No More Christian Nice Guy was first published. This radical and hopeful message elevates the true biblical model of manhood and now includes testimonials from men and women whose lives have been altered by this book. Coughlin also looks at the shifting expectations men face in relationships and in the workplace, and how younger Christians, in particular, are subject to harmful views about masculinity. Part inspiration, part instruction, and part manifesto, this book gives men the courage to move from passivity to assertiveness.

Rediscover Jesus

Rediscover Jesus Author Matthew Kelly
ISBN-10 9781942611394
Release 2015-08-17
Pages 121
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How well do you know Jesus? I think about this often, and I always come to the same realization. I don’t know Jesus anywhere near as well as I would like to know him. The desire is there, but life gets in the way. There are times when I seem to be making great progress, and other times when I wonder if I know him at all. But I always arrive back at the same inspiring and haunting idea: If there is one person that we should each get to know in a deeply personal way, it is Jesus – the carpenter from Nazareth, the itinerant preacher, the Son of God, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, the Lamb of God, the new Adam, the Messiah, the Alpha and the Omega, the Chosen One, the Light of the World, the God-Man who wants good things for us more than we want them for ourselves, the healer of our souls.

American Niceness

American Niceness Author Carrie Tirado Bramen
ISBN-10 9780674976498
Release 2017-08-14
Pages 384
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Despite Fanny Trollope's dismissal of Americans as tobacco chewing, patriotic boors, travelers have a long history of commenting on American friendliness. Alexis De Tocqueville observed that their sociability made Americans more akin to the French than the "unfriendly disposition of the English." And Rudyard Kipling remarked, "it is perfectly impossible to go to war with these people, whatever they may do. They are much too nice." Although it often goes unnamed as a pattern of behavior, niceness pervades the assumptions, discourses, and the everyday conduct of and about Americans. But how and when did Americans become associated with being nice? Carrie Tirado Bramen argues that in the nineteenth century niceness became an indispensable part of a democratic personality that was friendly and accessible, free from the Old World snobbery of a class-ridden society. It defined the geist of a white settler nation based on transience and cohered through a common affect that Bramen calls "manifest cheerfulness." American niceness has figured in a national fantasy of American exceptionalism, based neither exclusively nor even primarily on military might and economic prowess, but on more mundane attributes such as friendliness. The distinctiveness of Americans has been largely shaped through the language of sociality and the importance of likability.--

American Religious Liberalism

American Religious Liberalism Author Leigh E. Schmidt
ISBN-10 9780253002181
Release 2012-07-30
Pages 430
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Religious liberalism in America has often been equated with an ecumenical Protestant establishment. By contrast, American Religious Liberalism draws attention to the broad diversity of liberal cultures that shapes America’s religious movements. The essays gathered here push beyond familiar tropes and boundaries to interrogate religious liberalism’s dense cultural leanings by looking at spirituality in the arts, the politics and piety of religious cosmopolitanism, and the interaction between liberal religion and liberal secularism. Readers will find a kaleidoscopic view of many of the progressive strands of America’s religious past and present in this richly provocative volume.

Jesus the Radical

Jesus the Radical Author H. C. Kim
ISBN-10 9780595180288
Release 2001-04-01
Pages 171
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What comes to your mind when you think about Jesus Christ? Do you think of Him as a man of peace? A nice guy? A moral teacher? A prophet? The Gospel of Mark certainly did not portray Jesus of Nazareth as a person who brought peace. In fact, the Gospel of Mark portrayed Jesus Christ as a troublemaker and a rebel. Jesus of Nazareth definitely was not a team player. He offended religious leaders of His time, the Pharisees and the Temple priests. They even wanted to kill Him. What was it that Jesus did that made some people hate Him so much as to try to kill him? What was His message? Although there were those who sought to kill Jesus, He had a large following. Many people adored Him. Some even traveled many miles on foot to see Him and hear His Word. What was it about Jesus Christ that attracted all these people? These are some of the questions that H.C. Kim tries to answer through his poetry. These poems will move you in ways that you have not imagined possible.

Good News at Night 40 Days in the Gospel of Mark

Good News at Night  40 Days in the Gospel of Mark Author Aaron Perry
ISBN-10 9781312731226
Release 2015-03-13
Pages 98
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Good News at Night is a collection of 40 devotionals that walk the reader through the Gospel of Mark with daily readings and reflections.

When Jesus Was a Green Eyed Brunette

When Jesus Was a Green Eyed Brunette Author Max Davis
ISBN-10 9781617958786
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 208
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As best-selling author Max Davis puts it, “Jesus is very much alive today and still does incredible things—sometimes supernatural things—through us!” Those hurting and weary from worn-out religion are longing for a fresh touch from the living Jesus. Davis challenges us to do more than simply receive God’s grace—we need to allow grace to soften, change, and shape us. As you read this book, you will laugh, cry, and come face-to-face with the living Jesus, much like Davis did, meeting him living in a green-eyed brunette.

Not Exactly What They Expected

Not Exactly What They Expected Author Al Hill
ISBN-10 9781512791075
Release 2017-10-20
Pages 252
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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is the bedrock fact of the Christian faith. And though it was proclaimed with power by His first followers after the fact, it was, at the time, not exactly what they expected. The same is true for the enemies of Jesus, those who arrested Him after He left His Last Supper and arranged for His crucifixion on that Friday before the Passover feast began. They had not expected the Resurrection at all. In fact, just about everything involving Jesus, leading up to and including His Resurrection, was not exactly what the people present expected, whether they were for Him or against Him. Not Exactly What They Expected is a collection of almost thirty sermons preached on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter. It may be exactly what you would expect of Holy Week and Easter sermons—or it may not. But whatever you expect of the sermons, the Subject of these sermons will exceed your every expectation.

No More Christian Nice Girl

No More Christian Nice Girl Author Paul Coughlin
ISBN-10 9781441212085
Release 2010-05-01
Pages 224
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When passivity and false niceness don't bring the abundant life Jesus promised, some Christian women try even harder to hide behind a fragile façade of pleasant perfection. Paul Coughlin and Jennifer Degler give women the empowering message that they have options far beyond simply acting nice or being mean--if they will emulate the real Jesus Christ and face their fears of conflict, rejection, and criticism. Brimming with enlightening information, thought-provoking questionnaires, real-life stories, and biblically based teaching from both the male author of the pioneering No More Christian Nice Guy and a female clinical psychologist, this book will motivate women to allow God to transform them into authentic, powerful women of loving faith.

It s All about Jesus

It s All about Jesus Author Peter Mark Magolda
ISBN-10 9781579223557
Release 2009
Pages 356
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What it is like to be a collegian involved in a Christian organization on a public college campus? What roles do Christian organizations play in the lives of college students enrolled in a public college? What are evangelical student organizations political agendas, and how do they mobilize members to advance these agendas? What is the optimal equilibrium between the secular and the sacred within public higher education? What constitutes safe space for evangelical students, and who should provide this space?

Reading Jesus s Bible

Reading Jesus s Bible Author John Goldingay
ISBN-10 9781467446921
Release 2017-04-20
Pages 270
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For Jesus and his contemporaries, what we now know as the Old Testament was simply the Scriptures—and it was the fundamental basis of how people understood their relationship with God. In this book John Goldingay uncovers five major ways in which the New Testament uses the Old Testament. His discussion paves the way for contemporary readers to understand and appreciate the Old Testament more fully. Along with an overview of how Jesus and the first Christian writers read the Old Testament, illustrated with passages from Matthew, Romans, 1 Corinthians, and Hebrews, Goldingay offers a straightforward introduction to the Old Testament in its own right. Reading Jesus's Bible will shed fresh Old Testament light on Jesus, God, and the church for readers today.

Discovering Jesus in the Least

Discovering Jesus in the Least Author Chris Ramsey
ISBN-10 9781512789102
Release 2017-06-26
Pages 304
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Did you ever wonder what life is like for those called to serve the poor and homeless who populate our inner-cities across America? In “Discovering Jesus in the Least,” you’ll walk alongside veteran outreach worker, Chris Ramsey, as he uncovers the depths of God’s love not only for the “most overlooked and ignored” folks in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood...but also for himself. Ramsey welcomes the reader into his world through a wide variety of short, poignant observations amassed over 25 years. What he discovers will undoubtedly challenge you to examine your own views regarding the poor and the homeless of our 21st century American society.

Confessing the Triune God

Confessing the Triune God Author Daniel Castelo
ISBN-10 9781630873769
Release 2014-07-21
Pages 142
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At the heart of Christian witness is the confession of the triune God. Confessing the Triune God seeks to extend a conversation on Christianity's first article by way of locating Trinitarianism in the life of the worshiping faithful. It does so through an ongoing dialectic between broad and particular confessional lines. Its breadth is constituted by an ongoing assessment of ecumenical consensus and scholarly debates related to Trinitarianism; its repeated framing stems from and returns to the Wesleyan and Methodist family of traditions. In this way, Christian commitments regarding the Trinity can be depicted for their wide appeal as well as their particular logic within a specific worshiping community. The work seeks to guide readers through a process of growing awareness of how the dogma of the Trinity is central to all that Christians say, do, and hope to be.

Apostolic Voice Legacy

Apostolic Voice Legacy Author Oneil McQuick
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Apostolic Voice Legacy has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Apostolic Voice Legacy also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Apostolic Voice Legacy book for free.

Big Jesus

Big Jesus Author Jimmy R. Watson
ISBN-10 9781498200493
Release 2015-01-12
Pages 178
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This may be the most honest book ever written about Jesus. As a veteran pastor in the United Church of Christ, Dr. Watson shares his thoughts on the timeless topic of Christology--the doctrine of Christ--with new and creative insights, informative and accessible theology, personal anecdotes, and lively wit. Nothing is off-limits in this no-holds-barred contribution to the Jesus genre. Big Jesus is not another theological "spin" on the identity and nature of Jesus of Nazareth, nor is it a sentimental fairytale for those who prefer their Christology to be served up on Sunday mornings with fluffy sheep, little children, and footprints in the sand. This book is for Christian adults with a sense of humor.

Killing Jesus

Killing Jesus Author Bill O'Reilly
ISBN-10 9783426423981
Release 2014-02-26
Pages 320
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Auf der Grundlage zeitgenössischer Quellen und der biblischen Überlieferung entwerfen die Bestsellerautoren Bill O’Reilly und Martin Dugard ein groß angelegtes historisches Panorama um Leben und Sterben von Jesus von Nazareth. Die Autoren veranschaulichen die umwälzenden Ereignisse, die einen fundamentalen historischen Wandel in Gang setzten – die Christianisierung der römischen Welt.