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David Greenhaw, chapter in Viva Vox Evangelii - Reforming Preaching: Studia Homiletica 9, Oct. 1, 2013

This volume contains the proceedings of an international homiletical conference, held in summer 2012 in Wittenberg (Germany). The theme "Viva Vox Evangelii – Reforming Preaching“ focuses on the vivid and multivoiced performance of preaching; it is worked out by researchers from e.g. North and South America, South Africa, India as well as from North and Middle Europe. The contributions deal with the different social, political, cultural and religious contexts of preaching, and they reflect on the consequences for content and form of the respective sermon. Additionally, the volume gives examples of original sermons from various religious traditions.

Christopher Grundy, Stepping In audio CD, July 9, 2012

Stepping In is an expansive collection of new songs for worship. Twenty-one songs cover a wide array of uses, moods, and styles. They range from opening songs, to prayers before hearing scripture, to calls to prayer, to songs for baptism, communion, sending, and more. Written over a period of years for a variety of worship contexts, these songs represent some of the best of Christopher’s recent work with the church in its various settings – in local congregations and beyond.

Laurel Koepf-Taylor, Give Me Children or I Shall Die: Children and Communal Survival in Biblical Literature, Nov. 1, 2013

In the subsistence agricultural social context of the Hebrew Bible, children were necessary for communal survival. In such an economy, children's labor contributes to the family's livelihood from a young age, rather than simply preparing the child for future adult work. Ethnographic research shows that this interdependent family life contrasts significantly with that of privileged modern Westerners, for whom children are dependents. This text seeks to look beyond the dominant cultural constructions of childhood in the modern West and the moral rhetoric that accompanies them so as to uncover what biblical texts intend to communicate when they utilize children as literary tropes in their own social, cultural, and historical context.

Clint McCann, Psalms (Immersion Bible Studies), Sept. 1, 2011

Imagine a life of true happiness, a life of complete honesty with God. Through this study of the Scriptures, you learn how to live a life of gratitude while
producing actions that honor God. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step suggestions for leading a group are provided as well as questions to facilitate class

This eight-week volume is part of the Immersion Bible Studies series. Inspired by a fresh translation, the Common English Bible (CEB), Immersion stands firmly on Scripture and helps you explore the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of your personal faith. Whether you are using the CEB or another translation, Immersion will offer new insights into God’s Word, your own life, and your life with God.

Clint McCann, Judges (Interpretation Commentary), Aug. 26, 2011

This volume studies the biblical book of Judges, which focuses on the period in Israel's history when the nation was ruled by a series of judges. The book describes the progressive deterioration of the nation as a result of the violence and idolatry of the people. Yet the nation also encountered the astounding graciousness of the God who remained faithful to them.

Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.

Clint McCann, Great Psalms of the Bible, April 2, 2009

Focusing on a dozen psalms, J. Clint McCann Jr. leads readers through some of the church's favorite psalms as well as some lesser-known gems. Each chapter lets the reader understand the original meaning of the psalm and considers ways that our life of faith today can be enriched through these scriptural treasures. McCann is an international expert on the Psalms, and here he presents his insights with a passion for the church and its life today. This book contains study questions for group or individual use.

Damayanthi Niles, Worshipping at the Feet of Our Ancestors: Hendrik Kraemer and the Making of Contextual Theology in South Asia, Feb. 8, 2012

Worshipping at the Feet of Our Ancestors revisits the theology of Dutch missiologist Hendrik Kraemer (1888-1965) and traces his impact on Asian theologians like M.M. Thomas, Lynn de Silva, Aloysius Pieris, and Lakshman Wickremesinghe. By turning back to these theological ancestors, the book find clues for a future theology of cultural-religious pluralism. (Series: ContactZone. Explorations in Intercultural Theology - Vol. 12)

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