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What is it like to be a preacher or rabbi who no longer believes in God? In this expanded and updated edition of their groundbreaking study, Daniel C. Dennett and Linda LaScola comprehensively and sensitively expose an inconvenient truth that religious institutions face in the new transparency of the information age—the phenomenon of clergy who no longer believe what they publicly preach. In confidential interviews, clergy from across the ministerial spectrum—from liberal to literal—reveal how their lives of religious service and study have led them to a truth inimical to their professed beliefs and profession. Although their personal stories are as varied as the denominations they once represented, or continue to represent—whether Catholic, Baptist, Episcopalian, Methodist, Mormon, Pentecostal, or any of numerous others—they give voice not only to their own struggles but also to those who similarly suffer in tender and lonely silence. As this study poignantly and vividly reveals, their common journey has far-reaching implications not only for their families, their congregations, and their communities—but also for the very future of religion.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Daniel C. Dennett
Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
Release : 2015-05-01
File : 280 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781634310222

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What happens when your entire life and career are constructed around a religious faith that you no longer possess? Do you continue to promote a gospel that you have intellectually and emotionally rejected to maintain your livelihood and the support and respect you receive from your community? Or do you renounce your faith to your congregation and the public at large, putting yourself and your family at risk? From Apostle to Apostate offers a comprehensive introduction to the Clergy Project, established in 2011 to provide a safe space where clergy who have lost their faith can connect with others facing the exact same questions—often alone and in isolation. Charting the origins, growth, and goals of the project, the book draws on the author's own experience as a founding project member and on interviews with its founders. It also reveals the troubles and triumphs experienced by many of its members, whose numbers have grown from just over 50 to more than 500 in a few short years. As the book movingly demonstrates, despite the substantial personal and professional challenges nonbelieving clergy face, for many, a loss of faith has turned out not to be a loss at all—but a gain of newfound community, self-respect, and honesty with themselves and others.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Catherine Dunphy
Publisher : Pitchstone Publishing (US&CA)
Release : 2015-07-21
File : 184 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781634310185

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Ever wonder what life is like for a pastor after Sunday service is over? Charles Wallace, Pastor of Calvary Christian Life Baptist Church, was no saint. He didn't always practice what he preached. His lovely wife and three daughters appeared to be the perfect family to those looking in from the outside. However, during Thanksgiving dinner a showdown takes place exposing everyone's secrets for all to hear. The shocking revelations that come to light rock the Wallace household dividing the family. Lies, deceit, infidelity and broken trust put a strain on Charles's ability to serve as a leader, husband and father. Will the Wallace Family find unity to get there house in order before they run out of time to make things right?

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Genre : African American clergy
Author : Sweet Tee
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-01-21
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1984056948

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The memoir of popular BBC Radio 4 SATURDAY LIVE presenter and former member of the Communards, the Reverend Richard Coles. 'I love @RevRichardColes SO MUCH' Caitlin Moran FATHOMLESS RICHES is the Reverend Richard Coles's warm, witty and wise memoir in which he divulges with searing honesty and intimacy his pilgrimage from a rock-and-roll life of sex and drugs in the Communards to one devoted to God and Christianity. The result is one of the most unusual and readable life stories of recent times, and has the power to shock as well as to console.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Richard Coles
Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release : 2014-10-16
File : 288 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780297870319

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Pastors and chaplains aren't the only ones in ministry--every Christian is called to be a minister through his or her work in the world. But in order to fully understand what this entails, we must look to the Bible and develop a fuller understanding of work as any way we interact with God's creation. Doing so may transform our view of how Sunday morning impacts our work-a-day lives--and vice versa. In Every Waking Hour, Benjamin Quinn and Walter R. Strickland develop a biblically and theologically rich view of work, vocation, and how we may glorify God through everything we do.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Benjamin T. Quinn
Publisher : Lexham Press
Release : 2016-04-25
File : 144 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781577996798

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Have you been deceived and don?t even know it? Deception is sometimes hard to recognize because you don?t always see the source and get caught up in a whirlwind of destruction. Learn to see the snares and close the door on situations that are designed to destroy your life.This is a life changing book intended to change your way of thinking and to open your eyes. There may be areas in our lives that cause harm to us and people around us. Learn to listen to the words that are spoken to you and determine their source. We sometimes feel trapped in our situations or come out of a hurting relationship and are seeking comfort and love. We are looking in the right direction but are deceived by the person because they are not whom we thought they were, their character is flawed and we go down the wrong path by following them. There are people in the world who have no scruples and uses manipulation to get what they want with no concern about the person or persons they are hurting. They are self-centered and focused on money and what it will get them.But God will show you the way to truth and lead you to victory and will remove you from ANY bad situation just like he did for me. Where there is hope there is God. Hear the sound of his trumpets and shut the door on the devil now. Make the right decision, take the right actions and change your destiny.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Laura Day
Publisher :
Release : 2006-02
File : 74 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1594537798

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Publisher : Booktango
Release :
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781468922189

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Genre : Bibles
Author : Clarence Eugene Overstreet
Publisher :
Release : 2015-03-18
File : 102 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0996216502

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A look at the life, ministry and abuses of Jack Schaap, the disgraced pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, a Chicago area megachurch, and the influences they had on the Independent Fundamental Baptist Movement.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Jerry D. Kaifetz
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
Release : 2012-10-01
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1479180297

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In ZeroTheology, John Tucker argues that not only can one be a Christian without holding any traditional beliefs but that one can only be a Christian by getting out of religious belief altogether. Utilizing the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, John offers a way of escaping the belief/disbelief trap that explains why believers and unbelievers cannot understand each other and why neither understands the alternative religious path that the author promotes. Tucker addresses many of today's most pressing religious questions and introduces his own: Why do evangelicals believe that homosexual fidelity is more harmful to marriage than heterosexual infidelity? Why are believers so bothered by science and so impressed by miracles? What if Sin and Grace are synonyms? What if Jesus is sinless in an ironic way? What is the difference between making judgments and passing judgment? Why does the literal versus metaphorical debate completely miss the point of religious language? Using Catch-22s, ZeroTheology offers a new way of looking at Christian religious life that emphasizes the non-reasonable transcendent choice over the perfectly reasonable choice of belief or unbelief.

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Genre : Religion
Author : John Tucker
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2019-07-02
File : 142 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781532675201

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