Darryl W Stephens; Michael I Alleman; Andrea Brown

Out of Exodus: A Journey of Open and Affirming Ministry (Paperback)

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Book FormatPaperback
AuthorDarryl W Stephens; Michael I Alleman; Andrea Brown
Publication DateMay, 2018
ISBN-139781532630286
GenreReligion/Christian Ministry - General
<p>Biblical and progressive. Mainline and charismatic. Faithful and questioning. This book is not what you think it is. </p> <p> </p> <p>The story of the Exodus is told in parallel with testimonies, sermons, and personal reflections from a congregation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, challenging the reader to a journey of faith. Along the way, it becomes clear that open and affirming ministry transcends LGBTQIA+ inclusion. It is also about race relations, poverty, generational change, divorce, immigration, and any other human-created barrier to loving God and neighbor. </p> <p> </p> <p>Tools for the journey. Finding a new voice amid profound social change is a difficult and vitally important task. Many congregations and entire denominations are in the process of figuring out how to express a new voice of faith, particularly in our understanding of sexuality and gender. Christians are experiencing nothing less than a holy disruption caused by the Spirit among us. The book concludes with a discussion of challenges to community and ministry. Helpful appendices provide congregational resources and discussion questions for group study. </p> <p> </p> <p>The stories in this book include experiences of and with persons in many denominational settings: Roman Catholic, Unitarian-Universalist, Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, Metropolitan Community Church, United Church of Christ, United Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Society of Friends (Quakers), and United Methodist. This is truly an ecumenical journey. </p>

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Biblical and progressive. Mainline and charismatic. Faithful and questioning. This book is not what you think it is.

The story of the Exodus is told in parallel with testimonies, sermons, and personal reflections from a congregation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, challenging the reader to a journey of faith. Along the way, it becomes clear that open and affirming ministry transcends LGBTQIA+ inclusion. It is also about race relations, poverty, generational change, divorce, immigration, and any other human-created barrier to loving God and neighbor.

Tools for the journey. Finding a new voice amid profound social change is a difficult and vitally important task. Many congregations and entire denominations are in the process of figuring out how to express a new voice of faith, particularly in our understanding of sexuality and gender. Christians are experiencing nothing less than a holy disruption caused by the Spirit among us. The book concludes with a discussion of challenges to community and ministry. Helpful appendices provide congregational resources and discussion questions for group study.

The stories in this book include experiences of and with persons in many denominational settings: Roman Catholic, Unitarian-Universalist, Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, Metropolitan Community Church, United Church of Christ, United Brethren, Church of the Brethren, Society of Friends (Quakers), and United Methodist. This is truly an ecumenical journey.

Out of Exodus

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Publisher
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
202
Author
Darryl W Stephens; Michael I Alleman; Andrea Brown
Title
Out of Exodus: A Journey of Open and Affirming Ministry
ISBN-13
9781532630286
Publication Date
May, 2018
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 6.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10
153263028X

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