By Edward Rommen
“The church is way, even more than it seems that to be to the area. it truly is even even more than it always perceives itself to be. Like many if no longer such a lot of Dr. Rommen’s writings, this booklet is terrific. One needn't be a member of the Orthodox Church to experience it.
—David J. Hesselgrave, writer of Paradigms in Conflict and Planting church buildings Cross-Culturally
“Edward Rommen boldly articulates an Orthodox imaginative and prescient for the character of the church because the middle from which all ecclesial considering and perform needs to emanate. However, Being the Church will problem and stimulate readers of all church traditions to deeper mirrored image on what it certainly capability to be the church and to desert superficial measures of ministry success.”
—Craig Ott, Professor of challenge and Intercultural reports, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“Rommen deals missiological insights grounded within the Eucharistic ecclesiology of the japanese Orthodox Church. He exhibits how ‘being’ the church, and never easily ‘doing’ church, determines its lifestyles, strength, and challenge. The ebook invitations modern church-growth leaders to shake off their fascination with numbers, ‘how-to’ manuals, and the ‘bigger-is-better’ mentality in the direction of church growth. Rommen explains why that technique is misconceived and demands a huge sea switch within the method we predict approximately ‘being’ the church. He reminds us of the phrases of Jesus that the trail to the dominion is ‘narrow’ and just a ‘few will locate it.’”
—Bradley Nassif, Professor of Biblical and Theological reviews, North Park collage Chicago
The V. Rev. Fr. Edward Rommen holds an MDiv and a DMiss from Trinity Evangelical Divinity college, in addition to a Dr. Theol. (PhD in theology) from the collage of Munich. After fifteen years of church planting and instructing in Europe, he back to the U.S. to educate missions and theology, then lower back to pastoral ministry after turning into Orthodox. He served because the rector of Holy Transgression Orthodox Church, Raleigh, NC until eventually 2017 and is presently adjunct professor at Duke Divinity university in Durham, NC and the resident priest at St. Mary and Martha Orthodox Monastery in Wagener, SC.
Read or Download Being the Church: An Eastern Orthodox Understanding of Church Growth PDF
Similar church history books
From monk to preacher, from outcast to reformer, Martin Luther's existence used to be filled with many twists and turns. He confronted doubts and questions about his religion, simply as all of us do. yet God had a plan for Luther! With illustrations and direct charges from Martin Luther himself, this attention-grabbing account can assist you realize the true individual in the back of the Reformation.
“Kendall's examine is awesome in surroundings forth the early contributors and why they have been inspired to problem traditions in gentle of ‘Sola Scriptura’. .. may perhaps you discover this paintings encouraging and fascinating to the purpose of targeting ‘Christ,’ the mediator of the hot Covenant. ”—RONALD W. MCKINNEYPastor, Kinsey force Baptist Church, Dalton, Georgia “Her well-documented recounting of God’s windfall in elevating up the recent Covenant Theology circulate attracts within the reader with enticing tales of genuine humans as they wrestled with their very own knowing and occasionally with each other in an try to be trustworthy to God’s priceless observe.
Strong insights from ministers, theologians, activists, leaders, artists and liturgists who're shaping the longer term. "Christianity has been a resource of the oppression of girls, in addition to a source for unleashing women's complete humanity. Feminist research and perform have famous this. Feminist Christianity is reshaping non secular associations and non secular existence in additional holistic, inclusive, and justice-focused methods.
Marcion is unanimously stated to be probably the most very important and such a lot fascinating figures of the Early Church. on the other hand value, there's no entire updated learn on his existence and concept. hence, the will to fill this hole in the educational global - that is inconvenient for either scholars and professors alike - has been the foundation for scripting this thesis.
- Campus Ministry: Restoring the Church on the University Campus
- Christianity in the Modern World: Changes and Controversies (Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group)
- Cultural Encounters in India: The Local Co-workers of Tranquebar Mission, 18th to 19th Centuries
- Inventing the Holy Land: American Protestant Pilgrimage to Palestine, 1865–1941
Extra info for Being the Church: An Eastern Orthodox Understanding of Church Growth
Being the Church: An Eastern Orthodox Understanding of Church Growth by Edward Rommen