Tokyo Churches A Guide to the Churches and Cathedrals of Central Tokyo. Whether you are on a short trip to Tokyo wishing to see some of its sights, passing through the city looking for a quiet place to pray, in Tokyo wondering if there is a service you can join, or a long-term resident seeking a spiritual home, this book is for you. Covering over 38 different churches, mainly Anglican and Catholic but including other denominations too, with clear black and white photographs of each church, this is your guide to both the historic churches of Tokyo and many flourishing Christian communities worshipping and serving in the city today.
The Church of Christ and Baptism is an invitation for Restoration Christians to understand the Catholic Church's scriptural, historical, and reasonable position concerning proper modes and eligibility for Baptism. Vandapool writes to whet the appetites of Restorationist truth-seekers, to show that if the Catholic Church is right on this one important subject, then she might be right on other subjects as well.
Does the word "baptize" mandate a specific mode?
Does the Greek word "baptizo" mean only "immersion"?
Do ancient Greek texts support the Church of Christ's interpretation?
Was every baptism in the New Testament performed by full-submersion?
Did the early Church believe in immersion-only baptisms?
How are infants brought into the New Covenant?
How can a faithless baby be properly baptized?
These and other questions are answered in this book. Vandapool explains the errors of the Church of Christ's best arguments for immersion-only baptisms, shows how the Catholic Church's understanding for various modes is biblically substantiated, and explains how the Bible allows for Christians to bring their children to Jesus though the waters of Baptism.
"For twenty years, the delegated representatives of the Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican, Evangelical, Pentecostal and Roman Catholic churches...have sought to uncover a global, multilateral and ecumenical vision of the nature, purpose, and mission of the Church." -- from the Preface *** What can be done in order for the Church of the Triune God to grow deeper in communion, to strive further for justice and peace in the world, and to overcome together past and present divisions? The Church: Towards a Common Vision proposes a remarkable answer to this question. Developed by theologians from a wide range of Christian traditions and cultures, this book addresses first the Church's mission, unity, and its being in the Trinitarian life of God. It then discusses the need for growth in communion - in apostolic faith, in sacramental life, and in ministry - as churches divinely called to live in and for the world. (Series: Faith and Order)
Although largely unknown in his lifetime, Gerard Manley Hopkins was, Jill Muller contends, the 'heart in hiding' of Victorian Catholicism. Investigations of Hopkins's spirituality have too often detached his beliefs from their local habitation in a newly industrialized, historically anti-Catholic and increasingly secular England. This book restores the poet to his full intellectual and literary context by exploring his responses to the writings of his Catholic contemporaries, and by situating the preoccupations, dramas and disappointments of his life in the wider setting of Victorian Catholic culture.
This is a revised edition of an earlier book. Many churches have a Sunday celebration for women's day, men's day, and youth day. I believe some churches would expand this celebration to include other information that would be beneficial to members if they had a blueprint to follow. This book is well planned, easy to read and represents the author's true experience. Practical topics are addressed in this book. You will discover how to locate facilities, speakers, vendors, participants, and discover publicity options. You will learn how to determine registration fee and get tips on how to select a caterer. If your church does not have full-time staff to plan a conference, your volunteers will be able to follow the easy steps in this thoroughly written book. Included are sample forms and letters needed to make a conference successful. A bonus titled Five ways to Improve Your Interpersonal Skills is included. This bonus can be used as a tool to develop your volunteer conference committee or it can be used as a stand alone workshop. If you have had a desire to offer your congregation more information on issues like health, financial planning, raising children, substance abuse and other issues that affect their daily living, this is a wonderful book. It will guide you successfully through every step of planning a successful church conference. This book can also be used to plan a family reunion.
Online Catholics Articles
Online Catholics Books