Minister's Service Book: For Pulpit and Parish

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1993 M06 2 - 318 páginas
How are we to explain the fragmentation of evangelical faith today and the current turmoil in the churches? According to David Wells, the answer lies in seeing how modernity is reshaping the whole of Western culture, including that part of it which is religious. This book provides a compelling critique of the modern world and the state of evangelical theology.
Wells's sweeping analysis explores the collapse of theology in the church, the academy, and modern culture. The new environment in which we live, with its huge cities, triumphant capitalism, invasive technology, and incessant amusements, is homogenizing daily experience, bringing about a world cliche culture. While the modern world has produced astonishing abundance, it has also taken a dreadful toll on the human spirit, emptying it of meaning, depth, and morality.
Seeking respite from the acids of modernity, people today have increasingly turned to religions and therapies centered on the self. And, whether consciously or not, evangelicals have taken the same path, refashioning their faith into a religion of the self. Because the modern churchgoer is so often a consumer, pastors are redefining their roles in terms of their own marketability. Evangelicals, argues Wells, have largely lost the truth that God also stands outside all human experience, that he still summons sinners to repentance and belief regardless of their self-image, and that he calls his church to stand fast in his truth against the blandishments of the modern world.
Written expressly to encourage renewal in evangelical theology, No Place for Truth explores the interface between Christian faith and the modern world in entirely new ways and with uncommon rigor. It raises profound questions about the future of conservative Protestant faith. Here is provocative reading for scholars, ministers, Christian leaders, seminary students, and all theologically concerned people.
 

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THE PUBLIC WORSHIP OF GOD
1
A Morning Worship Service 1
3
A Morning Worship Service 2
9
A Morning Worship Service 3
10
An Evening Worship Service 1
11
An Evening Worship Service 2
15
Calls to Worship
16
Calls to Communion or Easter Worship
17
Service for Recognition and Installation of Church Officers and Leaders
100
Service for Ordination of a Deacon
106
Service for Licensing a Person To Preach
114
Service for Ordination of a Minister
121
Service for Installation of a Minister
131
Service for Organizing a New Church
141
Service for the Dedication of a New Church
145
Service for Breaking Ground for a New Church Building
150

Calls to Good Friday Worship
18
Calls to Christmas Day Worship
19
Calls to New Years Day Worship
20
From Other Sources
21
Offertory Sentences and Prayers
22
After the Offering
23
The Communion Service
24
The General Service
25
THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ORDINANCES SACRAMENTS
27
Baptism Service
29
Lords Supper Service
34
MARRIAGE AND THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY
43
Marriage Service
44
Service for the Renewal of Marriage Vows
50
Service for the Dedication of Children
55
Service for the Dedication of a New Home
58
THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD
61
Service for the Burial of an Adult
62
Service for the Burial of a Young Person
70
Service for a Person Who Has Committed Suicide
76
Scripture Texts
86
For a Child
87
For an Aged Person
88
For a Person outside the Fellowship of the Church
89
SPECIAL OCCASIONS
91
Service for Reception of New Converts into Full Membership
92
Service for Laying the Cornerstone of a New Church Building
157
Service for the Dedication of a New Church Building
163
Service for Burning the Mortgage on a Church Building
171
MINISTERING TO THE SICK AND SHUTIN
179
Meditations and Prayers
181
For Those in Physical or Mental Anguish
184
For Those Seeking Forgiveness
188
For the Aged
193
For Those Who Have Recovered
196
For Those Who Face Death
199
Administration of the Lords Supper for the Sick and ShutIn
201
PRAYERS FOR VARIOUS NEEDS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
203
Morning Prayers
204
Evening Prayers
206
Prayers of Thanksgiving
207
Prayers of Confession
209
Prayers of Petition
211
Prayers for Special Use
215
Prayers for Special Days
224
A YEAR OF SCRIPTURE READINGS
Readings for January through December
Readings for the Lords Supper
Readings for Palm Sunday
Readings for Easter Sunday
Readings for Thanksgiving Day
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David F. Wells is the Andrew Mutch Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts.

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