Struggling with God

This work includes a student's introduction to the books of the ""Pentateuch"".

Struggling with God

This work includes a student's introduction to the books of the ""Pentateuch"". This textbook focuses primarily on the content and structure of the Pentateuch. The process which produced the Pentateuch and the long record of its use within Judaism and Christianity are intricate and fascinating stories, but it is the final forms of these five books to which we have the most reliable access. Discussions of historical and theological issues are included when they serve to illustrate the content and structure of the text. After an opening chapter, which introduces the major issues in the study of the Pentateuch, including a summary of the history of scholarship, a full chapter engages each of the five books. Attention to literary shape, texture, and artistry are at the forefront of the discussion, while historical and theological discussions are included where they are most informative. The book also includes many lists of textual data in each chapter. Most of these provide a view of features, which serve to connect and draw together the diverse literature of the Pentateuch. They are intended to serve as starting points for active textual research in a classroom setting. The material in this book is classroom tested and was even developed during successive opportunities to teach courses in the Pentateuch.

Struggling with God

1 Yet in struggling with this savage vagabond God humanity is not always overwhelmed: “My God is not Almighty. ... He is defeated incessantly, but rises again, full of blood and earth, to throw himself into battle once more.

Struggling with God

Invoking the biblical motif of Jacob's struggle with the Face of God (Genesis 32), Simon D. Podmore undertakes a constructive theological account of 'spiritual trial' (tentatio; known in German mystical and Lutheran tradition as Anfechtung) in relation to enduring questions of the otherness and hiddenness of God and the self, the problem of suffering and evil, the freedom of Spirit, and the anxious relationship between temptation and ordeal, fear and desire. This book traces a genealogy of spiritual trial from medieval German mystical theology, through Lutheran and Pietistic thought (Tauler; Luther; Arndt; Boehme), and reconstructs Kierkegaard's innovative yet under-examined recovery of the category (AnfAegtelse: a Danish cognate for Anfechtung) within the modern context of the 'spiritless' decline of Christendom. Developing the relationship between struggle (Anfechtung) and release (Gelassenheit), Podmore proposes a Kierkegaardian theology of spiritual trial which elaborates the kenosis of the self before God in terms of Spirit's restless longing to rest transparently in God. Offering an original rehabilitation of the temptation of spiritual trial, this book strives for a renewed theological hermeneutic which speaks to the enduring human struggle to realise the unchanging love of God in the face of spiritual darkness.

Struggling with God

Every challenge Jacob faced and every struggle he endured caused him to look to God and see God's person and God's activity in his life more clearly. And so, Jacob kept fighting, kept struggling reminded of the promise, ...

Struggling with God

The Christian has been given the great privilege of knowing God through Jesus Christ. While the Bible clearly shows us who God is, what he has done for us, and what he expects from our lives, that knowledge is nothing more than accumulated information unless acted upon. That knowledge must be wrestled out in everyday life as we seek to truly experience God for who the Bible declares him to be and seek to submit ourselves to his ways. In Struggling with God, author pastor Sam Sumner gives all Christians a basic overview of some key beliefs and practices of the Christian faith. Using examples from his own life and scripture, he shows how God patiently perseveres with those who struggle to know him and live in a way that pleases him. Dealing with such deep themes as the trinity, the struggle between good and evil, the redemptive story, the deity of Christ, and even the Holy Spirit, Struggling with God presents a theology for real life.

Wrestling with God

God.” Among other things, it suggests that the struggles in later life can be very different from those of our younger years. In the normal scheme of things, we spend the first half of our lives struggling with sensuality, greed, ...

Wrestling with God

The bestselling author of The Holy Longing provides an inspiring message of hope and perseverance for all of us struggling with our faith in tumultuous times The last few decades have rapidly birthed a modern world that would have been unrecognizable fifty years ago. As long-held beliefs on love, faith, and God are challenged by the aggregate of changes that have overhauled our world, many of us are left feeling confused and uncertain while old norms are challenged and redefined at breakneck speed. In Wrestling with God, Ronald Rolheiser offers a steady and inspiring voice to help us avow and understand our faith in a world where nothing seems solid or permanent. Drawing from his own life experience, as well as a storehouse of literary, psychological, and theological insights, the beloved author of Sacred Fire examines the fears and doubts that challenge us. It is in these struggles to find meaning, that Rolheiser lays out a path for faith in a world struggling to find faith, but perhaps more important, he helps us find our own rhythm within which to walk that path.

Wrestling with God

This volume presents a wide-ranging selection of Jewish theological responses to the Holocaust.

Wrestling with God

This volume presents a wide-ranging selection of Jewish theological responses to the Holocaust. It will be the most complete anthology of its sort, bringing together for the first time: (1) a large sample of ultra-orthodox writings, translated from the Hebrew and Yiddish; (2) a substantial selection of essays by Israeli authors, also translated from the Hebrew; (3) a broad sampling of works written in English by American and European authors. These diverse selections represent virtually every significant theological position that has been articulated by a Jewish thinker in response to the Holocaust. Included are rarely studied responses that were written while the Holocaust was happening.

Confessions of a 40 Year Old Virgin One Man s Struggle With God s Will

Struggling. With. Doubt. A couple of years ago I was messing around on twitter. I noticed that God was trending. I clicked on it so I could see what people were saying. I noticed most of the posts were positive, but there was a ...

Confessions of a 40  Year Old Virgin  One Man s Struggle With God s Will

This is my story. Everyone has one. My story involves waiting on and trusting in God. This is not a blind faith. I believe this book will help anyone that is currently waiting on God to answer a prayer, anyone that is struggling with doubt and fears about trusting God, and anyone that is thinking about dating and/or marriage and wants to know some of what the Bible says. As I said, this is my story and it is my hope and prayer that it can help you as God writes your story.

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The Ministry Vol 9 No 10

Our Human Spirit Being Also the Dwelling Place of God; Whenever We Turn to Our Spirit, Our Sensing Christ Bringing ... 32:28) and “the prince of God”; the Christian life is a life of struggling with God to be transformed by God into a ...

The Ministry  Vol  9  No  10

This issue of The Ministry contains the last nine messages given during the 2004 spring term of the Full-time Training in Anaheim, California. The general subject of this series of messages is the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. In a simple, basic way the God of Abraham is the God of justification, the God of Isaac is the God of grace, and the God of Jacob is the God of transformation through divine discipline. Messages 2 through 7 of the October 2005 issue of The Ministry presented the God of Abraham. Messages 8 and 9 of that issue presented the God of Isaac. In this issue Message 10 concludes the fellowship concerning the God of Isaac. Isaac signifies our living a life of enjoying God; hence, we live a grace-enjoying life for God's good pleasure. Messages 11 through 17 present the God of Jacob. The God of Jacob, who is the God of transformation, issues in the God of Israel, who is the God of the transformed Jacob. Message 18 presents the Israel of God. All the experiences of the Father, the Son, and the Spirit, represented by the lives and experiences of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, are to produce this corporate person--the Israel of God. We do not have the experiences of the God of Abraham merely to be spiritual persons, we do not enter into the experiences represented by Isaac simply to be individuals enjoying God's grace in a personal way, and we do not go through all the experiences represented by Jacob's long life just to end up as spiritual individuals who have some spiritual stature. God desires a corporate person; He wants a people to express Him and represent Him. Last of all, we include a report concerning the Lord's move in the United Kingdom.

Surrender Your Struggles to God

My prayer as you read this book is that you realize no matter what our struggle is, God is always with us. No matter our life choices, we can always ask for help or forgiveness. God will provide for us. God wants us to have a ...

Surrender Your Struggles to God

We all go through difficult situations in our lives. Many of us experience self-esteem issues, relationship issues, and financial problems. We grieve the loss of loved ones, and deal with illnesses, and injury of ourselves or a loved one. No matter what we experience, God is always there. He is our creator and provider. He loves us and desires for His children to know Him more, to develop a relationship with Him. We can know our Lord more by reading the Bible, praying (talking to God, let Him know how you feel), and spending time with other believers. This book looks at self-esteem issues, forgiveness, grieving, prayer, breast cancer, and preparing for missions. It provides self-help suggestions. But whatever we go through, we need to surrender our struggles to God. He will see us through.

Gabriela Mistral s Struggle with God and Man

35) Abstention and righteous behavior in accordance with God's will actually stress man's inherent defects and his struggle to minimize or eliminate them. Man is trapped in a vicious circle of awareness that he is impure and a potential ...

Gabriela Mistral  s Struggle with God and Man

Chilean poet, educator, diplomat, and feminist Gabriela Mistral (1889–1957) rose from poverty in the foothills of the Andes to become the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945. This volume provides both a detailed biography of the author and a careful analysis of her writing. Chronicling the personal, psychological, and social currents of Mistral’s life and times, it addresses such topics as her finances, illness, and sexuality. Literary analysis considers the sacred and secular influences on Mistral’s oevre, including Catholicism, the Hebraic tradition, Theosophy, and Buddhism. By recounting Mistral’s intelligence and perseverance in overcoming her life’s obstacles to reach the pinnacle of her field, this book establishes her as a model for Chileans and for humanity.

Poems of Human Struggle and God s Love

The spirit has its own language or tongue, which enables the prayer to by-pass the mind to communicate with God as God ... A new believer may struggle with judgements about themselves, others, and God, e.g., “I'm no good,” or “I'm not ...

Poems of Human Struggle and God s Love

In Poems of Human Struggle and God's Love, author Margaret Freeman grapples with the issues of faith, trusting in God, and the often uneven path of life. She believes that the awakening to the glory of God is increasing on earth, and she considers all aspects of this through her poetry. From the loving support her sister needed when her grandson was born with health issues ("The Rock") to the disobedience of Adam and Eve ("Shame"), Freeman explores the emotions that we experience every day as we face life's challenges through God's grace. Freeman's poetry gives voice to our insecurities, doubts, and questions--and the idea of Christ-consciousness over self-consciousness, a cooperation with the Holy Spirit that brings us God's mercy and grace during our trials while shielding us from Satan's torment. Only God and his loving embrace can prepare us for our ever-present spiritual needs. Poems of Human Struggle and God's Love encourages us to find the love and understanding that is only possible through a strong relationship with God. The Light Within My soul, it was in darkness. Self tried so hard to win. But the devil was self's master; My spirit locked within. Shut fast the prison door Until friends prayed for me, And in came the risen Lord. When I chose to trust in him, To give up the old self-rule, He gently dealt with sin, Beliefs, and judgements In my subconscious mind. Burnt up by the Holy Spirit, My spirit's free now to shine.

Wrestling with God

Four Hasidic Masters and Their Struggle against Melancholy (Notre Dame, Ind., 1978). Against Silence: The Voice and Vision of Elie Wiesel, 3 vol., edited by Irving Abrahamson (New The Trial of God (As It Was Held on February 25, 1649, ...

Wrestling with God

This volume presents a wide-ranging selection of Jewish theological responses to the Holocaust. It will be the most complete anthology of its sort, bringing together for the first time: (1) a large sample of ultra-orthodox writings, translated from the Hebrew and Yiddish; (2) a substantial selection of essays by Israeli authors, also translated from the Hebrew; (3) a broad sampling of works written in English by American and European authors. These diverse selections represent virtually every significant theological position that has been articulated by a Jewish thinker in response to the Holocaust. Included are rarely studied responses that were written while the Holocaust was happening.

Simone Weil

" Simone Weil, February 3, 1909 - August 24, 1943 Gustave Thibon, befriended by Weil during her time in Vichy, wrote, "her mouth uttered thoughts as a tree gives its fruit, her words did not express reality, they poured it into me in its ...

Simone Weil

-It seemed certain to me - and I still believe it today - that we can never wrestle too much with God so long as it is done out of pure concern for the truth.- Simone Weil, February 3, 1909 - August 24, 1943 Gustave Thibon, befriended by Weil during her time in Vichy, wrote, -her mouth uttered thoughts as a tree gives its fruit, her words did not express reality, they poured it into me in its naked totality; I felt myself to be transported beyond space and time and literally fed with light- (Simone Weil as We Knew Her, pp. 122-123). In the thirty years since coming upon her and her work, I have found myself experiencing much the same sentiment. Weil's exemplary narrative and brilliant insight deserve the atttention of all thoughtful people. This selection may be useful to them as they look for a fuller, more integrated vision of reality.

Wrestling with God

Loving the God We Don't Understand James Emery White. Many people suffer because of the false ... 2 The reality of the Christian life is that it is a struggle akin to Jacob's wrestling with God. Jacob did not run from the conflict, ...

Wrestling with God

James Emery White explores the doubts, confusion and uncertainties about God that we all face. He tackles deliberately and directly our toughest questions. And better still, he leads the way to renewed faith.

Tweets of a humble pilgrim A journey of struggling towards God

Our feet can be a reflection of our faith in God. Do we have light steps, walking a joyous dance of life? Or do we drag our feet around? – Jan 18, 2011 It is an uphill, fruitless struggle when we go against God's best intentions out of ...

Tweets of a humble pilgrim   A journey of struggling towards God


Morning and Evening Meditations from the Word of God

Wrestling. with. God. Genesis 32:24-30 (NIV) So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. ... Obviously, God was not trying to defeat Jacob, but allowing Jacob to spar with Him as Jacob was struggling with many ...

Morning and Evening Meditations from the Word of God

There are many devotional books available containing brief, daily inspirations that benefit all who read them. This book is different in two respects. The first is obvious: it contains two readings per day—732 in all. The second, more important difference is that the author wanted to do more than offer inspiration; this would make this book no different than so many others. The messages in the book are study sketches in that the content is not only inspirational, but also educational, challenging, and encouraging. Most of these writings were based on author Michael J. Akers’s teaching of adult Bible studies for more than thirty years and learning what really brought adults to want to deepen their knowledge and application of the Word of God.

Heelcatcher

If God can love Jacob, then He can love anyone.Surprisingly, God associates Himself with Jacob more than any other person in the Bible.

Heelcatcher

If God can love Jacob, then He can love anyone.Surprisingly, God associates Himself with Jacob more than any other person in the Bible. God calls Himself the God of Jacob on twenty-four occasions. And He calls Himself the God of Israel (the new God-given name of Jacob) over two hundred times.Jacob is not the biblical "hero" that we talk about. There are no children's songs about Jacob. No one sings "Dare to Be a Jacob." His story is more embarrassing than impressive. Yet God ties His name for all eternity to Jacob.Why? Because all of us are like Jacob in some regard. We are all "heelcatchers," struggling to make life work, wrestling with God, fighting to figure out who we are.Jacob's story is our own.In my own struggle with anxiety, panic attacks, perfectionism, past abuse, and the meaning of masculinity, I discovered the beauty and power of God's grace in Jacob's life. The God who loves Jacob loves us all...and is a refuge to all who cling to Him alone."Be still, and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!The Lord of hosts is with us;The God of Jacob is our refuge."-Psalm 46:10-1

God Where Are You

It is not possible and perhaps not even right to establish the causes of this struggle with God, or the precise ways in which it unfolds. What counts is the experience, and everyone knows it in a very personal form.

God  Where Are You

God, where are you?' This is the fundamental question humankind has been asking since Creation. Of course, it is the Lord within us who really poses this question, and if we are serious about searching for an answer, we will discover that he is already looking for us. As our God is the God of those who preceded us, the God of our fathers, we cannot get to know him without taking into account the words he spoke to those who have gone before. The story of God is above all a story of his relationship with humankind. Enzo Bianchi offers a clear analysis of many encounters between the Lord and some of the most significant figures in the Old Testament, encounters that have shaped Jewish - and thus Christian - culture and spirituality over the centuries.

The War is Over

They believe God is withholding His blessing because of their sin. This book will set you free from condemnation, judgment, and fear, and free you to receive the blessings of God.

The War is Over

Many Christians continue to fight the battle--the battle of sin and judgment. They believe God is withholding His blessing because of their sin. This book will set you free from condemnation, judgment, and fear, and free you to receive the blessings of God.