These stories come together in a third, when the congregation does a unique and counterintuitive thing: it commissions Marty to a "ministry of dying.
Author: Kara K. Root
Publisher: Fortress Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Where does God meet us in this life? Rooting Christian faith in joy, freedom, and trust that God interacts with us in this life, The Deepest Belonging: A Story of Discovering Where God Meets Us invites readers to walk through surprising doorways--weakness, vulnerability, smallness, rest, and honesty--into a new perspective of the Christian life and the role of the pastor. Kara Root draws wisdom from three compelling stories, all about finding freedom on the other side of fear. In one thread, Marty, a member of the small congregation Root serves, learns that he is dying. In the second, Root finds that her once-invincible faith of assurance and answers collapses. These stories come together in a third, when the congregation does a unique and counterintuitive thing: it commissions Marty to a "ministry of dying." By embracing instead of fleeing death, Marty, this community, and Root herself are infused with life through shared experiences of God. They learn to be vulnerable and brave. They discover--again and profoundly--an unguarded faith of wondering and watching for God's presence. This is a book for all pastors and church leaders, as well as for those disillusioned with Christianity and the church and longing for something more real and honest. It explores questions such as: How does God meet us? What is church for? What is a pastor? What does it mean to be truly human? The Deepest Belonging is a call not to resist but to embrace our vulnerability. As a move away from religion seeking security, protection, and influence, this story invites individuals and congregations to return bravely to the core of our humanity: our belonging to God and one another.
Deepest. Belonging. “The church exists in order to tell a story about dying and living. This book feels as though it is written out of real strength and deep anchorage, to show us how to tell that story so as to invite people to see how ...
Author: Kara K. Root
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Where does God meet us in this life? Rooting Christian faith in joy, freedom, and trust that God interacts with us in this life, The Deepest Belonging: A Story of Discovering Where God Meets Us invites readers to walk through surprising doorways--weakness, vulnerability, smallness, rest, and honesty--into a new perspective of the Christian life and the role of the pastor. Kara Root draws wisdom from three compelling stories, all about finding freedom on the other side of fear. In one thread, Marty, a member of the small congregation Root serves, learns that he is dying. In the second, Root finds that her once-invincible faith of assurance and answers collapses. These stories come together in a third, when the congregation does a unique and counterintuitive thing: it commissions Marty to a ministry of dying. By embracing instead of fleeing death, Marty, this community, and Root herself are infused with life through shared experiences of God. They learn to be vulnerable and brave. They discover--again and profoundly--an unguarded faith of wondering and watching for God's presence. This is a book for all pastors and church leaders, as well as for those disillusioned with Christianity and the church and longing for something more real and honest. It explores questions such as: How does God meet us? What is church for? What is a pastor? What does it mean to be truly human? The Deepest Belonging is a call not to resist but to embrace our vulnerability. As a move away from religion seeking security, protection, and influence, this story invites individuals and congregations to return bravely to the core of our humanity: our belonging to God and one another.
The deepest human need is to belong. Belonging can only occur with others, in a system, a relationship system. The process starts at birth as we bond and belong. This is the first system we encounter and belong within and we call it ...
Author: John Whittington
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Develop your coaching with this practical guide to the application and implementation of systemic coaching. Systemic Coaching and Constellations offers a refreshingly uncomplicated path into a potentially complex subject, demonstrating how this approach can provide access to systems and deliver enduring benefits for coaching clients. This new edition offers a comprehensive introduction to the principles that sustain systems, real world descriptions of what systemic coaching is and how it can be useful as well as a step-by-step guide to integrating the principles and practices into coaching. Highly practical, Systemic Coaching and Constellations includes a wide range of exercises for application with individuals and teams. This book also includes a brand new chapter on Belonging, fully updated case studies from coaches who have taken part in John's trainings, a joint ICF/EMCC constellation workshop and examples from coaches around the world, including Australia, Mexico, France, Spain, US and the Netherlands. Whether used in an initial selection meeting or to underpin all your coaching conversations and interventions, Systemic Coaching and Constellations offers an accessible, practical starting point to transform your coaching practice.
Let me be the first to personally welcome you to the You Belong group Bible study. I have found over the years that belonging is one of the deepest desires humans have. Equally, I've found that God also deeply desires for us to ...
Author: Candace Payne
BEST NEWS – Belonging Has Nothing to Do with Us At All! Have you ever wondered why a true sense of fulfillment, abundance, freedom, joy, and connection seems elusive? Sometimes our biggest questions are answered in ways we just didn’t consider. With insight and exuberance, Bible study teacher Candace Payne walks through the five ways God names Himself in relation to us and how each name adds a layer of truth to how we belong. It has nothing to do with us, but everything to do with Him and He meets us at every turn to prove it. In this six-session video Bible study, dig deep into the characteristics of the God who claims us, considers us, names us, and loves us. Understanding who we are through who God says He is erases all the boxes we’ve put ourselves and others into and unleashes joy-filled freedom. This study challenges groups to get honest and real in their discussion time and to explore the truth in what Scripture says about who God is and what that means about us. It also includes personal “fun work” instead of homework that will inspire you to think differently and respond to all things more like a true Child of God. Sessions include: Do I Belong? The Good Shepherd The Heavenly Father The Bridegroom The Head of the Body The Source of Belonging Designed for use with You Belong Video Study (9780310113348), sold separately. Streaming video also available.
voked the deepest anxieties amongst those who already often have good reason to doubt that they have been accepted as equal members of British society . It has also been pointed out that the Act will , in an immediate sense ...
Author: William Kaplan
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Political Science
Several contributors deal with the quality of Canadian citizenship and the principle of distributive justice applied to all citizens. Others offer a "lament" for the Canadian nation, analysing and explaining why the vision of Canadian citizenship as an allegiance to the federation did not succeed in overcoming the varied loyalties pulling Canadians in different directions. Some authors celebrate this failure, arguing that maintaining dual alliance to the nation and province is more important. The essays reflect a consensus that Canada and Canadians have failed to give their citizenship meaning. One explanation for this, offered by the editor William Kaplan, is that Canadians are private about their patriotism, even if it is deeply felt. If Canadian citizenship is to endure, that patriotism will have to be more strongly and publicly expressed. Contributors to this volume are Daryl Bean, Neil Bissoondath, Robert Bothwell, Alan Cairns, Marc Cousineau, Robert Fulford, J.L. Granatstein, Darlene Johnston, William Kaplan, the late Paul Martin Sr, Rosella Melanson, Desmond Morton, Peter Neary, Maureen O'Neil, Robert J. Sharpe, Monique Simard, Glenda Simms, Daniel Turp, and Michael Walker. The essays by Simard and Turp are in French.
to the way of belonging—the meaningful path to unearthing your true Essence and letting your whole self experience compassionate acceptance. This workbook is an invitation to journey into the deepest parts of your identity, ...
Author: Christopher L. Heuertz
Imagine who you might become if you could make peace with the whole of who you are, rather than over-identifying with the "best" of your type or rejecting the "worst" of its expressions. If self-awareness is the first step of the journey, self-acceptance is the next, and practicing compassion toward oneself becomes essential. In this interactive companion to The Enneagram of Belonging, Enneagram teacher and bestselling author Chris Heuertz offers a fresh take on the Enneagram of Personality toward true transformation. Through guided space for self-reflection, practical prompts, and illuminating insights, The Enneagram of Belonging Workbook will help you: Break free from the stereotypes and surface treatment of your type toward a deeper understanding of identity Understand how your "Kidlife Crisis" has shaped your personality structure Make peace with the whole of who you are through radical self-acceptance Confront your "inner dragons" gently, with compassion, toward lasting change Chart your personalized path back to belonging, as you come home to your true self
The need for belonging is one of the deepest of all human needs—maybe as deep as the need for food. It seems to me that this need goes to the heart of why human beings have always practiced some form of communal religious life in ...
Author: Norman Fischer
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
This unique introduction to Zen teaching and practice takes the remarkably accessible form of question-and-answer—making it a most useful reference for looking things up. But whether you're a neophyte or a seasoned practitioner, you'll want to read the whole thing. The questioner (Susan Moon) and the answerer (Norman Fischer) are old friends, each with a unique gift for articulation, and their friendly conversation covers not only the basics but a range of issues unique to Zen in America in the twenty-first century, including: • What is zazen and how do you do it? • Where did Zen start and where did it come from? • Will I have an enlightenment experience? • What is the law of karma in a nutshell? • What do Zen Buddhists say about rebirth? • How do you recognize a good, solid Zen teacher?
It is to him that meaning – the happy belonging to a harmonious totality – is offered in exchange for freedom ... but I associated the idea of it with them , and in the deepest sense " home " was something I was excluded from ' ( OP ...
Author: Anna Bernard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The crisis in Israel/Palestine has long been the worlds most visible military conflict. Yet the regions cultural and intellectual life remains all but unknown to most foreign observers, which means that literary texts that make it into circulation abroad tend to be received as historical documents rather than aesthetic artefacts. Rhetorics of Belonging examines the diverse ways in which Palestinian and Israeli world writers have responded to the expectation that they will narrate the nation, invigorating critical debates about the political and artistic value of national narration as a reading and writing practice. It considers writers whose work is rarely discussed together, offering new readings of the work of Edward Said, Amos Oz, Mourid Barghouti, Orly Castel-Bloom, Sahar Khalifeh, and Anton Shammas. This book helps to restore the category of the nation to contemporary literary criticism by attending to a context where the idea of the nation is so central a part of everyday experience that writers cannot not address it, and readers cannot help but read for it. It also points a way toward a relational literary history of Israel/Palestine, one that would situate Palestinian and Israeli writing in the context of a history of antagonistic interaction. The book's findings are relevant not only for scholars working in postcolonial studies and Israel/Palestine studies, but for anyone interested in the difficult and unpredictable intersections of literature and politics.
In Baptism, we are marked with the cross of Christ, brought into the sheepfold of the Good Shepherd, set apart to belong to Christ's Body. Each time we make the Sign of the Cross, we remember that we have been claimed by Christ and ...
Author: Kara O'Malley
This resource enables parishes to provide parents with basic formation on the sacrament of Baptism and offer ways to begin cultivating a spiritual life at home during the early years before child begins formal religious education. Families will also come to know the grace and the support the community of faith offers, especially through the celebration of the Eucharist.
These are matters of the deepest importance to the wholeness of the experience of the gospel , not peripheral technicalities . That is emphasized by the choice of the word " trust " in describing what it is we are brought to through the ...
Author: William Carl Placher
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
A section-by-section, line-by-line commentary that reflects on the meaning of "A Brief Statement" that will help Presbyterians think about who they are and what they believe, and will interest others concerned with the relationship of the Christian tradition and contemporary issues. Appendix. Bibliography. Indexes.
Finding a place to belong is an integral part of human experience, and it is of benefit to the group and to the individual. Close personal relationships can provide the deepest form of belonging, ...
Author: Glenda Smith
Publisher: Pascal Press
Category: American poetry
The Excel HSC English Area of Study Guide: Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson is directly linked to the syllabus with dot points of the HSC English syllabus appearing in the margin of the book. You can write in the guide, so your study is focused and your notes are structured.
A second crucial insight is this: Our deepest belonging is our belonging to God. But wait! Do not assume that we start out by knowing what we mean by God, and then affirm our belonging. Rather, we must turn this around and ask: Where is ...
Author: David Steindl-Rast
Spiritual teacher and bridge-builder Brother David Steindl-Rast translates the Apostles' Creed for today, uncovering the deeper universal truths that can be an inspiration to all people. In Deeper than Words: Living the Apostles’ Creed, Brother David reexamines the words with which the early followers of Jesus summarized their faith. Reading line-by-line with an open perspective, he reveals the often overlooked message of trust, compassion, peace, love, and awareness contained in this widely known but rarely examined statement. Deeper than Words moves beyond ritual and exclusivity and instead finds a deeper faith based in real human experience and the sense of limitless belonging that is shared by all people who seek to understand themselves and the world. The words of the Apostles' Creed are Christian, but its heart is a universal and timeless guide to fullness of life. From this transformation perspective, developed over a lifetime of contemplation, Brother David presents a powerful call to renewal through reconnection with the spiritual and a reawakening to shared sacred truths.
For the vast majority of humanity throughout history as well as today, religion has been and still is the ultimate belief that is the very deepest source of human meaning and belonging. Soul freedom, or freedom of thought and conscience ...
Author: Os Guinness
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Logos Bookstores' 2014 Best Book in Christianity and Culture How do we live with our deepest differences? In a world torn by religious conflict, the threats to human dignity are terrifyingly real. Some societies face harsh government repression and brutal sectarian violence, while others are divided by bitter conflicts over religion's place in public life. Is there any hope for living together peacefully? Os Guinness argues that the way forward for the world lies in promoting freedom of religion and belief for people of all faiths and none. He sets out a vision of a civil and cosmopolitan global public square, and how it can be established by championing the freedom of the soul—the inviolable freedom of thought, conscience and religion. In particular he calls for leadership that has the courage to act on behalf of the common good. Far from utopian, this constructive vision charts a course for the future of the world. Soul freedom is not only a shining ideal but a dire necessity and an eminently practical solution to the predicaments of our time. We can indeed maximize freedom and justice and learn to negotiate deep differences in public life. For a world desperate for hope at a critical juncture of human history, here is a way forward, for the good of all.
Each must belong, and in their own way, but they also have to accept a new set of inherited values. ... for they require the highest sacrifice and grant the deepest belonging, and this is true both for those who serve and those who ...
Author: Cal Snyder
Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
A compelling and comprehensive history of New York City's Revolutionary War history plumbs this important era in the city's history, recreating every minor skirmish and major battle, as well the culture and traditions of the city during this period.
Belonging is one of the most fundamental needs of human beings. Leading psychological researcher Brené Brown is right: “A deep sense of love and belonging is an irreducible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, ...
Author: Brandan Robertson
Publisher: Chalice Press
So your church website says you're welcoming, a rainbow flag flies out front, worship uses gender-inclusive language, and you make sure you greet the stranger next to you on Sunday mornings. But is all of that really enough? And what if those welcoming gestures actually keep visitors from returning and exclude dozens of other groups or people in your community? In True Inclusion, public theologian and pastor Brandan Robertson shares how to move your church from mere welcome to radical embrace. Pointing to a clear biblical imperative for radical inclusivity in the sanctuary and in the public square, Robertson presents a paradigm-shifting vision of community, "where nothing is simple, nothing is easy, but everything is beautiful." Learn practical, step-by-step approaches to becoming deeply, robustly, and richly inclusive of all people regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, and socioeconomic status. Written for people and communities at every stage of the journey, True Inclusion will challenge and inspire you to embody a gospel of radical embrace for all.
But there is more to this “yes” of love than a sense of belonging. There is always also a deep longing. Who has not experienced in love both the longing and the belonging? Paradoxically, these two heighten each other's intensity.
Author: David Steindl-Rast
Publisher: Franciscan Media
"The tranquility of order is a dynamic tranquility, the stillness of a flame burning in perfect calm, of a wheel spinning so fast that it seems to stand still. Silence in this sense is not only a quality of the environment, but primarily an attitude, an attitude of listening. " Let us give to one another that gift of silence, so that we can listen together and listen to one another. Only in this silence will we be able to hear that gentle breath of peace, that music to which the spheres dance, that universal harmony to which we, too, hope to dance." Austrian-born Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast is one of the most influential and beloved spiritual teachers of our time. For decades, Brother David has divided his time between periods of monastic life at the Mount Saviour Monastery in New York and extensive lecture tours on five continents. He has brought spiritual depth into the lives of countless people, whom he touches through his lectures, his workshops and his writings. Brother David was one of the first Roman Catholics to participate in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, studying under Zen teachers and building bridges between religious traditions. His newest book, The Way of Silence, draws heavily on Buddhist teachings to cultivate the practice of “deep” listening: turning away from noise and distraction, paying attention, and embracing quiet. The Way of Silence embraces paradox: absence versus presence in silence. Dynamic tranquility. The all-oneness of aloneness. Humbly, trusting in God, you’ll practice emptying your mind in order to receive wisdom, insight, and understanding. You’ll learn to listen deeply, with a trusting heart—and you’ll joyously discover a new, interior freedom that will make you feel more vibrant, and more fully alive.
But there is more to this yes of love than a sense of belonging. There is always also a deep longing. Who has not experienced in love both the longing and the belonging? Paradoxically, these two heighten each other's intensity.
Author: Richard Carlson
Books such as this one are maps back home. They bridge us back to the essential self. They remind us who we are, and grant us the peace of remembering at last. Without a conscious connection to love, life is beset with fear. This book is a book about a loving God, and the casting out of fear that occurs when we embrace Him. As we read the words of fellow pilgrims, particularly those who are further down the road, then our own path back home becomes illumined. We realize the part of us that says, ''there is more to life than this'' is not just a trick of the mind. We begin to trust we are on the right road.
... of deep Uruguayan pycnogonids. Three nominal species were identified, Ammothea spinosa (Hodgson, 1907); Colossendeis angusta Sars, 1877; and Bathypallenopsis calcanea (Stephensen, 1933), belonging to three genera and three families.
The emphasis on Hosay's various diversities does not deracinate it; its participating religious traditions always carry connotations of racial belonging, and its participating “ethnic” groups always carry connotations of religious ...
Author: Aisha Khan
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Social Science
How colonial categories of race and religion together created identities and hierarchies that today are vehicles for multicultural nationalism and social critique in the Caribbean and its diasporas. When the British Empire abolished slavery, Caribbean sugar plantation owners faced a labor shortage. To solve the problem, they imported indentured “coolie” laborers, Hindus and a minority Muslim population from the Indian subcontinent. Indentureship continued from 1838 until its official end in 1917. The Deepest Dye begins on post-emancipation plantations in the West Indies—where Europeans, Indians, and Africans intermingled for work and worship—and ranges to present-day England, North America, and Trinidad, where colonial-era legacies endure in identities and hierarchies that still shape the post-independence Caribbean and its contemporary diasporas. Aisha Khan focuses on the contested religious practices of obeah and Hosay, which are racialized as “African” and “Indian” despite the diversity of their participants. Obeah, a catch-all Caribbean term for sub-Saharan healing and divination traditions, was associated in colonial society with magic, slave insurrection, and fraud. This led to anti-obeah laws, some of which still remain in place. Hosay developed in the West Indies from Indian commemorations of the Islamic mourning ritual of Muharram. Although it received certain legal protections, Hosay’s mass gatherings, processions, and mock battles provoked fears of economic disruption and labor unrest that lead to criminalization by colonial powers. The proper observance of Hosay was debated among some historical Muslim communities and continues to be debated now. In a nuanced study of these two practices, Aisha Khan sheds light on power dynamics through religious and racial identities formed in the context of colonialism in the Atlantic world, and shows how today these identities reiterate inequalities as well as reinforce demands for justice and recognition.