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Author: Ian Hussey

only evangelical church in the area but they were not doing a very good job at outreaching into the community. ‘We were fairly inward.’ From the Living Temple perspective, the merger was motivated by an opportunity for growth and an opportunity for older people to come into the congregation. The

In: Ecclesial Practices
Author: Gyrid Gunnes

different ways relate to the sanctuary space of Our Lady, Trondheim, Norway, a 12th-century ecclesial place dedicated to practices of care and hospitality towards people living in marginalized life situations. The elements from folk-church ecclesiology used as analytic categories are the Lutheran theology

In: Ecclesial Practices

church, offers a distinctive grammar and discipline. Scripture is the font and the Spirit is the guide of this counter-cultural praxis. Christian ethicists in this tradition seek to identify the dispositions, discourses, or narratives that enable Christian recognition of a good life in the midst of a

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In: Ecclesial Practices

contextualise the Jesus story. Hence, we saw how much such contextualisa tion accommodates or departs from the New Testament to pro pose a Christ who is incomparable, mighty, and stronger than the intimidating evil forces of Ghanaian life. Consequently, I ar gued that, for the Ghanaian Pentecostal, it is Christ

In: Christology and Evil in Ghana

1 Introduction In this article I want to open up how theologies of place emerge from narratives of everyday life, in conversation with Michel de Certeau. 1 De Certeau is an obvious conversation partner for such a task, given his work on everyday practices and the ‘subtle logic of

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. As the business world, friendships, the military, and other spheres of life are increasingly integrated with the new media, there will be enormous pressure to make the literacies of these media the centerpiece of education. We believe that a better approach will be to balance these literacies with

In: Ecclesial Practices

reconsidered for a digital context. Discussions around ‘digital ecclesiology’ focused broadly on how digital culture is shaping and transforming church life on multiple levels and how churches should go about living and expressing their ecclesial identity in digital contexts. Presenters suggested the need for

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In: Ecclesial Practices

From Näive to Explicit Normativity Several students approach me because they want to do ethnographic research framed within Practical Theology for their master thesis. They are frequently motivated by a passion for the church, or their wanting to change the church. Further, they have what

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chance to return to the basics of Islamic prayer while setting aside the dominant political narratives surrounding Islam. As such, they told me that they felt better able to simply focus on the task to living out their Muslim identity in their adopted city. 40 If there was a key factor that

In: Ecclesial Practices
Author: Henk de Roest

life-enhancing relationships we may call Father, Son and Spirit. 83 The church, Fiddes adds, will signify its own way by ‘deliberately living in the relations of God.’ 84 This should lead, as I have argued, to a relational approach in practical ecclesiology, in which relational methods like focus

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