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Defining the church for our time : origin and structure, variety and viability

Author: Peter Schmiechen
Publisher: Eugene : Cascade Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The church is broken and we cannot fix it. Faith in God is disconnected from churches. Mainline churches are deeply divided, and their budgets and congregations have diminished, with no agreement for recovery. So what shall we do? It is time to stop talking about the problems and to consider a new vision of the church for our ti.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Schmiechen
ISBN: 9781610979269 1610979265
OCLC Number: 805158111
Description: xiv, 170 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The origin of the church --
Norms --
Authority --
Christ is the morning star : an eschatological vision for our time --
Power to transform the world --
The community of Christ.
Responsibility: Peter Schmiechen.

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The church is broken and we cannot fix it. Faith in God is disconnected from churches. Mainline churches are deeply divided, and their budgets and congregations have diminished, with no agreement for recovery. So what shall we do? It is time to stop talking about the problems and to consider a new vision of the church for our ti.

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