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These pages are given to highlight further issues of building a Christian community around the world. Jesus Christ needs to be at the centre of all efforts to building that community. Then there needs to be a wholistic emphasis on the inner person (our spirit), a middle person (our soul of mind, will, and emotions), and our outer persons (our physical body), as being necessary for building effective community. There are several categories here as part of this Resources page: Websites …… the linked websites in the left-hand column of this website.

CD’s and DVD’s ….. still under construction

Recommended Books ….. still under construction

Past E-mail Broadcasts …… the linked websites in the left-hand column of this website
Websites: These websites have been grouped initially into two broad sections then
four finer categories in the last section of four categories based on the ideas below:


See the Blog Site: http://jesuschristwebsites.blogspot.com

Look at the website by my friend Ian Thomson. He addresses these issues in a way I never could.
See http://ianthomsonian.org/ He addresses topics such as:

Our great high priest and perfect sacrifice for us
Sacred Place? What Sacred Place?
The Sacred Cow of Going to Church
2. INNER  PERSON (our spirit):
See the Blog Site: http://2innerpersonourspirit.blogspot.com/
3. MIDDLE PERSON (our soul of mind, will, and emotions):

See the Blog Site:

4. OUTER PERSON (physical body): Practical application of our Christian 
Worldview And The Outer Created Order ….. how did we get here? …..
through Evolution or a Special Creation?).
See the Blog Site:http://4outerperson.blogspot.com/
Recommended Books: ….. Book Depository in the United Kingdom ….. millions of books available …. Delivery around the world is included in the price of the book.
Evolution : Still a Theory in Crisis, by Michael Denton

Publisher Descriptions:

More than thirty years after his landmark book Evolution: A Theory in Crisis
(1985), biologist Michael Denton revisits his earlier thesis about the inability
of Darwinian evolution to explain the history of life. He argues that there
remains “an irresistible consilience of evidence for rejecting Darwinian
cumulative selection as the major driving force of evolution.” From the
origin of life to the origin of human language, the great divisions in the
natural order are still as profound as ever, and they are still unsupported
by the series of adaptive transitional forms predicted by Darwin. In addition,
Denton makes a provocative new argument about the pervasiveness of
nonadaptive order throughout biology, an order that cannot be explained
by the Darwinian mechanism.
Heavenly Man, The by Hattaway Paul, Brother Yun.

Publisher DescriptionsThe true story of how God took a young, half-starved
boy froma poor village in Henan Province, China, and  used him to preach
the gospel despite intense persecution.[Publisher]The Heavenly Man is the
intensely dramatic story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a
poor village in Henan Province and used him mightily to preach the gospel
despite horrific opposition. Brother Yun is one of China’s house church leaders,
a man who despite his relative youth has suffered prolonged torture and
imprisonment for his faith. His account challenges any complacency about
the situation in China, where  international economic investment ignores
the   brutal fact that religious persecution is still a daily reality for millions.
Instead of focusing on the many miracles or experiences of suffering,
however, Yun prefers to emphasize the  character and beauty of Jesus.
This astonishing book will form a watershed in  your spiritual life.
Publisher Descriptions

A leading voice at the crossroads of faith and politics offers a prophetic  
appeal for our times: faced with a growing gap between the rich and poor,
bombarded by national security alerts that ratchet up our stress levels, 
taxed by a government  that spends billions of dollars on war – where do
we find hope? In this revised and updated edition of his classic, Jim Wallis
insightfully critiquescontemporary culture and politics, inspiring us with
stories to convert our way of thinking and point to a solution to our current
social and political dilemmas.
Call To Conversion, The (Revised and Updated 2005) …(Why Faith Is Always Personal but Never Private) Wallis Jim (Author of the New York Times bestselling God’s Politics)  PaperbackPublisher Descriptions
Put Your Faith into Action!A leading voice at the crossroads of faith and politics offers a prophetic  appeal for our times: faced with a growing gap between the rich and poor, bombarded    by national security alerts that ratchet up our stress levels,  taxed by a government that spends billions of dollars on war – where do  we find hope? In  this revised and updated edition of his classic, Jim Wallis insightfully critiques contemporary culture and politics, inspiring us with stories to convert our way  of thinking and point to a solution to our current  social and political dilemmas.– Publisher___________________________________________________________God’s PoliticsWallis Jim (Author of the New York Times bestselling God’s Politics)Publisher Descriptions
Since when did believing in God and having moral values make you  pro-war,pro-rich, and pro-Republican? And since when did promoting  and pursuinga progressive social agenda with a concern for economic  security, health care,and educational opportunity mean you had to put  faith in God aside?While the Right in America has hijacked the language of faith to prop up its  political agenda – an agenda not all people of faith support – the Left hasn’t  done much better, largely ignoring faith and continually separating moral discourse and personal ethics from public policy. While the Right argues that God’s way is their way, the Left pursues an unrealistic separation of religious values from morally grounded political leadership. The consequence is a false choice between ideological religion and soulless politics.The effect of this dilemma was made clear in the 2004 presidential  election.The Democrats’ miscalculations have left them despairing and searching for a way forward. It has become clear that someone mustchallenge the Republicans’ claim that they speak for God, or that theyhold a monopoly on moral values in the nation’s public life.Wallis argues  that America’s separation of church and state does not requireBanishing  moral and religious values from the public square. In fact, the verySurvival of America’s social fabric depends on such values and vision to shape.Our politics – a dependence the nation’s founders recognized.
God’s Politics offers a clarion call to make both our religious communitiesand our government more accountable to key values of the propheticreligious tradition – that is, make them pro-justice, pro-peace, pro-environment,pro-equality, pro-consistent ethic of life (beyond single  issue voting), and pro-family (without making scapegoats of single mothers  or gays and lesbians).
Our biblical faith and religious traditions simply do not allow us as a nation  tocontinue to ignore the poor and marginalized,  deny racial justice, tolerate  the ravages of war, or turn away from the human rights of those made in the  image of God.These are the values of love and justice, reconciliation, and  community that Jesus taught and that are at the core of what many of us believe,  Christian or not. In the tradition  of prophets such as Martin Luther King Jr.,  Dorothy Day, and Desmond Tutu,  Wallis inspires us to hold our political leaders  and policies accountable by integrating our deepest moral convictions into our  nation’spublic life.___________________________________Velvet Elvis … Repainting the Christian Faith Rob Bell.Publisher Descriptions
“Somewhere in my basement sits a Velvet Elvis – a painting of the   King himself,air-brushed onto black velvet in a wooden frame.  What if the painter of my VelvetElvis announced there was no more   need to paint, that he had painted the ultimate painting? We would think  he had lost his mind because of our instinctive  understanding that art is  never done – it’s the endless process of learning,exploring, shaping and forming.And it’s nodifferent with faith. The Christian faith will never be complete. We willalways be exploring and discovering what it means to live in harmony with   God and each other. If we don’t, our faith may end up in the basement.  This book is about the endless need to keep painting . . . Rob Bell.”– Publisher.____________________________________________________Irresistible Revolution, TheClaiborne ShanePublisher Descriptions
Living as an Ordinary Radical, using unconventional examples from  his own life, Shane Claiborne  stirs up questions about the church and  the world, and challenges readers to truly live out their Christian faith.Many of us find ourselves caught somewhere between unbelieving activists  and inactive believers. We can write a cheque to feed starving children or  holdsigns in the streets and feel like we’ve made a difference without ever  encountering the faces of the suffering masses. In this book, Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into   a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us and extends into a  broken world. Shane’s faith led him:to dress the wounds of lepers with Mother Teresavisit families in Iraq amidst bombingsdump $10,000 in coins and bills on Wall Street to redistribute                                wealth.Shane lives out this revolution each day in his local neighbourhood, an impoverished community in North Philadelphia, by living among the homeless, helping local kids with homework, and “practicing resurrection” in the  forgotten places of our world. Shane’s message will comfort the disturbed,  and disturb the comfortable but will also invite us into an irresistible  revolution. His is a vision for ordinary radicals ready to change the world  with little acts of love.________________________________________________________________Simply Christian by Tom WrightSimply Christian is essential reading for anyone who wants to consider the real fundamentals ofChristianity or isintrigued by its claims about the place of justice, beauty and love in our daily lives.Written in a lively andaccessible style, though rooted in solid scholarship, this book describes theexciting relevance of the Bible and theChristian story for the contemporary world.Not since C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity has there been such a thrillingattempt to re-express the heartof the Christian faith and the transformation it offers to every area of personal andsocial life.SIMPLY CHRISTIAN is essential reading for anyone who wants to consider the real fundamentals ofChristianity or isintrigued by its claims about the place of justice, beauty and love in our daily lives.Written in a lively and accessible style, though rooted in solid scholarship, this book describes the excitingrelevance of the Bibleand the Christian story for the contemporary world.It is laid out helpfully in three sections. The first opens with the frustrated longings of humanity for justice,spirituality, relationships and beauty: why are things like this, do they have to be so and canlife be lived differently?Tom Wright then sets out the central Christian belief about God and his creation, andexplores the biblical analysisof what’s wrong with the world. He explains God’s plan for its renewal, and the centralimportance of Jesus.In the final section, he explores what it means to follow Jesus, to be energized by the HolySpirit and to advanceGod’s plan for our world.“Brilliant Bishop Wright is one of God’s best gifts to our decayingWestern church, and would-be learners andteachers of the faith will gain hugely from these fascinating pages.” –J.I. PACKER, professor of theology,Regent College.– Publisher.____________________________________________________No God But One: Allah Or Jesus? by Nabeel Qureshi:Both Islam and Christianity teach that there is only one God, and so many people see them as similar andoverlapping. Bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi takes readers on a compelling journey that compares the twofaiths in detail, revealing their radically different natures.
On account of the superficial points of agreement between Islam and Christianity, many don’t see howtremendously deep the divides between them really are, and fewer still have considered the evidence for eachfaith. How is Jihad different from the Crusades? Can we know the life of Jesus as well as the life of Muhammad?What reason is there to believe in one faith over the other, and what difference can the Gospel really make?In No God But One, New York Times bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi takes readers on a global, historical,yet deeply personal journey to the heart of the world’s two largest religions. He explores the claims that each faith makes upon believers’ intellects and lives, critically examining the evidence in support of their distinctive beliefs. Fleshed outwith stories from the annals of both religions, No God But One unveils the fundamental, enduring conflict between Islam and Christianity-directly addressing controversial topics like Jihad, the Crusades, Sharia, the Trinity, and more. Readersof Qureshi’s first book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, will appreciate his careful and respectful comparison of Islamand Christianity. Both religions teach that there is No God But One, but who deserves to be worshiped, Allah orJesus?
– PublisherSee the  book  in the Christian bookshop in Koorong in Australia____________________________________________________Books on the New Spirituality Movement:There are two religious spiritualities vying for the modern mind:1. A Spirituality from Jesus Christ …. there is a great need to  equip the Church to answer, in the power of the gospel, the questions emerging in a culture dominated by planetary paganism, for the sake of her evangelism and herintentional Christian living.There is a further need:To train a new generation of scholars and leaders to understand and inform the Church  of the challenge of global paganism.To understand the richness of the Christian gospel and the Bible’s worldview          in light  of the  post-modern pagan option.To instruct members of Christ’s Church around the world about the          implicationsof living in and witnessing to a pagan world.To give an understanding of the counter-cultural character of the ChristianWorldview to the  next generation of Christians, born into a paganized culture that claims to be just and normative,  and dismisses Christianity as mere bigoted”traditionalism,” by giving Christian youth an understanding  of the timeless character of the Christian/pagan antithesis.The New Spirituality: This spirituality is quite different to the Spirituality from Jesus Christ as described  in the page Spirituality from Jesus Christ …. where they are coming from.  Each is vying for the modern mind.____________________________________See the website at: http://www.truthxchange.com
Dr. Peter Jones has written and he Has many books which are available in the Online Store section of the website. See the section for viewing his online books athttp://www.truthxchange.com/store/See the section for viewing his online books athttp://www.truthxchange.com/store/Two of his excellent books are:‘Gnostic Empire Strikes Back’ by Peter Jones …. Gnostic Empire Strikes         Back  sounds the alarm of the New Age threat, comparing it to the ancient Christian heresyof Gnosticism.Spirit Wars by Peter Jones …. Spirit Wars demonstrates that at the dawn of a  new millennium, two world views (the only two) collide: pagan monism and theism — the earth goddess or the God who made heaven and earth. At the heart of our culture wars are Spirit Wars.If you would like to sign up to receive this newsletter, Click Here
_______________________________________________________Robert Bell Books, DVD’s and Videos:Robert Holmes Bell Jr. (born August 23, 1970) is a best-selling  author, Christian speaker, and the founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church located inGrandville, Michigan. He is also the featured speaker in the first   series of spiritual short films called NOOMA, and has been tagged by some  in the pressas “the next Billy Graham.”[1] Bell and his wife, Kristen, have two boys and live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_BellSee a different website on Rob Bells Church: http://www.marshill.org/
When you put Rob Bell into a search engine like Google, you find many listings for Rob Bell._____________________________________________________________PAST E-MAIL BROADCASTS ….. See the following stories:From Mother Teresa of Calcutta …. how to deal with other people
_______________________________________________________________PAST KEN AND  HARRIET PLACE E-MAIL BROADCASTS …..Email broadcasts to lighten up your day …. bring some fun, laughter and adifferent perspective on life.From a Christian Spirituality: Proverbs 15:13-15 “A merry heart maketh aCheerful  countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. The heart of him that hath  understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.  All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.”See the following e-mails:Rearranged
I Hope You Dance
Mountain Wings
The Power of Creativity
The Dam
Africa Flying
The Loan Officer
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Ken and Harriet’s Place ….. many past e-mail like the                           ones above _______________________________________________________________PAST MISCELLANEOUS E-MAIL BROADCASTS FORWARDED ON …..to encourage or inform people in a thoughtful way.The House Church Movement in America
House Church Movement In Asia
House Churches Are More Satisfying
Islamic theology and Iraqi Christians – Part I
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