News about the von Boetticher Family:Courlandic Branch Jurgen von Boetticher
Good News for the Family:100 Devotionals from the Gospel of Luke Bryan R. Coupland
My Italian American Family, Rural Taiwan and Lawndale News Memoirs: Daniel Nardini
Remarkable studies in the New Testament have recovered the fact that the gospel, the good news of Jesus Christ, was apocalyptic good news--God´s redemptive action within history. Today, for more and more people, the sheer scope of an evolutionary universe renders life on Earth as utterly insignificant, religion as nothing more than superstition. And now, in the Anthropocene, we on the pale blue dot live in an apocalyptic age in which cataclysmic issue after cataclysmic issue threaten the future of the planet. The faith of the early church was in an apocalyptic cosmic Christ unleashing within history God´s good news of a new creation. Set within the world as we now know it, this gives meaning to the cosmos and life wherever it is found around any star. Screened from view for over a millennium during mission to non-apocalyptic cultures, now is the time for a new paradigm for church, the ´´´´apocalyptic church´´´´ for an apocalyptic age to replace the denominational church. What a difference this makes to faith, worship, and the role of the church in an apocalyptic future. ´´´´It´s time! Dean Drayton argues that it is time to recognize that the Christian faith must express itself through a recovery of an apocalyptic gospel. It is time to come to terms with our place in an ever-expanding universe and the threats posed by the Anthropocene. It is no longer sufficient to fall back on understandings of an Enlightenment-derived self and a denominational Christ.´´´´ --Clive Pearson, United Theological College ´´´´Dean Drayton has written a monumental, extraordinary work. Dean is a geologist, a pastor, a theologian, a leader, a deep thinker, and a good friend. He has written a remarkable book that stands among the best of books. You will discover helpful, hopeful wisdom and insights, compassion and scholarship, common sense and new thought. The book will bless you, your friends and family, and the whole of humanity.´´´´ --Kennon L. Callahan, Theologian, Author, Pastor Dean Drayton is an adjunct research professor of the Public and Contextual Theology Research Unit (PaCT) of Charles Sturt University, Canberra. He is the author of Pilgrim in the Cosmos (1995) and Which Gospel? (2005). He was national president of the Uniting Church in Australia (2003-06). A geophysicist ordained in the ´´´´Death of God´´´´ era, he has been actively involved as a minister of the Uniting Church in the practice and teaching of mission and evangelism.
A thrilling and richly drawn family drama about a daughter´s quest to understand her mother´s mysterious death.On the morning of her 70th birthday, Georgianna Grove receives an unexpected letter that calls her back to Missing Lake, Wisconsin, where her mother was murdered 66 years earlier. Georgie´s father had confessed to the murder the next morning and was carted off to a state penitentiary. Haunted by the night that took both her parents away and determined to unearth the truth, Georgie takes her reluctant family on what will become a dangerous canoe trip up the swollen Bone River to return to Missing Lake.Acclaimed novelist Susan Richards Shreve, celebrated for her ´´refined explorations of parent-child relationships´´ (Washington Post), captures the tenor of the times with clarity and elegance as she follows both Georgie and her parents on parallel trips up the Bone River, weaving together the hope of June 2008 with the injustices of June 1941. Georgie must untangle a web of bigotry, loss, and half-forgotten memories to finally understand her parents´ fate.More News Tomorrow is a stirring and irresistible portrait of a family drawn together in search of truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002578/bk_high_002578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.