The Phoenix Affirmations: A New Vision for the Future of Christianity

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"You never know where the next Great Awakening is going to come from. Wherever it happens, I want to be present at the beginning, when the Spirit moves in wonderful ways. I see a spark of what very well may be the next Great Awakening in Phoenix, Arizona."
—Dr. James Forbes, senior pastor, Riverside Church, New York City, New York

The Phoenix Affirmations, named for the town in which they were created and the mythological bird adopted by ancient Christians as a symbol of resurrection, offers disillusioned and ...

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Overview

"You never know where the next Great Awakening is going to come from. Wherever it happens, I want to be present at the beginning, when the Spirit moves in wonderful ways. I see a spark of what very well may be the next Great Awakening in Phoenix, Arizona."
—Dr. James Forbes, senior pastor, Riverside Church, New York City, New York

The Phoenix Affirmations, named for the town in which they were created and the mythological bird adopted by ancient Christians as a symbol of resurrection, offers disillusioned and spiritually homeless Christians and others a sense of hope and a tolerant, joyful, and compassionate message. Built on the three great loves that the Bible reveals, love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self, these twelve affirmations reflect commitments to environmental stewardship, social justice, and artistic expression as well as openness to other faiths. Transcending theological and culture wars, inclusive and generous in spirit and practice, these principles allow believers and seekers alike to affirm their Christian faith in a fresh way.

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Pastor Elnes (cofounder, CrossWalk America) has written this book in an effort to address what he calls "spiritual homelessness" among American Christians today. The titular affirmations were created by a group of clergy in the late 1990s, and Elnes's treatment of them is based on his own church's efforts to integrate them fully. Whether or not the Phoenix Affirmations will prove to have the historical importance that some have begun to claim for them, Elnes's work, which includes anecdotes and explications, is accessible and intelligent and should help many mainstream Christians reground themselves in the basics of their faith. For most collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787985783
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/14/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 348,546
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Affirmation 1 Walking fully in the path of Jesus without denying the legitimacy of other paths that God may provide for humanity 1
Affirmation 2 Listening for God's word, which comes through daily prayer and meditation, studying the ancient testimonies which we call scripture, and attending to God's present activity in the world 13
Affirmation 3 Celebrating the God whose spirit pervades and whose glory is reflected in all of God's creation, including the earth and its ecosystems, the sacred and secular, the Christian and non-Christian, the human and non-human 29
Affirmation 4 Expressing our love in worship that is as sincere, vibrant, and artful as it is scriptural 39
Affirmation 5 Engaging people authentically, as Jesus did, treating all as creations made in God's very image, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality, or economic class 51
Affirmation 6 Standing, as Jesus does, with the outcast and oppressed, the denigrated and afflicted, seeking peace and justice with or without the support of others 65
Affirmation 7 Preserving religious freedom and the church's ability to speak prophetically to government by resisting the commingling of church and state 79
Affirmation 8 Walking humbly with God, acknowledging our own shortcomings while honestly seeking to understand and call forth the best in others, including those who consider us their enemies 89
Affirmation 9 Basing our lives on the faith that in Christ all things are made new and that we, and all people, are loved beyond our wildest imagination - for eternity 99
Affirmation 10 Claiming the sacredness of both our minds and our hearts and recognizing that faith and science, doubt and belief serve the pursuit of truth 111
Affirmation 11 Caring for our bodies and insisting on taking time to enjoy the benefits of prayer, reflection, worship, and recreation in addition to work 125
Affirmation 12 Acting on the faith that we are born with a meaning and purpose, a vocation and ministry that serve to strengthen and extend God's realm of love 135
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  • Posted December 22, 2011

    Recommend for study groups for the work of a pro-active progressive church.

    I Suggest the 12 Phoenix Affirmations book and google site for the summary to be used for Church and/or community study groups over a period of a few weeks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2006

    Excellent read!

    I have been waiting a couple of months for Dr. Elnes' book to be published, and was excited to find it at my local Barnes and Noble store before any of the other bookstores in my area had it. After finishing the book, I can say it was definitely worth the wait, and I look forward to reading more about the Phoenix Affirmations. Elnes' book was easy to understand, well researched, and insightfully written. And, while it provided an compelling argument for the progressive Christian perspective, I appreciated the fact that, unlike many other books of this type, it didn't try to pretend to provide an easier path...just one that was truer to Jesus' command to love God, one's neighbor, and oneself.

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