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Read online An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith In her critically acclaimed i Leaving Church i a beautiful absorbing memoir i Dallas Morning News i Barbara Brown Taylor wrote about leaving full time ministry to become a professor a decision that stretched the boundaries of her faith Now in her stunning follow up i An Altar in the World i she shares how she learned to encounter God beyond the walls of any church p From simple practices such as walking working and getting lost to deep meditations on topics like prayer and pronouncing blessings Taylor reveals concrete ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see Something as ordinary as hanging clothes on a clothesline becomes an act of devotion if we pay attention to what we are doing and take time to attend to the sights smells and sounds around us Making eye contact with the cashier at the grocery store becomes a moment of true human connection Allowing yourself to get lost leads to new discoveries Under Taylor s expert guidance we come to question conventional distinctions between the sacred and the secular learning that no physical act is too earthbound or too humble to become a path to the divine As we incorporate these practices into our daily lives we begin to discover altars everywhere we go in nearly everything we do p by Barbara Brown Taylor

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An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith
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Category:Non fiction, Spirituality, Religion, Faith, Theology
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An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith, Home by Another Way, Leaving Church: A Memoir of Faith, Bread of Angels, Luminous Web: Essays on Science and Religion, Gospel Medicine, Speaking of Sin, The Preaching Life, When God Is Silent, Learning to Walk in the Dark
em By now I expected to be a seasoned parish minister wearing black clergy shirts grown gray from frequent washing I expected to love the children who hung on my legs after Sunday morning services until they grew up and had children of their own I even expected to be buried wearing the same red vestments in which I was ordained em br br Today those vestments are hanging in the sacristy of an Anglican church in Kenya my church pension is frozen and I am as likely to spend Sunday mornings with friendly Quakers Presbyterians or Congregationalists as I am with the Episcopalians who remain my closest kin Some times I even keep the Sabbath with a cup of steaming Assam tea on my front porch watching towhees vie for the highest perch in the poplar tree while God watches me These days I earn my living teaching school not leading worship and while I still dream of opening a small restaurant in Clarkesville or volunteering at an eye clinic in Nepal there is no guarantee that I will not run off with the circus before I am through This is not the life I planned or the life I recommend to others But it is the life that has turned out to be mine and the central revelation in it for me that the call to serve God is first and last the call to be fully human seems important enough to witness to on paper This book is my attempt to do that br br After nine years serving on the staff of a big urban church in Atlanta Barbara Brown Taylor arrives in rural Clarkesville Georgia population following her dream to become the pastor of her own small congregation The adjustment from city life to country dweller is something of a shock Taylor is one of the only professional women in the community but small town life offers many of its own unique joys Taylor has five successful years that see significant growth in the church she serves but ultimately she finds herself experiencing compassion fatigue and wonders what exactly God has called her to do She realizes that in order to keep her faith she may have to leave br br Taylor describes a rich spiritual journey in which God has given her more questions than answers As she becomes part of the flock instead of the shepherd she describes her poignant and sincere struggle to regain her footing in the world without her defining collar Taylor s realization that this may in fact be God s surprising path for her leads her to a refreshing search to find Him in new places em Leaving Church em will remind even the most skeptical among us that life is about both disappointment and hope and ultimately renewal, In her critically acclaimed i Leaving Church i a beautiful absorbing memoir i Dallas Morning News i Barbara Brown Taylor wrote about leaving full time ministry to become a professor a decision that stretched the boundaries of her faith Now in her stunning follow up i An Altar in the World i she shares how she learned to encounter God beyond the walls of any church p From simple practices such as walking working and getting lost to deep meditations on topics like prayer and pronouncing blessings Taylor reveals concrete ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see Something as ordinary as hanging clothes on a clothesline becomes an act of devotion if we pay attention to what we are doing and take time to attend to the sights smells and sounds around us Making eye contact with the cashier at the grocery store becomes a moment of true human connection Allowing yourself to get lost leads to new discoveries Under Taylor s expert guidance we come to question conventional distinctions between the sacred and the secular learning that no physical act is too earthbound or too humble to become a path to the divine As we incorporate these practices into our daily lives we begin to discover altars everywhere we go in nearly everything we do p, In these sermons Barabra Brown Taylor walks us through the church year from the expectancy of Advent to the fires of Pentecost and beyond Her themes arise not only from a particular feast or fast but out of the perennial questions of faith doubt grace anger and jubilation These sermons are simply great stories well told, In her bestselling preaching autobiography Barbara Brown Taylor writes of how she came to be a preacher of the gospel as a priest in the Episcopal Church In this warm and poignant collection Barbara Brown Taylor s humor and wisdom delve into the meaning of Christian symbols and history both her own growing up in the Mid West and Georgia and the Church s from its earliest beginnings in the Near East Seamlessly Taylor weaves together reflections on her vocation with the long standing struggles of the Church to hear respond and remain faithful to its mission of holy love She moves effortlessly from reflection to homily concluding the volume with thirteen sermons illustrative of the answered call This rich meeting of memoir theology and sermon stands at the center of Taylor s work bringing into one book the origins and the vision of her remarkable preaching life br br But her voice is not sentimental Instead Taylor explores Christian meanings and histories in order to hear and speak in the present for God God has given us good news in human form and has given us the grace to proclaim it she writes but part of our terrible freedom is the freedom to lose our voices to forget where we were going and why While that knowledge does not yet strike me as prophetic it does keep me from taking both my ministry and the ministry of the whole church for granted This book on the calling to preach is itself a call to reawaken to the activating presence of God