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A 200 Year Celebration: The Declaration and Address as an Evangelistic Action Place for the End Times
Lecture given Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "In 1809, Thomas Campbell produced a document that has cast a long shadow over the Stone-Campbell Movement. He proposed the theme "the quest for Christian unity, peace, and purity." We will comment upon the literary composition and religious soils of this influential agenda, especially in Pennsylvania and Ireland, as reflected in recent literature; the role of scripture and its interpretation in accomplishing Campbell's goals; the eschatological unfolding of his vision; and important theological assumptions."
A 200 Year Celebration: Thomas Campbell in Ireland: Ecumenical Overture
Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "In 1809, Thomas Campbell produced a document that has cast a long shadow over the Stone-Campbell Movement. He proposed the theme "the quest for Christian unity, peace, and purity." We will comment upon the literary composition and religious soils of this influential agenda, especially in Pennsylvania and Ireland, as reflected in recent literature; the role of scripture and its interpretation in accomplishing Campbell's goals; the eschatological unfolding of his vision; and important theological assumptions."
A 200 Year Celebration: Thomas Campbell in Pennsylvania: Form, Function, and Intent of the 1809 Declaration and Address
Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "In 1809, Thomas Campbell produced a document that has cast a long shadow over the Stone-Campbell Movement. He proposed the theme "the quest for Christian unity, peace, and purity." We will comment upon the literary composition and religious soils of this influential agenda, especially in Pennsylvania and Ireland, as reflected in recent literature; the role of scripture and its interpretation in accomplishing Campbell's goals; the eschatological unfolding of his vision; and important theological assumptions."
1805: A 200-Year Perspective - Part 1
Lecture given Monday, June 27, 2005 at Abilene Christian University: "1805 was a critical year in the life of the newly coalescing Restoration Movement. The experiences of Thomas Campbell, Barton W. Stone, Elias Smith and Abner Jones further confirmed and solidified these leaders in their conviction that those committed to Christ are to be united in deed and word."
1805: A 200-Year Perspective - Part 2
Lecture given Monday, June 27, 2005 at Abilene Christian University: "1805 was a critical year in the life of the newly coalescing Restoration Movement. The experiences of Thomas Campbell, Barton W. Stone, Elias Smith and Abner Jones further confirmed and solidified these leaders in their conviction that those committed to Christ are to be united in deed and word."
1805: A 200-Year Perspective - Part 3
Lecture given Monday, June 27, 2005 at Abilene Christian University: "1805 was a critical year in the life of the newly coalescing Restoration Movement. The experiences of Thomas Campbell, Barton W. Stone, Elias Smith and Abner Jones further confirmed and solidified these leaders in their conviction that those committed to Christ are to be united in deed and word."
2000 - Year of Opportunity in Asia
Lecture given Monday, February 21, 2000, 3:30 PM at Abilene Christian University: "It's a whole new Asia! Walls have come down. Doors have opened wide. The face of missions is changing dramatically. Asia offeres new challenges and opportunities."
Abe The Visionary: Leadership Insights from the Life of Abraham
Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Great leaders are developed by their response to difficult situations. God may be using difficult moments to mold you for greatness."
Abilene Christian University: Since You Have Been Raised With Christ. 87th Annual Bible Lectureship. February 20-23, 2005
Lecture given Monday, June 27, 2005 at Abilene Christian University: "Remember the three R's of grade school; reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic? They were foundational to learning in school. Are there similar foundational disciplines for the Christian walk? Come find out as we explore Bible study, journaling and prayer."
Abraham: Sacrificing Your Faith
Lecture given Wednesday, February 23, 2000, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "A close reading of Genesis 12-50 demonstrates that the patriarchs provide an excellent model of spiritual formation and faith development for today's church."
ACU's North American Church Planting Initiative
Lecture given Monday, June 27, 2005 at Abilene Christian University: "In 2003, ACU began planning on a major new initiative to increase the number and effectiveness of church planters for North America. Learn about the progess and opportunities to be involved in this exciting new work"
Adoption: Real-Life Adoption Experiences Remind Us That We Are All God's Adopted Children - Do You Believe God is Your Adoptive Father?
Lecture given Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "We are God's children, but do we act like it? One mother's experience with adoption reminds us of our true identity in Christ."
Adoption: Real-Life Adoption Experiences Remind Us We Are All God's Adopted Children - God's Purpose is for Every Child to Be His Child
Lecture given Monday, September 22, 2008, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "We are God's children, but do we act like it? One mother's experience with adoption reminds us of our true identity in Christ."
Adoption: Real-Life Adoption Experiences Remind Us We Are All God's Adopted Children - With the Power of God's Adoption, We Are Conquerors
Lecture given Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "We are God's children, but do we act like it? One mother's experience with adoption reminds us of our true identity in Christ."
African Science and Western Spirits
Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "Based on their experiences in Africa, John and Sara will explore cultural issues and themes. They will consider what other cultures and people can teach us about our world and about the kingdom of God."
African Wealth and Wester Poverty
Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "Based on their experiences in Africa, John and Sara will explore cultural issues and themes. They will consider what other cultures and people can teach us about our world and about the kingdom of God."
Against the Night - Deeper and Deeper I Go
Lecture given Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In the great prologue of the Gospel of John, we are told that the reality of this great declaration? Jesus calls His disciples to live "against the night.""
Against the Night - G-Rated Life in an R-Rated World
Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In the great prologue of the Gospel of John, we are told that the reality of this great declaration? Jesus calls His disciples to live "against the night.""
Against the Night - Purity in a Porn World
Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In the great prologue of the Gospel of John, we are told that the reality of this great declaration? Jesus calls His disciples to live "against the night.""
Alexander Campbell: Adventurer in Freedom - Challenge of Leadership
Lecture given Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "This series of three lectures will cover material from an important new book on the life of Alexander Campbell. They will trace his family heritage, home life in Ahorey, and his college days at the University of Glasgow and his early days in America, including the founding of Brush Run and his early debates on baptism."
Alexander Campbell: Adventurer in Freedom - Founding a Church
Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "This series of three lectures will cover material from an important new book on the life of Alexander Campbell. They will trace his family heritage, home life in Ahorey, and his college days at the University of Glasgow and his early days in America, including the founding of Brush Run and his early debates on baptism."
Alexander Campbell: Adventurer in Freedom - Youth and Education
Lecture given Monday, September 17, 2007, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "This series of three lectures will cover material from an important new book on the life of Alexander Campbell. They will trace his family heritage, home life in Ahorey, and his college days at the University of Glasgow and his early days in America, including the founding of Brush Run and his early debates on baptism."
Alive in the Mystery: Finding a God-Centered Life - Hearing God
Lecture given Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The point of spirituality is relationship with God. Knowing God relationally requires that we listen for His word and live within it. Join us as we search together for a God-oriented life."
Alive in the Mystery: Finding a God-Centered Life - Knowing God
Lecture given Monday, February 18, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The point of spirituality is relationship with God. Knowing God relationally requires that we listen for His word and live within it. Join us as we search together for a God-oriented life."
Alive in the Mystery: Finding a God-Centered Life - Obeying God
Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 2002, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The point of spirituality is relationship with God. Knowing God relationally requires that we listen for His word and live within it. Join us as we search together for a God-oriented life."
All Things By Prayer - By Prayer, All Things
Lecture given Monday, February 18, 2002, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In the 1700s it was A.H. Franke. In the 1800s it was George Muller. Who will it be in our day? Who will call out to God for daily demonstrations of His eagerness to hear and answer prayer? Will it be you? God has been faithful to hear and answer our prayers for provisions and people. Come. Hear. Believe."
I Am the Resurrection and the Life John 11:1-44
Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 7:00 PM at Abilene Christian University
I Am the Vine and You Are the Branches John 15:1-17
Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 11:00 AM at Abilene Christian University
I Am With You Always to the End of the Age
Lecture given Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at Abilene Christian University
The Amazing Founding Documents
Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "The Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement aimed from its beginning to renew the church to what God wants it to be. This is a rich legacy from which to draw for renewal in today's church. Garrett and Doug Foster of Abilene examine our heritage and current efforts to be a church after God's heart."
An Amazing Legacy
Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "The gulf between black and white churches remains largely in place despite legal desegregaion decades ago. Sensing and Jerry Taylor provide insights into the problem and suggest biblical ways to end these divisions."
The Amazing Re-Evangelization of Europe - How Can We Now Reach Europe?
Lecture given Monday, September 17, 2007, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "What are the factors that have led to the present re-evangelization of Europe? How can we fully participate in this shift? What are the principles to be understood and key strategies to be implemented?"
American Idols: Classifications of Contemporary Idols and Their Leverage Points in Your Life
Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 3:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Idolatry is not about Baal and Asherah poles anymore, yet it is alive and thriving in America. Unbelievers are taken captive by idols today as they have been throughout history. However, believers are significantly compromised and neutralized by idols as well. Learn how to assess your own vulnerabilities to this sin."
Amor y Humildad (Love and Humility)
Lecture given Wednesday, February 21, 2001, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Utilizaré las "notas de truinfo" a través de los Hechos (Ejemplo: Hechos 5:32) para acentuar la necesidad de la unidad para tener una evangelización eficaz. Esta unidad se debe basar en las Escrituras, así como la esneñanza en nuestro evangelismo. Hechos 14:19-22 demuestra la persecucíón y el sufrimiento de Pablo ens sus jornadas misioneras, así como su amor y humilidad para con la Causa de Christo que deben ser las características de cada cristiano, especialmente aquellos de nosotros que predicamos."
Ancient Disciplines for Today's Disciples
Lecture given Monday, June 27, 2005 at Abilene Christian University: "Youth Ministry tends to focus on "The Latest and Greatest" thing. In contrast, the church and faith of Christians has been sustained through ancient rituals and disciplines. Let's see how ancient spiritual practices can aid the spiritual formation of our youth (and youth workers) today."
The Ann Landers of the Bible - Another Look at Proverbs
Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The book of Proverbs was written to help young people be successful in life. But it was written for a different culture than ours. How do we apply the biblical proverbs?"
The Ann Landers of the Bible - Another Look at Proverbs
Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The book of Proverbs was written to help young people be successful in life. But it was written for a different culture than ours. How do we apply the biblical proverbs?"
Another Brick in the Wall: A Way Out for our Dehumanizing Economies
Lecture given Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "What are the forces that dehumanize our work? What are the powers that treat people like commodities? How are we complicit and how are we trapped in this broken system? The story of Exodus proclaims that our calling is to worship God rather than make bricks."
Another Brick in the Wall: A Way Out of Our Dehumanizing Economies
Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "What are the forces that dehumanize our work? What are the powers that treat people like commodities? How are we complicit and how are we trapped in this broken system? The story of Exodus proclaims that our calling is to worship God rather than make bricks."
Answering the Call to Spiritual (Urban) Renewal - Part 1
Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "The socio-cultural usefulness of today's church is debatable. Many urban centers lie in virtual ruins. Can the church afford to absolve itself from the process of healing the malaise? Classes will examine the predicament and consider potential strategies for authentic inner-city spiritual renewal."
Answering the Call to Spiritual (Urban) Renewal - Part 2
Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "The socio-cultural usefulness of today's church is debatable. Many urban centers lie in virtual ruins. Can the church afford to absolve itself from the process of healing the malaise? Classes will examine the predicament and consider potential strategies"
Anyone Want to Play Follow the Leader - Being an Elder in Biblical Israel
Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "New Testament teaching on church elders assumes an Old Testament understanding of city elders. This class will demonstrate typical characteristics and responsibilities of city elders from books such as Micah, and offer advice in cultivating these in the elders of our churches."
Anyone Want to Play Follow the Leader - Elders of God's People, Then and Now
Lecture given Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "New Testament teaching on church elders assumes an Old Testament understanding of city elders. This class will demonstrate typical characteristics and responsibilities of city elders from books such as Micah, and offer advice in cultivating these in the elders of our churches."
Apostolic Churches - Moving from Membership to an Inviting, Authentic Faith Family
Lecture given Monday, February 19, 2001, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Christians are increasingly eager for training in everyday evangelism because they want to share Jesus with friends, work associates and family. Class sessions will provide effective tools to strengthen skills in conversations, relational evangelism. Examples will be provided of testimony, invitational and special outreach events."
Applying Overseas Missions Strategies Across Town
Lecture given Monday, February 21, 2000, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "If we can plant growing churhes in Latin America, why not get local Spanish evangelistic efforts off and running?"
The Apprentice - The Ministry of Supervision
Lecture given Monday, February 20, 2006, 3:15 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Ministry internships provide aspiring ministers opportunities to learn from experienced ministers. Important moments in a person's education occur when learning takes place while serving. Topics include mentoring, theological reflection and ministerial training."
The Apprentice - The Ministry of Supervision
Lecture given Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 3:15 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Ministry internships provide aspiring ministers opportunities to learn from experienced ministers. Important moments in a person's education occur when learning takes place while serving. Topics include mentoring, theological reflection and ministerial training."
April 14, 1912 -- A Night to Remember
Lecture given Monday, February 19, 2001, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Christians must seek spiritual strength so they will not faint in the day of adversity that is sure to come (2 Timothy 3:12)"
Ars Moriendi - The Art of the Good Death
Lecture given Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Micah has several literary images having to do with death. Most of our impressions of death are either grotesque or highly altered to reduce the impact. Historically this has not been the case. This presentation will explore some of the artistic approaches to death in funerary art and architecture in hopes to revive its value in the present."
The Art of Leading Congregations for the Sake of the World: Missional Leadership and Congregational Imagination
Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Congregational leaders typically have a well-developed imagination for how the congregation exists for its members. In our changing cultural environment, leaders increasingly need to form an imagination for how the congregations exists for the sake of the world."