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Writing Congregational Histories - Why, How and What
Lecture given Wednesday, February 24, 1999, 11:00 AM at Abilene Christian University
Half the Church: Women in Gender Inclusive Churches
Lecture given Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Are women called to ministry? This class shares the experience of women receiving degrees for ministry as they wrestle with issues of calling and vocation (related to their heritage in Churches of Christ)."
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.""
He is All I Need - Lessons of Reliance Learned Living a Life Without Arms
Lecture given Monday, September 19, 2011, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "We do not need arms to serve in the Kingdom of God. God does not use us because of what we do or do not have. God strengthens our reliance on Him and uses us as we are."
Christian Confidence (in 1 John) - Confidence in Prayer
Lecture given Monday, February 20, 1995, 11:00 AM at Abilene Christian University
Could You Move in Half a Day? - How Big is the Gap Between Econimic Classes?
Lecture given Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Every culture has value and uniqueness, including the culture of poverty in America. Discover what happens when we recognize the gaps between economic classes and take a cross-cultural approach to interacting with poverty and homelessness."
Men's Fellowship Dinner
Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 4:45 PM at Abilene Christian University
Flying Faith: Make a Connection with Your Coworkers
Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "What does it mean to be a Christian in today's marketplace? How does the commission to "go into all the world" extend into the boardroom? Can business strategies mirror biblical philosophies? Hear how Southwest Airlines' stories of LUV are stories of love."
Big Picture Jesus - Spitting Camels & Swatting Gnats: Lamp stands, Saltshakers, and Leaven - Kingdom Outposts of Light - Part 3.
Lecture given Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 1:30 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The Gospel of Matthew was the favorite for centuries, partly because it brings together Jesus' teachings on "big picture" truths. Rather than "majoring in minors," we'll try to sit at Jesus' feet and let Him remind us of what is important."
Peace, Be Still: Calming the Storm in Churches - Peace in the Presence of Church Conflict
Lecture given Monday, September 17, 2007, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "How can leaders deal with church conflict? This class provides a framework for the vital nature of reconciliation, practical steps your church can take and resources available to help."
The Word on the Street - C-I-T-Y is Not a Four-Letter Word
Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "God is at work in the city, restoring all things and reconciling all things to Himself. Come and see how the Word takes flesh in the city. Encounter the Word on the street."
Joy in the Unseen Outcome (1 Peter 1:3-9)
Lecture given Monday, September 20, 2010, 11:00 AM at Abilene Christian University
Experiencing God in the Psalms - Determining Your Purpose in God
Lecture given Tuesday, February 23, 1999, 3:30 PM at Abilene Christian University
Focus on Fathering: For Men and the Women Who Love Them
Lecture given Tuesday, February 23, 1993, 11:00 AM at Abilene Christian University
Jesus Christ: The Source of Life
Lecture given Tuesday, June 18, 1996 at Abilene Christian University
Ministering in Crises with the Mind of Christ - Touching the Untouchables: Ministry to People with AIDS
Lecture given Tuesday, February 21, 1995, 11:00 AM at Abilene Christian University
Mentoring, Money and You - Brand You
Lecture given Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 1:15 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Every Christian needs to have a mentor and be a mentor. Discover six principles of mentoring from scripture and people."
Getting Ahead and Taking Your Family With You
Lecture given Wednesday, February 20, 1991, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University
Praying the Psalms: Practical Help for Enriching Your Walk with God - Praying in the Dark Night of the Soul
Lecture given Tuesday, February 19, 2002, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The Psalmists are mentors for naming God in the world. As we pay attention to the grammar of their praying, we rediscover God's gracious presence, even in times of sadness and loss. Come to enrich your own praying. Come to be a better servant to those asking life's hardest questions."
The Story of a Lovely Lady - Lessons From the Life of Esther on Being Used by God
Lecture given Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Esther was an ordinary woman set aside for an extraordinary purpose. We will study Esther's life to see how God prepared her, called her and blessed her."
Children Will Follow Someone; Lead Them to Jesus - The Soil and the Sower
Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Children's ministry is not school nor is it babysitting. It is getting on the path with our children and their families and assimilating God's words into life. If kids do not follow Jesus when they are young, they are less likely to follow Him. Discover how we help children choose to follow Jesus, starting today."
Theology of Youth Ministry
Lecture given Wednesday, February 24, 1993, 11:00 AM at Abilene Christian University
Invisible Children/Visible God - The Crisis of Children in Sub-Sahara Africa
Lecture given Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Whether impacted by the massive AIDS epidemic, or abducted from their homes, children in sub-Sahara Africa face a dangerous existence. What can and should Christians do to save these "little ones?""
The Christian as a Professional Interpreter
Lecture given Monday, February 24, 1992, 11:00 AM at Abilene Christian University
Women Still on the Margins - How Jesus Treated a Lady
Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Jesus knew how to treat a lady and the church has not caught up. Jesus engaged different women in Luke's Gospel: paupers, prostitutes, patrons, pupils and preachers. Luke teaches us that Jesus intended women to be full participants in God's mission."
Christian Families at Risk
Lecture given Monday, February 21, 2000, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Resilient means "bouncing back" after traumatic events of life. The next century may involve more stormy assaults against Christian families than have been experienced in the 20th century. How shall we respond?"
Moving from Generation Extinct to Generation Excel - Communication Barriers
Lecture given Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "As young people put on headphones and old people run away from technology, we witness a communication barrier between generations. Seek ways to understand and communicate over this divide so we all can benefit from the promise with future generations to come."
Where is God's Glory Today? (John 17:22-23) God's Presence and Personality at Work in the Church Today
Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "God gave the essence of who He is to Jesus and Jesus, in turn, has given that essence to the church. Today we embody the presence of God in the world. Where God is present, His' glory is seen."
Elect, Holy, Beloved
Lecture given Monday, June 27, 2005 at Abilene Christian University: "The nature of the church is defined by its submission to the rule of God in Christ (not to the Evil One), its relationship to Christ (the source of its life) and its manner of life (renewed in God's likeness)."
Telling a Better Story - Telling a Better Story Worship: Moving From Restoring Patterns to Reconciling People
Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The Christian faith offers the world the greatest story ever told. But is this the story the church is telling? Come examine ways the church might tell a better story in preaching, worship and ministry."
Twentieth Century Voices of Concern
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."
A Biblical Vision for a Non-Religious World
Lecture given Monday, June 27, 2005 at Abilene Christian University: "Our congregations struggle in places where we directly encounter today's postmodern and "post-Christian" world. This class explores how we can recapture God's vision of a "missional church" that can impact city, campus and secular world."
Reaching Out to Our Non-Church Friends - Strategies of the Church in Market-Driven World
Lecture given Tuesday, February 24, 1998, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University
Christ Threatened: The Deceptive Philosophy
Lecture given Monday, June 27, 2005 at Abilene Christian University: "To counter a "deceptive philosophy" that threatened Christ's supremacy, Colossians offers one of the most expansive visions of Christ in the New Testament. These lectures will explore some of the distinctive features of Paul's Christology in Colossians, including the magnificent hymn (1:15-20)"
Being Real in a Miracle Whip and Bacon Bit World - An Invitation to Live Authentically in a World That Celebrates Hyper-reality and Imitation
Lecture given Monday, September 17, 2007, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "This class will focus on the need for Christians to live authentically in the world. Culture's current obsession with hyper-reality, celebrities and image distorts humanity and creates a need for the authenticity of the gospel"
How to Preach to Women - Having the Courage to Speak to Women the Way Jesus Did
Lecture given Monday, September 16, 2013, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Explore the longings of women today and discover how the good news of Jesus Christ meets their deepest needs. The God who is the same yesterday, today and forever offers modern women the same hope and good news received by the women in Scripture."
Have We Understood Baptism Correctly? What Does History Say About the Early Christian Baptism?
Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The doctrine and practice of baptism are set against the background of Greco-Roman and Jewish religious washings. This class examines the literary and archaeological evidence of early Christianity in relation to New Testament texts."
Praising God - By Using Your Talents
Lecture given Monday, February 18, 1991, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University
From Feast to Famine! - Prayer + ? = Church Growth
Lecture given Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "What has changed regarding church growth in the last five decades? If Jesus came to "seek and save the lost," and challenged us to do the same, why these results? What specific steps can we take to renew an evangelistic spirit in our local churches?"
Called to the Mountaintop: Developing a Leadership Philosophy
Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Do you feel called to leadership? Do you feel called to develop leadership potential in others? This session will offer real-life examples of personal leadership development experiences and current best practices for leadership development."
Judging with Righteous Judgment - The Way Jesus Knows Truth
Lecture given Monday, February 20, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath and so provoked the Jews that they wanted to kill him. He later attended a Jewish feast and boldly taught the people. Locked in his teachings are methods for knowing truth and judgment righteously."
Nurturing Children's Spirituality: Christian Perspectives and Best Practices
Lecture given Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "This class explores the unfolding concept of children's spirituality, examining definitions, biblical and theological foundations and current research. It briefly overviews 10 key ways to cultivate children's spiritual development, but focuses principally on three re-orienting and profound approaches for parents and churches to consider."
Celebration of Marriage - Wisdom from Years of Enriching Marriages
Lecture given Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "For so many, the names of Brecheen and Faulkner are synonymous with marriage enrichment. As we honor their ministry, come and celebrate marriage, both its power and possibilities."
Remembering Who We Are
Lecture given Monday, February 21, 2000, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "The church and communities need spiritually-deep women who know something about living in relationship with God. We are following worthy examples in our past, but we want our daughters to find the church, too."
Memory of God and Justice for His World - Old Injustice in Our New World
Lecture given Monday, September 17, 2007, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The message Micah brings is not what god wants from us, but rather who He wants us to be: everyday Christians who demand social justice for a hurting world."
The Preacher's Workshop
Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "What goes into sermon preparation? Fleer opens the world of the preacher to us and helps us look over the shoulder of three lecturers: Mark Henderson, Jerry Taylor and Eddie Sharp. They will talk about what went into the preparation and delivery of their lectureship sermons."
Common Sense Recovery - Dealing with Divorce
Lecture given Monday, February 18, 1991, 11:00 AM at Abilene Christian University
Update on Mass Media Evangelism in Russia
Lecture given Wednesday, February 24, 1993, 11:00 AM at Abilene Christian University
The Sermon on the Mount - Freedom from Anxiety
Lecture given Monday, February 17, 1997, 3:30 PM at Abilene Christian University
A Desolate Valley is God's Roadway to Mission - The Troubled Church is Primed to Respond to God's Calling
Lecture given Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Churches fell stymied by crisis, conflict or lack of direction. The Gospel gives us reason to avoid seeing these trouble spots as obstacles. Instead, they are the means by which God reconnects us to the mission and to the authentic life of the church."