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Isn't Jesus the Only Way?

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "The U. S. is now the most religiously diverse nation in the world. How should Christians respond? Since Jesus is the only way, can Christians honor religious diversity? Can Christians grow spiritually through the encounter with other religions?"
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Patty, Stacy L.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Jesus Proposal: The Proposal at Work

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "Christians are trying to make sense of post-modernity. One of its positive features is an emphasis on relationship over rigid categories and exclusion. Class explores the possibilities such a cultural shift offers to the hope for Christian unity."
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Shelly, Rubel & York, John
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Shalom Like a River

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "Isaiah's vision is full of images and metaphors depicting God's shalom. Today's church would do well to recapture this vision and see that one of its principal missions is to become a place where people can experience shalom in the here-and-now as well as in the hereafter."
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Ashlock, Rodney
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Reflecting God, Redeeming Goodness, and Restoring Glory

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "Tempted by the quick fix, we lack spiritual refreshment because we do not know God's promises. Lasting solutions require foundations. As Old Testament 'promise' theologian, Isaiah's vision of God redefined Messianic expectations and restored glory make clear that renewal is a goal, not a method."
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Young, Bob
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Role of Ritual and Symbol in Christian Worship

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "Theological, historical and sociological perspectives on the value of ritual and symbol in the Christian life and worship. The church can find worship renewal as it seeks to honor traditions as well as contemporary expressions of these traditions through the creative reading of scripture, the celebration of the church calendar and days, through prayers of confession, the use of art and the experience of the Lord's Supper."
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Bouldin, Todd
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Renewing Our Missions Through God - Part 2

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "How does God-driven renewal force us to revisit our strategies? What enables us to have vibrant missions? How do the models we adopt help or hinder us?"
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Newton, Greg
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Renewing Our Missions Through God - Part 1

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "How does God-driven renewal force us to revisit our strategies? What enables us to have vibrant missions? How do the models we adopt help or hinder us?"
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Newton, Greg
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Sexual Abuse and Children in the Church - Part 1

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "Sexual abuse, particularly the sexual abuse of children, is a non-denominational problem confronting churches. What are the signs of abuse? How can we respond lovingly and faithfully to the needs of the abused, the abuser, the congregation and society?"
Date: June 26, 2004
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Sexual Abuse of Children in the Church - Part 2

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "Sexual abuse, particularly the sexual abuse of children, is a non-denominational problem confronting churches. What are the signs of abuse? How can we respond lovingly and faithfully to the needs of the abused, the abuser, the congregation and society?"
Date: June 26, 2004
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Seeking to Understand One Another

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "How can we learn to accept and value one another when we respond to things so differently? Class examines values underlying our attitudes toward what happens in worship assemblies and what may prompt reactions we observe."
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Maloney, Keith
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Sexual Abuse of Children in the Church - Part 3

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "Sexual abuse, particularly the sexual abuse of children, is a non-denominational problem confronting churches. What are the signs of abuse? How can we respond lovingly and faithfully to the needs of the abused, the abuser, the congregation and society?"
Date: June 26, 2004
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

How We Got Here

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "Hopelessness haunts the globe and many corners of the church. Class examines our current setting and strategies for being agents of hope by telling the story effectively and authentically 'being the church.'"
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Anderson, Lynn
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

God's Holy People

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "The class asks with Isaiah, 'What does it mean to worship and serve a holy God? What does it mean to be a holy people?' Come to learn from Isaiah the heart of holiness."
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Watson, Paul L.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Church-a-Christer or "Christians Only"

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "Churches of Christ were born of a dream of simple, biblical, non-denominational Christianity. Have we moved away from this dream and slipped into sectarianism and denominationalism? Can we recover the dream? What will it look like in the 21st century?"
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: McRay, Rob
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Catching God's Vision

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "We want easy answers to questions about church growth. Not unlike Isaiah, genuine growth takes place when churches are willing to pay the price of strategic planning by shifting into neutral and catching God's vision for the kingdom."
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Stephens, Barry
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Christians Only or "The Only Christians"

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "Churches of Christ were born of a dream of simple, biblical, non-denominational Christianity. Have we moved away from this dream and slipped into sectarianism and denominationalism? Can we recover the dream? What will it look like in the 21st century?"
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: McRay, Rob
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

African Science and Western Spirits

Description: 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."
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Barton, John & Barton, Sara
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

African Wealth and Western Poverty

Description: 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."
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Barton, John & Barton, Sara
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Cruciform Love: Can Churches Receive Sinners?

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "With the release of a new, expanded edition of 'The Cruciform Church: Becoming a Cross-Shaped People in a Secular World' (1990, 2004), the author examines challenges of being a cross-shaped people today. Do churches truly receive the sinful and broken with the love of Jesus? Can the practice of baptism be strengthened and renewed? Does today's interest in 'spirituality' lead to the formation of disciples?"
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Allen, Leonard
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation - Part 1

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "'I can resist everything except temptation,' said playwright Oscar Wilde. Temptations! We face lots of them during the course of a day. These sessions present practical steps to help us resist temptation."
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Barclay, Richard
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

A Call to Disciplemaking Youth Ministry

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "The greatest threat to the church is enabling Christians to believe in Christ without expecting Christ to transform their lives. Disciple-making ministry is the way in which we fulfill Christ's call by encouraging our students, and ourselves, to be changed into His image."
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Hubbard, Jordan
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

A Bath of Regeneration: Baptism or the Sinner's Prayer

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "Many believe baptism is simply the sign of salvation already received. Others believe it is an indispensable command that legally divides those heading for heaven from those going to hell. Baptism is more important than either think."
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Hicks, John Mark & Taylor, Greg
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Church as Story-Formed Community - Part 1

Description: Lecture given Saturday, June 26, 2004 at Abilene Christian University: "These authors will be presenting material from the fourth volume in the 'Heart of the Restoration' series. How do we best account for the church? These authors suggest that the church is primarily the community that lives within the story of God."
Date: June 26, 2004
Creator: Foster, Doug; Harris, Randy & Love, Mark
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library