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Sermon by Rev. William Holmes Baldridge

Description: A sermon written by Reverend William Holmes Baldridge, grandfather of Mrs. H. B. Loomis and Mrs. Willie C. Smith, is visible on a piece of paper. The sermon is on confidence in Christ for the Lasting Hope Congregation. The sermon was delivered in 1850 and is over 2nd Timothy 1 and 12.
Date: 1850~
Creator: William Holmes Baldridge
Partner: Denton Public Library

Adoption: Real-Life Adoption Experiences Remind Us We Are All God's Adopted Children - With the Power of God's Adoption, We Are Conquerors

Description: 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."
Date: September 23, 2008
Creator: Vaughn, Kelly
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Can You Hear Me Now? - Discerning God's Will for Me

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Does God have a personal plan for me? If so, how do I discern it? If not, how should I then live? Come examine the role the Spirit, scripture and culture play in discerning God's will today."
Date: September 20, 2011
Creator: Green, Gary
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Expanding Our Vision of Christ: The Christ Hymn (1:15-20)

Description: 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)"
Date: June 27, 2005
Creator: Holladay, Carl
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit as a Congregational Task

Description: Lecture given Monday, June 27, 2005 at Abilene Christian University: "Can we transition our understanding from "church as institution" to "church as community of spiritual transformation"? If we can we will find life-giving practices that will draw us deep into the life and mission of God."
Date: June 27, 2005
Creator: York, Greg
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Re-Envisioning Core Community

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 21, 2009, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Christians face a myriad of pressures, making church attendance difficult. Commutes, family activities, church style preferences and the hunt for affordable housing have spread members out. Come learn a new strategy and reason for small groups that capitalizes on these challenges and turns them into assets."
Date: September 21, 2009
Creator: Cox, Reg
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Life After the "Bubble" - Notes From the First Decade

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 19, 2011, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "She left college with diplomas in hand and a wedding on the horizon. Ten years, one husband, six jobs and two kids later, one woman reflects on her journey from competition to contentment."
Date: September 19, 2011
Creator: Riley, Rachel
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

A Story of Sharing the Gospel Through Sign Language

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 10:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Come hear the minister and director of the Village of Hope orphanage in Ghana tell his story of how serving as a boy interpreter prepared him for evangelism. Sign language became a tool to deliver the gospel to a neglected and forgotten people bound by silence."
Date: September 23, 2009
Creator: Asare, Fred
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Tradition - Building Intimacy or Enmity With God

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The church has a long held love/hate relationship with tradition. Tradition has both brought us together and torn us apart. Is it possible for tradition to help lead us into deeper intimacy with God without dividing the body of Christ?"
Date: September 19, 2012
Creator: Beller, Jeremie
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

At Work in the Fields of the Lord: Being a Chaplain to a Secular University - A Theology of Presence

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Randolph is the first chaplain to the institute at MIT. This class will discuss why the institute made the decision to have a chaplain and the theology of presence that undergirds the role of chaplain in a secular university."
Date: September 24, 2008
Creator: Randolph, Robert M.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Desire in the Desert - Reviving Your Marital Wilderness Experiences

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 9:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Today we are so busy being busy that our marital relationship takes a back seat. This class sparks a desire to return to your marriage wilderness place, where you first loved, vowed and promised. Redemption, restoration, reconciliation and reward await you here."
Date: September 18, 2012
Creator: Moore, Genny & Moore, Tyson
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

We Hope: In Mercy and Justice

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 9:00 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Explore the preaching of Jerry Taylor in a newly released book from Leafwood Press."
Date: September 22, 2010
Creator: Fleer, David
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Sharing Christ With Your Ears: Church People are Not the Only Ones with God Stories

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 22, 2009, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Christians view the mouth as the primary body part for evangelism. What if sharing Christ has more to do with the ears? Perhaps, evangelism is less about proclaiming Christ into spaces where we presume He is absent and more about listening for how His is already near. Explore the art of spiritual conversation and learn how to share Christ with your ears."
Date: September 22, 2009
Creator: Siburt, John
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Ancient Disciplines for Today's Disciples

Description: 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."
Date: June 27, 2005
Creator: Hinkle, Jim
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Will the Real God Please Stand Up? The Search for Justice in the Old Testament - When Righteousness and Peace Kiss: Justice in Israel's Worship Texts

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "These lessons explore biblical resources for our pursuit of justice. While justice and love often are played against each other, in the Bible they are complementary features of God's redemptive work. Justice is more than punishment for sin. Justice is commitment to a reality in which all humans have enough power, status and wealth to function as human beings made in God's image."
Date: September 23, 2008
Creator: Hamilton, Mark
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Living Up to Our Identity in Christ - Part 2

Description: Lecture given Monday, June 27, 2005 at Abilene Christian University: "In Ephesians 4:1, Paul urges us to "live a life worthy of our calling." This class will explore both our calling as the Body of Christ and its impact on the way we live."
Date: June 27, 2005
Creator: Hodges, Wade
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Dislocated Exegesis - How WHERE you read the Bible influences how you read it

Description: Lecture given Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 4:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Often we neglect how reading scripture in a neat, tidy pew influences how we read and hear its stories. We will practice intentionally dislocating ourselves from a place of comfort to a location corresponding to the text. We will physically go to the margins and discover Jesus there."
Date: September 18, 2013
Creator: McCollum, Kasey
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library