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[Funeral Program for Willie H. Grant Bradley, September 18, 2006]

Description: Funeral program for Willie H. Grant Bradley, born September 22, 1922. The funeral was held September 18, 2006 at St. Paul Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Dr. Marcus A. L. Freeman, III. Funeral arrangements were made through Lewis Funeral Home and she was buried in Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: September 18, 2006
Partner: San Antonio Public Library

Where is God's Glory Today? (John 17:22-23) God's Presence and Personality at Work in the Church Today

Description: 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."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Baldwin, Warren
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Wonder Years: Parenting and Family Building - Parenting Younger Children

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Sam Laing will share from books that he and his wife, Geri, have written, their counseling experience, and their own family life. He will provide biblical and practical guidance to help us navigate these challenging but exhilarating years."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Laing, Sam
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Training for Warriors in the Peaceable Kingdom - Multicultural Churches as Salt and Light

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "As Jesus lived, so the church lives not for its own sake, but for the sake of the world. Not only is this proper understanding of the church vital for our participation in God's mission, but so are practical decisions the church makes to bring its gifts to a needy world."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: McLaughlin, Don
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Religion Heritage of Abilene Christian University - Jesse P. Sewell: Minister, Teacher, President

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "ACU's commitment to teaching the gospel of Christ has continued throughout its 100-year history. We will examine this continuity through the lives of three couples from different eras: Jesse P. and Daisy Sewell; Charles and Catherine Roberson; and LeMoine and Shirley Lewis. Their lives and religious perspectives continue to shape ACU today in powerful ways."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Loveland, Erma Jean & Olbricht, Tom
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Who Cares If it Was Seven Literal Days? - Restoring the Creation Narrative's Proper Place in Christian Instruction and Evangelism

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Our God is the living and active Creator of heaven and earth. Christians must not reduce God to a set of points or scientific facts. Learn how to use the creation account in the spiritual formation of believers and non-believers."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Locke, Jason
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

How One Church Can Make a Difference - A Mustard Seed Vision

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In the kingdom of God, big things come from small beginnings. Learn how a single church has embraced a vision that is impacting a continent. Explore next steps that will allow your congregation to have a similar project."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Adcox, Jimmy
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Living God's Love: An Invitation to Christian Spirituality - With God in Body and Spirit: An Exercise in Prayer

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Do you want a deeper relationship with God? A closer walk with Jesus? A sense of the Holy Spirit's presence? Then, this class is for you. It offers no shortcuts or sure-fire techniques for deeper spirituality, but instead serves as a simple introduction to the path of daily relationship with God."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Holloway, Gary & Lavender, Earl
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Deciphering The Da Vinci Code and the Gospel of Judas - A Romp Through History, Manuscript Discoveries, and the Pathways of Contemporary Culture

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: ""The Da Vinci Code" - to some a riveting read and a fun film, but to others a thinly disguised exercise in blasphemy. Gospel of Judas - does it really support a different understanding of Jesus and his relationship with Judas? The phenomenal interest generated by these controversial works helps us read our culture's assumptions about Jesus, opening up opportunities for dialogue."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Childers, Jeff
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Church of Christ and the Missional Church Movement - Assessment, Hopes, and Projects, Part 2

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "A new word has risen in our church glossaries: "Missional." This word is attached to a body of literature and a growing movement amount congregations focused on a shift in how the church perceives its life in a rapidly changing North American context. Several congregations are expressing a desire to be more "Missional." But what does that mean? For the past five years, an organization, Church Innovations, has been studying congregations and their supporting networks inquiring about the potential for Missional change. Patrick Keifert, the director of CI, has worked with ACU and Churches of Christ to help us understand better both the challenges and potential for Missional transformation within our congregations. Pat and others will help us think more clearly about what it means to be both Missional and a Church of Christ."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Hodges, Wade; Keifert, Patrick; Mattis, Charles & Reese, Jack
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Differences Without Discord: Equipping Christians for Conflict - Conflict as Stewardship

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "This class will reframe our perspective on conflict from discord to an opportunity for personal spiritual growth and service to others. Participants will gain skills for guiding conflicts toward reconciliation."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Brenton, Angela
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Normalcy of Suffering - The Source, Place and Value of Trials in Christian Living

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: ""Why me, God?" This is a question Christians often ask as problems and trials arise. God asks us to wait for trials and to be prepared for their part in our spiritual growth. In the class, we will look at trials, their source and their place and value in the Christian walk."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Grove, Foree
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Called to Teach - The Stone-Campbell Movement and Higher Education

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "This session will trace the rise of colleges and seminaries in the Stone-Campbell movement, with a focus on selected institutions and comparisons to trends in higher education among other faith groups."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Carson, Glenn
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Jesus Wept: Pictures of the Humanity of Jesus - The Human Jesus in the Gospels

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "While we confess that Jesus is both fully human and fully divine, pictures of His humanity are sometimes difficult for us to fully embrace. This class will focus on Jesus' humanity in the gospels in art history, and in contemporary popular culture."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Aquino, Frederick
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Joining Jesus - Aligning Our Lives for Love

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "What can we discover from Jesus about finding true community? Learn in this session about how people are moving beyond the church-as-event into life together."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Smith, Kent
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Ann Landers of the Bible - Another Look at Proverbs

Description: 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?"
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Sneed, Mark
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Passionate Promises From the Covenant Maker - The Brilliance of a Transformed Vessel

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Could it be that the Covenant Maker has chosen earthen vessels as covenant mates? God's extreme love for His children and His intense desire to bind Himself to them in relationship is witnessed by His covenant-making, covenant-keeping provisions."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Grose, Kaye
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

On the Road to Glory - Lessons From the Last Half of John's Gospel

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In the second half of the gospel, the focus in on Jesus' glorification in and through His crucifixion. And for John, this expected glorification has some implications for Jesus' followers. Come walk with Jesus in John's depiction of His final days."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Matson, Mark
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Jeremiah Syndrome - Preaching From the Bottom of a Well

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Christians, yes, even preachers, are not immune to depression. As a middle-aged ACOA (adult child of an alcoholic) who has only recently confronted my own dark pit, I now feel compelled to share the hope of deliverance with others."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Ross, Rick
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Developing a Pilgrim Heart - Cultivating Spiritual Practices for the Christian Journey, Part 1

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "Darryl Tippens' new book, "A Pilgrim Heart," encourages Christians to cultivate spiritual practices necessary for the Christian journey. Not only will Darryl share from the content of the book, but his readers will share how this book has impacted their lives and the lives of congregations."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Halstead, Jackie; Hamm, Scott; Rankin, Bill & Tippens, Darryl
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Churches of Christ and the Missional Church Movement - Assessment, Hopes, and Projects, Part 1

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "A new word has risen in our church glossaries: "Missional." This word is attached to a body of literature and a growing movement amount congregations focused on a shift in how the church perceives its life in a rapidly changing North American context. Several congregations are expressing a desire to be more "Missional." But what does that mean? For the past five years, an organization, Church Innovations, has been studying congregations and their supporting networks inquiring about the potential for Missional change. Patrick Keifert, the director of CI, has worked with ACU and Churches of Christ to help us understand better both the challenges and potential for Missional transformation within our congregations. Pat and others will help us think more clearly about what it means to be both Missional and a Church of Christ."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Hodges, Wade; Keifert, Patrick; Mattis, Charles & Reese, Jack
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Baptized Life and Sexual Ethics - Reflections on the Moral Vision of the Jesus Story

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Baptism does more than wash away our sins; it initiates us into a particular story or way of life. We are immersed into a new way of seeing things that includes every aspect of life - even sex."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Cope, Mike
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Practice of Family Ministry in Congregations - A Research Report

Description: Lecture given Monday, September 18, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "This presentation reviews the results of a research study of family ministry as practiced in churches. A national survey was performed, and the respondents represented 77 local congregations of 22 religious organizations. The findings include data about the ministers, program approaches and issues."
Date: September 18, 2006
Creator: Coco, Malcom; Hardcastle, Jack & Pope, Don
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library