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Against the Night - Purity in a Porn World

Description: 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.""
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Meador, Prentice
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Ann Landers of the Bible - Another Look at Proverbs

Description: 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?"
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Sneed, Mark
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Artist As Priest and Prophet - Cultivating Seeing Souls

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The church cultivates believing souls by answering compelling questions, while the artist cultivates seeing souls by raising compelling images. Is there are conflict, an infidelity, in seeing the artist's dual relationship with the Kingdom and the "world"?"
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Beaubeaux, Carmen
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

At Home with God - Finding Peace in a Hostile World

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "In this series (John 13-16) we will explore the secrets of the abundant life lived in the presence of God, the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, and the love of Christ. We will allow Jesus to teach us to love, to find peace in a hostile world, to receive the Holy Spirit, and to bear fruit in His name."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Love, D'Esta
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

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

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 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 19, 2006
Creator: Cope, Mike
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Beyond Apathy and Rage - Next Steps in Overcoming Race, Part 1

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "In many ways, attitudes toward race have changed substantially over the last 40 years. Still, while overt racism is less acceptable, more subtle and unspoken forms of racism still persist. How do we move beneath the surface in matters of race so that God's peace might be reflected in how we treat one another? J. C. Thomas will begin our time together with unforgettable monologues on white apathy and black rage. A panel will respond to the presentations and bring others into the conversation. Finally, a group of ACU faculty and staff will talk about their journey over the past two years to understand one another better."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Allen, Bethany; Fleer, David; Greene, Mary; Moore, Steven; Reese, Jeanene P.; Taylor, Jerry et al.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Beyond Apathy and Rage - Next Steps in Overcoming Race, Part 2

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "In many ways, attitudes toward race have changed substantially over the last 40 years. Still, while overt racism is less acceptable, more subtle and unspoken forms of racism still persist. How do we move beneath the surface in matters of race so that God's peace might be reflected in how we treat one another? J. C. Thomas will begin our time together with unforgettable monologues on white apathy and black rage. A panel will respond to the presentations and bring others into the conversation. Finally, a group of ACU faculty and staff will talk about their journey over the past two years to understand one another better."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Allen, Bethany; Fleer, David; Greene, Mary; Moore, Steven; Reese, Jeanene P.; Taylor, Jerry et al.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Blessed is the One Who Reads Aloud the Words of the Prophecy - Reading Revelation in the Church, Part 2

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The book of Revelation both intrigues and intimidates us. We are drawn in by the fabulous images and by the story of the triumph of God at the end of the age. But we are perplexed to make sense of the images and interpret them in the eight of our circumstances today. This workshop will look at how Revelation might be used profitably by the church. Attention to the shape of the book, its theological themes, and its dramatic nature will be given. This workshop will conclude with dramatic interpretations of selected texts from Revelation."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Benjamin, Chris; Hester, Adam; Hester, Donna; Johnson, Stephen & McRay, Rob
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Blesses is the One Who Reads Aloud the Words of the Prophecy - Reading Revelation in the Church, Part 1

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The book of Revelation both intrigues and intimidates us. We are drawn in by the fabulous images and by the story of the triumph of God at the end of the age. But we are perplexed to make sense of the images and interpret them in the eight of our circumstances today. This workshop will look at how Revelation might be used profitably by the church. Attention to the shape of the book, its theological themes, and its dramatic nature will be given. This workshop will conclude with dramatic interpretations of selected texts from Revelation."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Benjamin, Chris; Hester, Adam; Hester, Donna; Johnson, Stephen & McRay, Rob
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Blessings for Dummies: Giving Elders the Last Word - God's Intention to Use Your Words

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "If you were asked for a blessing, what would you offer? As the church gathers for worship, and even more as they leave the assembly to join God's mission for the sake of the world, they hope for the power of the Presence to go with them. You can help!"
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Harbour, Michael
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Challenge and Reward of Faithful Living - Why Does God Test Us?

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "God wants us to be confident in His love, and to better understand His loving discipline brings us security and thankfulness. When gratitude pervades our relationship with God and compassion clothes our view of others, evangelism becomes as natural as breathing."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Fleming, Andrew
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Church: Culturally Relevant But Not Culturally Regulated - The Dialogical Relationship Between Church and Culture

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 2:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The relationship of the church and culture is analogous to that of an oil drilling platform built in the midst of an ocean. It must be capable of reacting to the mighty waves of the ocean environment and yet remain centered over the well deep within the ocean. How is church to be responsive and related to the culture without being regulated by it?"
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Winrow, Dewayne
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Church is The Church of Christ - The Church Is...Commissioned for Missional Pursuits

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "If you're confused or content with the Churches of Christ in America, it's time to look again at the intent of Christ for His church. Some in the "Church of Christ" are thinking denominationally...and you might be surprised who they are."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Goldman, Chris
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Come As You Are - Creating a Climate of Acceptance in the Church

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "How can the church welcome spiritual seekers? What can the church to do create a culture that promotes both acceptance and growth? Discover how the church can capitalize on the opportunities of a postmodern world."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: McNeese, Art
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Continuing Pursuit of Non-Denominational Christianity - Christians Only in a Chaotic World

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Is our plea to be just Christians realistic? Is it even possible in today's society? Too often our attitudes betray our plea. This study will help us to better grasp and apply our non-sectarian plea."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Hawley, Monroe
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Deciphering The Da Vinci Code and the Gospel of Judas - Intrigue at the Temple Church: Our Culture's Assumptions About Christianity and Church

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 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 19, 2006
Creator: Childers, Jeff
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Did I Hear That Right? Surprising Insights from a Second Hearing of John's Gospel - "Hearing" the Future: Jesus' Death

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 3:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: "The acts of Jesus in John's Gospel are not simply miracles or profound deeds; they are "signs" symbolizing something else. So, what do they symbolize? To what "spiritual reality" do the signs point? Hear the deeper meanings..."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Neller, Ken
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Differences Without Discord: Equipping Christians for Conflict - Communication Toward Reconciliation

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 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 19, 2006
Creator: Brenton, Angela
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Disciple's Mission Outside the Church Walls - Why This Chicken Crossed the Road

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Jesus' followers have always struggled with staying too close to the nest. Experience stories of god at work in apartments, in bars and through everyday people. Rediscover the gospel in motion in our new world."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Bryce, Brady
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Disgust, Death, Sex, and the Gospel of Judas - Body Ambivalence and the Psychology of the Incarnation

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 3:00 PM at Abilene Christian University: ""And the Word became flesh" is one of our most profound theological commitments, yet Christians have struggled with the implications of a fully embodied Christ. Why? Come hear how dimly understood psychological dynamics conspire to undermine our embrace of the Incarnation and, as a result, inhibit our living out a fully authentic spirituality."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Beck, Richard
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Driving for Depth - Immersive: Capturing the Hearts of Every Seeker

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 8:30 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Moving beyond eye candy and trendy fads to communicational depth, these classes will focus on our need to use image-rich communication, including attention to active learning, communication culture, biblical foundations, practical examples and available resources."
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Ware, Phil
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

The Eclipse of a Vision? - The 20th Century: The Irony of History

Description: Lecture given Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 9:45 AM at Abilene Christian University: "Like America itself, our goal was to transcend history. But can any movement escape the assumptions of its own time? In fact, at inception, we were the religious expression of the spirit of the republic. Can that vision thrive?"
Date: September 19, 2006
Creator: Thomson, Ross
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library